Erskine College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,435
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$35,573
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.05%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
60%
1,020 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
943
80.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
51.9%
97 Graduates

About

Erskine College is a higher education institution located in Abbeville County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Erskine College were General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (17 degrees), and Athletic Trainer (14 degrees).

In 2020, 137 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Erskine College. 46% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (75 degrees), 1.92 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (39 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Erskine College is $34,435, which is $6,035 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Erskine College is $34,435, which is $6,035 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,573.

In 2020, 100% of undergraduate students attending Erskine College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,435
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Erskine College was $34,435. The cost of tuition at Erskine College is $6,035 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$35,573
2020 Value
0.429%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Erskine College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,573. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Erskine College grew by 0.429%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,950
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Erskine College was of $11,950 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board did not change 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

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Erskine College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 100% 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.
6.05%
2018 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Erskine College was 6.05%, which represents 13 out of the 215 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Erskine College received 1,020 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.03% annual decline. Out of those 1,020 applicants, 612 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60% acceptance rate.

There were 943 students enrolled at Erskine College in 2020, and 64% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Erskine College has an overall enrollment yield of 55.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
612
Accepted Out of 1,020

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Erskine College was 60% (612 admissions from 1,020 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 69.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −5.03%, while admissions declined by −18.2%.

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SAT Scores

64%
Submission Percentage
214
Scores Submitted

64% of enrolled first-time students at Erskine College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Erskine College has a total enrollment of 943 students. The full-time enrollment at Erskine College is 756 students and the part-time enrollment is 187. This means that 80.2% of students enrolled at Erskine College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Erskine College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.1% White, 17.9% Black or African American, 4.67% Hispanic or Latino, 1.59% Asian, 0.742% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.424% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Erskine College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (25%), followed by White Female (18.6%) and Black or African American Male (13.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (34.8%), followed by White Female (21.7%) and Black or African American Male (13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Erskine College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 943 students. The full-time enrollment at Erskine College is 756 and the part-time enrollment is 187. This means that 80.2% of students enrolled at Erskine College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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 Erskine College was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Erskine College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    416
  2. Black or African American
    169
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    44

The enrolled student population at Erskine College is 44.1% White, 17.9% Black or African American, 4.67% Hispanic or Latino, 1.59% Asian, 0.742% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.424% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2020, 11 fewer women than men received degrees from Erskine College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Erskine College is white (75 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (39 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Erskine College is General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (17 degrees) and Athletic Trainer (14 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Erskine College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (34 degrees awarded), History (6 degrees), and Physical Sciences (6 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 Erskine College are Physicians (451,087 people), Postsecondary teachers (218,245 people), Other managers (201,788 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (180,991 people), and Other Physical Scientists (137,030 people).

The most specialized majors at Erskine College are Theology (34 degrees awarded), History (6 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), Biology (17 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 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 Erskine College are Surgeons, Physicians, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Erskine College are Theology (34 degrees awarded), History (6 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), Biology (17 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 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 Erskine College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (555,516 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (466,712 people), Elementary & secondary schools (395,488 people), Offices of physicians (218,447 people), and Scientific research & development services (177,706 people).

The most specialized majors at Erskine College are Theology (34 degrees awarded), History (6 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), Biology (17 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 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 Erskine College.
Most Common
  1. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 17 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 14 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Erskine College was General Business Administration & Management with 32 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

74
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
63
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 74 degrees were awarded to men at Erskine College, which is 1.17 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (63).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Erskine College in Theological Studies, which is 12.5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 13 degrees were awarded to women at Erskine College in General Biological Sciences, which is 3.25 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 55% of students graduating from Erskine College 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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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 Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Erskine College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 7.22% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    75 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Erskine College is white (75 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (39 degrees).

28.5% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    46 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Erskine College is white male (46 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (29 degrees).

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Operations

Erskine College has an endowment valued at nearly $41.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $903k (2.17%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Erskine College had a total salary expenditure of $20.5M. Erskine College employs 21 Professors, 15 Assistant professors, and 7 Associate professors. Most academics at Erskine College are Male Professors (16), Female Assistant professors(13), and Male Associate professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Erskine College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 28 employees, Management, with 20 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$41.7M
2020 Endowment
4.1%
decline from 2019

Erskine College has an endowment valued at about $41.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Erskine College declined 4.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.82M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $176k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Erskine College received $176k 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

$6.63M
2020 Salaries
17.7%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Erskine College paid a median of $6.63M in salaries, which represents 32.4% of their overall expenditure ($20.5M) and a 17.7% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.59% growth from 2018 and a 8.22% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.26M
Instructional Salaries
43
Number of Employees

In 2020, Erskine College paid a total of $2.26M to 43 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
21 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
28 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Erskine College were Professor with 21 employees; Assistant professor with 15 employees; and Assistant professor with 7 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Erskine College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 28 employees; Management with 20 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Erskine College was Male Professor with 16 employees, Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Male Associate professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Erskine College.

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