Grand View University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,076
3.95% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$19,423
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.76%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
97%
1,810 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,874
84.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
55.6%
155 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 (48 degrees awarded), General Business (43 degrees), and General Psychology (37 degrees).

In 2020, 590 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Grand View University. 61.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (416 degrees), 11.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Grand View University is $29,076, which is $676 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Grand View University is $29,076, which is $676 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,423.

In 2020, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,076
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Grand View University was $29,076. The cost of tuition at Grand View University is $676 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$19,423
2020 Value
2.04%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Grand View University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,423. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Grand View University grew by 2.04%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,336
Room and Board
$836
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Grand View University was of $9,336 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $836. The cost of room and board increased by 1.72% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.46% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Grand View University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.08% with respect to 2019, when 93% 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.
5.76%
2018 Default Rate
39
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Grand View University was 5.76%, which represents 39 out of the 677 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 1,810 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 18.6% annual growth. Out of those 1,810 applicants, 1,756 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97% acceptance rate.

There were 1,874 students enrolled at Grand View University in 2020, and 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Grand View University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,756
Accepted Out of 1,810

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Grand View University was 97% (1,756 admissions from 1,810 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 95.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 18.6%, while admissions grew by 20%.

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SAT Scores

13%
Submission Percentage
37
Scores Submitted

13% of enrolled first-time students at Grand View University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Grand View University has a total enrollment of 1,874 students. The full-time enrollment at Grand View University is 1,576 students and the part-time enrollment is 298. 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 65% White, 9.28% Hispanic or Latino, 8.22% Black or African American, 4.11% Two or More Races, 3.09% Asian, 0.48% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.16% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Grand View University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.4%), followed by White Male (27.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.62%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.7%), followed by White Male (30.2%) and Two or More Races Female (9.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Grand View University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,874 students. The full-time enrollment at Grand View University is 1,576 and the part-time enrollment is 298. This means that 84.1% of students enrolled at Grand View University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
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 Grand View University was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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
    1,218
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    174
  3. Black or African American
    154

The enrolled student population at Grand View University is 65% White, 9.28% Hispanic or Latino, 8.22% Black or African American, 4.11% Two or More Races, 3.09% Asian, 0.48% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.16% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 134 students (7.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 136 more women than men received degrees from Grand View University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Grand View University is white (416 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Grand View University is Registered Nursing (48 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (43 degrees) and General Psychology (37 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 (79 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (47 degrees), and History (7 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 Physicians (444,178 people), Social workers, all other (264,883 people), Other managers (261,580 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (229,227 people), and Postsecondary teachers (193,928 people).

The most specialized majors at Grand View University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (79 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (47 degrees), History (7 degrees), Biology (35 degrees), and Psychology (37 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 Grand View University are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Grand View University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (79 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (47 degrees), History (7 degrees), Biology (35 degrees), and Psychology (37 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 (703,246 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (670,197 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (526,381 people), Outpatient care centers (297,442 people), and Offices of physicians (260,640 people).

The most specialized majors at Grand View University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (79 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (47 degrees), History (7 degrees), Biology (35 degrees), and Psychology (37 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. 48 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 37 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Grand View University was Registered Nursing with 48 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

227
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
363
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 227 degrees were awarded to men at Grand View University, which is 0.625 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (363).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Grand View University in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 6 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 45 degrees were awarded to women at Grand View University in Registered Nursing, which is 15 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 36% of students graduating from Grand View University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Grand View University is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 1.94% 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
    416 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Grand View University is white (416 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (35 degrees).

5.93% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    254 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    162 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Grand View University is white female (254 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (162 degrees).

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Operations

Grand View University has an endowment valued at nearly $26.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $172k (0.656%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Grand View University had a total salary expenditure of $36.6M. Grand View University employs 36 Assistant professors, 24 Professors, and 18 Associate professors. Most academics at Grand View University are Female Assistant professors (20), Male Professors(19), and Male Assistant professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grand View University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 41 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 35 employees, and Management with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$26.2M
2020 Endowment
1.7%
growth from 2019

Grand View University has an endowment valued at about $26.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Grand View University grew 1.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.7M 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. $467k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Grand View University received $467k 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

$16.8M
2020 Salaries
1.45%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Grand View University paid a median of $16.8M in salaries, which represents 45.8% of their overall expenditure ($36.6M) and a 1.45% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.27% growth from 2018 and a 0.246% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.4M
Instructional Salaries
89
Number of Employees

In 2020, Grand View University paid a total of $5.4M to 89 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) 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
41 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Grand View University were Assistant professor with 36 employees; Professor with 24 employees; and Professor with 18 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grand View University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 41 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 35 employees; and Management with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Grand View University was Female Assistant professor with 20 employees, Male Professor with 19 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 16 employees.

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

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