Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,400
14.1% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$19,593
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
75.5%
667,925 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
707,524
70.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
54%
54,297 Graduates

About

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs were Registered Nursing (10,639 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (10,133 degrees), and General Psychology (6,789 degrees).

In 2020, 175,815 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs. 62.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (104,721 degrees), 4.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22788 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is $23,400, which is $13,379 more than than the national median of $10,021. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $24,160, which is 103% of the cost for in-state students, and is $9,625 more than than the national median $14,535.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is $23,400, which is $13,200 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,200. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $24,160, which is 103% of the cost for in-state students, and is $9,625 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,535.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,593.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,400
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs was $24,160, which is 103% of the cost for in-state students, which was $23,400. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is $9,625 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,535, and the in-state tuition is $13,200 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,200.

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Average Net Price

$19,593
2020 Value
1.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,593. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs grew by 1.3%.

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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

$10,000
Room and Board
$1,284
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs was of $10,000 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,284. The cost of room and board increased by 1.72% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.72% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.44% with respect to 2019, when 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs received 667,925 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.61% annual decline. Out of those 667,925 applicants, 504,363 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.5% acceptance rate.

There were 707,524 students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs in 2020, and 49.9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs has an overall enrollment yield of 19.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
504,363
Accepted Out of 667,925

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs was 75.5% (504,363 admissions from 667,925 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 73.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.61%, while admissions grew by 0.614%.

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SAT Scores

49.9%
Submission Percentage
38,224
Scores Submitted

49.9% of enrolled first-time students at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs has a total enrollment of 707,524 students. The full-time enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is 500,969 students and the part-time enrollment is 206,555. This means that 70.8% of students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.5% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 15.4% Black or African American, 3.47% Two or More Races, 3.21% Asian, 0.652% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.42% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.7%), followed by White Male (22%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38%), followed by White Male (17.5%) and Black or African American Female (10.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 707,524 students. The full-time enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is 500,969 and the part-time enrollment is 206,555. This means that 70.8% of students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    378,468
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    113,015
  3. Black or African American
    108,844

The enrolled student population at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is 53.5% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 15.4% Black or African American, 3.47% Two or More Races, 3.21% Asian, 0.652% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.42% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 36,172 students (5.11%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 44381 more women than men received degrees from Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is white (104,721 degrees awarded). There were 4.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22788 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is Registered Nursing (10,639 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (10,133 degrees) and General Psychology (6,789 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (2,130 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4,973 degrees), and Education (19,633 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: Medium Programs are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,549,971 people), Secondary school teachers (512,152 people), Education administrators (303,100 people), Social workers, all other (274,963 people), and Special education teachers (229,157 people).

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are Theology (2,130 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4,973 degrees), Education (19,633 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (5,644 degrees), and Psychology (9,950 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: Medium Programs are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are Theology (2,130 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4,973 degrees), Education (19,633 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (5,644 degrees), and Psychology (9,950 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: Medium Programs are Elementary & secondary schools (3,029,369 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (404,265 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (325,594 people), Individual & family services (255,763 people), and Outpatient care centers (247,303 people).

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are Theology (2,130 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4,973 degrees), Education (19,633 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (5,644 degrees), and Psychology (9,950 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: Medium Programs.
Most Common
  1. 10639 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 10133 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 6789 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs was Registered Nursing with 10639 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

65,717
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
110,098
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 65,717 degrees were awarded to men at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs, which is 0.597 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (110,098).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 9290 degrees were awarded to men at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.06 times more than the 8768 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 10251 degrees were awarded to women at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs in Registered Nursing, which is 6.5 times more than the 1577 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 35% of students graduating from Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (63.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is Female and White (63.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 2.83% of graduates (1537 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    104,721 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    22,788 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    22,012 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is white (104,721 degrees awarded). There were 4.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22788 degrees).

4.8% of degree recipients (8,435 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    65,314 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    39,407 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    14,855 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is white female (65,314 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (39,407 degrees).

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Operations

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs has an endowment valued at nearly $28.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $279M (990%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs had a total salary expenditure of $62.5M. Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs employs 8,182 Assistant professors, 7,887 Professors, and 7,432 Associate professors. Most academics at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are Male Professors (4,718), Female Assistant professors(4,689), and Male Associate professors (3,808).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are: Office and Administrative Support, with 10545 employees, Management, with 9341 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 8145 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$28.2M
2020 Endowment
4.21%
growth from 2019

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs has an endowment valued at about $28.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs grew 4.21% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.4M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $702M - Federal
  2. $637M - State
  3. $6.58M - Local

As of 2020, Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs received $702M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $637M from state grants and contracts, and $6.58M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$26.5M
2020 Salaries
5.16%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs paid a median of $26.5M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($62.5M) and a 5.16% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.4% growth from 2018 and a 4.79% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.06B
Instructional Salaries
27,731
Number of Employees

In 2020, Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs paid a total of $2.06B to 27,731 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
8182 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
10545 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs were Assistant professor with 8,182 employees; Professor with 7,887 employees; and Professor with 7,432 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs were Office and Administrative Support with 10,545 employees; Management with 9,341 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 8,145 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs was Male Professor with 4,718 employees, Female Assistant professor with 4,689 employees, and Male Associate professor with 3,808 employees.

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

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