Gallaudet University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,512
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,639
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.7%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
61.2%
477 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,485
85.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
46.7%
99 Graduates

About

Gallaudet University is a higher education institution located in District of Columbia, DC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Gallaudet University were General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees awarded), Deaf Studies (19 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (18 degrees).

In 2019, 382 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gallaudet University. 64.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (225 degrees), 4.69 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (48 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gallaudet University is $16,512, which is $−5,514 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Gallaudet University is $16,512, which is $−5,514 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,639.

In 2019, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,512
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Gallaudet University was $16,512. The cost of tuition at Gallaudet University is $−5,514 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$15,639
2019 Value
6.26%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Gallaudet University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,639. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Gallaudet University grew by 6.26%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,038
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gallaudet University was of $14,038 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 3.75% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
41%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Gallaudet University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 6.82% with respect to 2018, when 88% 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.
11.7%
2017 Default Rate
36
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Gallaudet University was 11.7%, which represents 36 out of the 308 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

Gallaudet University received 477 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.83% annual decline. Out of those 477 applicants, 292 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,485 students enrolled at Gallaudet University in 2019, and 21% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gallaudet University has an overall enrollment yield of 62.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
292
Accepted Out of 477

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gallaudet University was 61.2% (292 admissions from 477 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 57.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −3.83%, while admissions grew by 3.18%.

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SAT Scores

21%
Submission Percentage
39
Scores Submitted

21% of enrolled first-time students at Gallaudet University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Gallaudet University has a total enrollment of 1,485 students. The full-time enrollment at Gallaudet University is 1,272 students and the part-time enrollment is 213. This means that 85.7% of students enrolled at Gallaudet University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gallaudet University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.7% White, 15.1% Black or African American, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 4.92% Asian, 3.5% Two or More Races, 0.606% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.606% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Gallaudet University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.5%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Black or African American Male (9.95%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.7%), followed by White Male (9.36%) and Black or African American Female (8.61%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gallaudet University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,485 students. The full-time enrollment at Gallaudet University is 1,272 and the part-time enrollment is 213. This means that 85.7% of students enrolled at Gallaudet University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2019 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 Gallaudet University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Gallaudet University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    738
  2. Black or African American
    224
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    200

The enrolled student population at Gallaudet University is 49.7% White, 15.1% Black or African American, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 4.92% Asian, 3.5% Two or More Races, 0.606% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.606% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 108 students (7.27%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 114 more women than men received degrees from Gallaudet University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Gallaudet University is white (225 degrees awarded). There were 4.69 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (48 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gallaudet University is General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees awarded), followed by Deaf Studies (19 degrees) and General Health & Physical Education (18 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Gallaudet University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (84 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (20 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (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 Gallaudet University are Social workers, all other (256,658 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (167,670 people), Other managers (155,785 people), Postsecondary teachers (106,119 people), and Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors (85,715 people).

The most specialized majors at Gallaudet University are Language & Linguistics (84 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (20 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (34 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), and Psychology (33 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 Gallaudet University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Dentists, Computer hardware engineers, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Gallaudet University are Language & Linguistics (84 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (20 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (34 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), and Psychology (33 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 Gallaudet University are Elementary & secondary schools (526,857 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (279,121 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (262,059 people), Individual & family services (221,930 people), and Outpatient care centers (219,746 people).

The most specialized majors at Gallaudet University are Language & Linguistics (84 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (20 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (34 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), and Psychology (33 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 Gallaudet University.
Most Common
  1. 23 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 19 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 18 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gallaudet University was General Business Administration & Management with 23 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

134
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
248
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 134 degrees were awarded to men at Gallaudet University, which is 0.54 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (248).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Gallaudet University in American Sign Language (ASL), which is 1.05 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 22 degrees were awarded to women at Gallaudet University in Sign Language Interpretation & Translation, which is 2.75 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 24% of students graduating from Gallaudet University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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 (55.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Gallaudet University is Female and White (55.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    225 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    48 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gallaudet University is white (225 degrees awarded). There were 4.69 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (48 degrees).

6.02% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    146 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    79 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Gallaudet University is white female (146 degrees awarded). There were 1.85 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (79 degrees).

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Operations

Gallaudet University has an endowment valued at nearly $186M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.44M (2.39%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Gallaudet University had a total salary expenditure of $153M. Gallaudet University employs 70 Professors, 42 Assistant professors, and 36 Associate professors. Most academics at Gallaudet University are Female Professors (42), Male Professors(28), and Female Assistant professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gallaudet University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 120 employees, Service, with 92 employees, and Management with 83 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$186M
2019 Endowment
1.53%
growth from 2018

Gallaudet University has an endowment valued at about $186M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Gallaudet University grew 1.53% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $147M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.84M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Gallaudet University received $2.84M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$68M
2019 Salaries
2.17%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Gallaudet University paid a median of $68M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($153M) and a 2.17% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.57% growth from 2017 and a 1% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.6M
Instructional Salaries
189
Number of Employees

In 2019, Gallaudet University paid a total of $18.6M to 189 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
70 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
120 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gallaudet University were Professor with 70 employees; Assistant professor with 42 employees; and Assistant professor with 36 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gallaudet University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 120 employees; Service with 92 employees; and Management with 83 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gallaudet University was Female Professor with 42 employees, Male Professor with 28 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 28 employees.

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

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