Franklin Pierce University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,500

2.04% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$29,136

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.88%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

81.4%

6,506 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,392

82% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

42.9%

171 Graduates

About

Franklin Pierce University is a higher education institution located in Cheshire County, NH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Franklin Pierce University were Registered Nursing (61 degrees awarded), General Health Services (59 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (39 degrees).

In 2016, 674 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Franklin Pierce University. 59.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (526 degrees), 5.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (88 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Franklin Pierce University is $31,500, which is $11,340 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Franklin Pierce University is $31,500, which is $11,340 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,136.

In 2016, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,500

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Franklin Pierce University was $31,500. The cost of tuition at Franklin Pierce University is $11,340 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$29,136

2016 Value

2.73%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Franklin Pierce University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,136. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Franklin Pierce University grew by 2.73%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,303

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Franklin Pierce University was of $12,303 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.01% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Franklin Pierce University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.12% with respect to 2015, when 89% 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.

4.88%

2015 Default Rate

37

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Franklin Pierce University was 4.88%, which represents 37 out of the 758 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

Franklin Pierce University received 6,506 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 74% annual growth. Out of those 6,506 applicants, 5,295 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,392 students enrolled at Franklin Pierce University in 2016, and 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Franklin Pierce University has an overall enrollment yield of 12%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,295

Accepted Out of 6,506

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Franklin Pierce University was 81.4% (5,295 admissions from 6,506 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 79.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 74%, while admissions grew by 77.6%.

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SAT Scores

52%

Submission Percentage

328

Scores Submitted

52% of enrolled first-time students at Franklin Pierce University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Franklin Pierce University has a total enrollment of 2,392 students. The full-time enrollment at Franklin Pierce University is 1,961 students and the part-time enrollment is 431. This means that 82% of students enrolled at Franklin Pierce University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Franklin Pierce University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.9% White, 6.56% Hispanic or Latino, 5.69% Black or African American, 1.71% Two or More Races, 1.59% Asian, 0.376% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.125% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Franklin Pierce University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.6%), followed by White Male (33.6%) and Black or African American Male (4.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (50.4%), followed by White Male (31.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Franklin Pierce University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,392 students. The full-time enrollment at Franklin Pierce University is 1,961 and the part-time enrollment is 431. This means that 82% of students enrolled at Franklin Pierce University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%

2016 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 Franklin Pierce University was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Franklin Pierce University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,792

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    157

  3. Black or African American

    136

The enrolled student population at Franklin Pierce University is 74.9% White, 6.56% Hispanic or Latino, 5.69% Black or African American, 1.71% Two or More Races, 1.59% Asian, 0.376% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.125% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 156 students (6.52%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 134 more women than men received degrees from Franklin Pierce University. The majority of degree recipients at Franklin Pierce University are white (526 degrees awarded). There were 5.98 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (88 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Franklin Pierce University is Registered Nursing (61 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (59 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (39 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Franklin Pierce University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (19 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 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 Franklin Pierce University are Elementary & middle school teachers (122,866 people), Miscellaneous managers (105,319 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (98,306 people), Postsecondary teachers (57,667 people), and Secondary school teachers (42,831 people).

The most specialized majors at Franklin Pierce University are Communication Technologies (19 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (13 degrees), and History (12 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Franklin Pierce University are Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Franklin Pierce University are Communication Technologies (19 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (13 degrees), and History (12 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 Franklin Pierce University are Elementary & secondary schools (221,720 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (133,749 people), Hospitals (96,703 people), Legal services (79,977 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (56,642 people).

The most specialized majors at Franklin Pierce University are Communication Technologies (19 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (13 degrees), and History (12 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 Franklin Pierce University.

Most Common

  1. 61 degrees awarded

  2. 59 degrees awarded

  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Franklin Pierce University was Registered Nursing with 61 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 270

  2. 404

In 2016, 270 degrees were awarded to men at Franklin Pierce University, which is 0.668 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (404).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Franklin Pierce University in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 4.67 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 57 degrees were awarded to women at Franklin Pierce University in Registered Nursing, which is 14.3 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 39% of students graduating from Franklin Pierce University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Franklin Pierce University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 19.3% of graduates (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    526 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    88 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Franklin Pierce University is white (526 degrees awarded). There were 5.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (88 degrees).

13.1% of degree recipients (88 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    329 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    197 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Franklin Pierce University is white female (329 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (197 degrees).

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Operations

Franklin Pierce University has an endowment valued at nearly $5.02M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $282k (5.61%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Franklin Pierce University had a total expenditure of $47.5M. Of that $47.5M, they spent $19.7M on salaries and $47.5M on benefits.

Franklin Pierce University employs 32 Associate professors, 29 Assistant professors, and 24 Professors. Most academics at Franklin Pierce University are Female Assistant professors (20), Male Associate professors(19), and Male Professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Franklin Pierce University are: Management, with 40 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 38 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.02M

2015 Endowment

4.89%

growth from 2014

Franklin Pierce University has an endowment valued at about $5.02M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Franklin Pierce University grew 4.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.8M 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. $450k - Federal

  2. $110k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Franklin Pierce University received $450k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $110k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$19.7M

Salary Expenditure

$47.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Franklin Pierce University had a total expenditure of $47.5M. Of that $47.5M, they spent $19.7M on salaries and $47.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$19.7M

2015 Salaries

2.59%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Franklin Pierce University paid a median of $19.7M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($47.5M) and a 2.59% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.53% growth from 2013 and a 3.47% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.91M

Instructional Salaries

92

Number of Employees

In 2015, Franklin Pierce University paid a total of $5.91M to 92 employees working as instructors, which represents 30% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

32 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

40 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Franklin Pierce University were Associate professor with 32 employees; Assistant professor with 29 employees; and Assistant professor with 24 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Franklin Pierce University were Management with 40 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 38 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Franklin Pierce University was Female Assistant professor with 20 employees, Male Associate professor with 19 employees, and Male Professor with 16 employees.

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

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