Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,192

3.02% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,447

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

43.6%

3,495,663 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,429,881

83.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

76%

310,791 Graduates

About

Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity were General Psychology (30,538 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (24,468 degrees), and General Economics (20,865 degrees).

In 2016, 944,507 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity. 52.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (506,639 degrees), 5.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (94471 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity is $11,192, which is $182 more than than the national median of $11,010. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $30,989, which is 277% of the cost for in-state students, and is $17,021 more than than the national median $13,968.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $11,192, which is $152 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $11,040. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $30,989, which is 277% of the cost for in-state students, and is $17,021 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 $16,447.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,192

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity was $30,989, which is 277% of the cost for in-state students, which was $11,192. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity is $17,021 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $13,968, and the in-state tuition is $152 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $11,040.

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Average Net Price

$16,447

2016 Value

1.21%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,447. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity grew by 1.21%.

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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

$10,991

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity was of $10,991 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 2.36% 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

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.67% with respect to 2015, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity received 3,495,663 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.82% annual growth. Out of those 3,495,663 applicants, 1,524,214 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 43.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,429,881 students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity in 2016, and 53.7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity has an overall enrollment yield of 31%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

43.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,524,214

Accepted Out of 3,495,663

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity was 43.6% (1,524,214 admissions from 3,495,663 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 43.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 5.82%, while admissions grew by 6.16%.

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SAT Scores

53.7%

Submission Percentage

240,512

Scores Submitted

53.7% of enrolled first-time students at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity has a total enrollment of 3,429,881 students. The full-time enrollment at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity is 2,864,979 students and the part-time enrollment is 564,902. This means that 83.5% of students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.8% White, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 10.4% Asian, 6.37% Black or African American, 3.58% Two or More Races, 0.316% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.149% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27%), followed by White Male (26.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.16%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (23%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Asian Female (4.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,429,881 students. The full-time enrollment at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity is 2,864,979 and the part-time enrollment is 564,902. This means that 83.5% of students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%

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: Highest Research Activity was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,776,834

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    404,650

  3. Asian

    357,790

The enrolled student population at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity is 51.8% White, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 10.4% Asian, 6.37% Black or African American, 3.58% Two or More Races, 0.316% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.149% 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, 99,954 students (2.91%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 49365 more women than men received degrees from Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity. The majority of degree recipients at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity are white (506,639 degrees awarded). There were 5.36 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (94471 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity is General Psychology (30,538 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (24,468 degrees) and General Economics (20,865 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (10,652 degrees awarded), Engineering (99,990 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (7,621 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: Highest Research Activity are Miscellaneous managers (478,270 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (419,627 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (322,425 people), Civil engineers (239,077 people), and Postsecondary teachers (211,524 people).

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity are Architecture and Related Services (10,652 degrees awarded), Engineering (99,990 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (7,621 degrees), Math & Statistics (19,161 degrees), and Physical Sciences (21,933 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: Highest Research Activity are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity are Architecture and Related Services (10,652 degrees awarded), Engineering (99,990 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (7,621 degrees), Math & Statistics (19,161 degrees), and Physical Sciences (21,933 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: Highest Research Activity are Architectural, engineering & related services (559,608 people), Computer Systems Design (465,517 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (348,410 people), Construction (279,837 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (233,899 people).

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity are Architecture and Related Services (10,652 degrees awarded), Engineering (99,990 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (7,621 degrees), Math & Statistics (19,161 degrees), and Physical Sciences (21,933 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: Highest Research Activity.

Most Common

  1. 30538 degrees awarded

  2. 24468 degrees awarded

  3. 20865 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity was General Psychology with 30538 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 447,571

  2. 496,936

In 2016, 447,571 degrees were awarded to men at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity, which is 0.901 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (496,936).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 29242 degrees were awarded to men at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.69 times more than the 17328 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 24500 degrees were awarded to women at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity in General Psychology, which is 2.91 times more than the 8414 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%

100% Completion Time

80%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 58% of students graduating from Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81.5% 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 (86.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity is Female and Asian (86.1% 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, 2.62% of graduates (8154 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    506,639 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    94,471 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    94,066 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity is white (506,639 degrees awarded). There were 5.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (94471 degrees).

3.54% of degree recipients (33,393 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    266,437 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    240,202 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    54,239 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity is white female (266,437 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (240,202 degrees).

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Operations

Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity has an endowment valued at nearly $972M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $18.5B (1.9k%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity had a total expenditure of $1.35B. Of that $1.35B, they spent $667M on salaries and $1.35B on benefits.

Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity employs 56,582 Professors, 37,706 Associate professors, and 34,515 Assistant professors. Most academics at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity are Male Professors (42,057), Male Associate professors(21,877), and Male Assistant professors (18,522).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity are: Office and Administrative Support, with 90191 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 88391 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 74951 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$972M

2015 Endowment

4.06%

growth from 2014

Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity has an endowment valued at about $972M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity grew 4.06% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $701M higher 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: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $30.4B - Federal

  2. $3.04B - State

  3. $518M - Local

As of 2015, Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity received $30.4B in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.04B from state grants and contracts, and $518M 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.

$667M

Salary Expenditure

$1.35B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity had a total expenditure of $1.35B. Of that $1.35B, they spent $667M on salaries and $1.35B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$667M

2015 Salaries

1.95%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity paid a median of $667M in salaries, which represents 49.5% of their overall expenditure ($1.35B) and a 1.95% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.45% growth from 2013 and a 5.2% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$17.6B

Instructional Salaries

156,873

Number of Employees

In 2015, Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity paid a total of $17.6B to 156,873 employees working as instructors, which represents 16.6% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

56582 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

90191 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity were Professor with 56,582 employees; Associate professor with 37,706 employees; and Associate professor with 34,515 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity were Office and Administrative Support with 90,191 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 88,391 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 74,951 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: Highest Research Activity was Male Professor with 42,057 employees, Male Associate professor with 21,877 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 18,522 employees.

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