Kenyon College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$54,720
2.88% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$40,862
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
0.524%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
36.9%
6,614 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,615
99.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
89%
397 Graduates

About

Kenyon College is a higher education institution located in Knox County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kenyon College were General English Language & Literature (82 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (57 degrees), and General Psychology (39 degrees).

In 2020, 527 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kenyon College. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (412 degrees), 14.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kenyon College is $54,720, which is $26,320 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kenyon College is $54,720, which is $26,320 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $40,862.

In 2020, 66% of undergraduate students attending Kenyon College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$54,720
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Kenyon College was $54,720. The cost of tuition at Kenyon College is $26,320 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$40,862
2020 Value
7.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Kenyon College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $40,862. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Kenyon College grew by 7.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,580
Room and Board
$1,900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kenyon College was of $12,580 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,900. The cost of room and board increased by 0.56% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
28%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Kenyon College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.76% with respect to 2019, when 63% 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.
0.524%
2018 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Kenyon College was 0.524%, which represents 1 out of the 191 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Kenyon College received 6,614 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.721% annual decline. Out of those 6,614 applicants, 2,440 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 36.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,615 students enrolled at Kenyon College in 2020, and 53% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kenyon College has an overall enrollment yield of 18.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

36.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,440
Accepted Out of 6,614

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kenyon College was 36.9% (2,440 admissions from 6,614 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 34.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −0.721%, while admissions grew by 7.44%.

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SAT Scores

53%
Submission Percentage
237
Scores Submitted

53% of enrolled first-time students at Kenyon College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kenyon College has a total enrollment of 1,615 students. The full-time enrollment at Kenyon College is 1,610 students and the part-time enrollment is 5. This means that 99.7% of students enrolled at Kenyon College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kenyon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.3% White, 7.18% Hispanic or Latino, 5.45% Two or More Races, 4.52% Asian, 3.53% Black or African American, 0.124% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Kenyon College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.8%), followed by White Male (28.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kenyon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,615 students. The full-time enrollment at Kenyon College is 1,610 and the part-time enrollment is 5. This means that 99.7% of students enrolled at Kenyon College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2020 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 Kenyon College was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Kenyon College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,103
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    116
  3. Two or More Races
    88

The enrolled student population at Kenyon College is 68.3% White, 7.18% Hispanic or Latino, 5.45% Two or More Races, 4.52% Asian, 3.53% Black or African American, 0.124% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 28 students (1.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 83 more women than men received degrees from Kenyon College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kenyon College is white (412 degrees awarded). There were 14.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kenyon College is General English Language & Literature (82 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (57 degrees) and General Psychology (39 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Kenyon College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (82 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (43 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kenyon College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (483,268 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (307,439 people), Other managers (292,016 people), Postsecondary teachers (223,105 people), and Secondary school teachers (142,111 people).

The most specialized majors at Kenyon College are English (82 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), Language & Linguistics (43 degrees), History (25 degrees), and Social Sciences (126 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 Kenyon College are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Kenyon College are English (82 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), Language & Linguistics (43 degrees), History (25 degrees), and Social Sciences (126 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 Kenyon College are Elementary & secondary schools (645,215 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (463,740 people), Legal services (384,826 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (219,243 people), and Computer Systems Design (217,464 people).

The most specialized majors at Kenyon College are English (82 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), Language & Linguistics (43 degrees), History (25 degrees), and Social Sciences (126 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 Kenyon College.
Most Common
  1. 82 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 57 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 39 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kenyon College was General English Language & Literature with 82 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

222
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
305
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 222 degrees were awarded to men at Kenyon College, which is 0.728 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (305).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Kenyon College in General Political Science & Government, which is 1.71 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 57 degrees were awarded to women at Kenyon College in General English Language & Literature, which is 2.28 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

85%
100% Completion Time
87%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 85% of students graduating from Kenyon College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 87% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 88% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (95.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kenyon College is Female and Two or More Races (95.2% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.01% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    412 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kenyon College is white (412 degrees awarded). There were 14.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

2.09% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    241 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    171 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kenyon College is white female (241 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (171 degrees).

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Operations

Kenyon College has an endowment valued at nearly $419M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.15M (0.75%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Kenyon College had a total salary expenditure of $115M. Kenyon College employs 71 Assistant professors, 70 Professors, and 51 Associate professors. Most academics at Kenyon College are Female Assistant professors (45), Male Professors(44), and Male Associate professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kenyon College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 93 employees, Management, with 86 employees, and Service with 84 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$419M
2020 Endowment
0.692%
decline from 2019

Kenyon College has an endowment valued at about $419M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Kenyon College declined 0.692% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $379M 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. $1.37M - Federal
  2. $69.5k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Kenyon College received $1.37M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $69.5k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$43.7M
2020 Salaries
2.25%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Kenyon College paid a median of $43.7M in salaries, which represents 37.9% of their overall expenditure ($115M) and a 2.25% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.15% growth from 2018 and a 2.51% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.8M
Instructional Salaries
205
Number of Employees

In 2020, Kenyon College paid a total of $16.8M to 205 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
71 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
93 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kenyon College were Assistant professor with 71 employees; Professor with 70 employees; and Professor with 51 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kenyon College were Business and Financial Operations with 93 employees; Management with 86 employees; and Service with 84 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kenyon College was Female Assistant professor with 45 employees, Male Professor with 44 employees, and Male Associate professor with 28 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Kenyon College.

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