Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$17,625

1.88% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$19,225

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

66.3%

270,892 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

362,132

71.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

48.5%

24,284 Graduates

About

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs were General Business Administration & Management (5,428 degrees awarded), General Psychology (4,453 degrees), and Registered Nursing (3,613 degrees).

In 2017, 83,187 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs. 61.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (49,956 degrees), 4.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (10523 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is $17,625, which is $6,925 more than than the national median of $10,700. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $19,700, which is 112% of the cost for in-state students, and is $5,628 more than than the national median $14,072.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $17,625, which is $6,859 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,766. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $19,700, which is 112% of the cost for in-state students, and is $5,628 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,072.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,225.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$17,625

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was $19,700, which is 112% of the cost for in-state students, which was $17,625. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is $5,628 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,072, and the in-state tuition is $6,859 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,766.

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Average Net Price

$19,225

2017 Value

4.73%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,225. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs grew by 4.73%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,720

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was of $8,720 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 4.34% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61.5%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.23% with respect to 2016, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs received 270,892 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.024% annual growth. Out of those 270,892 applicants, 179,726 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.3% acceptance rate.

There were 362,132 students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in 2017, and 45.1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs has an overall enrollment yield of 25.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

179,726

Accepted Out of 270,892

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was 66.3% (179,726 admissions from 270,892 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 64.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.024%, while admissions grew by 3.53%.

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SAT Scores

45.1%

Submission Percentage

17,713

Scores Submitted

45.1% of enrolled first-time students at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs has a total enrollment of 362,132 students. The full-time enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is 260,447 students and the part-time enrollment is 101,685. This means that 71.9% of students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.1% White, 14.9% Hispanic or Latino, 13.7% Black or African American, 3.08% Asian, 2.94% Two or More Races, 0.632% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.461% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32%), followed by White Male (24.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.43%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (26.6%), followed by White Male (15.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.32%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 362,132 students. The full-time enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is 260,447 and the part-time enrollment is 101,685. This means that 71.9% of students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

2017 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    203,281

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    54,003

  3. Black or African American

    49,742

The enrolled student population at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is 56.1% White, 14.9% Hispanic or Latino, 13.7% Black or African American, 3.08% Asian, 2.94% Two or More Races, 0.632% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.461% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 15,679 students (4.33%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 19727 more women than men received degrees from Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs. The majority of degree recipients at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are white (49,956 degrees awarded). There were 4.75 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (10523 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is General Business Administration & Management (5,428 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (4,453 degrees) and Registered Nursing (3,613 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (1,560 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (994 degrees), and Psychology (5,421 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,004,292 people), Secondary school teachers (318,109 people), Education administrators (313,033 people), Other managers (260,380 people), and Postsecondary teachers (182,585 people).

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Theology (1,560 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (994 degrees), Psychology (5,421 degrees), Communications (3,273 degrees), and Education (8,154 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Theology (1,560 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (994 degrees), Psychology (5,421 degrees), Communications (3,273 degrees), and Education (8,154 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Elementary & secondary schools (3,061,191 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (451,577 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (308,345 people), Outpatient care centers (177,901 people), and Individual & family services (176,683 people).

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Theology (1,560 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (994 degrees), Psychology (5,421 degrees), Communications (3,273 degrees), and Education (8,154 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

Most Common

  1. 5428 degrees awarded

  2. 4453 degrees awarded

  3. 3613 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was General Business Administration & Management with 5428 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 31,730

  2. 51,457

In 2017, 31,730 degrees were awarded to men at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs, which is 0.617 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (51,457).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 4210 degrees were awarded to men at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.03 times more than the 4069 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 4069 degrees were awarded to women at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.967 times less than the 4210 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26.5%

100% Completion Time

45%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 26.5% of students graduating from Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (60.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is Female and Asian (60.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 3.36% of graduates (815 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    49,956 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    10,523 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    10,259 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is white (49,956 degrees awarded). There were 4.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (10523 degrees).

4.3% of degree recipients (3,575 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    30,496 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    19,460 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    6,898 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is white female (30,496 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (19,460 degrees).

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Operations

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs has an endowment valued at nearly $18.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $515M (2.79k%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs had a total salary expenditure of $40.4M. Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs employs 4,498 Assistant professors, 3,834 Associate professors, and 3,224 Professors. Most academics at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Female Assistant professors (2,422), Male Associate professors(2,175), and Male Assistant professors (2,076).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are: Office and Administrative Support, with 5351 employees, Management, with 4659 employees, and Service with 3786 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$18.5M

2017 Endowment

13.3%

growth from 2016

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs has an endowment valued at about $18.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs grew 13.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.6M lower 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. $288M - Federal

  2. $89M - State

  3. $17.2M - Local

As of 2017, Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs received $288M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $89M from state grants and contracts, and $17.2M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.8M

2017 Salaries

9.26%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs paid a median of $16.8M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($40.4M) and a 9.26% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.32% growth from 2015 and a 0.923% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$951M

Instructional Salaries

13,731

Number of Employees

In 2017, Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs paid a total of $951M to 13,731 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $10.4M (33%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

4498 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

5351 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs were Assistant professor with 4,498 employees; Associate professor with 3,834 employees; and Associate professor with 3,224 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs were Office and Administrative Support with 5,351 employees; Management with 4,659 employees; and Service with 3,786 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was Female Assistant professor with 2,422 employees, Male Associate professor with 2,175 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 2,076 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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