Frostburg State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,468

2.02% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,489

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.7%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

72.3%

3,436 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

5,396

74.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

49.5%

408 Graduates

About

Frostburg State University is a higher education institution located in Allegany County, MD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Frostburg State University were Registered Nursing (155 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (101 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (80 degrees).

In 2017, 1,380 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Frostburg State University. 56.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (857 degrees), 3.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (274 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Frostburg State University is $6,468, which is $-14,265 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Frostburg State University is $6,468, which is $-14,265 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 $13,489.

In 2017, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,468

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Frostburg State University was $6,468. The cost of tuition at Frostburg State University is $-14,265 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$13,489

2017 Value

2.13%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Frostburg State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,489. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Frostburg State University grew by 2.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,656

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Frostburg State University was of $7,656 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 2.26% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 7.69% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Frostburg State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.67% with respect to 2016, when 60% 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.

8.7%

2016 Default Rate

110

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Frostburg State University was 8.7%, which represents 110 out of the 1264 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

Frostburg State University received 3,436 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 18.7% annual decline. Out of those 3,436 applicants, 2,484 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.3% acceptance rate.

There were 5,396 students enrolled at Frostburg State University in 2017, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Frostburg State University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,484

Accepted Out of 3,436

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Frostburg State University was 72.3% (2,484 admissions from 3,436 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 62.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -18.7%, while admissions declined by -6.33%.

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SAT Scores

85%

Submission Percentage

659

Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at Frostburg State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Frostburg State University has a total enrollment of 5,396 students. The full-time enrollment at Frostburg State University is 4,025 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,371. This means that 74.6% of students enrolled at Frostburg State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Frostburg State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.2% White, 28.4% Black or African American, 5.13% Hispanic or Latino, 3.95% Two or More Races, 2.19% Asian, 0.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0185% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Frostburg State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (26%), followed by White Female (23.4%) and Black or African American Male (19.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (46%), followed by White Male (25.6%) and Black or African American Female (3.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Frostburg State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,396 students. The full-time enrollment at Frostburg State University is 4,025 and the part-time enrollment is 1,371. This means that 74.6% of students enrolled at Frostburg State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

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 Frostburg State University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Frostburg State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,869

  2. Black or African American

    1,530

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    277

The enrolled student population at Frostburg State University is 53.2% White, 28.4% Black or African American, 5.13% Hispanic or Latino, 3.95% Two or More Races, 2.19% Asian, 0.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0185% 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, 152 students (2.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 184 more women than men received degrees from Frostburg State University. The majority of degree recipients at Frostburg State University are white (857 degrees awarded). There were 3.13 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (274 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Frostburg State University is Registered Nursing (155 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (101 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (80 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Frostburg State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (83 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (127 degrees), and Education (163 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 Frostburg State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,035,601 people), Software developers (450,387 people), Physicians (437,965 people), Secondary school teachers (344,434 people), and Other managers (325,919 people).

The most specialized majors at Frostburg State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (83 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (127 degrees), Education (163 degrees), Psychology (86 degrees), and Biology (65 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 Frostburg State University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Frostburg State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (83 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (127 degrees), Education (163 degrees), Psychology (86 degrees), and Biology (65 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 Frostburg State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,133,130 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (761,283 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (655,926 people), Computer Systems Design (573,991 people), and Outpatient care centers (260,293 people).

The most specialized majors at Frostburg State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (83 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (127 degrees), Education (163 degrees), Psychology (86 degrees), and Biology (65 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 Frostburg State University.

Most Common

  1. 155 degrees awarded

  2. 101 degrees awarded

  3. 80 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Frostburg State University was Registered Nursing with 155 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 598

  2. 782

In 2017, 598 degrees were awarded to men at Frostburg State University, which is 0.765 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (782).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 95 degrees were awarded to men at Frostburg State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.17 times more than the 81 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 153 degrees were awarded to women at Frostburg State University in Registered Nursing, which is 10.9 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%

100% Completion Time

51%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 21% of students graduating from Frostburg State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (59.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Frostburg State University is Female and White (59.2% 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, 1.47% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    857 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    274 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Frostburg State University is white (857 degrees awarded). There were 3.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (274 degrees).

2.54% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    506 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    351 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    163 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Frostburg State University is white female (506 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (351 degrees).

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Operations

Frostburg State University has an endowment valued at nearly $24.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $891k (3.67%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Frostburg State University had a total salary expenditure of $114M. Frostburg State University employs 74 Associate professors, 66 Professors, and 65 Assistant professors. Most academics at Frostburg State University are Male Professors (48), Male Associate professors(40), and Female Associate professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Frostburg State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 111 employees, Service, with 87 employees, and Management with 76 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$24.3M

2017 Endowment

6.13%

decline from 2016

Frostburg State University has an endowment valued at about $24.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Frostburg State University declined 6.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.87M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.6M - Federal

  2. $2.73M - State

  3. $11.5k - Local

As of 2017, Frostburg State University received $1.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.73M from state grants and contracts, and $11.5k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$47.2M

2017 Salaries

1.98%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Frostburg State University paid a median of $47.2M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($114M) and a 1.98% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.38% decline from 2015 and a 6.99% 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

$17.9M

Instructional Salaries

248

Number of Employees

In 2017, Frostburg State University paid a total of $17.9M to 248 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

74 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

111 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Frostburg State University were Associate professor with 74 employees; Professor with 66 employees; and Professor with 65 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Frostburg State University were Office and Administrative Support with 111 employees; Service with 87 employees; and Management with 76 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Frostburg State University was Male Professor with 48 employees, Male Associate professor with 40 employees, and Female Associate professor with 34 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Frostburg State University.

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