Elmhurst College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$35,250

3.07% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,825

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.3%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

71.9%

3,458 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,403

83.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

68.9%

370 Graduates

About

Elmhurst College is a higher education institution located in DuPage County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Elmhurst College were General Psychology (76 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (59 degrees), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (46 degrees).

In 2016, 989 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Elmhurst College. 61.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (727 degrees), 5.59 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (130 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Elmhurst College is $35,250, which is $15,090 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Elmhurst College is $35,250, which is $15,090 more 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 $18,825.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 80% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,250

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Elmhurst College was $35,250. The cost of tuition at Elmhurst College is $15,090 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$18,825

2016 Value

20.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Elmhurst College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,825. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Elmhurst College grew by 20.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,408

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Elmhurst College was of $7,408 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 4.63% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 33.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

80%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Elmhurst College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.05% with respect to 2015, when 95% 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.

3.3%

2015 Default Rate

30

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Elmhurst College was 3.3%, which represents 30 out of the 910 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

Elmhurst College received 3,458 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.48% annual decline. Out of those 3,458 applicants, 2,486 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.9% acceptance rate.

There were 3,403 students enrolled at Elmhurst College in 2016, and 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Elmhurst College has an overall enrollment yield of 19.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,486

Accepted Out of 3,458

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Elmhurst College was 71.9% (2,486 admissions from 3,458 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 54.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -4.48%, while admissions grew by 25.4%.

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SAT Scores

6%

Submission Percentage

31

Scores Submitted

6% of enrolled first-time students at Elmhurst College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Elmhurst College has a total enrollment of 3,403 students. The full-time enrollment at Elmhurst College is 2,836 students and the part-time enrollment is 567. This means that 83.3% of students enrolled at Elmhurst College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Elmhurst College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.9% White, 16.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.58% Black or African American, 5.44% Asian, 2.97% Two or More Races, 0.118% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0882% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Elmhurst College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.1%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (70.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (10.5%) and White Male (7.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Elmhurst College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,403 students. The full-time enrollment at Elmhurst College is 2,836 and the part-time enrollment is 567. This means that 83.3% of students enrolled at Elmhurst College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

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 Elmhurst College was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Elmhurst College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,242

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    570

  3. Black or African American

    190

The enrolled student population at Elmhurst College is 65.9% White, 16.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.58% Black or African American, 5.44% Asian, 2.97% Two or More Races, 0.118% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0882% 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, 93 students (2.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 229 more women than men received degrees from Elmhurst College. The majority of degree recipients at Elmhurst College are white (727 degrees awarded). There were 5.59 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (130 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Elmhurst College is General Psychology (76 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (59 degrees) and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (46 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Elmhurst College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (18 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 Elmhurst College are Elementary & middle school teachers (192,927 people), Counselors (170,689 people), Miscellaneous managers (139,651 people), Social workers (131,474 people), and Postsecondary teachers (106,749 people).

The most specialized majors at Elmhurst College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Language & Linguistics (18 degrees), Psychology (88 degrees), and Communication Technologies (8 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 Elmhurst College are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Credit counselors & loan officers, Physicians & surgeons, General & operations managers, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Elmhurst College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Language & Linguistics (18 degrees), Psychology (88 degrees), and Communication Technologies (8 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 Elmhurst College are Elementary & secondary schools (435,113 people), Hospitals (249,550 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (243,530 people), Outpatient care centers (152,023 people), and Individual & family services (133,405 people).

The most specialized majors at Elmhurst College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Language & Linguistics (18 degrees), Psychology (88 degrees), and Communication Technologies (8 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 Elmhurst College.

Most Common

  1. 76 degrees awarded

  2. 59 degrees awarded

  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Elmhurst College was General Psychology with 76 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 380

  2. 609

In 2016, 380 degrees were awarded to men at Elmhurst College, which is 0.624 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (609).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Elmhurst College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.26 times more than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 89 degrees were awarded to women at Elmhurst College in Registered Nursing, which is 11.1 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

61%

100% Completion Time

74%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 61% of students graduating from Elmhurst College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Elmhurst College is Male 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, 1.35% 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

    727 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    130 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Elmhurst College is white (727 degrees awarded). There were 5.59 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (130 degrees).

2.12% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    451 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    276 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Elmhurst College is white female (451 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (276 degrees).

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Operations

Elmhurst College has an endowment valued at nearly $91.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $637k (0.694%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Elmhurst College had a total expenditure of $75.4M. Of that $75.4M, they spent $36.9M on salaries and $75.4M on benefits.

Elmhurst College employs 49 Professors, 47 Associate professors, and 44 Assistant professors. Most academics at Elmhurst College are Female Associate professors (31), Female Assistant professors(29), and Male Professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Elmhurst College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 86 employees, Service, with 49 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$91.8M

2015 Endowment

5.29%

decline from 2014

Elmhurst College has an endowment valued at about $91.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Elmhurst College declined 5.29% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $63M higher 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $678k - Federal

  2. $1.82M - State

  3. $2.5k - Local

As of 2015, Elmhurst College received $678k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.82M from state grants and contracts, and $2.5k 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.

$36.9M

Salary Expenditure

$75.4M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Elmhurst College had a total expenditure of $75.4M. Of that $75.4M, they spent $36.9M on salaries and $75.4M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Elmhurst College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$36.9M

2015 Salaries

7.52%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Elmhurst College paid a median of $36.9M in salaries, which represents 49% of their overall expenditure ($75.4M) and a 7.52% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.98% growth from 2013 and a 1.99% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$10.7M

Instructional Salaries

152

Number of Employees

In 2015, Elmhurst College paid a total of $10.7M to 152 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.1% 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

49 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

86 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Elmhurst College were Professor with 49 employees; Associate professor with 47 employees; and Associate professor with 44 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Elmhurst College were Office and Administrative Support with 86 employees; Service with 49 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Elmhurst College was Female Associate professor with 31 employees, Female Assistant professor with 29 employees, and Male Professor with 26 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Elmhurst College.

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