Gustavus Adolphus College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$42,360

2.97% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$24,293

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.11%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

64.8%

4,801 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,250

98.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

81%

474 Graduates

About

Gustavus Adolphus College is a higher education institution located in Nicollet County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Gustavus Adolphus College were General Psychology (75 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (62 degrees), and General Business (53 degrees).

In 2016, 670 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gustavus Adolphus College. 54.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (575 degrees), 23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (25 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gustavus Adolphus College is $42,360, which is $17,945 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Gustavus Adolphus College is $42,360, which is $17,945 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,293.

In 2016, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$42,360

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Gustavus Adolphus College was $42,360. The cost of tuition at Gustavus Adolphus College is $17,945 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$24,293

2016 Value

3.15%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Gustavus Adolphus College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,293. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Gustavus Adolphus College grew by 3.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,176

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gustavus Adolphus College was of $9,176 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 0.724% 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

96%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Gustavus Adolphus College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.11%

2015 Default Rate

6

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Gustavus Adolphus College was 1.11%, which represents 6 out of the 540 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

Gustavus Adolphus College received 4,801 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.09% annual growth. Out of those 4,801 applicants, 3,111 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,250 students enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gustavus Adolphus College has an overall enrollment yield of 17.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,111

Accepted Out of 4,801

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gustavus Adolphus College was 64.8% (3,111 admissions from 4,801 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 67.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 3.09%, while admissions declined by -0.384%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Gustavus Adolphus College has a total enrollment of 2,250 students. The full-time enrollment at Gustavus Adolphus College is 2,219 students and the part-time enrollment is 31. This means that 98.6% of students enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gustavus Adolphus College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.5% White, 4.89% Hispanic or Latino, 4.36% Asian, 3.51% Two or More Races, 2.4% Black or African American, 0.0889% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0889% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.8%), followed by White Male (36.6%) and Asian Female (2.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gustavus Adolphus College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,250 students. The full-time enrollment at Gustavus Adolphus College is 2,219 and the part-time enrollment is 31. This means that 98.6% of students enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%

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 Gustavus Adolphus College was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Gustavus Adolphus College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,788

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    110

  3. Asian

    98

The enrolled student population at Gustavus Adolphus College is 79.5% White, 4.89% Hispanic or Latino, 4.36% Asian, 3.51% Two or More Races, 2.4% Black or African American, 0.0889% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0889% 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 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, 16 students (0.711%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 60 more women than men received degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College. The majority of degree recipients at Gustavus Adolphus College are white (575 degrees awarded). There were 23 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (25 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gustavus Adolphus College is General Psychology (75 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (62 degrees) and General Business (53 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Gustavus Adolphus College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (20 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 Gustavus Adolphus College are Miscellaneous managers (136,243 people), Postsecondary teachers (116,217 people), Physicians & surgeons (84,741 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (83,073 people), and Other Physical Scientists (57,786 people).

The most specialized majors at Gustavus Adolphus College are Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (20 degrees), Physical Sciences (38 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 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 Gustavus Adolphus College are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Gustavus Adolphus College are Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (20 degrees), Physical Sciences (38 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gustavus Adolphus College are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (207,716 people), Elementary & secondary schools (159,487 people), Hospitals (141,763 people), Computer Systems Design (71,018 people), and Scientific research & development services (66,961 people).

The most specialized majors at Gustavus Adolphus College are Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (20 degrees), Physical Sciences (38 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 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 Gustavus Adolphus College.

Most Common

  1. 75 degrees awarded

  2. 62 degrees awarded

  3. 53 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gustavus Adolphus College was General Psychology with 75 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 305

  2. 365

In 2016, 305 degrees were awarded to men at Gustavus Adolphus College, which is 0.836 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (365).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Gustavus Adolphus College in General Business, which is 1.41 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 48 degrees were awarded to women at Gustavus Adolphus College in General Psychology, which is 1.78 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

80%

100% Completion Time

81%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 80% of students graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Gustavus Adolphus College is Female and Two or More Races (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, 2.32% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    575 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    25 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gustavus Adolphus College is white (575 degrees awarded). There were 23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (25 degrees).

0.149% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    313 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    262 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Gustavus Adolphus College is white female (313 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (262 degrees).

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Operations

Gustavus Adolphus College has an endowment valued at nearly $142M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.8M (6.91%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Gustavus Adolphus College had a total expenditure of $85.5M. Of that $85.5M, they spent $38.6M on salaries and $85.5M on benefits.

Gustavus Adolphus College employs 76 Associate professors, 53 Assistant professors, and 42 Professors. Most academics at Gustavus Adolphus College are Female Associate professors (43), Male Associate professors(33), and Female Assistant professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gustavus Adolphus College are: Service, with 118 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 80 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 63 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$142M

2015 Endowment

5.07%

growth from 2014

Gustavus Adolphus College has an endowment valued at about $142M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Gustavus Adolphus College grew 5.07% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $108M higher 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.13M - Federal

  2. $379k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Gustavus Adolphus College received $1.13M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $379k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$38.6M

Salary Expenditure

$85.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Gustavus Adolphus College had a total expenditure of $85.5M. Of that $85.5M, they spent $38.6M on salaries and $85.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$38.6M

2015 Salaries

2.56%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Gustavus Adolphus College paid a median of $38.6M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($85.5M) and a 2.56% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.61% growth from 2013 and a 1.93% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$12.4M

Instructional Salaries

198

Number of Employees

In 2015, Gustavus Adolphus College paid a total of $12.4M to 198 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.1% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

76 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

118 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gustavus Adolphus College were Associate professor with 76 employees; Assistant professor with 53 employees; and Assistant professor with 42 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gustavus Adolphus College were Service with 118 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 80 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 63 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gustavus Adolphus College was Female Associate professor with 43 employees, Male Associate professor with 33 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 29 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Gustavus Adolphus College.

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