Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,996

6.35% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,555

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

61.9%

1,401,244 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,712,404

76.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

59.2%

124,683 Graduates

About

Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity were Registered Nursing (15,435 degrees awarded), General Psychology (15,159 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (13,100 degrees).

In 2016, 419,863 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity. 55.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (257,402 degrees), 6.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (41625 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is $8,996, which is $2,014 less than than the national median of $11,010. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $22,648, which is 252% of the cost for in-state students, and is $8,680 more than than the national median $13,968.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $8,996, which is $2,044 less than than the national median in-state tuition of $11,040. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $22,648, which is 252% of the cost for in-state students, and is $8,680 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $13,968.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,555.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,996

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity was $22,648, which is 252% of the cost for in-state students, which was $8,996. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is $8,680 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $13,968, and the in-state tuition is $2,044 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $11,040.

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Average Net Price

$15,555

2016 Value

0.426%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,555. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity grew by 0.426%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,300

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity was of $10,300 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.96% between 2015 and 2016. 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

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity received 1,401,244 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.54% annual growth. Out of those 1,401,244 applicants, 867,645 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,712,404 students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity in 2016, and 41.2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity has an overall enrollment yield of 27.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

867,645

Accepted Out of 1,401,244

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity was 61.9% (867,645 admissions from 1,401,244 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 62.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 4.54%, while admissions grew by 3.54%.

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SAT Scores

41.2%

Submission Percentage

91,212

Scores Submitted

41.2% of enrolled first-time students at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity has a total enrollment of 1,712,404 students. The full-time enrollment at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is 1,309,244 students and the part-time enrollment is 403,160. This means that 76.5% of students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.3% White, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Black or African American, 4.62% Asian, 3.26% Two or More Races, 0.581% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.162% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31%), followed by White Male (28.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.36%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (28.5%), followed by White Male (21.1%) and Black or African American Female (5.68%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,712,404 students. The full-time enrollment at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is 1,309,244 and the part-time enrollment is 403,160. This means that 76.5% of students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

2016 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    997,747

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    210,270

  3. Black or African American

    182,545

The enrolled student population at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is 58.3% White, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Black or African American, 4.62% Asian, 3.26% Two or More Races, 0.581% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.162% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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, 54,581 students (3.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 45591 more women than men received degrees from Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity. The majority of degree recipients at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity are white (257,402 degrees awarded). There were 6.18 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (41625 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is Registered Nursing (15,435 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (15,159 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (13,100 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (715 degrees awarded), Engineering (36,746 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (2,882 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity are Miscellaneous managers (552,903 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (385,199 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (320,499 people), Civil engineers (239,643 people), and Postsecondary teachers (188,118 people).

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity are Applied Sciences (715 degrees awarded), Engineering (36,746 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (2,882 degrees), Library Science (881 degrees), and Communications (16,316 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity are Applied Sciences (715 degrees awarded), Engineering (36,746 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (2,882 degrees), Library Science (881 degrees), and Communications (16,316 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity are Architectural, engineering & related services (561,557 people), Computer Systems Design (469,415 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (377,510 people), Construction (300,147 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (261,258 people).

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity are Applied Sciences (715 degrees awarded), Engineering (36,746 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (2,882 degrees), Library Science (881 degrees), and Communications (16,316 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

Most Common

  1. 15435 degrees awarded

  2. 15159 degrees awarded

  3. 13100 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity was Registered Nursing with 15435 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 187,136

  2. 232,727

In 2016, 187,136 degrees were awarded to men at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity, which is 0.804 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (232,727).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 14087 degrees were awarded to men at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.45 times more than the 9733 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 16093 degrees were awarded to women at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity in Registered Nursing, which is 6.91 times more than the 2330 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%

100% Completion Time

56%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 28% of students graduating from Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (70.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is Female and Asian (70.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 2.71% of graduates (3381 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    257,402 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    41,625 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    37,996 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is white (257,402 degrees awarded). There were 6.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (41625 degrees).

3.55% of degree recipients (14,913 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    142,821 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    114,581 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    24,728 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is white female (142,821 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (114,581 degrees).

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Operations

Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity has an endowment valued at nearly $211M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.36B (647%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity had a total expenditure of $421M. Of that $421M, they spent $190M on salaries and $421M on benefits.

Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity employs 19,460 Associate professors, 19,104 Professors, and 16,852 Assistant professors. Most academics at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity are Male Professors (13,815), Male Associate professors(11,209), and Male Assistant professors (8,555).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity are: Office and Administrative Support, with 32552 employees, Management, with 23076 employees, and Service with 22004 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$211M

2015 Endowment

2.38%

growth from 2014

Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity has an endowment valued at about $211M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity grew 2.38% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $60.4M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.34B - Federal

  2. $892M - State

  3. $106M - Local

As of 2015, Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity received $4.34B in grants and contracts from the federal government, $892M from state grants and contracts, and $106M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$190M

Salary Expenditure

$421M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity had a total expenditure of $421M. Of that $421M, they spent $190M on salaries and $421M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$190M

2015 Salaries

1.34%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity paid a median of $190M in salaries, which represents 45.2% of their overall expenditure ($421M) and a 1.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.14% growth from 2013 and a 2.04% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.09B

Instructional Salaries

69,182

Number of Employees

In 2015, Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity paid a total of $6.09B to 69,182 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

19460 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

32552 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity were Associate professor with 19,460 employees; Professor with 19,104 employees; and Professor with 16,852 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity were Office and Administrative Support with 32,552 employees; Management with 23,076 employees; and Service with 22,004 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity was Male Professor with 13,815 employees, Male Associate professor with 11,209 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 8,555 employees.

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