Eastern Mennonite University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,850
2.56% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$22,766
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.25%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
71.8%
1,398 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,394
65.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
60.4%
145 Graduates

About

Eastern Mennonite University is a higher education institution located in Harrisonburg city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Eastern Mennonite University were Registered Nursing (135 degrees awarded), Organizational Behavior Studies (28 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (18 degrees).

In 2020, 504 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. 67.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (373 degrees), 10.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Mennonite University is $38,850, which is $16,320 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Mennonite University is $38,850, which is $16,320 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,766.

In 2020, 85% of undergraduate students attending Eastern Mennonite University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,850
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Eastern Mennonite University was $38,850. The cost of tuition at Eastern Mennonite University is $16,320 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$22,766
2020 Value
8.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Eastern Mennonite University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,766. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Eastern Mennonite University grew by 8.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,190
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eastern Mennonite University was of $10,190 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 6.37% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Eastern Mennonite University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.66% with respect to 2019, when 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.25%
2018 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Eastern Mennonite University was 4.25%, which represents 15 out of the 353 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Eastern Mennonite University received 1,398 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.58% annual decline. Out of those 1,398 applicants, 1,004 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,394 students enrolled at Eastern Mennonite University in 2020, and 76% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eastern Mennonite University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,004
Accepted Out of 1,398

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Eastern Mennonite University was 71.8% (1,004 admissions from 1,398 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 64.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.58%, while admissions grew by 8.31%.

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SAT Scores

76%
Submission Percentage
165
Scores Submitted

76% of enrolled first-time students at Eastern Mennonite University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Eastern Mennonite University has a total enrollment of 1,394 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Mennonite University is 915 students and the part-time enrollment is 479. This means that 65.6% of students enrolled at Eastern Mennonite University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eastern Mennonite University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.9% White, 7.17% Black or African American, 6.53% Hispanic or Latino, 4.38% Two or More Races, 2.22% Asian, 0.359% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.143% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Eastern Mennonite University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.7%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.67%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.7%), followed by White Male (22.3%) and Black or African American Female (8.74%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eastern Mennonite University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,394 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Mennonite University is 915 and the part-time enrollment is 479. This means that 65.6% of students enrolled at Eastern Mennonite University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2020 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 Mennonite University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Eastern Mennonite University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,002
  2. Black or African American
    100
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    91

The enrolled student population at Eastern Mennonite University is 71.9% White, 7.17% Black or African American, 6.53% Hispanic or Latino, 4.38% Two or More Races, 2.22% Asian, 0.359% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.143% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 180 more women than men received degrees from Eastern Mennonite University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Eastern Mennonite University is white (373 degrees awarded). There were 10.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Eastern Mennonite University is Registered Nursing (135 degrees awarded), followed by Organizational Behavior Studies (28 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (18 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Eastern Mennonite University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (32 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (7 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 Eastern Mennonite University are Registered nurses (1,337,134 people), Medical & health services managers (162,299 people), Physicians (148,075 people), Pharmacists (140,116 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (139,627 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Mennonite University are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (32 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (7 degrees), Health (192 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 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 Mennonite University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

The most specialized majors at Eastern Mennonite University are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (32 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (7 degrees), Health (192 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 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 Eastern Mennonite University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,560,593 people), Elementary & secondary schools (383,149 people), Outpatient care centers (253,642 people), Offices of physicians (215,965 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (214,541 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Mennonite University are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (32 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (7 degrees), Health (192 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 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 Mennonite University.
Most Common
  1. 135 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 28 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 18 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Eastern Mennonite University was Registered Nursing with 135 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

162
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
342
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 162 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Mennonite University, which is 0.474 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (342).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Mennonite University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.134 times less than the 119 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 119 degrees were awarded to women at Eastern Mennonite University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.44 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 52% of students graduating from Eastern Mennonite University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Eastern Mennonite University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 3.45% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    373 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eastern Mennonite University is white (373 degrees awarded). There were 10.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

2.38% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    262 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    111 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Eastern Mennonite University is white female (262 degrees awarded). There were 2.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (111 degrees).

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Operations

Eastern Mennonite University has an endowment valued at nearly $32.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−4.26%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Eastern Mennonite University had a total salary expenditure of $32.7M. Eastern Mennonite University employs 32 Assistant professors, 23 Associate professors, and 17 Professors. Most academics at Eastern Mennonite University are Female Assistant professors (18), Male Assistant professors(14), and Male Associate professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Mennonite University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 46 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 34 employees, and Management with 24 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$32.8M
2020 Endowment
0.941%
decline from 2019

Eastern Mennonite University has an endowment valued at about $32.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Eastern Mennonite University declined 0.941% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.86M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.06M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Eastern Mennonite University received $2.06M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.8M
2020 Salaries
3.49%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Eastern Mennonite University paid a median of $15.8M in salaries, which represents 48.3% of their overall expenditure ($32.7M) and a 3.49% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.68% decline from 2018 and a 5.08% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.73M
Instructional Salaries
89
Number of Employees

In 2020, Eastern Mennonite University paid a total of $4.73M to 89 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
32 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
46 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eastern Mennonite University were Assistant professor with 32 employees; Associate professor with 23 employees; and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Mennonite University were Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees; and Management with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eastern Mennonite University was Female Assistant professor with 18 employees, Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Male Associate professor with 12 employees.

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