Emerson College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$41,088

4.52% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$39,263

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.38%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

48.1%

9,149 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

4,442

97.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

80.5%

663 Graduates

About

Emerson College is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Emerson College were Cinematography & Film Production (197 degrees awarded), Radio & Television (158 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (140 degrees).

In 2016, 1,236 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Emerson College. 66.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (792 degrees), 7.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (108 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Emerson College is $41,088, which is $20,928 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Emerson College is $41,088, which is $20,928 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 $39,263.

In 2016, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,088

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Emerson College was $41,088. The cost of tuition at Emerson College is $20,928 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$39,263

2016 Value

6.93%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Emerson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $39,263. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Emerson College grew by 6.93%.

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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

$15,050

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Emerson College was of $15,050 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 2.05% 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

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Emerson College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 58% 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.

2.38%

2015 Default Rate

24

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Emerson College was 2.38%, which represents 24 out of the 1007 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

Emerson College received 9,149 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.16% annual growth. Out of those 9,149 applicants, 4,397 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.1% acceptance rate.

There were 4,442 students enrolled at Emerson College in 2016, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Emerson College has an overall enrollment yield of 20%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,397

Accepted Out of 9,149

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Emerson College was 48.1% (4,397 admissions from 9,149 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 49%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 6.16%, while admissions grew by 4.07%.

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SAT Scores

77%

Submission Percentage

676

Scores Submitted

77% of enrolled first-time students at Emerson College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Emerson College has a total enrollment of 4,442 students. The full-time enrollment at Emerson College is 4,311 students and the part-time enrollment is 131. This means that 97.1% of students enrolled at Emerson College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Emerson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.5% White, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.07% Asian, 4.03% Two or More Races, 3.17% Black or African American, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.09% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Emerson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.6%), followed by White Male (28.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.05%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (38.6%), followed by White Male (10.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.84%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Emerson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,442 students. The full-time enrollment at Emerson College is 4,311 and the part-time enrollment is 131. This means that 97.1% of students enrolled at Emerson College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%

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 Emerson College was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Emerson College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,864

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    460

  3. Asian

    181

The enrolled student population at Emerson College is 64.5% White, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.07% Asian, 4.03% Two or More Races, 3.17% Black or African American, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.09% 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, 149 students (3.35%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 414 more women than men received degrees from Emerson College. The majority of degree recipients at Emerson College are white (792 degrees awarded). There were 7.33 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (108 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Emerson College is Cinematography & Film Production (197 degrees awarded), followed by Radio & Television (158 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (140 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Emerson College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communications (394 degrees awarded), English (166 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (314 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 Emerson College are Accountants & auditors (1,112,123 people), Miscellaneous managers (888,953 people), Financial managers (450,948 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (440,115 people), and Marketing & sales managers (384,241 people).

The most specialized majors at Emerson College are Communications (394 degrees awarded), English (166 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (314 degrees), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), and Business (236 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 Emerson College are Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Dental hygienists, General & operations managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Emerson College are Communications (394 degrees awarded), English (166 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (314 degrees), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), and Business (236 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 Emerson College are Elementary & secondary schools (880,488 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (611,860 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (608,889 people), Banking & related activities (537,553 people), and Computer Systems Design (530,063 people).

The most specialized majors at Emerson College are Communications (394 degrees awarded), English (166 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (314 degrees), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), and Business (236 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 Emerson College.

Most Common

  1. 197 degrees awarded

  2. 158 degrees awarded

  3. 140 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Emerson College was Cinematography & Film Production with 197 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 411

  2. 825

In 2016, 411 degrees were awarded to men at Emerson College, which is 0.498 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (825).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 110 degrees were awarded to men at Emerson College in Cinematography & Film Production, which is 1.26 times more than the 87 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 139 degrees were awarded to women at Emerson College in General Marketing & Marketing Management, which is 2.62 times more than the 53 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%

100% Completion Time

80%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 77% of students graduating from Emerson College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% 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 Emerson College 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, 11.5% of graduates (76 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    792 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    108 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    104 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Emerson College is white (792 degrees awarded). There were 7.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (108 degrees).

8.74% of degree recipients (108 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    506 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    286 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Emerson College is white female (506 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (286 degrees).

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Operations

Emerson College has an endowment valued at nearly $149M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-100k (-0.0671%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Emerson College had a total expenditure of $174M. Of that $174M, they spent $67.4M on salaries and $174M on benefits.

Emerson College employs 66 Associate professors, 63 Lecturers, and 39 Assistant professors. Most academics at Emerson College are Male Associate professors (40), Female Lecturers(32), and Male Lecturers (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Emerson College are: Management, with 131 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 101 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 58 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$149M

2015 Endowment

2.08%

growth from 2014

Emerson College has an endowment valued at about $149M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Emerson College grew 2.08% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $120M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $423k - Federal

  2. $486k - State

  3. $23.4k - Local

As of 2015, Emerson College received $423k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $486k from state grants and contracts, and $23.4k 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.

$67.4M

Salary Expenditure

$174M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Emerson College had a total expenditure of $174M. Of that $174M, they spent $67.4M on salaries and $174M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$67.4M

2015 Salaries

3.98%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Emerson College paid a median of $67.4M in salaries, which represents 38.7% of their overall expenditure ($174M) and a 3.98% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.8% growth from 2013 and a 33.2% 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

$17.6M

Instructional Salaries

202

Number of Employees

In 2015, Emerson College paid a total of $17.6M to 202 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.2% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

66 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

131 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Emerson College were Associate professor with 66 employees; Lecturer with 63 employees; and Lecturer with 39 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Emerson College were Management with 131 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 101 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 58 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Lecturer

  3. Male Lecturer

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Emerson College was Male Associate professor with 40 employees, Female Lecturer with 32 employees, and Male Lecturer with 31 employees.

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

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