Grand View University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$24,794

3.77% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$19,312

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.7%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

96.6%

886 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,971

84.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

48.2%

144 Graduates

About

Grand View University is a higher education institution located in Polk County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Grand View University were Registered Nursing (72 degrees awarded), General Psychology (44 degrees), and General Finance (44 degrees).

In 2016, 645 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Grand View University. 58.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (470 degrees), 8.87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (53 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Grand View University is $24,794, which is $379 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Grand View University is $24,794, which is $379 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,312.

In 2016, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$24,794

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Grand View University was $24,794. The cost of tuition at Grand View University is $379 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$19,312

2016 Value

11.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Grand View University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,312. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Grand View University grew by 11.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,786

Room and Board

$880

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Grand View University was of $7,786 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $880. The cost of room and board increased by 2.46% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Grand View University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.13% with respect to 2015, when 94% 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.

5.7%

2015 Default Rate

43

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Grand View University was 5.7%, which represents 43 out of the 754 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

Grand View University received 886 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 13% annual growth. Out of those 886 applicants, 856 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,971 students enrolled at Grand View University in 2016, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Grand View University has an overall enrollment yield of 39.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

856

Accepted Out of 886

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Grand View University was 96.6% (856 admissions from 886 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 98.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 13%, while admissions grew by 11.2%.

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SAT Scores

4%

Submission Percentage

16

Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at Grand View University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Grand View University has a total enrollment of 1,971 students. The full-time enrollment at Grand View University is 1,657 students and the part-time enrollment is 314. This means that 84.1% of students enrolled at Grand View University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Grand View University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.3% White, 8.17% Black or African American, 4.31% Two or More Races, 4.26% Hispanic or Latino, 2.79% Asian, 0.355% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.203% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Grand View University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.1%), followed by White Male (28.8%) and Black or African American Male (5.84%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (28.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (21.4%) and White Female (14.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Grand View University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,971 students. The full-time enrollment at Grand View University is 1,657 and the part-time enrollment is 314. This means that 84.1% of students enrolled at Grand View University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

2016 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 Grand View University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Grand View University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,366

  2. Black or African American

    161

  3. Two or More Races

    85

The enrolled student population at Grand View University is 69.3% White, 8.17% Black or African American, 4.31% Two or More Races, 4.26% Hispanic or Latino, 2.79% Asian, 0.355% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.203% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 163 students (8.27%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 115 more women than men received degrees from Grand View University. The majority of degree recipients at Grand View University are white (470 degrees awarded). There were 8.87 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (53 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Grand View University is Registered Nursing (72 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (44 degrees) and General Finance (44 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Grand View University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (41 degrees), and Communication Technologies (6 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grand View University are Social workers (332,670 people), Counselors (218,668 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (181,921 people), Miscellaneous managers (181,177 people), and Police officers (144,615 people).

The most specialized majors at Grand View University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (41 degrees), Communication Technologies (6 degrees), Psychology (44 degrees), and Protective Services (36 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 Grand View University are Public relations specialists, Financial analysts, Physicians & surgeons, General & operations managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Grand View University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (41 degrees), Communication Technologies (6 degrees), Psychology (44 degrees), and Protective Services (36 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 Grand View University are Elementary & secondary schools (459,372 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (399,152 people), Hospitals (296,177 people), Individual & family services (239,423 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (211,597 people).

The most specialized majors at Grand View University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (41 degrees), Communication Technologies (6 degrees), Psychology (44 degrees), and Protective Services (36 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 Grand View University.

Most Common

  1. 72 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Grand View University was Registered Nursing with 72 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 265

  2. 380

In 2016, 265 degrees were awarded to men at Grand View University, which is 0.697 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (380).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 26 degrees were awarded to men at Grand View University in General Business, which is 1.53 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 62 degrees were awarded to women at Grand View University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.77 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 28% of students graduating from Grand View 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 49% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Grand View University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 2.78% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    470 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    53 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Grand View University is white (470 degrees awarded). There were 8.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (53 degrees).

8.22% of degree recipients (53 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    300 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    170 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Grand View University is white female (300 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (170 degrees).

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Operations

Grand View University has an endowment valued at nearly $19.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-159k (-0.811%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Grand View University had a total expenditure of $34.9M. Of that $34.9M, they spent $16.1M on salaries and $34.9M on benefits.

Grand View University employs 36 Assistant professors, 30 Professors, and 12 Associate professors. Most academics at Grand View University are Female Assistant professors (24), Male Professors(18), and Female Professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grand View University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 35 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 34 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.6M

2015 Endowment

3.44%

decline from 2014

Grand View University has an endowment valued at about $19.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Grand View University declined 3.44% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.1M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $292k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Grand View University received $292k 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

Primary Expenses

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$16.1M

Salary Expenditure

$34.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Grand View University had a total expenditure of $34.9M. Of that $34.9M, they spent $16.1M on salaries and $34.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Grand View University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$16.1M

2015 Salaries

0.354%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Grand View University paid a median of $16.1M in salaries, which represents 46.3% of their overall expenditure ($34.9M) and a 0.354% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.14% growth from 2013 and a 5.93% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.56M

Instructional Salaries

95

Number of Employees

In 2015, Grand View University paid a total of $5.56M to 95 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

36 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

35 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Grand View University were Assistant professor with 36 employees; Professor with 30 employees; and Professor with 12 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grand View University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 34 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Grand View University was Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, Male Professor with 18 employees, and Female Professor with 12 employees.

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

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