Hardin-Simmons University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,390
4.03% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$20,696
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.6%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
83.8%
2,189 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,324
84.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
47.8%
188 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 General Business Administration & Management (40 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (27 degrees), and General Psychology (22 degrees).

In 2019, 558 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hardin-Simmons University. 53.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (370 degrees), 5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (74 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hardin-Simmons University is $28,390, which is $6,364 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Hardin-Simmons University is $28,390, which is $6,364 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,696.

In 2019, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,390
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Hardin-Simmons University was $28,390. The cost of tuition at Hardin-Simmons University is $6,364 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$20,696
2019 Value
2.86%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Hardin-Simmons University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,696. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Hardin-Simmons University grew by 2.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,080
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hardin-Simmons University was of $8,080 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board decreased by 4.04% between 2018 and 2019. 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
58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Hardin-Simmons University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.13% with respect to 2018, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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7.6%
2017 Default Rate
32
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Hardin-Simmons University was 7.6%, which represents 32 out of the 421 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Hardin-Simmons University received 2,189 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 24% annual growth. Out of those 2,189 applicants, 1,834 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,324 students enrolled at Hardin-Simmons University in 2019, and 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hardin-Simmons University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,834
Accepted Out of 2,189

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hardin-Simmons University was 83.8% (1,834 admissions from 2,189 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 84.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 24%, while admissions grew by 23.3%.

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SAT Scores

49%
Submission Percentage
232
Scores Submitted

49% of enrolled first-time students at Hardin-Simmons University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Hardin-Simmons University has a total enrollment of 2,324 students. The full-time enrollment at Hardin-Simmons University is 1,959 students and the part-time enrollment is 365. This means that 84.3% of students enrolled at Hardin-Simmons University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Hardin-Simmons University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.9% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.2% Black or African American, 3.18% Two or More Races, 1.98% Asian, 0.43% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0861% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Hardin-Simmons University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.4%), followed by White Male (25.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.3%), followed by White Male (21.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hardin-Simmons University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,324 students. The full-time enrollment at Hardin-Simmons University is 1,959 and the part-time enrollment is 365. This means that 84.3% of students enrolled at Hardin-Simmons University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2019 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 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    1,391
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    449
  3. Black or African American
    237

The enrolled student population at Hardin-Simmons University is 59.9% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.2% Black or African American, 3.18% Two or More Races, 1.98% Asian, 0.43% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0861% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 36 students (1.55%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 38 more women than men received degrees from Hardin-Simmons University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Hardin-Simmons University is white (370 degrees awarded). There were 5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (74 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Hardin-Simmons University is General Business Administration & Management (40 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (27 degrees) and General Psychology (22 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 (39 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (54 degrees), and History (15 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 Hardin-Simmons University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,567,286 people), Secondary school teachers (584,377 people), Education administrators (306,352 people), Special education teachers (215,423 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (195,982 people).

The most specialized majors at Hardin-Simmons University are Theology (39 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (54 degrees), History (15 degrees), Education (74 degrees), and English (12 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 Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Hardin-Simmons University are Theology (39 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (54 degrees), History (15 degrees), Education (74 degrees), and English (12 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 Elementary & secondary schools (2,984,713 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (419,856 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (191,147 people), Religious organizations (158,739 people), and Legal services (152,727 people).

The most specialized majors at Hardin-Simmons University are Theology (39 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (54 degrees), History (15 degrees), Education (74 degrees), and English (12 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. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 27 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 22 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hardin-Simmons University was General Business Administration & Management with 40 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

260
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
298
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 260 degrees were awarded to men at Hardin-Simmons University, which is 0.872 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (298).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Hardin-Simmons University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.84 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 20 degrees were awarded to women at Hardin-Simmons University in General Biological Sciences, which is 2.86 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 35% of students graduating from Hardin-Simmons University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Hardin-Simmons University is Female and Two or More Races (80% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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% 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
    370 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    74 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hardin-Simmons University is white (370 degrees awarded). There were 5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (74 degrees).

5.38% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    212 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    158 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Hardin-Simmons University is white female (212 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (158 degrees).

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Operations

Hardin-Simmons University has an endowment valued at nearly $212M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $55.8M (26.3%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Hardin-Simmons University had a total salary expenditure of $58.6M. Hardin-Simmons University employs 44 Professors, 31 Associate professors, and 28 Assistant professors. Most academics at Hardin-Simmons University are Male Professors (31), Male Associate professors(17), and Female Associate professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hardin-Simmons University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 54 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 47 employees, and Management with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$212M
2019 Endowment
20.6%
growth from 2018

Hardin-Simmons University has an endowment valued at about $212M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Hardin-Simmons University grew 20.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $174M 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. $185k - Federal
  2. $13.1k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Hardin-Simmons University received $185k 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

Salary Expenditure

$24.2M
2019 Salaries
12.9%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Hardin-Simmons University paid a median of $24.2M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($58.6M) and a 12.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.2% growth from 2017 and a 0.298% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.74M
Instructional Salaries
106
Number of Employees

In 2019, Hardin-Simmons University paid a total of $7.74M to 106 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hardin-Simmons University were Professor with 44 employees; Associate professor with 31 employees; and Associate professor with 28 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hardin-Simmons University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 54 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees; and Management with 28 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hardin-Simmons University was Male Professor with 31 employees, Male Associate professor with 17 employees, and Female Associate professor with 14 employees.

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