Johnson C Smith University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,014
3.54% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,655
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
21.4%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
47%
6,168 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,494
94.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
35.8%
137 Graduates

About

Johnson C Smith University is a higher education institution located in Mecklenburg County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Johnson C Smith University were General Business Administration & Management (56 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (28 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (19 degrees).

In 2019, 268 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Johnson C Smith University. 69.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (215 degrees), 7.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Johnson C Smith University is $16,014, which is $−11,266 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Johnson C Smith University is $16,014, which is $−11,266 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,655.

In 2019, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 86% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,014
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Johnson C Smith University was $16,014. The cost of tuition at Johnson C Smith University is $−11,266 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$18,655
2019 Value
1.77%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Johnson C Smith University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,655. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Johnson C Smith University grew by 1.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,100
Room and Board
$1,700
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Johnson C Smith University was of $7,100 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,700. 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

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Johnson C Smith University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 94% 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.
21.4%
2017 Default Rate
114
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Johnson C Smith University was 21.4%, which represents 114 out of the 533 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Johnson C Smith University received 6,168 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.16% annual decline. Out of those 6,168 applicants, 2,898 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47% acceptance rate.

There were 1,494 students enrolled at Johnson C Smith University in 2019, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Johnson C Smith University has an overall enrollment yield of 11.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

47%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,898
Accepted Out of 6,168

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Johnson C Smith University was 47% (2,898 admissions from 6,168 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 45.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −3.16%, while admissions declined by −0.719%.

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SAT Scores

72%
Submission Percentage
236
Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Johnson C Smith University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Johnson C Smith University has a total enrollment of 1,494 students. The full-time enrollment at Johnson C Smith University is 1,411 students and the part-time enrollment is 83. This means that 94.4% of students enrolled at Johnson C Smith University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Johnson C Smith University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.7% Black or African American, 2.21% Hispanic or Latino, 1.67% White, 0.602% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.335% Two or More Races, 0.268% Asian, and 0.134% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Johnson C Smith University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (50.2%), followed by Black or African American Male (31.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.25%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (73.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (9.62%) and White Female (5.77%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Johnson C Smith University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,494 students. The full-time enrollment at Johnson C Smith University is 1,411 and the part-time enrollment is 83. This means that 94.4% of students enrolled at Johnson C Smith University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
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 Johnson C Smith University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Johnson C Smith University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    1,235
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    33
  3. White
    25

The enrolled student population at Johnson C Smith University is 82.7% Black or African American, 2.21% Hispanic or Latino, 1.67% White, 0.602% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.335% Two or More Races, 0.268% Asian, and 0.134% 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, 166 students (11.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 106 more women than men received degrees from Johnson C Smith University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Johnson C Smith University is black or african american (215 degrees awarded). There were 7.68 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (28 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Johnson C Smith University is General Business Administration & Management (56 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (28 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (19 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Johnson C Smith University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (58 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (19 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 Johnson C Smith University are Physicians (428,258 people), Other managers (281,176 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (184,521 people), Social workers, all other (181,729 people), and Postsecondary teachers (148,729 people).

The most specialized majors at Johnson C Smith University are Public Administration and Social Service (58 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (19 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and Communications (18 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 Johnson C Smith University are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Actuaries, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Johnson C Smith University are Public Administration and Social Service (58 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (19 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and Communications (18 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 Johnson C Smith University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (625,479 people), Elementary & secondary schools (490,040 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (452,552 people), Offices of physicians (248,160 people), and Outpatient care centers (201,712 people).

The most specialized majors at Johnson C Smith University are Public Administration and Social Service (58 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (19 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and Communications (18 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 Johnson C Smith University.
Most Common
  1. 56 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 28 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 19 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Johnson C Smith University was General Business Administration & Management with 56 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

81
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
187
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 81 degrees were awarded to men at Johnson C Smith University, which is 0.433 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (187).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Johnson C Smith University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.556 times less than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 53 degrees were awarded to women at Johnson C Smith University in Social Work, which is 10.6 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 32% of students graduating from Johnson C Smith University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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 Johnson C Smith University 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, 20.4% of graduates (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    215 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Johnson C Smith University is black or african american (215 degrees awarded). There were 7.68 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (28 degrees).

10.4% of degree recipients (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    152 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    63 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Johnson C Smith University is black or african american female (152 degrees awarded). There were 2.41 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (63 degrees).

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Operations

Johnson C Smith University has an endowment valued at nearly $69M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.27M (6.19%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Johnson C Smith University had a total salary expenditure of $46.6M. Johnson C Smith University employs 40 Assistant professors, 24 Associate professors, and 11 Instructors. Most academics at Johnson C Smith University are Female Assistant professors (22), Male Assistant professors(18), and Female Associate professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Johnson C Smith University are: Management, with 61 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 40 employees, and Service with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$69M
2019 Endowment
1.14%
growth from 2018

Johnson C Smith University has an endowment valued at about $69M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Johnson C Smith University grew 1.14% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $28.2M 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. $6.16M - Federal
  2. $106k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Johnson C Smith University received $6.16M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $106k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$17.2M
2019 Salaries
22.3%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Johnson C Smith University paid a median of $17.2M in salaries, which represents 37% of their overall expenditure ($46.6M) and a 22.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 16.7% decline from 2017 and a 5.49% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.97M
Instructional Salaries
86
Number of Employees

In 2019, Johnson C Smith University paid a total of $4.97M to 86 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.8% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
61 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Johnson C Smith University were Assistant professor with 40 employees; Associate professor with 24 employees; and Associate professor with 11 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Johnson C Smith University were Management with 61 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees; and Service with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Johnson C Smith University was Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, Male Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Female Associate professor with 14 employees.

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