Hiram College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$29,969

2.12% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$26,257

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.64%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

54.2%

2,521 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,114

77.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

60.7%

179 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 (48 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (39 degrees), and Registered Nursing (28 degrees).

In 2016, 304 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hiram College. 61.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (242 degrees), 6.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (38 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hiram College is $29,969, which is $5,554 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Hiram College is $29,969, which is $5,554 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,257.

In 2016, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,969

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Hiram College was $29,969. The cost of tuition at Hiram College is $5,554 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$26,257

2016 Value

11.7%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Hiram College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,257. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Hiram College grew by 11.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,687

Room and Board

$700

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hiram College was of $9,687 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $700. The cost of room and board increased by 0.938% 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

86%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Hiram College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.37% with respect to 2015, when 89% 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.

7.64%

2015 Default Rate

32

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Hiram College was 7.64%, which represents 32 out of the 419 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 2,521 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 35.2% annual growth. Out of those 2,521 applicants, 1,366 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,114 students enrolled at Hiram College in 2016, and 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hiram College has an overall enrollment yield of 15.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,366

Accepted Out of 2,521

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hiram College was 54.2% (1,366 admissions from 2,521 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 57.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 35.2%, while admissions grew by 27.2%.

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SAT Scores

18%

Submission Percentage

38

Scores Submitted

18% of enrolled first-time students at Hiram College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Hiram College has a total enrollment of 1,114 students. The full-time enrollment at Hiram College is 868 students and the part-time enrollment is 246. This means that 77.9% of students enrolled at Hiram College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Hiram College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.2% White, 14.7% Black or African American, 3.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.05% Two or More Races, 1.08% Asian, 0.359% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0898% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Hiram College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.2%), followed by White Male (28.7%) and Black or African American Male (9.23%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (50%), followed by White Female (33.3%) and Black or African American Female (8.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hiram College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,114 students. The full-time enrollment at Hiram College is 868 and the part-time enrollment is 246. This means that 77.9% of students enrolled at Hiram College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

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 Hiram College was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    671

  2. Black or African American

    164

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    39

The enrolled student population at Hiram College is 60.2% White, 14.7% Black or African American, 3.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.05% Two or More Races, 1.08% Asian, 0.359% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0898% 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, 166 students (14.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 68 more women than men received degrees from Hiram College. The majority of degree recipients at Hiram College are white (242 degrees awarded). There were 6.37 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (38 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Hiram College is Accounting & Finance (48 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (39 degrees) and Registered Nursing (28 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 (17 degrees awarded), Biology (42 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 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 & surgeons (460,632 people), Postsecondary teachers (237,790 people), Miscellaneous managers (234,828 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (150,468 people), and Other Physical Scientists (124,647 people).

The most specialized majors at Hiram College are Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees awarded), Biology (42 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Physical Sciences (8 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (5 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 Hiram College are Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Credit counselors & loan officers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Hiram College are Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees awarded), Biology (42 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Physical Sciences (8 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (5 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 Hiram College are Hospitals (530,767 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (428,318 people), Elementary & secondary schools (280,348 people), Offices of physicians (184,913 people), and Scientific research & development services (174,053 people).

The most specialized majors at Hiram College are Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees awarded), Biology (42 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Physical Sciences (8 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (5 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. 48 degrees awarded

  2. 39 degrees awarded

  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hiram College was Accounting & Finance with 48 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 118

  2. 186

In 2016, 118 degrees were awarded to men at Hiram College, which is 0.634 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (186).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Hiram College in Accounting & Finance, which is 0.846 times less than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 26 degrees were awarded to women at Hiram College in Accounting & Finance, which is 1.18 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%

100% Completion Time

63%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 57% of students graduating from Hiram College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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 Hiram College is Female and Asian (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, 3.35% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    242 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    38 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hiram College is white (242 degrees awarded). There were 6.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (38 degrees).

2.3% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    153 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    89 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Hiram College is white female (153 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (89 degrees).

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Operations

Hiram College has an endowment valued at nearly $70.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.1M (2.98%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Hiram College had a total expenditure of $33.6M. Of that $33.6M, they spent $13.8M on salaries and $33.6M on benefits.

Hiram College employs 32 Associate professors, 22 Professors, and 22 Assistant professors. Most academics at Hiram College are Female Associate professors (17), Male Associate professors(15), and Female Professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hiram College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 38 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 24 employees, and Management with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$70.3M

2015 Endowment

1.33%

growth from 2014

Hiram College has an endowment valued at about $70.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Hiram College grew 1.33% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.7M 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. $768k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Hiram College received $768k 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

Primary Expenses

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$13.8M

Salary Expenditure

$33.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Hiram College had a total expenditure of $33.6M. Of that $33.6M, they spent $13.8M on salaries and $33.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Hiram College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$13.8M

2015 Salaries

4.19%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Hiram College paid a median of $13.8M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($33.6M) and a 4.19% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.76% decline from 2013 and a 5.06% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.33M

Instructional Salaries

79

Number of Employees

In 2015, Hiram College paid a total of $4.33M to 79 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% 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

32 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

38 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hiram College were Associate professor with 32 employees; Professor with 22 employees; and Professor with 22 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hiram College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 38 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees; and Management with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hiram College was Female Associate professor with 17 employees, Male Associate professor with 15 employees, and Female Professor with 14 employees.

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

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