Husson University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$17,770
3.92% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,524
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.07%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
84.6%
2,529 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,744
75.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
54.5%
200 Graduates

About

Husson University is a higher education institution located in Penobscot County, ME. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Husson University were General Business Administration & Management (78 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (71 degrees), and General Health Services (58 degrees).

In 2019, 957 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Husson University. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (822 degrees), 22.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (36 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Husson University is $17,770, which is $−4,256 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Husson University is $17,770, which is $−4,256 less 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 $18,524.

In 2019, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 74% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$17,770
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Husson University was $17,770. The cost of tuition at Husson University is $−4,256 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$18,524
2019 Value
0.581%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Husson University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,524. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Husson University grew by 0.581%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,865
Room and Board
$1,150
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Husson University was of $9,865 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,150. The cost of room and board increased by 1.71% 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

86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Husson University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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8.07%
2017 Default Rate
79
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Husson University was 8.07%, which represents 79 out of the 979 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Husson University received 2,529 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 12.6% annual decline. Out of those 2,529 applicants, 2,139 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,744 students enrolled at Husson University in 2019, and 95% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Husson University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,139
Accepted Out of 2,529

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Husson University was 84.6% (2,139 admissions from 2,529 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 82.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −12.6%, while admissions declined by −10.7%.

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SAT Scores

95%
Submission Percentage
562
Scores Submitted

95% of enrolled first-time students at Husson University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Husson University has a total enrollment of 3,744 students. The full-time enrollment at Husson University is 2,831 students and the part-time enrollment is 913. This means that 75.6% of students enrolled at Husson University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Husson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.9% White, 4.35% Black or African American, 2.54% Two or More Races, 1.66% Asian, 1.18% Hispanic or Latino, 0.401% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0534% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Husson University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.5%), followed by White Male (34.6%) and Black or African American Male (3.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.2%), followed by White Male (29%) and Black or African American Female (3.28%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Husson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,744 students. The full-time enrollment at Husson University is 2,831 and the part-time enrollment is 913. This means that 75.6% of students enrolled at Husson University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Husson University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Husson University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,104
  2. Black or African American
    163
  3. Two or More Races
    95

The enrolled student population at Husson University is 82.9% White, 4.35% Black or African American, 2.54% Two or More Races, 1.66% Asian, 1.18% Hispanic or Latino, 0.401% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0534% 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.

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Graduates

In 2019, 217 more women than men received degrees from Husson University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Husson University is white (822 degrees awarded). There were 22.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (36 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Husson University is General Business Administration & Management (78 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (71 degrees) and General Health Services (58 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Husson University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (46 degrees awarded), Legal (33 degrees), and Protective Services (77 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 Husson University are Registered nurses (1,449,339 people), Accountants & auditors (996,812 people), Other managers (749,498 people), Financial managers (493,773 people), and Chief executives & legislators (379,772 people).

The most specialized majors at Husson University are Communication Technologies (46 degrees awarded), Legal (33 degrees), Protective Services (77 degrees), Business (364 degrees), and Health (297 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 Husson University are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Husson University are Communication Technologies (46 degrees awarded), Legal (33 degrees), Protective Services (77 degrees), Business (364 degrees), and Health (297 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 Husson University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,729,521 people), Elementary & secondary schools (676,860 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (499,526 people), Computer Systems Design (489,398 people), and Banking & related activities (489,040 people).

The most specialized majors at Husson University are Communication Technologies (46 degrees awarded), Legal (33 degrees), Protective Services (77 degrees), Business (364 degrees), and Health (297 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 Husson University.
Most Common
  1. 78 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 71 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 58 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Husson University was General Business Administration & Management with 78 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

370
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
587
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 370 degrees were awarded to men at Husson University, which is 0.63 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (587).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 126 degrees were awarded to men at Husson University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.863 times less than the 146 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 146 degrees were awarded to women at Husson University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.16 times more than the 126 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 31% of students graduating from Husson University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% within 200%.

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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 Husson University is Male and Asian (100% 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
    822 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    36 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Husson University is white (822 degrees awarded). There were 22.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (36 degrees).

1.67% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    526 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    296 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Husson University is white female (526 degrees awarded). There were 1.78 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (296 degrees).

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Operations

Husson University has an endowment valued at nearly $20M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $742k (3.7%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Husson University had a total salary expenditure of $55.3M. Husson University employs 52 Assistant professors, 40 Associate professors, and 29 Instructors. Most academics at Husson University are Male Assistant professors (26), Female Assistant professors(26), and Male Associate professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Husson University are: Service, with 76 employees, Management, with 58 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$20M
2019 Endowment
8.01%
growth from 2018

Husson University has an endowment valued at about $20M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Husson University grew 8.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $806k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Husson University received $806k 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

$26.5M
2019 Salaries
0.865%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Husson University paid a median of $26.5M in salaries, which represents 47.9% of their overall expenditure ($55.3M) and a 0.865% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.938% growth from 2017 and a 4.86% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$9.29M
Instructional Salaries
132
Number of Employees

In 2019, Husson University paid a total of $9.29M to 132 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.1% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
52 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
76 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Husson University were Assistant professor with 52 employees; Associate professor with 40 employees; and Associate professor with 29 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Husson University were Service with 76 employees; Management with 58 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Husson University was Male Assistant professor with 26 employees, Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Male Associate professor with 22 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Husson University.

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