Eastern Mennonite University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$35,460

4.11% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$23,952

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.83%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

53.7%

1,232 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,530

69.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

63.2%

148 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 (175 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (22 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (15 degrees).

In 2017, 548 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. 67.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (440 degrees), 14.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (31 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Mennonite University is $35,460, which is $14,727 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Mennonite University is $35,460, which is $14,727 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,952.

In 2017, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,460

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Eastern Mennonite University was $35,460. The cost of tuition at Eastern Mennonite University is $14,727 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$23,952

2017 Value

2.13%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Eastern Mennonite University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,952. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Eastern Mennonite University grew by 2.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,330

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eastern Mennonite University was of $9,330 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 8.17% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Eastern Mennonite University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.13% with respect to 2016, when 78% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.83%

2016 Default Rate

16

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Eastern Mennonite University was 3.83%, which represents 16 out of the 418 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Eastern Mennonite University received 1,232 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.4% annual growth. Out of those 1,232 applicants, 662 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,530 students enrolled at Eastern Mennonite University in 2017, and 84% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eastern Mennonite University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

662

Accepted Out of 1,232

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Eastern Mennonite University was 53.7% (662 admissions from 1,232 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 61.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 1.4%, while admissions declined by -10.9%.

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SAT Scores

84%

Submission Percentage

158

Scores Submitted

84% of enrolled first-time students at Eastern Mennonite University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Eastern Mennonite University has a total enrollment of 1,530 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Mennonite University is 1,067 students and the part-time enrollment is 463. This means that 69.7% of students enrolled at Eastern Mennonite University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eastern Mennonite University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.5% White, 7.78% Black or African American, 6.01% Hispanic or Latino, 2.75% Two or More Races, 2.16% Asian, 0.327% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0654% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eastern Mennonite University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.8%), followed by White Male (23.9%) and Black or African American Male (5.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (36%), followed by White Male (24%) and Black or African American Female (5.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eastern Mennonite University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,530 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Mennonite University is 1,067 and the part-time enrollment is 463. This means that 69.7% of students enrolled at Eastern Mennonite University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

2017 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

    1,078

  2. Black or African American

    119

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    92

The enrolled student population at Eastern Mennonite University is 70.5% White, 7.78% Black or African American, 6.01% Hispanic or Latino, 2.75% Two or More Races, 2.16% Asian, 0.327% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0654% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 88 students (5.75%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 192 more women than men received degrees from Eastern Mennonite University. The majority of degree recipients at Eastern Mennonite University are white (440 degrees awarded). There were 14.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (31 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Eastern Mennonite University is Registered Nursing (175 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (22 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (15 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 (17 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (48 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 (1,327,131 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (197,893 people), Medical & health services managers (152,961 people), Other managers (149,123 people), and Physicians (144,238 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Mennonite University are Theology (17 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (48 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (7 degrees), History (8 degrees), and Health (223 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, Public relations specialists, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Eastern Mennonite University are Theology (17 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (48 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (7 degrees), History (8 degrees), and Health (223 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 (1,516,777 people), Elementary & secondary schools (456,529 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (257,188 people), Outpatient care centers (221,697 people), and Offices of physicians (216,940 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Mennonite University are Theology (17 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (48 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (7 degrees), History (8 degrees), and Health (223 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 175 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Eastern Mennonite University was Registered Nursing with 175 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 178

  2. 370

In 2017, 178 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Mennonite University, which is 0.481 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (370).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Mennonite University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.122 times less than the 156 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 156 degrees were awarded to women at Eastern Mennonite University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.21 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%

100% Completion Time

61%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 50% of students graduating from Eastern Mennonite University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Eastern Mennonite University is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 6.08% 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

    440 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    31 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eastern Mennonite University is white (440 degrees awarded). There were 14.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (31 degrees).

2.19% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    305 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    135 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Eastern Mennonite University is white female (305 degrees awarded). There were 2.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (135 degrees).

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Operations

Eastern Mennonite University has an endowment valued at nearly $27.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.2M (8%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Eastern Mennonite University had a total salary expenditure of $39.3M. Eastern Mennonite University employs 40 Assistant professors, 26 Professors, and 24 Associate professors. Most academics at Eastern Mennonite University are Female Assistant professors (24), Female Professors(17), and Male Assistant professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Mennonite University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 57 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 36 employees, and Management with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$27.5M

2017 Endowment

11.8%

growth from 2016

Eastern Mennonite University has an endowment valued at about $27.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Eastern Mennonite University grew 11.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.6M 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. $1.31M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Eastern Mennonite University received $1.31M 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

$17.7M

2017 Salaries

7.26%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Eastern Mennonite University paid a median of $17.7M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($39.3M) and a 7.26% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.93% growth from 2015 and a 4.8% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.63M

Instructional Salaries

104

Number of Employees

In 2017, Eastern Mennonite University paid a total of $5.63M to 104 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

40 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

57 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eastern Mennonite University were Assistant professor with 40 employees; Professor with 26 employees; and Professor with 24 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Mennonite University were Office and Administrative Support with 57 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 36 employees; and Management with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eastern Mennonite University was Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, Female Professor with 17 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 16 employees.

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