Keene State College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$10,968

2.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,647

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.61%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

82.5%

5,466 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

4,282

94.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

62.8%

754 Graduates

About

Keene State College is a higher education institution located in Cheshire County, NH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Keene State College were Occupational Safety & Health Technology (114 degrees awarded), General Psychology (111 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (72 degrees).

In 2016, 1,053 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Keene State College. 63.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (900 degrees), 11.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (80 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Keene State College is $10,968, which is $-9,192 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Keene State College is $10,968, which is $-9,192 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,647.

In 2016, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,968

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Keene State College was $10,968. The cost of tuition at Keene State College is $-9,192 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$18,647

2016 Value

4.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Keene State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,647. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Keene State College grew by 4.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,265

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Keene State College was of $9,265 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 5.97% 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

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Keene State College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 10.8% with respect to 2015, when 65% 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.

4.61%

2015 Default Rate

63

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Keene State College was 4.61%, which represents 63 out of the 1366 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

Keene State College received 5,466 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.67% annual decline. Out of those 5,466 applicants, 4,511 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.5% acceptance rate.

There were 4,282 students enrolled at Keene State College in 2016, and 84% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Keene State College has an overall enrollment yield of 23.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,511

Accepted Out of 5,466

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Keene State College was 82.5% (4,511 admissions from 5,466 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 78.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -3.67%, while admissions grew by 0.94%.

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SAT Scores

84%

Submission Percentage

882

Scores Submitted

84% of enrolled first-time students at Keene State College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Keene State College has a total enrollment of 4,282 students. The full-time enrollment at Keene State College is 4,048 students and the part-time enrollment is 234. This means that 94.5% of students enrolled at Keene State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Keene State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.9% White, 3.41% Hispanic or Latino, 2.03% Two or More Races, 1.35% Asian, 1.21% Black or African American, 0.187% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0701% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Keene State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48.1%), followed by White Male (38.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.92%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.9%), followed by White Male (11.4%) and Two or More Races Male (2.27%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Keene State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,282 students. The full-time enrollment at Keene State College is 4,048 and the part-time enrollment is 234. This means that 94.5% of students enrolled at Keene State College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

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 Keene State College was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Keene State College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,636

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    146

  3. Two or More Races

    87

The enrolled student population at Keene State College is 84.9% White, 3.41% Hispanic or Latino, 2.03% Two or More Races, 1.35% Asian, 1.21% Black or African American, 0.187% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0701% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 288 students (6.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 275 more women than men received degrees from Keene State College. The majority of degree recipients at Keene State College are white (900 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (80 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Keene State College is Occupational Safety & Health Technology (114 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (111 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (72 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Keene State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (139 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (26 degrees), and Psychology (112 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 Keene State College are Miscellaneous managers (272,158 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (194,099 people), Counselors (176,048 people), Social workers (138,017 people), and Marketing & sales managers (109,909 people).

The most specialized majors at Keene State College are Engineering Technologies (139 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (26 degrees), Psychology (112 degrees), Communications (75 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (9 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 Keene State College are Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Personal financial advisors, Financial managers, and Natural sciences managers

The most specialized majors at Keene State College are Engineering Technologies (139 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (26 degrees), Psychology (112 degrees), Communications (75 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (9 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 Keene State College are Elementary & secondary schools (453,725 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (271,253 people), Hospitals (239,006 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (171,178 people), and Computer Systems Design (156,066 people).

The most specialized majors at Keene State College are Engineering Technologies (139 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (26 degrees), Psychology (112 degrees), Communications (75 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (9 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 Keene State College.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Keene State College was Occupational Safety & Health Technology with 114 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 389

  2. 664

In 2016, 389 degrees were awarded to men at Keene State College, which is 0.586 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (664).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 94 degrees were awarded to men at Keene State College in Occupational Safety & Health Technology, which is 3.36 times more than the 28 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 91 degrees were awarded to women at Keene State College in General Psychology, which is 4.55 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%

100% Completion Time

62%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 51% of students graduating from Keene State College 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (64.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Keene State College is Female and White (64.1% 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, 13.5% of graduates (102 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    900 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    80 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Keene State College is white (900 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (80 degrees).

7.6% of degree recipients (80 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    575 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    325 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Keene State College is white female (575 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (325 degrees).

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Operations

Keene State College has an endowment valued at nearly $29.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.05M (3.53%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Keene State College had a total expenditure of $119M. Of that $119M, they spent $49.5M on salaries and $119M on benefits.

Keene State College employs 78 Associate professors, 74 Professors, and 41 Assistant professors. Most academics at Keene State College are Male Associate professors (43), Male Professors(39), and Female Associate professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Keene State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 78 employees, Management, with 69 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 39 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$29.7M

2015 Endowment

1.22%

growth from 2014

Keene State College has an endowment valued at about $29.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Keene State College grew 1.22% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $874k 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.62M - Federal

  2. $191k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Keene State College received $1.62M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $191k from state grants and contracts, and $0 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.

$49.5M

Salary Expenditure

$119M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Keene State College had a total expenditure of $119M. Of that $119M, they spent $49.5M on salaries and $119M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Keene State College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$49.5M

2015 Salaries

3.03%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Keene State College paid a median of $49.5M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($119M) and a 3.03% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.73% growth from 2013 and a 1.8% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18M

Instructional Salaries

215

Number of Employees

In 2015, Keene State College paid a total of $18M to 215 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

78 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

78 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Keene State College were Associate professor with 78 employees; Professor with 74 employees; and Professor with 41 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Keene State College were Office and Administrative Support with 78 employees; Management with 69 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Keene State College was Male Associate professor with 43 employees, Male Professor with 39 employees, and Female Associate professor with 35 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Keene State College.

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