Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,466
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,094
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
65.6%
1,519,644 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,685,941
76.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
61.5%
131,003 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 (15,145 degrees awarded), General Psychology (15,069 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (13,807 degrees).

In 2019, 441,422 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity. 56.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (264,879 degrees), 5.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50925 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is $9,466, which is $614 less than than the national median of $10,080. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $24,338, which is 257% of the cost for in-state students, and is $9,753 more than than the national median $14,585.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is $9,466, which is $684 less than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,150. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $24,338, which is 257% of the cost for in-state students, and is $9,753 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,585.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,094.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,466
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity was $24,338, which is 257% of the cost for in-state students, which was $9,466. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is $9,753 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,585, and the in-state tuition is $684 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,150.

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Average Net Price

$17,094
2019 Value
6.14%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,094. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity grew by 6.14%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,161
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity was of $11,161 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.58% 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

70%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.45% with respect to 2018, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity received 1,519,644 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.29% annual growth. Out of those 1,519,644 applicants, 996,855 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,685,941 students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity in 2019, and 53% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity has an overall enrollment yield of 24.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
996,855
Accepted Out of 1,519,644

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity was 65.6% (996,855 admissions from 1,519,644 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 63.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.29%, while admissions grew by 5.54%.

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SAT Scores

53%
Submission Percentage
115,263
Scores Submitted

53% of enrolled first-time students at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity has a total enrollment of 1,685,941 students. The full-time enrollment at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is 1,295,766 students and the part-time enrollment is 390,175. This means that 76.9% 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 56.8% White, 13.9% Hispanic or Latino, 10.5% Black or African American, 5.18% Asian, 3.79% Two or More Races, 0.548% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.148% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.6%), followed by White Male (27.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30%), followed by White Male (20.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.04%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,685,941 students. The full-time enrollment at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is 1,295,766 and the part-time enrollment is 390,175. This means that 76.9% of students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral 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 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
    958,065
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    234,535
  3. Black or African American
    177,314

The enrolled student population at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is 56.8% White, 13.9% Hispanic or Latino, 10.5% Black or African American, 5.18% Asian, 3.79% Two or More Races, 0.548% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.148% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 46,740 students (2.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 56550 more women than men received degrees from Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is white (264,879 degrees awarded). There were 5.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50925 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is Registered Nursing (15,145 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (15,069 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (13,807 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 (832 degrees awarded), Engineering (39,842 degrees), and Library Science (973 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 Software developers (412,291 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (329,941 people), Other managers (318,579 people), Civil engineers (270,337 people), and Mechanical engineers (200,439 people).

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity are Applied Sciences (832 degrees awarded), Engineering (39,842 degrees), Library Science (973 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (2,714 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,247 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity are Applied Sciences (832 degrees awarded), Engineering (39,842 degrees), Library Science (973 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (2,714 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,247 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 (535,805 people), Computer Systems Design (424,289 people), Construction (311,261 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (225,166 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (167,931 people).

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity are Applied Sciences (832 degrees awarded), Engineering (39,842 degrees), Library Science (973 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (2,714 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,247 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. 15145 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 15069 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13807 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity was Registered Nursing with 15145 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

192,436
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
248,986
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 192,436 degrees were awarded to men at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity, which is 0.773 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (248,986).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 13954 degrees were awarded to men at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.34 times more than the 10396 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 16093 degrees were awarded to women at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity in Registered Nursing, which is 6.97 times more than the 2310 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 31% 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, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (72.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is Female and Asian (72.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 2.12% of graduates (2772 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    264,879 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    50,925 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    39,867 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is white (264,879 degrees awarded). There were 5.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50925 degrees).

2.69% of degree recipients (11,857 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    148,918 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    115,961 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    30,784 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity is white female (148,918 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (115,961 degrees).

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Operations

Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity has an endowment valued at nearly $245M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.4B (981%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity had a total salary expenditure of $478M. Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity employs 19,516 Professors, 19,247 Associate professors, and 17,123 Assistant professors. Most academics at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity are Male Professors (13,547), Male Associate professors(10,881), and Female Assistant professors (8,746).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity are: Office and Administrative Support, with 30662 employees, Management, with 23690 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 22215 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$245M
2019 Endowment
1.58%
growth from 2018

Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity has an endowment valued at about $245M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity grew 1.58% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $66.2M 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. $4.88B - Federal
  2. $953M - State
  3. $92.6M - Local

As of 2019, Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity received $4.88B in grants and contracts from the federal government, $953M from state grants and contracts, and $92.6M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$204M
2019 Salaries
2.18%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity paid a median of $204M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($478M) and a 2.18% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.87% growth from 2017 and a 4.53% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.85B
Instructional Salaries
72,217
Number of Employees

In 2019, Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity paid a total of $6.85B to 72,217 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
19516 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
30662 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity were Professor with 19,516 employees; Associate professor with 19,247 employees; and Associate professor with 17,123 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity were Office and Administrative Support with 30,662 employees; Management with 23,690 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 22,215 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity was Male Professor with 13,547 employees, Male Associate professor with 10,881 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 8,746 employees.

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