Kenyon College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$56,340
4.66% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$37,940
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.28%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
34.1%
6,662 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,750
99.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
87%
388 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 (57 degrees awarded), General Economics (51 degrees), and General Psychology (33 degrees).

In 2019, 517 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kenyon College. 58.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (367 degrees), 9.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kenyon College is $56,340, which is $29,060 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kenyon College is $56,340, which is $29,060 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $37,940.

In 2019, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 28% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$56,340
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Kenyon College was $56,340. The cost of tuition at Kenyon College is $29,060 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$37,940
2019 Value
17.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Kenyon College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,940. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Kenyon College grew by 17.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,510
Room and Board
$1,900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kenyon College was of $12,510 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,900. The cost of room and board increased by 1.87% 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

63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
28%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Kenyon College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 8.62% with respect to 2018, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.28%
2017 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Kenyon College was 1.28%, which represents 2 out of the 156 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

Kenyon College received 6,662 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 8.29% annual growth. Out of those 6,662 applicants, 2,271 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 34.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,750 students enrolled at Kenyon College in 2019, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kenyon College has an overall enrollment yield of 21.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

34.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,271
Accepted Out of 6,662

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kenyon College was 34.1% (2,271 admissions from 6,662 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 35.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 8.29%, while admissions grew by 3.04%.

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SAT Scores

58%
Submission Percentage
282
Scores Submitted

58% of enrolled first-time students at Kenyon College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kenyon College has a total enrollment of 1,750 students. The full-time enrollment at Kenyon College is 1,734 students and the part-time enrollment is 16. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Kenyon College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kenyon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.5% White, 6.97% Hispanic or Latino, 4.69% Two or More Races, 3.54% Asian, 3.2% Black or African American, 0% 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 (39.2%), followed by White Male (31.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.04%). 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

99.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kenyon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,750 students. The full-time enrollment at Kenyon College is 1,734 and the part-time enrollment is 16. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Kenyon College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
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 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
    1,234
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    122
  3. Two or More Races
    82

The enrolled student population at Kenyon College is 70.5% White, 6.97% Hispanic or Latino, 4.69% Two or More Races, 3.54% Asian, 3.2% Black or African American, 0% 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 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, 30 students (1.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 87 more women than men received degrees from Kenyon College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kenyon College is white (367 degrees awarded). There were 9.18 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kenyon College is General English Language & Literature (57 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (51 degrees) and General Psychology (33 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 Philosophy and Religious Studies (33 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (34 degrees), and English (57 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 (208,783 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (166,671 people), Postsecondary teachers (149,442 people), Secondary school teachers (137,357 people), and Other managers (131,381 people).

The most specialized majors at Kenyon College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (33 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (34 degrees), English (57 degrees), History (23 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (11 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Kenyon College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (33 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (34 degrees), English (57 degrees), History (23 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (11 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 (431,251 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (293,809 people), Legal services (164,195 people), Computer Systems Design (105,917 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (86,582 people).

The most specialized majors at Kenyon College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (33 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (34 degrees), English (57 degrees), History (23 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (11 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. 57 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 33 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kenyon College was General English Language & Literature with 57 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

215
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
302
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 215 degrees were awarded to men at Kenyon College, which is 0.712 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (302).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Kenyon College in General Economics, which is 2.19 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 29 degrees were awarded to women at Kenyon College in General Psychology, which is 7.25 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

86%
100% Completion Time
91%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 86% of students graduating from Kenyon College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 91% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 91% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kenyon College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 3.35% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    367 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    40 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kenyon College is white (367 degrees awarded). There were 9.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

4.45% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    207 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    160 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kenyon College is white female (207 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (160 degrees).

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Operations

Kenyon College has an endowment valued at nearly $422M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $22.5M (5.32%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Kenyon College had a total salary expenditure of $124M. Kenyon College employs 74 Professors, 68 Assistant professors, and 52 Associate professors. Most academics at Kenyon College are Male Professors (48), Female Assistant professors(41), and Male Associate professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kenyon College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 96 employees, Management, with 86 employees, and Service with 86 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$422M
2019 Endowment
1.97%
growth from 2018

Kenyon College has an endowment valued at about $422M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Kenyon College grew 1.97% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $381M 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. $1.43M - Federal
  2. $76.4k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Kenyon College received $1.43M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $76.4k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$42.7M
2019 Salaries
1.15%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Kenyon College paid a median of $42.7M in salaries, which represents 34.5% of their overall expenditure ($124M) and a 1.15% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.51% growth from 2017 and a 1.79% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$16.7M
Instructional Salaries
206
Number of Employees

In 2019, Kenyon College paid a total of $16.7M to 206 employees working as instructors, which represents 39% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
74 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
96 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kenyon College were Professor with 74 employees; Assistant professor with 68 employees; and Assistant professor with 52 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kenyon College were Business and Financial Operations with 96 employees; Management with 86 employees; and Service with 86 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kenyon College was Male Professor with 48 employees, Female Assistant professor with 41 employees, and Male Associate professor with 28 employees.

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

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