Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,550
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$28,366
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.09%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
15.5%
2,388 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
952
95.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
87.6%
162 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 (47 degrees awarded), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (40 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (33 degrees).

In 2019, 221 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. 33.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 66.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (70 degrees), 1.71 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 $44,550, which is $17,270 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is $44,550, which is $17,270 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,366.

In 2019, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 17% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,550
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was $44,550. The cost of tuition at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is $17,270 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$28,366
2019 Value
0.745%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,366. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grew by 0.745%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,274
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was of $16,274 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 1.3% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
17%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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9.09%
2017 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was 9.09%, which represents 5 out of the 55 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 2,388 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.41% annual decline. Out of those 2,388 applicants, 369 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 15.5% acceptance rate.

There were 952 students enrolled at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2019, and 81% 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 50.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

15.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
369
Accepted Out of 2,388

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was 15.5% (369 admissions from 2,388 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 16%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -2.41%, while admissions declined by -5.87%.

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SAT Scores

81%
Submission Percentage
151
Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2019 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 952 students. The full-time enrollment at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is 906 students and the part-time enrollment is 46. This means that 95.2% 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, 25% Asian, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.41% Two or More Races, 4.2% 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 most commonly White Male (19.9%), followed by Asian Male (15.3%) and White Female (11.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (28.8%), followed by Asian Male (25%) and Two or More Races Male (11.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, both undergraduate and graduate, is 952 students. The full-time enrollment at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is 906 and the part-time enrollment is 46. This means that 95.2% of students enrolled at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
2019 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 91%. 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
    292
  2. Asian
    238
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    107

The enrolled student population at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is 30.7% White, 25% Asian, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.41% Two or More Races, 4.2% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 73 students (7.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 73 fewer women than men received degrees from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is white (70 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 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 (47 degrees awarded), followed by Electrical & Electronics Engineering (40 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (33 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 (24 degrees awarded), Engineering (150 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (47 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 Software developers (422,366 people), Other managers (357,036 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (332,134 people), Civil engineers (271,547 people), and Mechanical engineers (202,741 people).

The most specialized majors at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are Architecture and Related Services (24 degrees awarded), Engineering (150 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (47 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are Architecture and Related Services (24 degrees awarded), Engineering (150 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (47 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 (559,076 people), Computer Systems Design (459,974 people), Construction (328,962 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (279,098 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (244,659 people).

The most specialized majors at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are Architecture and Related Services (24 degrees awarded), Engineering (150 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (47 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. 47 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 33 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was General Fine Studio Arts with 47 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

147
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
74
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 147 degrees were awarded to men at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, which is 1.99 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (74).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, which is 8.8 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 28 degrees were awarded to women at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in General Fine Studio Arts, which is 1.47 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 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, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% within 200%.

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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.
Black or African American 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 Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 11.7% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    70 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    41 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is white (70 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (41 degrees).

9.5% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    43 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Male
    31 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is white male (43 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (31 degrees).

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Operations

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has an endowment valued at nearly $858M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $89.6M (10.4%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art had a total salary expenditure of $78.4M. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art employs 26 Professors, 16 Assistant professors, and 12 Associate professors. Most academics at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are Male Professors (20), Female Assistant professors(10), and Male Associate professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 33 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$858M
2019 Endowment
3.82%
growth from 2018

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has an endowment valued at about $858M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grew 3.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $817M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $244k - Federal
  2. $270k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art received $244k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $270k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$28.4M
2019 Salaries
3.61%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art paid a median of $28.4M in salaries, which represents 36.2% of their overall expenditure ($78.4M) and a 3.61% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.04% decline from 2017 and a 12.1% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.23M
Instructional Salaries
54
Number of Employees

In 2019, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art paid a total of $6.23M to 54 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
26 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
33 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art were Professor with 26 employees; Assistant professor with 16 employees; and Assistant professor with 12 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 33 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 30 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was Male Professor with 20 employees, Female Assistant professor with 10 employees, and Male Associate professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

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