Francis Marion University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$10,178

3.02% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,935

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.46%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

60%

3,787 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,786

82% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

37.3%

277 Graduates

About

Francis Marion University is a higher education institution located in Florence County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Francis Marion University were General Biological Sciences (100 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (87 degrees), and General Psychology (67 degrees).

In 2017, 748 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Francis Marion University. 71.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (403 degrees), 1.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (294 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Francis Marion University is $10,178, which is $-10,555 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Francis Marion University is $10,178, which is $-10,555 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 $11,935.

In 2017, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 77% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,178

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Francis Marion University was $10,178. The cost of tuition at Francis Marion University is $-10,555 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$11,935

2017 Value

18.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Francis Marion University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,935. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Francis Marion University grew by 18.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,716

Room and Board

$1,003

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Francis Marion University was of $7,716 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,003. The cost of room and board increased by 3.27% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Francis Marion University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.25% with respect to 2016, when 80% 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.

8.46%

2016 Default Rate

99

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Francis Marion University was 8.46%, which represents 99 out of the 1170 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

Francis Marion University received 3,787 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.31% annual growth. Out of those 3,787 applicants, 2,274 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60% acceptance rate.

There were 3,786 students enrolled at Francis Marion University in 2017, and 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Francis Marion University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,274

Accepted Out of 3,787

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Francis Marion University was 60% (2,274 admissions from 3,787 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 61.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 1.31%, while admissions declined by -1.17%.

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SAT Scores

22%

Submission Percentage

146

Scores Submitted

22% of enrolled first-time students at Francis Marion University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Francis Marion University has a total enrollment of 3,786 students. The full-time enrollment at Francis Marion University is 3,103 students and the part-time enrollment is 683. This means that 82% of students enrolled at Francis Marion University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Francis Marion University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.2% White, 39.6% Black or African American, 3.09% Two or More Races, 2.19% Hispanic or Latino, 1.29% Asian, 0.581% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0528% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Francis Marion University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (31.9%), followed by White Female (30.5%) and White Male (17.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (52.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (23.7%) and White Male (9.28%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Francis Marion University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,786 students. The full-time enrollment at Francis Marion University is 3,103 and the part-time enrollment is 683. This means that 82% of students enrolled at Francis Marion University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

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 Francis Marion University was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Francis Marion University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,937

  2. Black or African American

    1,500

  3. Two or More Races

    117

The enrolled student population at Francis Marion University is 51.2% White, 39.6% Black or African American, 3.09% Two or More Races, 2.19% Hispanic or Latino, 1.29% Asian, 0.581% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0528% 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, 13 students (0.343%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 328 more women than men received degrees from Francis Marion University. The majority of degree recipients at Francis Marion University are white (403 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (294 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Francis Marion University is General Biological Sciences (100 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (87 degrees) and General Psychology (67 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Francis Marion University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (100 degrees awarded), Psychology (87 degrees), and History (13 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 Francis Marion University are Physicians (502,658 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (406,283 people), Postsecondary teachers (323,565 people), Other managers (305,229 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (250,513 people).

The most specialized majors at Francis Marion University are Biology (100 degrees awarded), Psychology (87 degrees), History (13 degrees), English (23 degrees), and Physical Sciences (16 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 Francis Marion University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Francis Marion University are Biology (100 degrees awarded), Psychology (87 degrees), History (13 degrees), English (23 degrees), and Physical Sciences (16 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 Francis Marion University are Elementary & secondary schools (829,228 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (699,250 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (694,365 people), Offices of physicians (253,275 people), and Outpatient care centers (214,599 people).

The most specialized majors at Francis Marion University are Biology (100 degrees awarded), Psychology (87 degrees), History (13 degrees), English (23 degrees), and Physical Sciences (16 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 100 degrees awarded

  2. 87 degrees awarded

  3. 67 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Francis Marion University was General Biological Sciences with 100 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 210

  2. 538

In 2017, 210 degrees were awarded to men at Francis Marion University, which is 0.39 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (538).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Francis Marion University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.46 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 79 degrees were awarded to women at Francis Marion University in Registered Nursing, which is 9.88 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% of students graduating from Francis Marion University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Francis Marion University is Male and Two or More Races (100% 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, 1.44% 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

    403 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    294 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Francis Marion University is white (403 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (294 degrees).

0.936% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    276 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    236 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    127 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Francis Marion University is white female (276 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (236 degrees).

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Operations

Francis Marion University has an endowment valued at nearly $25.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $128k (0.493%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Francis Marion University had a total salary expenditure of $65.6M. Francis Marion University employs 75 Assistant professors, 65 Professors, and 52 Associate professors. Most academics at Francis Marion University are Female Assistant professors (50), Male Professors(45), and Male Associate professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Francis Marion University are: Service, with 73 employees, Management, with 48 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 46 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.9M

2017 Endowment

6.78%

decline from 2016

Francis Marion University has an endowment valued at about $25.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Francis Marion University declined 6.78% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.22M 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. $2.83M - Federal

  2. $8.56M - State

  3. $75.1k - Local

As of 2017, Francis Marion University received $2.83M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.56M from state grants and contracts, and $75.1k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$28.3M

2017 Salaries

3.35%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Francis Marion University paid a median of $28.3M in salaries, which represents 43.2% of their overall expenditure ($65.6M) and a 3.35% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 12% decline from 2015 and a 3.22% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$14.2M

Instructional Salaries

208

Number of Employees

In 2017, Francis Marion University paid a total of $14.2M to 208 employees working as instructors, which represents 50.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

75 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

73 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Francis Marion University were Assistant professor with 75 employees; Professor with 65 employees; and Professor with 52 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Francis Marion University were Service with 73 employees; Management with 48 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Francis Marion University was Female Assistant professor with 50 employees, Male Professor with 45 employees, and Male Associate professor with 26 employees.

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

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