Five Towns College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,980
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$21,843
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
11.8%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
90.5%
285 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
670
90.9% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
30.9%
64 Graduates

About

Five Towns College is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Five Towns College were General Business Administration & Management (61 degrees awarded), Film, Cinema, & Video Studies (29 degrees), and General Music (22 degrees).

In 2017, 161 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Five Towns College. 32.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 67.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (86 degrees), 2.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (36 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Five Towns College is $18,980, which is $-6,214 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Five Towns College is $18,980, which is $-6,214 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,843.

In 2017, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$18,980
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Five Towns College was $18,980. The cost of tuition at Five Towns College is $-6,214 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$21,843
2017 Value
16.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Five Towns College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,843. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Five Towns College grew by 16.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,000
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Five Towns College was of $14,000 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 4.87% 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

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Five Towns College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.3% with respect to 2016, when 87% 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.
11.8%
2016 Default Rate
28
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Five Towns College was 11.8%, which represents 28 out of the 238 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

Five Towns College received 285 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 37.4% annual decline. Out of those 285 applicants, 258 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.5% acceptance rate.

There were 670 students enrolled at Five Towns College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Five Towns College has an overall enrollment yield of 59.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
258
Accepted Out of 285

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Five Towns College was 90.5% (258 admissions from 285 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 61.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -37.4%, while admissions declined by -7.53%.

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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 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Five Towns College has a total enrollment of 670 students. The full-time enrollment at Five Towns College is 609 students and the part-time enrollment is 61. This means that 90.9% of students enrolled at Five Towns College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Five Towns College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.1% White, 22.1% Black or African American, 15.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.69% Two or More Races, 1.94% Asian, 0.448% 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 majority White Male (34.2%), followed by White Female (16.1%) and Black or African American Male (16.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (44.4%), followed by White Female (11.1%) and Black or African American Male (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Five Towns College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 670 students. The full-time enrollment at Five Towns College is 609 and the part-time enrollment is 61. This means that 90.9% of students enrolled at Five Towns College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
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 Five Towns College was 63%. 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
    336
  2. Black or African American
    148
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    102

The enrolled student population at Five Towns College is 50.1% White, 22.1% Black or African American, 15.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.69% Two or More Races, 1.94% Asian, 0.448% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 14 students (2.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 55 fewer women than men received degrees from Five Towns College. The majority of degree recipients at Five Towns College are white (86 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (36 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Five Towns College is General Business Administration & Management (61 degrees awarded), followed by Film, Cinema, & Video Studies (29 degrees) and General Music (22 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 (69 degrees awarded), Business (66 degrees), and Communications (7 degrees).

Workforce

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 (2,214,959 people), Accountants & auditors (1,148,525 people), Other managers (811,579 people), Financial managers (463,023 people), and Chief executives & legislators (385,759 people).

The most specialized majors at Five Towns College are Visual & Performing Arts (69 degrees awarded), Business (66 degrees), Communications (7 degrees), Education (17 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, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Five Towns College are Visual & Performing Arts (69 degrees awarded), Business (66 degrees), Communications (7 degrees), Education (17 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 (3,389,231 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (699,951 people), Computer Systems Design (562,026 people), Banking & related activities (559,947 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (478,451 people).

The most specialized majors at Five Towns College are Visual & Performing Arts (69 degrees awarded), Business (66 degrees), Communications (7 degrees), Education (17 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (2 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 Five Towns College.
Most Common
  1. 61 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 22 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Five Towns College was General Business Administration & Management with 61 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 108
  2. 53

In 2017, 108 degrees were awarded to men at Five Towns College, which is 2.04 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (53).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Five Towns College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3.13 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 16 degrees were awarded to women at Five Towns College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.32 times less than the 50 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 22% of students graduating from Five Towns College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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.
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 (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, 1.56% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    86 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    36 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Five Towns College is white (86 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (36 degrees).

1.24% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    58 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Five Towns College is white male (58 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (28 degrees).

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Operations

Five Towns College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $45k (NaNk%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Five Towns College had a total salary expenditure of $12.5M. Five Towns College employs 8 Assistant professors, 7 Instructors, and 7 Associate professors. Most academics at Five Towns College are Male Assistant professors (6), Male Associate professors(5), and Female Instructors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Five Towns College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 25 employees, Management, with 9 employees, and Service with 6 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2017 Endowment
0%
growth from 2016

Five Towns College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Five Towns College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.48M - Federal
  2. $1.54M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Five Towns College received $1.48M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.54M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$6.83M
2017 Salaries
27.9%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Five Towns College paid a median of $6.83M in salaries, which represents 54.7% of their overall expenditure ($12.5M) and a 27.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 19.2% decline from 2015 and a 14.4% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.57M
Instructional Salaries
27
Number of Employees

In 2017, Five Towns College paid a total of $1.57M to 27 employees working as instructors, which represents 23% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Five Towns College were Assistant professor with 8 employees; Instructor with 7 employees; and Instructor with 7 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Five Towns College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 25 employees; Management with 9 employees; and Service with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Five Towns College was Male Assistant professor with 6 employees, Male Associate professor with 5 employees, and Female Instructor with 4 employees.

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

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