Hardin-Simmons University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$25,230

2.98% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$19,338

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

8.14%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

88%

1,149 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,205

80.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

52%

209 Graduates

About

Hardin-Simmons University is a higher education institution located in Taylor County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Hardin-Simmons University were Kinesiology & Exercise Science (28 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (26 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (23 degrees).

In 2016, 474 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hardin-Simmons University. 51.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (342 degrees), 5.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (60 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hardin-Simmons University is $25,230, which is $5,070 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Hardin-Simmons University is $25,230, which is $5,070 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,338.

In 2016, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,230

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Hardin-Simmons University was $25,230. The cost of tuition at Hardin-Simmons University is $5,070 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$19,338

2016 Value

5.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Hardin-Simmons University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,338. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Hardin-Simmons University grew by 5.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,740

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hardin-Simmons University was of $7,740 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 11.2% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Hardin-Simmons University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 5.68% with respect to 2015, 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.

8.14%

2015 Default Rate

46

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Hardin-Simmons University was 8.14%, which represents 46 out of the 565 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

Hardin-Simmons University received 1,149 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 28% annual decline. Out of those 1,149 applicants, 1,011 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88% acceptance rate.

There were 2,205 students enrolled at Hardin-Simmons University in 2016, and 56% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hardin-Simmons University has an overall enrollment yield of 38.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,011

Accepted Out of 1,149

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hardin-Simmons University was 88% (1,011 admissions from 1,149 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 60%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -280%, while admissions grew by 5.64%.

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SAT Scores

56%

Submission Percentage

222

Scores Submitted

56% of enrolled first-time students at Hardin-Simmons University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Hardin-Simmons University has a total enrollment of 2,205 students. The full-time enrollment at Hardin-Simmons University is 1,772 students and the part-time enrollment is 433. This means that 80.4% of students enrolled at Hardin-Simmons University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Hardin-Simmons University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.7% White, 16.3% Hispanic or Latino, 6.98% Black or African American, 3.31% Two or More Races, 1.22% Asian, 0.181% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.136% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Hardin-Simmons University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.3%), followed by White Male (28.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.01%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.1%), followed by White Male (22.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hardin-Simmons University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,205 students. The full-time enrollment at Hardin-Simmons University is 1,772 and the part-time enrollment is 433. This means that 80.4% of students enrolled at Hardin-Simmons University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

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 Hardin-Simmons University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Hardin-Simmons University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,449

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    359

  3. Black or African American

    154

The enrolled student population at Hardin-Simmons University is 65.7% White, 16.3% Hispanic or Latino, 6.98% Black or African American, 3.31% Two or More Races, 1.22% Asian, 0.181% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.136% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 85 students (3.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 16 more women than men received degrees from Hardin-Simmons University. The majority of degree recipients at Hardin-Simmons University are white (342 degrees awarded). There were 5.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (60 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Hardin-Simmons University is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (28 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (26 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (23 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Hardin-Simmons University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (48 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (60 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (5 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 Hardin-Simmons University are Physicians & surgeons (404,302 people), Miscellaneous managers (207,398 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (189,354 people), Postsecondary teachers (166,545 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (112,856 people).

The most specialized majors at Hardin-Simmons University are Theology (48 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (60 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), History (6 degrees), and Biology (25 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 Hardin-Simmons University are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Hardin-Simmons University are Theology (48 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (60 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), History (6 degrees), and Biology (25 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 Hardin-Simmons University are Hospitals (526,937 people), Elementary & secondary schools (350,216 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (343,779 people), Offices of physicians (166,136 people), and Scientific research & development services (119,166 people).

The most specialized majors at Hardin-Simmons University are Theology (48 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (60 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), History (6 degrees), and Biology (25 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 Hardin-Simmons University.

Most Common

  1. 28 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hardin-Simmons University was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 28 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 229

  2. 245

In 2016, 229 degrees were awarded to men at Hardin-Simmons University, which is 0.935 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (245).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Hardin-Simmons University in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 2.56 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 23 degrees were awarded to women at Hardin-Simmons University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.67 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%

100% Completion Time

52%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 36% of students graduating from Hardin-Simmons University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Hardin-Simmons University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 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

    342 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    60 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hardin-Simmons University is white (342 degrees awarded). There were 5.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (60 degrees).

4.22% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    180 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    162 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Hardin-Simmons University is white female (180 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (162 degrees).

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Operations

Hardin-Simmons University has an endowment valued at nearly $165M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12M (7.28%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Hardin-Simmons University had a total expenditure of $42.5M. Of that $42.5M, they spent $19M on salaries and $42.5M on benefits.

Hardin-Simmons University employs 63 Professors, 41 Associate professors, and 22 Assistant professors. Most academics at Hardin-Simmons University are Male Professors (47), Male Associate professors(21), and Female Associate professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hardin-Simmons University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 45 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 32 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$165M

2015 Endowment

2.82%

growth from 2014

Hardin-Simmons University has an endowment valued at about $165M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Hardin-Simmons University grew 2.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $136M 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. $160k - Federal

  2. $13.1k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Hardin-Simmons University received $160k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $13.1k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$19M

Salary Expenditure

$42.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Hardin-Simmons University had a total expenditure of $42.5M. Of that $42.5M, they spent $19M on salaries and $42.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$19M

2015 Salaries

0.316%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Hardin-Simmons University paid a median of $19M in salaries, which represents 44.8% of their overall expenditure ($42.5M) and a 0.316% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.13% growth from 2013 and a 0.967% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.62M

Instructional Salaries

134

Number of Employees

In 2015, Hardin-Simmons University paid a total of $8.62M to 134 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

63 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

45 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hardin-Simmons University were Professor with 63 employees; Associate professor with 41 employees; and Associate professor with 22 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hardin-Simmons University were Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 32 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hardin-Simmons University was Male Professor with 47 employees, Male Associate professor with 21 employees, and Female Associate professor with 20 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Hardin-Simmons University.

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