Fayetteville State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,982

2.02% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$5,626

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12.5%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

67.6%

3,859 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

6,226

70% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

32.9%

213 Graduates

About

Fayetteville State University is a higher education institution located in Cumberland County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Fayetteville State University were Registered Nursing (205 degrees awarded), General Psychology (131 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (106 degrees).

In 2017, 1,187 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fayetteville State University. 72.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (641 degrees), 1.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (355 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fayetteville State University is $2,982, which is $-17,751 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fayetteville State University is $2,982, which is $-17,751 less 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 $5,626.

In 2017, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,982

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Fayetteville State University was $2,982. The cost of tuition at Fayetteville State University is $-17,751 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$5,626

2017 Value

2.78%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Fayetteville State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,626. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Fayetteville State University grew by 2.78%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,070

Room and Board

$400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fayetteville State University was of $8,070 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $400. The cost of room and board increased by 3.2% 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

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Fayetteville State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 6.15% with respect to 2016, when 65% 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.

12.5%

2016 Default Rate

221

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Fayetteville State University was 12.5%, which represents 221 out of the 1772 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

Fayetteville State University received 3,859 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 16.3% annual decline. Out of those 3,859 applicants, 2,607 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.6% acceptance rate.

There were 6,226 students enrolled at Fayetteville State University in 2017, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fayetteville State University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,607

Accepted Out of 3,859

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fayetteville State University was 67.6% (2,607 admissions from 3,859 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 59.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -16.3%, while admissions declined by -4.61%.

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SAT Scores

58%

Submission Percentage

389

Scores Submitted

58% of enrolled first-time students at Fayetteville State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fayetteville State University has a total enrollment of 6,226 students. The full-time enrollment at Fayetteville State University is 4,361 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,865. This means that 70% of students enrolled at Fayetteville State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fayetteville State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.9% Black or African American, 20.3% White, 7.37% Hispanic or Latino, 2.47% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.28% Asian, 1.77% Two or More Races, and 0.337% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fayetteville State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (44.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (21.7%) and White Female (10.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (34.2%), followed by White Female (18.4%) and White Male (16.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fayetteville State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,226 students. The full-time enrollment at Fayetteville State University is 4,361 and the part-time enrollment is 1,865. This means that 70% of students enrolled at Fayetteville State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

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 Fayetteville State University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Fayetteville State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    3,670

  2. White

    1,263

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    459

The enrolled student population at Fayetteville State University is 58.9% Black or African American, 20.3% White, 7.37% Hispanic or Latino, 2.47% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.28% Asian, 1.77% Two or More Races, and 0.337% 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, 378 students (6.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 531 more women than men received degrees from Fayetteville State University. The majority of degree recipients at Fayetteville State University are black or african american (641 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (355 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fayetteville State University is Registered Nursing (205 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (131 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (106 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Fayetteville State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (132 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (3 degrees), and Protective Services (164 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 Fayetteville State University are Physicians (431,816 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (308,297 people), Social workers, all other (283,795 people), Other managers (254,239 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (208,948 people).

The most specialized majors at Fayetteville State University are Public Administration and Social Service (132 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (3 degrees), Protective Services (164 degrees), Psychology (135 degrees), and Biology (61 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 Fayetteville State University are Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Fayetteville State University are Public Administration and Social Service (132 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (3 degrees), Protective Services (164 degrees), Psychology (135 degrees), and Biology (61 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 Fayetteville State University are Elementary & secondary schools (689,136 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (673,383 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (494,066 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (419,909 people), and Outpatient care centers (253,829 people).

The most specialized majors at Fayetteville State University are Public Administration and Social Service (132 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (3 degrees), Protective Services (164 degrees), Psychology (135 degrees), and Biology (61 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 Fayetteville State University.

Most Common

  1. 205 degrees awarded

  2. 131 degrees awarded

  3. 106 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fayetteville State University was Registered Nursing with 205 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 328

  2. 859

In 2017, 328 degrees were awarded to men at Fayetteville State University, which is 0.382 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (859).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 53 degrees were awarded to men at Fayetteville State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.57 times less than the 93 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 189 degrees were awarded to women at Fayetteville State University in Registered Nursing, which is 11.8 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

32%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% of students graduating from Fayetteville State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fayetteville State University is Female and Asian (66.7% 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, 3.29% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    641 degrees awarded

  2. White

    355 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fayetteville State University is black or african american (641 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (355 degrees).

3.88% of degree recipients (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    456 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    253 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    185 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fayetteville State University is black or african american female (456 degrees awarded). There were 1.8 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (253 degrees).

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Operations

Fayetteville State University has an endowment valued at nearly $21.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.95M (9.18%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Fayetteville State University had a total salary expenditure of $118M. Fayetteville State University employs 79 Associate professors, 69 Professors, and 65 Assistant professors. Most academics at Fayetteville State University are Male Professors (46), Male Associate professors(45), and Female Assistant professors (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fayetteville State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 157 employees, Service, with 84 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 76 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21.2M

2017 Endowment

7.68%

growth from 2016

Fayetteville State University has an endowment valued at about $21.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Fayetteville State University grew 7.68% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.9M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $582k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Fayetteville State University received $582k 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

$52.2M

2017 Salaries

7.64%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Fayetteville State University paid a median of $52.2M in salaries, which represents 44.4% of their overall expenditure ($118M) and a 7.64% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.41% decline from 2015 and a 0.407% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$21.5M

Instructional Salaries

266

Number of Employees

In 2017, Fayetteville State University paid a total of $21.5M to 266 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

79 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

157 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fayetteville State University were Associate professor with 79 employees; Professor with 69 employees; and Professor with 65 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fayetteville State University were Office and Administrative Support with 157 employees; Service with 84 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 76 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fayetteville State University was Male Professor with 46 employees, Male Associate professor with 45 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 39 employees.

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

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