Friends University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,172
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,720
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.98%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
63.3%
1,620 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,724
61.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
45.4%
74 Graduates

About

Friends University is a higher education institution located in Sedgwick County, KS. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Friends University were General Business Administration & Management (89 degrees awarded), Marriage & Family Therapy (54 degrees), and Curriculum & Instruction (35 degrees).

In 2022, 498 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Friends University. 62.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (266 degrees), 6.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Friends University is $31,172, which is $7,176 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Friends University is $31,172, which is $7,176 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,720.

In 2022, 77% of undergraduate students attending Friends University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$31,172
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Friends University was $31,172. The cost of tuition at Friends University is $7,176 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$23,720
2022 Value
4.74%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Friends University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,720. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Friends University grew by 4.74%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,643
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Friends University was of $7,643 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 8.47% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Friends University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 10.5% with respect to 2021, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.98%
2019 Default Rate
17
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Friends University was 2.98%, which represents 17 out of the 570 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Friends University received 1,620 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 11.3% annual growth. Out of those 1,620 applicants, 1,025 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,724 students enrolled at Friends University in 2022. 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Friends University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,025
Accepted Out of 1,620

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Friends University was 63.3% (1,025 admissions from 1,620 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 57.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 11.3%, while admissions declined by −2.66%..

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SAT Scores

11%
Submission Percentage (2022)
29
Scores Submitted (2022)

11% of enrolled first-time students at Friends University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Friends University had a total enrollment of 1,724 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Friends University is 1,067 students and the part-time enrollment is 657. This means that 61.9% of students enrolled at Friends University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Friends University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.2% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, 9.8% Black or African American, 6.67% Two or More Races, 2.03% Asian, 0.638% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.232% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Friends University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.1%), followed by White Male (21.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (60.7%), followed by White Male (11.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Friends University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,724 students. The full-time enrollment at Friends University is 1,067 and the part-time enrollment is 657. This means that 61.9% of students enrolled at Friends University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2022 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 Friends University was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Friends University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    951 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    269 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    169 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Friends University is 55.2% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, 9.8% Black or African American, 6.67% Two or More Races, 2.03% Asian, 0.638% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.232% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 105 students (6.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 126 more women than men received degrees from Friends University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Friends University is white (266 degrees awarded). There were 6.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Friends University is General Business Administration & Management (89 degrees awarded), followed by Marriage & Family Therapy (54 degrees) and Curriculum & Instruction (35 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Friends University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees awarded), Education (67 degrees), and Business (171 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Friends University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,783,691 people), Accountants & auditors (1,066,363 people), Other managers (822,175 people), Secondary school teachers (527,156 people), and Financial managers (521,216 people).

The most specialized majors at Friends University in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees awarded), Education (67 degrees), Business (171 degrees), Theology (5 degrees), and Psychology (27 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Friends University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Friends University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees awarded), Education (67 degrees), Business (171 degrees), Theology (5 degrees), and Psychology (27 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Friends University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,392,085 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (686,914 people), Computer Systems Design (583,922 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (560,211 people), and Banking & related activities (524,825 people).

The most specialized majors at Friends University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees awarded), Education (67 degrees), Business (171 degrees), Theology (5 degrees), and Psychology (27 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Friends University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 50 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded
  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Friends University was General Business Administration & Management with 50 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

186
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
312
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 186 degrees were awarded to men at Friends University, which is 0.596 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (312).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 69 degrees were awarded to men at Friends University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.986 times less than the 70 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 70 degrees were awarded to men at Friends University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.01 times more than the 69 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 33% of students graduating from Friends University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Friends University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 12.2% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    266 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    44 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Friends University is white (266 degrees awarded). There were 6.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

19.5% of degree recipients (97 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    179 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    87 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Friends University is white female (179 degrees awarded). There were 2.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (87 degrees).

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Operations

Friends University has an endowment valued at nearly $58.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−15.9%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Friends University had a total salary expenditure of 30.4M. Friends University employs 27 Assistant professors, 15 Associate professors and 14 Professors. Most academics at Friends University are Female Assistant professor (15), Male Assistant professor (12), and Male Professor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Friends University are: Management, with 49 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees.

Endowment

$58.7M
2022 Endowment
6.21%
decline from 2021

Friends University has an endowment valued at about $58.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Friends University declined 6.21% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.1M higher 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$13.1M
2022 Salaries
1.01%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Friends University paid a median of $13.1M in salaries, which represents 43% of their overall expenditure ($30.4M) and a 1.01% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.82M
Instructional Salaries
58
Number of Employees

In 2022, Friends University paid a total of $3.82M to 58 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
27 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
49 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Friends University were Assistant professor with 27 employees, Associate professor with 15 employees, and Professor with 14 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Friends University were Management with 49 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Friends University was Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, Male Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Male Professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Friends University.

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