Hollins University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$40,350
2.52% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$21,207
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.57%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
72.4%
3,275 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
803
89.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
62.1%
139 Graduates

About

Hollins University is a higher education institution located in Roanoke County, VA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Hollins University were General English Language & Literature (19 degrees awarded), General Psychology (17 degrees), and Creative Writing (16 degrees).

In 2022, 233 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hollins University. 93.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 6.44% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (144 degrees), 7.58 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hollins University is $40,350, which is $12,020 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Hollins University is $40,350, which is $12,020 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,207.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Hollins University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$40,350
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Hollins University was $40,350. The cost of tuition at Hollins University is $12,020 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$21,207
2022 Value
11%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Hollins University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,207. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Hollins University grew by 11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,865
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hollins University was of $13,865 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.32% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Hollins University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.01% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.57%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Hollins University was 1.57%, which represents 4 out of the 255 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Hollins University received 3,275 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 5.88% annual growth. Out of those 3,275 applicants, 2,371 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.4% acceptance rate.

There were 803 students enrolled at Hollins University in 2022. 19% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hollins University has an overall enrollment yield of 8.86%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,371
Accepted Out of 3,275

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hollins University was 72.4% (2,371 admissions from 3,275 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 74.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 5.88%, while admissions grew by 2.6%..

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SAT Scores

19%
Submission Percentage (2022)
40
Scores Submitted (2022)

19% of enrolled first-time students at Hollins University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Hollins University had a total enrollment of 803 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Hollins University is 721 students and the part-time enrollment is 82. This means that 89.8% of students enrolled at Hollins University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Hollins University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.5% White, 13.9% Black or African American, 8.84% Hispanic or Latino, 6.35% Two or More Races, 1.62% Asian, and 0.249% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Hollins University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (58%), followed by Black or African American Female (14.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (54.8%), followed by White Male (25.8%) and Black or African American Female (6.45%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hollins University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 803 students. The full-time enrollment at Hollins University is 721 and the part-time enrollment is 82. This means that 89.8% of students enrolled at Hollins University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2022 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 Hollins University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Hollins University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    486 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    112 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    71 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Hollins University is 60.5% White, 13.9% Black or African American, 8.84% Hispanic or Latino, 6.35% Two or More Races, 1.62% Asian, and 0.249% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 8 students (0.996%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 203 more women than men received degrees from Hollins University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Hollins University is white (144 degrees awarded). There were 7.58 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Hollins University is General English Language & Literature (19 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (17 degrees) and Creative Writing (16 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Hollins University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (55 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (41 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hollins University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (502,614 people), Other managers (391,986 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (352,380 people), Postsecondary teachers (265,644 people), and Secondary school teachers (219,299 people).

The most specialized majors at Hollins University in 2022 are English (55 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (41 degrees), History (5 degrees), and Social Sciences (22 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Hollins University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Hollins University are English (55 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (41 degrees), History (5 degrees), and Social Sciences (22 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Hollins University are Elementary & secondary schools (834,044 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (565,774 people), Legal services (408,718 people), Computer Systems Design (320,177 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (237,368 people).

The most specialized majors at Hollins University are English (55 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (41 degrees), History (5 degrees), and Social Sciences (22 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Hollins University.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 24 degrees awarded
  2. 20 degrees awarded
  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hollins University was General Psychology with 24 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

15
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
218
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Hollins University, which is 0.0688 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (218).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 4 degrees were awarded to men at Hollins University in Creative Writing, which is 0.167 times less than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Hollins University in Creative Writing, which is 6 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 59% of students graduating from Hollins University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (78.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Hollins University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (78.6% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 2.88% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    144 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hollins University is white (144 degrees awarded). There were 7.58 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

3.86% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    132 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races Female
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Hollins University is white female (132 degrees awarded). There were 6.95 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races female (19 degrees).

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Operations

Hollins University has an endowment valued at nearly $215M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.27%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Hollins University had a total salary expenditure of 38.6M. Hollins University employs 31 Assistant professors, 25 Associate professors and 18 Professors. Most academics at Hollins University are Female Associate professor (16), Female Assistant professor (16), and Male Assistant professor (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hollins University are: Management, with 45 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 34 employees, and Service with 24 employees.

Endowment

$215M
2022 Endowment
2.23%
decline from 2021

Hollins University has an endowment valued at about $215M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Hollins University declined 2.23% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $165M 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. $2.39M - Federal
  2. $176k - State
  3. $7k - Local

As of 2022, Hollins University received $2.39M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $176k from state grants and contracts, and $7k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$15.8M
2022 Salaries
9.49%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Hollins University paid a median of $15.8M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($38.6M) and a 9.49% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.46M
Instructional Salaries
83
Number of Employees

In 2022, Hollins University paid a total of $5.46M to 83 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hollins University were Assistant professor with 31 employees, Associate professor with 25 employees, and Professor with 18 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hollins University were Management with 45 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 34 employees, and Service with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hollins University was Female Associate professor with 16 employees, Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 15 employees.

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