Five Towns College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$24,900
8.45% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$23,204
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
13.3%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
47%
717 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
632
94.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
48.2%
53 Graduates

About

Five Towns College is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, NY. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Five Towns College were General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees awarded), General Music (21 degrees), and Film, Cinema, & Video Studies (16 degrees).

In 2020, 127 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Five Towns College. 29.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 70.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (72 degrees), 2.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (32 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Five Towns College is $24,900, which is $−3,500 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Five Towns College is $24,900, which is $−3,500 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,204.

In 2020, 85% of undergraduate students attending Five Towns College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$24,900
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Five Towns College was $24,900. The cost of tuition at Five Towns College is $−3,500 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$23,204
2020 Value
13.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Five Towns College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,204. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Five Towns College grew by 13.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,440
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Five Towns College was of $13,440 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board decreased by 4% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Five Towns College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.16% with respect to 2019, when 86% 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.
13.3%
2018 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Five Towns College was 13.3%, which represents 29 out of the 218 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Five Towns College received 717 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.27% annual decline. Out of those 717 applicants, 337 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47% acceptance rate.

There were 632 students enrolled at Five Towns College in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Five Towns College has an overall enrollment yield of 46.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

47%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
337
Accepted Out of 717

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Five Towns College was 47% (337 admissions from 717 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 33.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −6.27%, while admissions grew by 31.1%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Five Towns College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Five Towns College has a total enrollment of 632 students. The full-time enrollment at Five Towns College is 600 students and the part-time enrollment is 32. This means that 94.9% of students enrolled at Five Towns College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Five Towns College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.2% White, 17.7% Black or African American, 15.8% Hispanic or Latino, 9.34% Two or More Races, 2.06% Asian, 0.475% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Five Towns College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (35.5%), followed by White Female (14.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (30%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (10%) and White Female (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Five Towns College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 632 students. The full-time enrollment at Five Towns College is 600 and the part-time enrollment is 32. This means that 94.9% of students enrolled at Five Towns College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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 Five Towns College was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Five Towns College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    317
  2. Black or African American
    112
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    100

The enrolled student population at Five Towns College is 50.2% White, 17.7% Black or African American, 15.8% Hispanic or Latino, 9.34% Two or More Races, 2.06% Asian, 0.475% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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In 2020, 53 fewer women than men received degrees from Five Towns College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Five Towns College is white (72 degrees awarded). There were 2.25 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (32 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Five Towns College is General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees awarded), followed by General Music (21 degrees) and Film, Cinema, & Video Studies (16 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Five Towns College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (61 degrees awarded), Communications (10 degrees), and Business (51 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Five Towns College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,002,266 people), Accountants & auditors (1,085,701 people), Other managers (833,353 people), Financial managers (489,228 people), and Secondary school teachers (469,285 people).

The most specialized majors at Five Towns College are Visual & Performing Arts (61 degrees awarded), Communications (10 degrees), Business (51 degrees), Education (3 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (2 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 Five Towns College are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Five Towns College are Visual & Performing Arts (61 degrees awarded), Communications (10 degrees), Business (51 degrees), Education (3 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (2 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 Five Towns College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,384,748 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (707,587 people), Computer Systems Design (575,346 people), Banking & related activities (545,568 people), and Insurance carriers (502,092 people).

The most specialized majors at Five Towns College are Visual & Performing Arts (61 degrees awarded), Communications (10 degrees), Business (51 degrees), Education (3 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (2 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 42 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 16 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Five Towns College was General Business Administration & Management with 42 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

90
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
37
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 90 degrees were awarded to men at Five Towns College, which is 2.43 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (37).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Five Towns College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 5.38 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 15 degrees were awarded to women at Five Towns College in General Music, which is 0.833 times less than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 34% of students graduating from Five Towns College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Five Towns College is Female and Two or More Races (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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    72 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    32 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Five Towns College is white (72 degrees awarded). There were 2.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (32 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    50 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    24 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Five Towns College is white male (50 degrees awarded). There were 2.08 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (24 degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

Five Towns College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $91.8k (NaNk%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Five Towns College had a total salary expenditure of $12.8M. Five Towns College employs 9 Assistant professors, 6 Instructors, and 6 Associate professors. Most academics at Five Towns College are Male Assistant professors (7), Female Instructors(5), and Female Professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Five Towns College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 21 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 8 employees, and Sales and related with 6 employees.

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.66M - Federal
  2. $1.73M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Five Towns College received $1.66M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.73M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$6.72M
2020 Salaries
3.24%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Five Towns College paid a median of $6.72M in salaries, which represents 52.4% of their overall expenditure ($12.8M) and a 3.24% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.19% growth from 2018 and a 0.541% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.57M
Instructional Salaries
25
Number of Employees

In 2020, Five Towns College paid a total of $1.57M to 25 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.4% of all salaries paid.

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

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
9 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
21 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Five Towns College were Assistant professor with 9 employees; Instructor with 6 employees; and Instructor with 6 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Five Towns College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees; Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 8 employees; and Sales and related with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Five Towns College was Male Assistant professor with 7 employees, Female Instructor with 5 employees, and Female Professor with 3 employees.

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

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