Faulkner University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,480
3.02% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,990
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.89%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
78.3%
1,209 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,036
70.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
26.2%
89 Graduates

About

Faulkner University is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Faulkner University were General Business Administration & Management (128 degrees awarded), General Business (108 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (78 degrees).

In 2019, 791 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Faulkner University. 63.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (390 degrees), 1.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (335 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Faulkner University is $20,480, which is $−1,546 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Faulkner University is $20,480, which is $−1,546 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,990.

In 2019, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,480
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Faulkner University was $20,480. The cost of tuition at Faulkner University is $−1,546 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$19,990
2019 Value
6.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Faulkner University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,990. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Faulkner University grew by 6.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,875
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Faulkner University was of $7,875 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 2.27% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Faulkner University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 73% 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.
9.89%
2017 Default Rate
131
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Faulkner University was 9.89%, which represents 131 out of the 1324 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

Faulkner University received 1,209 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 54.7% annual decline. Out of those 1,209 applicants, 947 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,036 students enrolled at Faulkner University in 2019, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Faulkner University has an overall enrollment yield of 29.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
947
Accepted Out of 1,209

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Faulkner University was 78.3% (947 admissions from 1,209 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 52.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −54.7%, while admissions declined by −32.2%.

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SAT Scores

7%
Submission Percentage
18
Scores Submitted

7% of enrolled first-time students at Faulkner University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Faulkner University has a total enrollment of 3,036 students. The full-time enrollment at Faulkner University is 2,128 students and the part-time enrollment is 908. This means that 70.1% of students enrolled at Faulkner University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Faulkner University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.7% White, 38.8% Black or African American, 2.67% Hispanic or Latino, 1.91% Two or More Races, 0.758% Asian, 0.461% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.264% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Faulkner University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (26.1%), followed by White Female (25.7%) and White Male (23.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (25.9%) and White Male (22.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Faulkner University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,036 students. The full-time enrollment at Faulkner University is 2,128 and the part-time enrollment is 908. This means that 70.1% of students enrolled at Faulkner University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2019 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 Faulkner University was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Faulkner University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,570
  2. Black or African American
    1,179
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    81

The enrolled student population at Faulkner University is 51.7% White, 38.8% Black or African American, 2.67% Hispanic or Latino, 1.91% Two or More Races, 0.758% Asian, 0.461% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.264% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 59 students (1.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 207 more women than men received degrees from Faulkner University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Faulkner University is white (390 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (335 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Faulkner University is General Business Administration & Management (128 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (108 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (78 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Faulkner University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (65 degrees awarded), Protective Services (136 degrees), and Business (383 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 Faulkner University are Accountants & auditors (985,323 people), Other managers (714,513 people), Financial managers (490,924 people), Chief executives & legislators (368,544 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (265,512 people).

The most specialized majors at Faulkner University are Legal (65 degrees awarded), Protective Services (136 degrees), Business (383 degrees), Theology (9 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 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 Faulkner University are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Faulkner University are Legal (65 degrees awarded), Protective Services (136 degrees), Business (383 degrees), Theology (9 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 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 Faulkner University are Elementary & secondary schools (572,378 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (488,192 people), Banking & related activities (485,173 people), Computer Systems Design (472,488 people), and Insurance carriers (410,811 people).

The most specialized majors at Faulkner University are Legal (65 degrees awarded), Protective Services (136 degrees), Business (383 degrees), Theology (9 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 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 Faulkner University.
Most Common
  1. 128 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 108 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 78 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Faulkner University was General Business Administration & Management with 128 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

292
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
499
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 292 degrees were awarded to men at Faulkner University, which is 0.585 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (499).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 55 degrees were awarded to men at Faulkner University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.399 times less than the 138 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 138 degrees were awarded to women at Faulkner University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.51 times more than the 55 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 12% of students graduating from Faulkner University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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 (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Faulkner University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 4.49% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    390 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    335 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Faulkner University is white (390 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (335 degrees).

2.15% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    250 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    214 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    176 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Faulkner University is black or african american female (250 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (214 degrees).

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Operations

Faulkner University has an endowment valued at nearly $18.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $25.5k (0.138%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Faulkner University had a total salary expenditure of $43.9M. Faulkner University employs 34 Professors, 33 Assistant professors, and 28 Associate professors. Most academics at Faulkner University are Male Professors (24), Female Assistant professors(21), and Male Associate professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Faulkner University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 53 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 37 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$18.5M
2019 Endowment
2.16%
decline from 2018

Faulkner University has an endowment valued at about $18.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Faulkner University declined 2.16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $20M lower 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.11M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Faulkner University received $1.11M 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

$18.7M
2019 Salaries
2.19%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Faulkner University paid a median of $18.7M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($43.9M) and a 2.19% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.484% decline from 2017 and a 0.571% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.47M
Instructional Salaries
120
Number of Employees

In 2019, Faulkner University paid a total of $7.47M to 120 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Faulkner University were Professor with 34 employees; Assistant professor with 33 employees; and Assistant professor with 28 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Faulkner University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 37 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Faulkner University was Male Professor with 24 employees, Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, and Male Associate professor with 19 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Faulkner University.

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