CUNY Hunter College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,930
2.97% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$3,957
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.1%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
35.2%
33,750 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
23,193
63.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
56.2%
1,081 Graduates

About

CUNY Hunter College is a higher education institution located in New York County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at CUNY Hunter College were General Psychology (716 degrees awarded), General English Language & Literature (254 degrees), and Human Biology (237 degrees).

In 2019, 5,832 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at CUNY Hunter College. 72.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,171 degrees), 1.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1525 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY Hunter College is $6,930, which is $−15,096 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY Hunter College is $6,930, which is $−15,096 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,957.

In 2019, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 10% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,930
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at CUNY Hunter College was $6,930. The cost of tuition at CUNY Hunter College is $−15,096 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$3,957
2019 Value
8.66%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 CUNY Hunter College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,957. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of CUNY Hunter College grew by 8.66%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,591
Room and Board
$1,364
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at CUNY Hunter College was of $11,591 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,364. The cost of room and board increased by 5.34% 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

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
10%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at CUNY Hunter College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 4.76% with respect to 2018, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.1%
2017 Default Rate
94
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at CUNY Hunter College was 4.1%, which represents 94 out of the 2293 total borrowers.

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Admissions

CUNY Hunter College received 33,750 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 8.77% annual growth. Out of those 33,750 applicants, 11,871 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 35.2% acceptance rate.

There were 23,193 students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College in 2019, and 94% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

CUNY Hunter College has an overall enrollment yield of 21.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

35.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
11,871
Accepted Out of 33,750

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of CUNY Hunter College was 35.2% (11,871 admissions from 33,750 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 36.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 8.77%, while admissions grew by 5.05%.

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SAT Scores

94%
Submission Percentage
2,392
Scores Submitted

94% of enrolled first-time students at CUNY Hunter College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

CUNY Hunter College has a total enrollment of 23,193 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Hunter College is 14,680 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,513. This means that 63.3% of students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at CUNY Hunter College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29.2% Hispanic or Latino, 28.5% White, 23.9% Asian, 11.1% Black or African American, 2.52% Two or More Races, 0.172% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.16% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (21.2%), followed by Asian Female (18.8%) and White Female (12.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (21%) and Black or African American Female (14.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at CUNY Hunter College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,193 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Hunter College is 14,680 and the part-time enrollment is 8,513. This means that 63.3% of students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
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 CUNY Hunter College was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), CUNY Hunter College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    6,764
  2. White
    6,599
  3. Asian
    5,532

The enrolled student population at CUNY Hunter College is 29.2% Hispanic or Latino, 28.5% White, 23.9% Asian, 11.1% Black or African American, 2.52% Two or More Races, 0.172% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.16% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 2652 more women than men received degrees from CUNY Hunter College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at CUNY Hunter College is white (2,171 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1525 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at CUNY Hunter College is General Psychology (716 degrees awarded), followed by General English Language & Literature (254 degrees) and Human Biology (237 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at CUNY Hunter College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (597 degrees awarded), English (279 degrees), and Psychology (791 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at CUNY Hunter College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,677,247 people), Secondary school teachers (596,062 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (425,300 people), Other managers (420,597 people), and Education administrators (379,443 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY Hunter College are Public Administration and Social Service (597 degrees awarded), English (279 degrees), Psychology (791 degrees), Education (1,112 degrees), and Social Sciences (711 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 CUNY Hunter College are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at CUNY Hunter College are Public Administration and Social Service (597 degrees awarded), English (279 degrees), Psychology (791 degrees), Education (1,112 degrees), and Social Sciences (711 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at CUNY Hunter College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,362,663 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (687,382 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (392,904 people), Legal services (353,067 people), and Individual & family services (330,682 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY Hunter College are Public Administration and Social Service (597 degrees awarded), English (279 degrees), Psychology (791 degrees), Education (1,112 degrees), and Social Sciences (711 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 CUNY Hunter College.
Most Common
  1. 716 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 254 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 237 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at CUNY Hunter College was General Psychology with 716 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,590
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
4,242
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,590 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Hunter College, which is 0.375 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,242).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 146 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Hunter College in General Psychology, which is 0.25 times less than the 584 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 584 degrees were awarded to women at CUNY Hunter College in General Psychology, which is 4 times more than the 146 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 24% of students graduating from CUNY Hunter College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at CUNY Hunter College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,171 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,525 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,083 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at CUNY Hunter College is white (2,171 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1525 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,549 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,131 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    745 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at CUNY Hunter College is white female (1,549 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (1,131 degrees).

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Operations

CUNY Hunter College has an endowment valued at nearly $136M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $654k (0.482%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, CUNY Hunter College had a total salary expenditure of $472M. CUNY Hunter College employs 275 Professors, 204 Associate professors, and 85 Assistant professors. Most academics at CUNY Hunter College are Male Professors (139), Female Professors(136), and Female Associate professors (103).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY Hunter College are: Service, with 204 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 193 employees, and Management with 163 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$136M
2019 Endowment
6.71%
growth from 2018

CUNY Hunter College has an endowment valued at about $136M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of CUNY Hunter College grew 6.71% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $97.3M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $21.9M - Federal
  2. $32.2M - State
  3. $49.1M - Local

As of 2019, CUNY Hunter College received $21.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $32.2M from state grants and contracts, and $49.1M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$234M
2019 Salaries
6.24%
growth from 2018

In 2019, CUNY Hunter College paid a median of $234M in salaries, which represents 49.6% of their overall expenditure ($472M) and a 6.24% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0595% decline from 2017 and a 6.54% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$66.4M
Instructional Salaries
632
Number of Employees

In 2019, CUNY Hunter College paid a total of $66.4M to 632 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
275 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
204 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at CUNY Hunter College were Professor with 275 employees; Associate professor with 204 employees; and Associate professor with 85 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY Hunter College were Service with 204 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 193 employees; and Management with 163 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at CUNY Hunter College was Male Professor with 139 employees, Female Professor with 136 employees, and Female Associate professor with 103 employees.

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