Johnson C Smith University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$15,466

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,974

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

19%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

45.3%

5,841 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,428

97.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

50.7%

112 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 (42 degrees awarded), Social Work (35 degrees), and Criminology (32 degrees).

In 2016, 309 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Johnson C Smith University. 67.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (213 degrees), 3.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (56 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Johnson C Smith University is $15,466, which is $-8,949 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Johnson C Smith University is $15,466, which is $-8,949 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,974.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 84% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,466

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Johnson C Smith University was $15,466. The cost of tuition at Johnson C Smith University is $-8,949 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$18,974

2016 Value

0.111%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Johnson C Smith University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,974. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Johnson C Smith University grew by 0.111%.

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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 2016. 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 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

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Johnson C Smith University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.05% with respect to 2015, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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19%

2015 Default Rate

103

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Johnson C Smith University was 19%, which represents 103 out of the 542 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Johnson C Smith University received 5,841 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 34.4% annual growth. Out of those 5,841 applicants, 2,646 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,428 students enrolled at Johnson C Smith University in 2016, and 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Johnson C Smith University has an overall enrollment yield of 11.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,646

Accepted Out of 5,841

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Johnson C Smith University was 45.3% (2,646 admissions from 5,841 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 45.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 34.4%, while admissions grew by 33.4%.

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SAT Scores

67%

Submission Percentage

203

Scores Submitted

67% of enrolled first-time students at Johnson C Smith University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Johnson C Smith University has a total enrollment of 1,428 students. The full-time enrollment at Johnson C Smith University is 1,386 students and the part-time enrollment is 42. This means that 97.1% 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 84.4% Black or African American, 4.13% Hispanic or Latino, 2.31% Two or More Races, 0.77% White, 0.28% Asian, 0.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.07% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Johnson C Smith University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (50.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (33.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (84.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (6.86%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.96%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Johnson C Smith University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,428 students. The full-time enrollment at Johnson C Smith University is 1,386 and the part-time enrollment is 42. This means that 97.1% of students enrolled at Johnson C Smith University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

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 Johnson C Smith University was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    1,205

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    59

  3. Two or More Races

    33

The enrolled student population at Johnson C Smith University is 84.4% Black or African American, 4.13% Hispanic or Latino, 2.31% Two or More Races, 0.77% White, 0.28% Asian, 0.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.07% 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 55.6% 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, 82 students (5.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 107 more women than men received degrees from Johnson C Smith University. The majority of degree recipients at Johnson C Smith University are black or african american (213 degrees awarded). There were 3.8 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (56 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Johnson C Smith University is General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (35 degrees) and Criminology (32 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 (69 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), and Communications (25 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 Miscellaneous managers (471,574 people), Physicians & surgeons (421,516 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (342,034 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (304,565 people), and Social workers (262,046 people).

The most specialized majors at Johnson C Smith University are Public Administration and Social Service (69 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), Communications (25 degrees), Social Sciences (41 degrees), and Biology (22 degrees).

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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 Johnson C Smith University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Johnson C Smith University are Public Administration and Social Service (69 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), Communications (25 degrees), Social Sciences (41 degrees), and Biology (22 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 Johnson C Smith University are Hospitals (690,639 people), Elementary & secondary schools (606,770 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (553,041 people), Legal services (287,940 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (242,074 people).

The most specialized majors at Johnson C Smith University are Public Administration and Social Service (69 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), Communications (25 degrees), Social Sciences (41 degrees), and Biology (22 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 42 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Johnson C Smith University was General Business Administration & Management with 42 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 101

  2. 208

In 2016, 101 degrees were awarded to men at Johnson C Smith University, which is 0.486 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (208).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Johnson C Smith University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.826 times less than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 62 degrees were awarded to women at Johnson C Smith University in Social Work, which is 8.86 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%

100% Completion Time

44%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 31% 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.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (54.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Johnson C Smith University is Female and Black or African American (54.6% 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, 0.893% of graduates (1 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

    213 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    56 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Johnson C Smith University is black or african american (213 degrees awarded). There were 3.8 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (56 degrees).

18.1% of degree recipients (56 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

    61 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    12 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 2.49 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (61 degrees).

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Operations

Johnson C Smith University has an endowment valued at nearly $64.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.85M (9.08%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Johnson C Smith University had a total expenditure of $44.9M. Of that $44.9M, they spent $17.2M on salaries and $44.9M on benefits.

Johnson C Smith University employs 49 Assistant professors, 25 Associate professors, and 11 Professors. Most academics at Johnson C Smith University are Male Assistant professors (26), Female Assistant professors(23), and Female Associate professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Johnson C Smith University are: Management, with 52 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 45 employees, and Service with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$64.4M

2015 Endowment

5.33%

growth from 2014

Johnson C Smith University has an endowment valued at about $64.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Johnson C Smith University grew 5.33% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.7M 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. $3.84M - Federal

  2. $71.5k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Johnson C Smith University received $3.84M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $71.5k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$17.2M

Salary Expenditure

$44.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Johnson C Smith University had a total expenditure of $44.9M. Of that $44.9M, they spent $17.2M on salaries and $44.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$17.2M

2015 Salaries

4.61%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Johnson C Smith University paid a median of $17.2M in salaries, which represents 38.4% of their overall expenditure ($44.9M) and a 4.61% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.16% decline from 2013 and a 4.53% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$5.22M

Instructional Salaries

93

Number of Employees

In 2015, Johnson C Smith University paid a total of $5.22M to 93 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.3% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

49 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

52 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Johnson C Smith University were Assistant professor with 49 employees; Associate professor with 25 employees; and Associate professor with 11 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Johnson C Smith University were Management with 52 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees; and Service with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Johnson C Smith University was Male Assistant professor with 26 employees, Female Assistant professor with 23 employees, and Female Associate professor with 19 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Johnson C Smith University.

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