CUNY Hunter College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,530
3.16% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$5,215
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
3.36%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
40.2%
29,326 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
23,005
61.5% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
51.9%
1,106 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 (809 degrees awarded), General English Language & Literature (293 degrees), and Sociology (202 degrees).

In 2017, 5,386 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at CUNY Hunter College. 72.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,056 degrees), 1.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1358 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY Hunter College is $6,530, which is $-14,203 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY Hunter College is $6,530, which is $-14,203 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,215.

In 2017, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 11% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,530
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at CUNY Hunter College was $6,530. The cost of tuition at CUNY Hunter College is $-14,203 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$5,215
2017 Value
48.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 CUNY Hunter College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,215. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of CUNY Hunter College grew by 48.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,949
Room and Board
$1,364
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at CUNY Hunter College was of $10,949 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,364. The cost of room and board increased by 0.875% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
11%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at CUNY Hunter College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.36%
2016 Default Rate
74
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at CUNY Hunter College was 3.36%, which represents 74 out of the 2204 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

CUNY Hunter College received 29,326 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.86% annual growth. Out of those 29,326 applicants, 11,784 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40.2% acceptance rate.

There were 23,005 students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College in 2017, and 80% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

CUNY Hunter College has an overall enrollment yield of 19.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

40.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
11,784
Accepted Out of 29,326

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of CUNY Hunter College was 40.2% (11,784 admissions from 29,326 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 37.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.86%, while admissions grew by 9.1%.

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SAT Scores

80%
Submission Percentage
1,870
Scores Submitted

80% of enrolled first-time students at CUNY Hunter College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

CUNY Hunter College has a total enrollment of 23,005 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Hunter College is 14,148 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,857. This means that 61.5% of students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at CUNY Hunter College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.9% White, 28.3% Hispanic or Latino, 22.4% Asian, 11.1% Black or African American, 1.93% Two or More Races, 0.313% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.139% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (20.3%), followed by Asian Female (18.8%) and White Female (14.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (38.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (20.3%) and Black or African American Female (11.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at CUNY Hunter College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,005 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Hunter College is 14,148 and the part-time enrollment is 8,857. This means that 61.5% of students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 CUNY Hunter College was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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. White
    7,102
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    6,499
  3. Asian
    5,152

The enrolled student population at CUNY Hunter College is 30.9% White, 28.3% Hispanic or Latino, 22.4% Asian, 11.1% Black or African American, 1.93% Two or More Races, 0.313% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.139% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 2462 more women than men received degrees from CUNY Hunter College. The majority of degree recipients at CUNY Hunter College are white (2,056 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1358 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at CUNY Hunter College is General Psychology (809 degrees awarded), followed by General English Language & Literature (293 degrees) and Sociology (202 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 English (320 degrees awarded), Psychology (864 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (465 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 (2,170,597 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (426,089 people), Other managers (386,581 people), Education administrators (375,710 people), and Secondary school teachers (372,837 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY Hunter College are English (320 degrees awarded), Psychology (864 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (465 degrees), Education (1,083 degrees), and Social Sciences (657 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at CUNY Hunter College are English (320 degrees awarded), Psychology (864 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (465 degrees), Education (1,083 degrees), and Social Sciences (657 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 (3,388,823 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (648,402 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (427,295 people), Legal services (370,176 people), and Individual & family services (307,978 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY Hunter College are English (320 degrees awarded), Psychology (864 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (465 degrees), Education (1,083 degrees), and Social Sciences (657 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. 809 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 293 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 202 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at CUNY Hunter College was General Psychology with 809 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,462
  2. 3,924

In 2017, 1,462 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Hunter College, which is 0.373 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,924).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 191 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Hunter College in General Psychology, which is 0.304 times less than the 628 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 628 degrees were awarded to women at CUNY Hunter College in General Psychology, which is 3.29 times more than the 191 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 25% of students graduating from CUNY Hunter College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at CUNY Hunter College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 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
    2,056 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,358 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    946 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at CUNY Hunter College is white (2,056 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1358 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
    1,492 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,009 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    663 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at CUNY Hunter College is white female (1,492 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (1,009 degrees).

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Operations

CUNY Hunter College has an endowment valued at nearly $120M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $231k (0.192%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, CUNY Hunter College had a total salary expenditure of $424M. CUNY Hunter College employs 284 Professors, 206 Associate professors, and 87 Assistant professors. Most academics at CUNY Hunter College are Male Professors (142), Female Professors(142), and Male 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 189 employees, and Management with 154 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$120M
2017 Endowment
13.5%
growth from 2016

CUNY Hunter College has an endowment valued at about $120M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of CUNY Hunter College grew 13.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $86.9M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $18.9M - Federal
  2. $29.8M - State
  3. $26M - Local

As of 2017, CUNY Hunter College received $18.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $29.8M from state grants and contracts, and $26M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$221M
2017 Salaries
6.54%
growth from 2016

In 2017, CUNY Hunter College paid a median of $221M in salaries, which represents 52.1% of their overall expenditure ($424M) and a 6.54% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.8% growth from 2015 and a 4.45% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$69.3M
Instructional Salaries
644
Number of Employees

In 2017, CUNY Hunter College paid a total of $69.3M to 644 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at CUNY Hunter College were Professor with 284 employees; Associate professor with 206 employees; and Associate professor with 87 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY Hunter College were Service with 204 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 189 employees; and Management with 154 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at CUNY Hunter College was Male Professor with 142 employees, Female Professor with 142 employees, and Male Associate professor with 103 employees.

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