Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,148
6.03% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,964
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
68.4%
871,523 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,418,238
64.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
52.2%
65,943 Graduates

About

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity were General Business Administration & Management (21,384 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (18,781 degrees), and General Psychology (10,994 degrees).

In 2019, 365,447 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity. 63.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (176,140 degrees), 3.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (54752 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is $14,148, which is $4,068 more than than the national median of $10,080. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $20,950, which is 148% of the cost for in-state students, and is $6,365 more than than the national median $14,585.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is $14,148, which is $3,998 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,150. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $20,950, which is 148% of the cost for in-state students, and is $6,365 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 $17,964.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,148
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity was $20,950, which is 148% of the cost for in-state students, which was $14,148. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is $6,365 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,585, and the in-state tuition is $3,998 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,150.

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Average Net Price

$17,964
2019 Value
6.43%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,964. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity grew by 6.43%.

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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

$10,380
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity was of $10,380 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 3.92% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.46% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.63% with respect to 2018, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity received 871,523 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.15% annual growth. Out of those 871,523 applicants, 595,711 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,418,238 students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity in 2019, and 60.7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity has an overall enrollment yield of 22.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
595,711
Accepted Out of 871,523

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity was 68.4% (595,711 admissions from 871,523 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 67.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 3.15%, while admissions grew by 4.2%.

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SAT Scores

60.7%
Submission Percentage
76,714
Scores Submitted

60.7% of enrolled first-time students at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity has a total enrollment of 1,418,238 students. The full-time enrollment at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is 913,182 students and the part-time enrollment is 505,056. This means that 64.4% of students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.1% White, 17.8% Hispanic or Latino, 15.9% Black or African American, 5.2% Asian, 3.18% Two or More Races, 0.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.263% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.3%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.4%), followed by White Male (13.7%) and Black or African American Female (12.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,418,238 students. The full-time enrollment at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is 913,182 and the part-time enrollment is 505,056. This means that 64.4% of students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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: Moderate Research Activity was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Doctoral Universities: Moderate 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
    639,383
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    252,910
  3. Black or African American
    224,984

The enrolled student population at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is 45.1% White, 17.8% Hispanic or Latino, 15.9% Black or African American, 5.2% Asian, 3.18% Two or More Races, 0.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.263% 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, 118,329 students (8.34%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 96379 more women than men received degrees from Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is white (176,140 degrees awarded). There were 3.22 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (54752 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is General Business Administration & Management (21,384 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (18,781 degrees) and General Psychology (10,994 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (47,479 degrees awarded), Theology (4,025 degrees), and Psychology (21,335 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,531,657 people), Secondary school teachers (496,788 people), Education administrators (297,998 people), Social workers, all other (275,088 people), and Special education teachers (226,367 people).

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Education (47,479 degrees awarded), Theology (4,025 degrees), Psychology (21,335 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11,765 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,833 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: Moderate Research Activity are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Education (47,479 degrees awarded), Theology (4,025 degrees), Psychology (21,335 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11,765 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,833 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Elementary & secondary schools (2,978,419 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (403,362 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (284,564 people), Individual & family services (256,398 people), and Outpatient care centers (220,487 people).

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Education (47,479 degrees awarded), Theology (4,025 degrees), Psychology (21,335 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11,765 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,833 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: Moderate Research Activity.
Most Common
  1. 21384 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 18781 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 10994 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity was General Business Administration & Management with 21384 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

134,534
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
230,913
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 134,534 degrees were awarded to men at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity, which is 0.583 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (230,913).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 20597 degrees were awarded to men at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.97 times less than the 21228 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 21480 degrees were awarded to women at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity in Registered Nursing, which is 6.66 times more than the 3223 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30.5%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 30.5% of students graduating from Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity 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 55% 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 (68.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is Female and Asian (68.3% 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, 3.25% of graduates (2142 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    176,140 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    54,752 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    50,794 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is white (176,140 degrees awarded). There were 3.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (54752 degrees).

8.8% of degree recipients (32,169 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    110,429 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    65,711 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    36,259 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is white female (110,429 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (65,711 degrees).

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Operations

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity has an endowment valued at nearly $77.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.06B (1.36k%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity had a total salary expenditure of $190M. Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity employs 10,645 Associate professors, 10,536 Professors, and 10,266 Assistant professors. Most academics at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Male Professors (6,620), Female Assistant professors(5,587), and Male Associate professors (5,450).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are: Office and Administrative Support, with 16420 employees, Management, with 13272 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 10585 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$77.6M
2019 Endowment
7.82%
growth from 2018

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity has an endowment valued at about $77.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity grew 7.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $233M 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: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $684M - Federal
  2. $300M - State
  3. $49.7M - Local

As of 2019, Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity received $684M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $300M from state grants and contracts, and $49.7M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$85.1M
2019 Salaries
3.18%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity paid a median of $85.1M in salaries, which represents 44.9% of their overall expenditure ($190M) and a 3.18% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 16.3% growth from 2017 and a 0.858% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.41B
Instructional Salaries
39,939
Number of Employees

In 2019, Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity paid a total of $3.41B to 39,939 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.8% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
10645 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
16420 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity were Associate professor with 10,645 employees; Professor with 10,536 employees; and Professor with 10,266 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity were Office and Administrative Support with 16,420 employees; Management with 13,272 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 10,585 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity was Male Professor with 6,620 employees, Female Assistant professor with 5,587 employees, and Male Associate professor with 5,450 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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