Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,807
0.492% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,741
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
67.5%
2,384,942 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,261,230
68.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
55.4%
189,056 Graduates

About

Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs were General Business Administration & Management (55,758 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (41,312 degrees), and General Psychology (32,168 degrees).

In 2019, 852,658 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs. 61% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (483,427 degrees), 4.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (118824 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is $14,807, which is $4,727 more than than the national median of $10,080. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $22,054, which is 149% of the cost for in-state students, and is $7,469 more than than the national median $14,585.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is $14,807, which is $4,657 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,150. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $22,054, which is 149% of the cost for in-state students, and is $7,469 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,585.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,741.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,807
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs was $22,054, which is 149% of the cost for in-state students, which was $14,807. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is $7,469 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,585, and the in-state tuition is $4,657 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,150.

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Average Net Price

$18,741
2019 Value
0.21%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,741. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs grew by 0.21%.

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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

$10,470
Room and Board
$1,202
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs was of $10,470 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,202. The cost of room and board increased by 3.38% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.125% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.33% with respect to 2018, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs received 2,384,942 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.852% annual growth. Out of those 2,384,942 applicants, 1,609,202 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.5% acceptance rate.

There were 3,261,230 students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs in 2019, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs has an overall enrollment yield of 22.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,609,202
Accepted Out of 2,384,942

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs was 67.5% (1,609,202 admissions from 2,384,942 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 65.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 0.852%, while admissions grew by 4.54%.

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SAT Scores

58%
Submission Percentage
187,157
Scores Submitted

58% of enrolled first-time students at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs has a total enrollment of 3,261,230 students. The full-time enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is 2,235,287 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,025,943. This means that 68.5% of students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.9% White, 16.2% Hispanic or Latino, 12.3% Black or African American, 5.4% Asian, 3.42% Two or More Races, 0.512% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.289% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31%), followed by White Male (22.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (16.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.39%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,261,230 students. The full-time enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is 2,235,287 and the part-time enrollment is 1,025,943. This means that 68.5% of students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,725,222
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    527,052
  3. Black or African American
    401,508

The enrolled student population at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is 52.9% White, 16.2% Hispanic or Latino, 12.3% Black or African American, 5.4% Asian, 3.42% Two or More Races, 0.512% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.289% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 175,408 students (5.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 188294 more women than men received degrees from Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is white (483,427 degrees awarded). There were 4.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (118824 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is General Business Administration & Management (55,758 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (41,312 degrees) and General Psychology (32,168 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (98,026 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20,727 degrees), and Library Science (1,697 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: Larger Programs are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,543,040 people), Secondary school teachers (506,985 people), Education administrators (298,434 people), Social workers, all other (273,055 people), and Special education teachers (227,906 people).

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs are Education (98,026 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20,727 degrees), Library Science (1,697 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (25,365 degrees), and Psychology (45,386 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: Larger Programs are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs are Education (98,026 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20,727 degrees), Library Science (1,697 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (25,365 degrees), and Psychology (45,386 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: Larger Programs are Elementary & secondary schools (3,010,963 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (396,037 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (317,308 people), Individual & family services (252,303 people), and Outpatient care centers (244,306 people).

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs are Education (98,026 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20,727 degrees), Library Science (1,697 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (25,365 degrees), and Psychology (45,386 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: Larger Programs.
Most Common
  1. 55758 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 41312 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 32168 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs was General Business Administration & Management with 55758 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

332,182
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
520,476
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 332,182 degrees were awarded to men at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs, which is 0.638 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (520,476).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 49938 degrees were awarded to men at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.05 times more than the 47444 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 47444 degrees were awarded to women at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.95 times less than the 49938 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 35% of students graduating from Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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 (66.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is Female and Asian (66.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 3.32% of graduates (6274 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    483,427 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    118,824 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    93,343 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is white (483,427 degrees awarded). There were 4.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (118824 degrees).

4.8% of degree recipients (40,887 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    296,349 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    187,078 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    75,527 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is white female (296,349 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (187,078 degrees).

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Operations

Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs has an endowment valued at nearly $47.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.36B (2.87k%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs had a total salary expenditure of $121M. Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs employs 27,586 Assistant professors, 27,514 Professors, and 26,687 Associate professors. Most academics at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs are Male Professors (16,657), Female Assistant professors(15,482), and Male Associate professors (13,465).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs are: Office and Administrative Support, with 41005 employees, Management, with 31701 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 25324 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$47.2M
2019 Endowment
2.85%
growth from 2018

Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs has an endowment valued at about $47.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs grew 2.85% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.75M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.17B - Federal
  2. $959M - State
  3. $133M - Local

As of 2019, Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs received $1.17B in grants and contracts from the federal government, $959M from state grants and contracts, and $133M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$52.7M
2019 Salaries
5.75%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs paid a median of $52.7M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($121M) and a 5.75% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.549% growth from 2017 and a 2.76% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.45B
Instructional Salaries
104,438
Number of Employees

In 2019, Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs paid a total of $8.45B to 104,438 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
27586 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
41005 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs were Assistant professor with 27,586 employees; Professor with 27,514 employees; and Professor with 26,687 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs were Office and Administrative Support with 41,005 employees; Management with 31,701 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 25,324 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs was Male Professor with 16,657 employees, Female Assistant professor with 15,482 employees, and Male Associate professor with 13,465 employees.

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

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