Gallaudet University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,032
3.09% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$15,270
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
8.74%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
59%
583 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
1,578
86.3% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
52.5%
105 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 Speech Communication & Rhetoric (35 degrees awarded), Deaf Studies (22 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (18 degrees).

In 2017, 411 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gallaudet University. 62.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (246 degrees), 5.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (47 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gallaudet University is $16,032, which is $-4,701 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Gallaudet University is $16,032, which is $-4,701 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 $15,270.

In 2017, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,032
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Gallaudet University was $16,032. The cost of tuition at Gallaudet University is $-4,701 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$15,270
2017 Value
12.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Gallaudet University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,270. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Gallaudet University grew by 12.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,040
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gallaudet University was of $13,040 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 3.25% between 2016 and 2017. 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
40%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Gallaudet University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.15% with respect to 2016, when 87% 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.
8.74%
2016 Default Rate
25
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Gallaudet University was 8.74%, which represents 25 out of the 286 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 583 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 14.1% annual growth. Out of those 583 applicants, 344 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59% acceptance rate.

There were 1,578 students enrolled at Gallaudet University in 2017, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gallaudet University has an overall enrollment yield of 71.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
344
Accepted Out of 583

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gallaudet University was 59% (344 admissions from 583 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 66.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 14.1%, while admissions grew by 1.78%.

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage
35
Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at Gallaudet University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Gallaudet University has a total enrollment of 1,578 students. The full-time enrollment at Gallaudet University is 1,362 students and the part-time enrollment is 216. This means that 86.3% of students enrolled at Gallaudet University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gallaudet University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.9% White, 13.5% Black or African American, 9.57% Hispanic or Latino, 4.31% Asian, 3.87% Two or More Races, 0.57% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.507% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gallaudet University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.6%), followed by White Male (21%) and Black or African American Male (8.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.6%), followed by White Male (14.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.64%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gallaudet University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,578 students. The full-time enrollment at Gallaudet University is 1,362 and the part-time enrollment is 216. This means that 86.3% of students enrolled at Gallaudet University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
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 Gallaudet University was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Gallaudet University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    835
  2. Black or African American
    213
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    151

The enrolled student population at Gallaudet University is 52.9% White, 13.5% Black or African American, 9.57% Hispanic or Latino, 4.31% Asian, 3.87% Two or More Races, 0.57% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.507% 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, 146 students (9.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 101 more women than men received degrees from Gallaudet University. The majority of degree recipients at Gallaudet University are white (246 degrees awarded). There were 5.23 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (47 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gallaudet University is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (35 degrees awarded), followed by Deaf Studies (22 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 (75 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (28 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (30 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 Elementary & middle school teachers (178,829 people), Social workers, all other (172,661 people), Other managers (159,704 people), Postsecondary teachers (74,543 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (73,567 people).

The most specialized majors at Gallaudet University are Language & Linguistics (75 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (28 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees), Communications (36 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 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 Gallaudet University are Sales managers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Gallaudet University are Language & Linguistics (75 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (28 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees), Communications (36 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 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 (365,270 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (223,822 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (174,242 people), Individual & family services (116,222 people), and Computer Systems Design (100,974 people).

The most specialized majors at Gallaudet University are Language & Linguistics (75 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (28 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees), Communications (36 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 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. 35 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 22 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 18 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gallaudet University was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 35 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 155
  2. 256

In 2017, 155 degrees were awarded to men at Gallaudet University, which is 0.605 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (256).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Gallaudet University in American Sign Language (ASL), which is 1.56 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 24 degrees were awarded to women at Gallaudet University in Speech Communication & Rhetoric, which is 2.18 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 24% of students graduating from Gallaudet 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 50% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Gallaudet University is Female and Asian (80% 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, 0.952% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    246 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    47 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gallaudet University is white (246 degrees awarded). There were 5.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (47 degrees).

6.57% of degree recipients (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    155 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    91 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Gallaudet University is white female (155 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (91 degrees).

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Operations

Gallaudet University has an endowment valued at nearly $179M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.4M (6.92%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Gallaudet University had a total salary expenditure of $147M. Gallaudet University employs 72 Professors, 50 Associate professors, and 33 Assistant professors. Most academics at Gallaudet University are Female Professors (41), Female Associate professors(35), and Male Professors (31).

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, Management, with 96 employees, and Service with 92 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$179M
2017 Endowment
5.03%
growth from 2016

Gallaudet University has an endowment valued at about $179M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Gallaudet University grew 5.03% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $146M 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. $2.9M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Gallaudet University received $2.9M 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

$67.1M
2017 Salaries
1%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Gallaudet University paid a median of $67.1M in salaries, which represents 45.7% of their overall expenditure ($147M) and a 1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.73% growth from 2015 and a 0.0716% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.2M
Instructional Salaries
188
Number of Employees

In 2017, Gallaudet University paid a total of $19.2M to 188 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gallaudet University were Professor with 72 employees; Associate professor with 50 employees; and Associate professor with 33 employees.

In 2017, 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; Management with 96 employees; and Service with 92 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gallaudet University was Female Professor with 41 employees, Female Associate professor with 35 employees, and Male Professor with 31 employees.

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

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