Jacksonville University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$35,260

3.92% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$25,674

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.07%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

86.7%

2,978 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

4,222

61.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

42%

262 Graduates

About

Jacksonville University is a higher education institution located in Duval County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Jacksonville University were Registered Nursing (474 degrees awarded), Management Science (44 degrees), and General Finance (35 degrees).

In 2017, 1,403 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Jacksonville University. 70% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (695 degrees), 2.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (324 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Jacksonville University is $35,260, which is $14,527 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Jacksonville University is $35,260, which is $14,527 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,674.

In 2017, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,260

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Jacksonville University was $35,260. The cost of tuition at Jacksonville University is $14,527 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$25,674

2017 Value

11.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Jacksonville University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,674. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Jacksonville University grew by 11.5%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,145

Room and Board

$1,320

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Jacksonville University was of $15,145 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,320. The cost of room and board increased by 19% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 17.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Jacksonville University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 4.29% with respect to 2016, when 70% 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.

2.07%

2016 Default Rate

24

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Jacksonville University was 2.07%, which represents 24 out of the 1161 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

Jacksonville University received 2,978 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 45.9% annual decline. Out of those 2,978 applicants, 2,582 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.7% acceptance rate.

There were 4,222 students enrolled at Jacksonville University in 2017, and 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Jacksonville University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,582

Accepted Out of 2,978

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Jacksonville University was 86.7% (2,582 admissions from 2,978 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 49.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -45.9%, while admissions declined by -4.65%.

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SAT Scores

8%

Submission Percentage

44

Scores Submitted

8% of enrolled first-time students at Jacksonville University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Jacksonville University has a total enrollment of 4,222 students. The full-time enrollment at Jacksonville University is 2,615 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,607. This means that 61.9% of students enrolled at Jacksonville University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Jacksonville University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.5% White, 19% Black or African American, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.89% Asian, 2.51% Two or More Races, 0.355% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.284% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Jacksonville University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31.3%), followed by White Male (23.3%) and Black or African American Male (9.86%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (36.1%), followed by White Male (22.3%) and Black or African American Female (11.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Jacksonville University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,222 students. The full-time enrollment at Jacksonville University is 2,615 and the part-time enrollment is 1,607. This means that 61.9% of students enrolled at Jacksonville University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2017 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 Jacksonville University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Jacksonville University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,471

  2. Black or African American

    804

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    429

The enrolled student population at Jacksonville University is 58.5% White, 19% Black or African American, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.89% Asian, 2.51% Two or More Races, 0.355% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.284% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 19 students (0.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 561 more women than men received degrees from Jacksonville University. The majority of degree recipients at Jacksonville University are white (695 degrees awarded). There were 2.15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (324 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Jacksonville University is Registered Nursing (474 degrees awarded), followed by Management Science (44 degrees) and General Finance (35 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Jacksonville University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (28 degrees awarded), Health (763 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 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 Jacksonville University are Registered nurses (1,352,418 people), Other managers (331,689 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (318,715 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (315,621 people), and Postsecondary teachers (199,185 people).

The most specialized majors at Jacksonville University are Transportation (28 degrees awarded), Health (763 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees), Social Sciences (75 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (57 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 Jacksonville University are Personal financial advisors, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Public relations specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Surgeons

The most specialized majors at Jacksonville University are Transportation (28 degrees awarded), Health (763 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees), Social Sciences (75 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (57 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 Jacksonville University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,604,637 people), Elementary & secondary schools (673,946 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (457,830 people), Outpatient care centers (274,340 people), and Legal services (268,132 people).

The most specialized majors at Jacksonville University are Transportation (28 degrees awarded), Health (763 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees), Social Sciences (75 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (57 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 Jacksonville University.

Most Common

  1. 474 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Jacksonville University was Registered Nursing with 474 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 421

  2. 982

In 2017, 421 degrees were awarded to men at Jacksonville University, which is 0.429 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (982).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 85 degrees were awarded to men at Jacksonville University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.171 times less than the 496 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 496 degrees were awarded to women at Jacksonville University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.84 times more than the 85 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%

100% Completion Time

41%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 28% of students graduating from Jacksonville University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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 (77.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Jacksonville University is Male and Asian (77.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 9.54% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    695 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    324 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    173 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Jacksonville University is white (695 degrees awarded). There were 2.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (324 degrees).

23.1% of degree recipients (324 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    487 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    208 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    110 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Jacksonville University is white female (487 degrees awarded). There were 2.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (208 degrees).

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Operations

Jacksonville University has an endowment valued at nearly $44.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.87M (8.74%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Jacksonville University had a total expenditure of $94.7M. Of that $94.7M, they spent $41.3M on salaries and $94.7M on benefits.

Jacksonville University employs 80 Assistant professors, 58 Associate professors, and 50 Professors. Most academics at Jacksonville University are Female Assistant professors (52), Male Associate professors(37), and Male Assistant professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jacksonville University are: Management, with 89 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 72 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 57 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$44.3M

2017 Endowment

1.14%

growth from 2016

Jacksonville University has an endowment valued at about $44.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Jacksonville University grew 1.14% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.2M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.68M - Federal

  2. $3.14M - State

  3. $332k - Local

As of 2017, Jacksonville University received $4.68M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.14M from state grants and contracts, and $332k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$41.3M

Salary Expenditure

$94.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Jacksonville University had a total expenditure of $94.7M. Of that $94.7M, they spent $41.3M on salaries and $94.7M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$41.3M

2017 Salaries

8.55%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Jacksonville University paid a median of $41.3M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($94.7M) and a 8.55% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.21% growth from 2015 and a 3.33% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.3M

Instructional Salaries

224

Number of Employees

In 2017, Jacksonville University paid a total of $16.3M to 224 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

80 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

89 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Jacksonville University were Assistant professor with 80 employees; Associate professor with 58 employees; and Associate professor with 50 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jacksonville University were Management with 89 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 72 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 57 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Jacksonville University was Female Assistant professor with 52 employees, Male Associate professor with 37 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 28 employees.

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

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