Frostburg State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,700
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,970
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.53%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
73.6%
4,335 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,857
71.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
52.8%
505 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 (142 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (91 degrees), and General Psychology (77 degrees).

In 2020, 1,233 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Frostburg State University. 57.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (764 degrees), 2.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (290 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Frostburg State University is $6,700, which is $−15,830 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Frostburg State University is $6,700, which is $−15,830 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,970.

In 2020, 65% of undergraduate students attending Frostburg State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,700
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Frostburg State University was $6,700. The cost of tuition at Frostburg State University is $−15,830 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$15,970
2020 Value
2.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Frostburg State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,970. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Frostburg State University grew by 2.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,682
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Frostburg State University was of $10,682 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 5.95% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Frostburg State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 6.56% with respect to 2019, when 61% 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.
6.53%
2018 Default Rate
84
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Frostburg State University was 6.53%, which represents 84 out of the 1286 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 4,335 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 41.1% annual growth. Out of those 4,335 applicants, 3,191 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.6% acceptance rate.

There were 4,857 students enrolled at Frostburg State University in 2020, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Frostburg State University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,191
Accepted Out of 4,335

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Frostburg State University was 73.6% (3,191 admissions from 4,335 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 80.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 41.1%, while admissions grew by 29.6%.

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SAT Scores

86%
Submission Percentage
540
Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at Frostburg State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Frostburg State University has a total enrollment of 4,857 students. The full-time enrollment at Frostburg State University is 3,466 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,391. This means that 71.4% 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, 26.5% Black or African American, 4.57% Hispanic or Latino, 4.36% Two or More Races, 1.94% Asian, 0.226% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0412% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Frostburg State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.1%), followed by White Male (24.2%) and Black or African American Male (17.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.3%), followed by White Male (22%) and Black or African American Female (11.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Frostburg State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,857 students. The full-time enrollment at Frostburg State University is 3,466 and the part-time enrollment is 1,391. This means that 71.4% of students enrolled at Frostburg State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2020 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
    2,584
  2. Black or African American
    1,289
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    222

The enrolled student population at Frostburg State University is 53.2% White, 26.5% Black or African American, 4.57% Hispanic or Latino, 4.36% Two or More Races, 1.94% Asian, 0.226% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0412% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 52 students (1.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 183 more women than men received degrees from Frostburg State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Frostburg State University is white (764 degrees awarded). There were 2.63 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (290 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Frostburg State University is Registered Nursing (142 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (91 degrees) and General Psychology (77 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 (70 degrees awarded), Education (170 degrees), and Psychology (85 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 (1,854,677 people), Physicians (429,648 people), Secondary school teachers (428,840 people), Education administrators (314,248 people), and Other managers (273,766 people).

The most specialized majors at Frostburg State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 degrees awarded), Education (170 degrees), Psychology (85 degrees), Protective Services (58 degrees), and Biology (70 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, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Frostburg State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 degrees awarded), Education (170 degrees), Psychology (85 degrees), Protective Services (58 degrees), and Biology (70 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 (3,121,941 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (730,556 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (599,461 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (425,590 people), and Outpatient care centers (272,436 people).

The most specialized majors at Frostburg State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 degrees awarded), Education (170 degrees), Psychology (85 degrees), Protective Services (58 degrees), and Biology (70 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. 142 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 91 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 77 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Frostburg State University was Registered Nursing with 142 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

525
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
708
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 525 degrees were awarded to men at Frostburg State University, which is 0.742 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (708).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 89 degrees were awarded to men at Frostburg State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.29 times more than the 69 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 137 degrees were awarded to women at Frostburg State University in Registered Nursing, which is 12.5 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 28% of students graduating from Frostburg State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (64.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Frostburg State University is Female and White (64.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.594% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    764 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    290 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Frostburg State University is white (764 degrees awarded). There were 2.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (290 degrees).

2.76% of degree recipients (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    422 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    342 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    180 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Frostburg State University is white female (422 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (342 degrees).

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Operations

Frostburg State University has an endowment valued at nearly $28.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $628k (2.21%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Frostburg State University had a total salary expenditure of $117M. Frostburg State University employs 72 Associate professors, 70 Professors, and 57 Assistant professors. Most academics at Frostburg State University are Male Professors (47), Male Associate professors(43), and Female Assistant professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Frostburg State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 107 employees, Management, with 79 employees, and Service with 79 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$28.4M
2020 Endowment
0.856%
decline from 2019

Frostburg State University has an endowment valued at about $28.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Frostburg State University declined 0.856% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.2M 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. $1.85M - Federal
  2. $1.55M - State
  3. $6.71k - Local

As of 2020, Frostburg State University received $1.85M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.55M from state grants and contracts, and $6.71k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$47.9M
2020 Salaries
4.13%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Frostburg State University paid a median of $47.9M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($117M) and a 4.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.4% growth from 2018 and a 2.92% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.3M
Instructional Salaries
238
Number of Employees

In 2020, Frostburg State University paid a total of $18.3M to 238 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
72 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
107 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Frostburg State University were Associate professor with 72 employees; Professor with 70 employees; and Professor with 57 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Frostburg State University were Office and Administrative Support with 107 employees; Management with 79 employees; and Service with 79 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Frostburg State University was Male Professor with 47 employees, Male Associate professor with 43 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 35 employees.

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

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