Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$43,250

2.98% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$28,494

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.88%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

13.1%

2,574 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

946

95.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

83.4%

161 Graduates

About

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a higher education institution located in New York County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art were General Fine Studio Arts (63 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (28 degrees), and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (27 degrees).

In 2017, 231 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. 34.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 65.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (75 degrees), 1.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (41 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is $43,250, which is $18,056 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is $43,250, which is $18,056 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,494.

In 2017, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 18% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$43,250

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was $43,250. The cost of tuition at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is $18,056 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$28,494

2017 Value

18%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,494. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grew by 18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,910

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was of $15,910 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 0.0472% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 28.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

18%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.09% with respect to 2016, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.88%

2016 Default Rate

4

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was 5.88%, which represents 4 out of the 68 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art received 2,574 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those 2,574 applicants, 336 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 13.1% acceptance rate.

There were 946 students enrolled at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2017, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has an overall enrollment yield of 57.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

13.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

336

Accepted Out of 2,574

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was 13.1% (336 admissions from 2,574 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of false, which was N/A%. Between false and 2017, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

70%

Submission Percentage

143

Scores Submitted

70% of enrolled first-time students at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has a total enrollment of 946 students. The full-time enrollment at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is 907 students and the part-time enrollment is 39. This means that 95.9% of students enrolled at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.7% White, 19.5% Asian, 9.09% Hispanic or Latino, 7.61% Two or More Races, 3.07% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (19.3%), followed by Asian Male (15.4%) and White Female (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (25%), followed by Asian Male (14.6%) and White Female (6.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, both undergraduate and graduate, is 946 students. The full-time enrollment at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is 907 and the part-time enrollment is 39. This means that 95.9% of students enrolled at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    290

  2. Asian

    184

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    86

The enrolled student population at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is 30.7% White, 19.5% Asian, 9.09% Hispanic or Latino, 7.61% Two or More Races, 3.07% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 102 students (10.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 71 fewer women than men received degrees from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. The majority of degree recipients at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are white (75 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (41 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is General Fine Studio Arts (63 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (28 degrees) and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (27 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (37 degrees awarded), Engineering (130 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (64 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are Other managers (376,463 people), Software developers (362,889 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (302,438 people), Civil engineers (231,106 people), and Mechanical engineers (173,469 people).

The most specialized majors at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are Architecture and Related Services (37 degrees awarded), Engineering (130 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (64 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are Surgeons, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, Physicians, and Other financial specialists

The most specialized majors at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are Architecture and Related Services (37 degrees awarded), Engineering (130 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (64 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are Architectural, engineering & related services (536,102 people), Computer Systems Design (442,876 people), Construction (302,906 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (271,993 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (239,764 people).

The most specialized majors at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are Architecture and Related Services (37 degrees awarded), Engineering (130 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (64 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Most Common

  1. 63 degrees awarded

  2. 28 degrees awarded

  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was General Fine Studio Arts with 63 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 151

  2. 80

In 2017, 151 degrees were awarded to men at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, which is 1.89 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (80).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Mechanical Engineering, which is 9 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 34 degrees were awarded to women at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in General Fine Studio Arts, which is 1.13 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%

100% Completion Time

82%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 64% of students graduating from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 13% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    75 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    41 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is white (75 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (41 degrees).

16.9% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    58 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Male

    21 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is white male (58 degrees awarded). There were 2.76 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (21 degrees).

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Operations

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has an endowment valued at nearly $799M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $58M (7.26%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art had a total salary expenditure of $82.5M. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art employs 26 Professors, 16 Associate professors, and 16 Assistant professors. Most academics at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are Male Professors (17), Male Associate professors(14), and Female Professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are: Office and Administrative Support, with 56 employees, Management, with 48 employees, and Service with 8 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$799M

2017 Endowment

2.8%

growth from 2016

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has an endowment valued at about $799M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grew 2.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $762M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $109k - Federal

  2. $67.6k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art received $109k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $67.6k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$30.1M

2017 Salaries

12.1%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art paid a median of $30.1M in salaries, which represents 36.5% of their overall expenditure ($82.5M) and a 12.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0783% growth from 2015 and a 9.19% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.52M

Instructional Salaries

58

Number of Employees

In 2017, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art paid a total of $6.52M to 58 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

26 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

56 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art were Professor with 26 employees; Associate professor with 16 employees; and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art were Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees; Management with 48 employees; and Service with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was Male Professor with 17 employees, Male Associate professor with 14 employees, and Female Professor with 9 employees.

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