Eastern Connecticut State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,216

4.99% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$17,014

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.78%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

57.9%

5,863 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,362

81.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

54.5%

497 Graduates

About

Eastern Connecticut State University is a higher education institution located in Windham County, CT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Eastern Connecticut State University were General Business (120 degrees awarded), General Psychology (120 degrees), and General Studies (110 degrees).

In 2016, 1,207 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eastern Connecticut State University. 56.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (895 degrees), 8.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (102 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Connecticut State University is $5,216, which is $-14,944 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Connecticut State University is $5,216, which is $-14,944 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,014.

In 2016, 57% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,216

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Eastern Connecticut State University was $5,216. The cost of tuition at Eastern Connecticut State University is $-14,944 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$17,014

2016 Value

3.45%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Eastern Connecticut State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,014. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Eastern Connecticut State University grew by 3.45%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,782

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eastern Connecticut State University was of $10,782 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.3% 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

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Eastern Connecticut State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 9.62% with respect to 2015, when 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

5.78%

2015 Default Rate

80

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Eastern Connecticut State University was 5.78%, which represents 80 out of the 1383 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

Eastern Connecticut State University received 5,863 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.18% annual growth. Out of those 5,863 applicants, 3,395 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.9% acceptance rate.

There were 5,362 students enrolled at Eastern Connecticut State University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eastern Connecticut State University has an overall enrollment yield of 29.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,395

Accepted Out of 5,863

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Eastern Connecticut State University was 57.9% (3,395 admissions from 5,863 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 63.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 9.18%, while admissions declined by -0.527%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Eastern Connecticut State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Eastern Connecticut State University has a total enrollment of 5,362 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Connecticut State University is 4,359 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,003. This means that 81.3% of students enrolled at Eastern Connecticut State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eastern Connecticut State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.7% White, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.8% Black or African American, 3.11% Asian, 2.85% Two or More Races, 0.373% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eastern Connecticut State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36%), followed by White Male (29.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (47.8%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.97%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eastern Connecticut State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,362 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Connecticut State University is 4,359 and the part-time enrollment is 1,003. This means that 81.3% of students enrolled at Eastern Connecticut State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

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 Eastern Connecticut State University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Eastern Connecticut State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,575

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    568

  3. Black or African American

    418

The enrolled student population at Eastern Connecticut State University is 66.7% White, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.8% Black or African American, 3.11% Asian, 2.85% Two or More Races, 0.373% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.131% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 402 students (7.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 163 more women than men received degrees from Eastern Connecticut State University. The majority of degree recipients at Eastern Connecticut State University are white (895 degrees awarded). There were 8.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (102 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Eastern Connecticut State University is General Business (120 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (120 degrees) and General Studies (110 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Eastern Connecticut State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (38 degrees awarded), English (65 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (63 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 Eastern Connecticut State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (330,969 people), Miscellaneous managers (260,838 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (194,087 people), Postsecondary teachers (178,369 people), and Marketing & sales managers (131,813 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Connecticut State University are History (38 degrees awarded), English (65 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (63 degrees), Math & Statistics (37 degrees), and Communications (95 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 Eastern Connecticut State University are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Eastern Connecticut State University are History (38 degrees awarded), English (65 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (63 degrees), Math & Statistics (37 degrees), and Communications (95 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 Eastern Connecticut State University are Elementary & secondary schools (612,440 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (387,858 people), Computer Systems Design (189,658 people), Hospitals (185,220 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (175,320 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Connecticut State University are History (38 degrees awarded), English (65 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (63 degrees), Math & Statistics (37 degrees), and Communications (95 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 Eastern Connecticut State University.

Most Common

  1. 120 degrees awarded

  2. 120 degrees awarded

  3. 110 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Eastern Connecticut State University was General Business with 120 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 522

  2. 685

In 2016, 522 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Connecticut State University, which is 0.762 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (685).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 76 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Connecticut State University in General Business, which is 1.73 times more than the 44 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 100 degrees were awarded to women at Eastern Connecticut State University in General Psychology, which is 5 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%

100% Completion Time

56%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 39% of students graduating from Eastern Connecticut State University 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 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Eastern Connecticut State University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 1.81% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    895 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    102 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    86 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eastern Connecticut State University is white (895 degrees awarded). There were 8.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (102 degrees).

8.45% of degree recipients (102 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    498 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    397 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Eastern Connecticut State University is white female (498 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (397 degrees).

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Operations

Eastern Connecticut State University has an endowment valued at nearly $13.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $68.1k (0.51%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Eastern Connecticut State University had a total expenditure of $133M. Of that $133M, they spent $58.8M on salaries and $133M on benefits.

Eastern Connecticut State University employs 92 Professors, 65 Assistant professors, and 42 Associate professors. Most academics at Eastern Connecticut State University are Male Professors (53), Female Professors(39), and Male Assistant professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Connecticut State University are: Service, with 103 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 76 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13.4M

2015 Endowment

0.525%

growth from 2014

Eastern Connecticut State University has an endowment valued at about $13.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Eastern Connecticut State University grew 0.525% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.5M lower 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $720k - Federal

  2. $1.6M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Eastern Connecticut State University received $720k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.6M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$58.8M

Salary Expenditure

$133M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Eastern Connecticut State University had a total expenditure of $133M. Of that $133M, they spent $58.8M on salaries and $133M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Eastern Connecticut State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$58.8M

2015 Salaries

7.91%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Eastern Connecticut State University paid a median of $58.8M in salaries, which represents 44.2% of their overall expenditure ($133M) and a 7.91% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.45% growth from 2013 and a 0.483% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.3M

Instructional Salaries

198

Number of Employees

In 2015, Eastern Connecticut State University paid a total of $17.3M to 198 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

92 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

103 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eastern Connecticut State University were Professor with 92 employees; Assistant professor with 65 employees; and Assistant professor with 42 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Connecticut State University were Service with 103 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 76 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eastern Connecticut State University was Male Professor with 53 employees, Female Professor with 39 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 34 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Eastern Connecticut State University.

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