Harris-Stowe State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,040
1.94% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,551
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
21.8%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
1,630
84.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
9.34%
27 Graduates

About

Harris-Stowe State University is a higher education institution located in St. Louis city, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Harris-Stowe State University were General Education (40 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (39 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees).

In 2019, 196 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Harris-Stowe State University. 68.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (146 degrees), 6.95 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (21 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Harris-Stowe State University is $5,040, which is $−22,240 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Harris-Stowe State University is $5,040, which is $−22,240 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,551.

In 2019, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,040
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Harris-Stowe State University was $5,040. The cost of tuition at Harris-Stowe State University is $−22,240 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$10,551
2019 Value
6.17%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Harris-Stowe State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,551. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Harris-Stowe State University grew by 6.17%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,072
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Harris-Stowe State University was of $8,072 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.63% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
73%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Harris-Stowe State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.16% with respect to 2018, when 86% 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.
21.8%
2017 Default Rate
129
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Harris-Stowe State University was 21.8%, which represents 129 out of the 591 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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Enrollment

Harris-Stowe State University has a total enrollment of 1,630 students. The full-time enrollment at Harris-Stowe State University is 1,371 students and the part-time enrollment is 259. This means that 84.1% of students enrolled at Harris-Stowe State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Harris-Stowe State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.8% Black or African American, 4.11% White, 3.25% Hispanic or Latino, 3.01% Two or More Races, 0.368% Asian, 0.184% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Harris-Stowe State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (58.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (25%) and White Male (3.06%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Harris-Stowe State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,630 students. The full-time enrollment at Harris-Stowe State University is 1,371 and the part-time enrollment is 259. This means that 84.1% of students enrolled at Harris-Stowe State University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
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 Harris-Stowe State University was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Harris-Stowe State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    1,366
  2. White
    67
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    53

The enrolled student population at Harris-Stowe State University is 83.8% Black or African American, 4.11% White, 3.25% Hispanic or Latino, 3.01% Two or More Races, 0.368% Asian, 0.184% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 61 students (3.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 74 more women than men received degrees from Harris-Stowe State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Harris-Stowe State University is black or african american (146 degrees awarded). There were 6.95 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (21 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Harris-Stowe State University is General Education (40 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (39 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Harris-Stowe State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (39 degrees awarded), Education (45 degrees), and Biology (19 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 Harris-Stowe State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,696,051 people), Accountants & auditors (1,069,940 people), Other managers (1,029,511 people), Secondary school teachers (638,219 people), and Financial managers (589,765 people).

The most specialized majors at Harris-Stowe State University are Protective Services (39 degrees awarded), Education (45 degrees), Biology (19 degrees), Social Sciences (20 degrees), and Business (60 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 Harris-Stowe State University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Harris-Stowe State University are Protective Services (39 degrees awarded), Education (45 degrees), Biology (19 degrees), Social Sciences (20 degrees), and Business (60 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 Harris-Stowe State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,410,206 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (936,909 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (860,721 people), Computer Systems Design (678,114 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (677,541 people).

The most specialized majors at Harris-Stowe State University are Protective Services (39 degrees awarded), Education (45 degrees), Biology (19 degrees), Social Sciences (20 degrees), and Business (60 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 Harris-Stowe State University.
Most Common
  1. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 39 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 34 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Harris-Stowe State University was General Education with 40 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

61
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
135
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 61 degrees were awarded to men at Harris-Stowe State University, which is 0.452 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (135).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Harris-Stowe State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.13 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 30 degrees were awarded to women at Harris-Stowe State University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 3.33 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

2%
100% Completion Time
7%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 2% of students graduating from Harris-Stowe State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 7% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 10% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Harris-Stowe State University is Female and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 3.7% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    146 degrees awarded
  2. White
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Harris-Stowe State University is black or african american (146 degrees awarded). There were 6.95 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (21 degrees).

4.59% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    107 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    39 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Harris-Stowe State University is black or african american female (107 degrees awarded). There were 2.74 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (39 degrees).

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Operations

Harris-Stowe State University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $427k (30.6%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Harris-Stowe State University had a total salary expenditure of $42.6M. Harris-Stowe State University employs 13 Associate professors, 12 Assistant professors, and 6 Instructors. Most academics at Harris-Stowe State University are Male Associate professors (7), Female Associate professors(6), and Male Assistant professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harris-Stowe State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 25 employees, Management, with 18 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.4M
2019 Endowment
1.11%
decline from 2018

Harris-Stowe State University has an endowment valued at about $1.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Harris-Stowe State University declined 1.11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $39.3M 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. $4.67M - Federal
  2. $2.2M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Harris-Stowe State University received $4.67M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.2M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14M
2019 Salaries
10.9%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Harris-Stowe State University paid a median of $14M in salaries, which represents 32.9% of their overall expenditure ($42.6M) and a 10.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.99% growth from 2017 and a 2.37% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.9M
Instructional Salaries
35
Number of Employees

In 2019, Harris-Stowe State University paid a total of $1.9M to 35 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
13 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
25 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Harris-Stowe State University were Associate professor with 13 employees; Assistant professor with 12 employees; and Assistant professor with 6 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harris-Stowe State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 25 employees; Management with 18 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Harris-Stowe State University was Male Associate professor with 7 employees, Female Associate professor with 6 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Harris-Stowe State University.

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