Hiram College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$35,360
9.27% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$21,976
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.52%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
59.7%
2,834 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,284
62.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
58.1%
173 Graduates

About

Hiram College is a higher education institution located in Portage County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Hiram College were Accounting & Finance (34 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (25 degrees), and Registered Nursing (23 degrees).

In 2019, 228 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hiram College. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (177 degrees), 5.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (31 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hiram College is $35,360, which is $8,080 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Hiram College is $35,360, which is $8,080 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,976.

In 2019, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,360
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Hiram College was $35,360. The cost of tuition at Hiram College is $8,080 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$21,976
2019 Value
1.27%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Hiram College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,976. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Hiram College grew by 1.27%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,737
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hiram College was of $9,737 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board did not change 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

62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Hiram College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 15.1% with respect to 2018, when 73% 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.
8.52%
2017 Default Rate
31
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Hiram College was 8.52%, which represents 31 out of the 364 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

Hiram College received 2,834 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.47% annual growth. Out of those 2,834 applicants, 1,691 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,284 students enrolled at Hiram College in 2019, and 25% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hiram College has an overall enrollment yield of 13.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,691
Accepted Out of 2,834

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hiram College was 59.7% (1,691 admissions from 2,834 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 57.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 5.47%, while admissions grew by 9.24%.

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SAT Scores

25%
Submission Percentage
56
Scores Submitted

25% of enrolled first-time students at Hiram College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Hiram College has a total enrollment of 1,284 students. The full-time enrollment at Hiram College is 808 students and the part-time enrollment is 476. This means that 62.9% of students enrolled at Hiram College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Hiram College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.6% White, 13% Black or African American, 4.28% Hispanic or Latino, 2.57% Two or More Races, 1.17% Asian, 0.312% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.156% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Hiram College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.7%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and Black or African American Female (9.41%). 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

62.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hiram College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,284 students. The full-time enrollment at Hiram College is 808 and the part-time enrollment is 476. This means that 62.9% of students enrolled at Hiram College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
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 Hiram College was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Hiram College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    547
  2. Black or African American
    167
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    55

The enrolled student population at Hiram College is 42.6% White, 13% Black or African American, 4.28% Hispanic or Latino, 2.57% Two or More Races, 1.17% Asian, 0.312% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.156% 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, 448 students (34.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 36 more women than men received degrees from Hiram College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Hiram College is white (177 degrees awarded). There were 5.71 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (31 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Hiram College is Accounting & Finance (34 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (25 degrees) and Registered Nursing (23 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Hiram College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees awarded), English (9 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 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 Hiram College are Physicians (409,174 people), Other managers (196,750 people), Postsecondary teachers (191,855 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (166,839 people), and Secondary school teachers (141,342 people).

The most specialized majors at Hiram College are Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees awarded), English (9 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), and Biology (19 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hiram College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Actuaries, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Hiram College are Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees awarded), English (9 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), and Biology (19 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 Hiram College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (510,159 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (456,926 people), Elementary & secondary schools (432,403 people), Offices of physicians (218,994 people), and Scientific research & development services (137,319 people).

The most specialized majors at Hiram College are Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees awarded), English (9 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), and Biology (19 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 Hiram College.
Most Common
  1. 34 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 25 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 23 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hiram College was Accounting & Finance with 34 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

96
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
132
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Hiram College, which is 0.727 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (132).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Hiram College in Accounting & Finance, which is 0.7 times less than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 20 degrees were awarded to women at Hiram College in Accounting & Finance, which is 1.43 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 50% of students graduating from Hiram College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Hiram College is Male and Asian (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, 1.16% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    177 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    31 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hiram College is white (177 degrees awarded). There were 5.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (31 degrees).

0.877% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    106 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    71 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Hiram College is white female (106 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (71 degrees).

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Operations

Hiram College has an endowment valued at nearly $72.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.39M (3.3%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Hiram College had a total salary expenditure of $33.8M. Hiram College employs 30 Associate professors, 18 Assistant professors, and 10 Professors. Most academics at Hiram College are Female Associate professors (16), Male Associate professors(14), and Female Assistant professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hiram College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 42 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 23 employees, and Management with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$72.4M
2019 Endowment
2.54%
decline from 2018

Hiram College has an endowment valued at about $72.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Hiram College declined 2.54% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.7M 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. $1.51M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Hiram College received $1.51M 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

$11.8M
2019 Salaries
11.1%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Hiram College paid a median of $11.8M in salaries, which represents 35.1% of their overall expenditure ($33.8M) and a 11.1% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.47% growth from 2017 and a 3.2% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.56M
Instructional Salaries
64
Number of Employees

In 2019, Hiram College paid a total of $3.56M to 64 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.1% 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
30 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
42 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hiram College were Associate professor with 30 employees; Assistant professor with 18 employees; and Assistant professor with 10 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hiram College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 42 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees; and Management with 22 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hiram College was Female Associate professor with 16 employees, Male Associate professor with 14 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 11 employees.

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

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