McMurry University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,530
2.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,963
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.7%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
47.4%
1,798 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,094
87.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
35.3%
73 Graduates

About

McMurry University is a higher education institution located in Taylor County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at McMurry University were General Business (30 degrees awarded), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (29 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (18 degrees).

In 2020, 230 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at McMurry University. 59.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (124 degrees), 2.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (58 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at McMurry University is $28,530, which is $130 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at McMurry University is $28,530, which is $130 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,963.

In 2020, 90% of undergraduate students attending McMurry University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,530
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at McMurry University was $28,530. The cost of tuition at McMurry University is $130 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$20,963
2020 Value
3.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 McMurry University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,963. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of McMurry University grew by 3.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,596
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at McMurry University was of $7,596 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 8.1% 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

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at McMurry University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5.88% with respect to 2019, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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11.7%
2018 Default Rate
39
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at McMurry University was 11.7%, which represents 39 out of the 332 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

McMurry University received 1,798 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 15% annual decline. Out of those 1,798 applicants, 852 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,094 students enrolled at McMurry University in 2020, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

McMurry University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

47.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
852
Accepted Out of 1,798

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of McMurry University was 47.4% (852 admissions from 1,798 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 45.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −15%, while admissions declined by −11.4%.

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SAT Scores

57%
Submission Percentage
129
Scores Submitted

57% of enrolled first-time students at McMurry University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

McMurry University has a total enrollment of 1,094 students. The full-time enrollment at McMurry University is 955 students and the part-time enrollment is 139. This means that 87.3% of students enrolled at McMurry University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at McMurry University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.9% White, 29.4% Hispanic or Latino, 15.6% Black or African American, 3.38% Two or More Races, 0.914% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.457% Asian, and 0.0914% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at McMurry University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.3%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (50%), followed by White Female (50%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at McMurry University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,094 students. The full-time enrollment at McMurry University is 955 and the part-time enrollment is 139. This means that 87.3% of students enrolled at McMurry University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
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 McMurry University was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), McMurry University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    513
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    322
  3. Black or African American
    171

The enrolled student population at McMurry University is 46.9% White, 29.4% Hispanic or Latino, 15.6% Black or African American, 3.38% Two or More Races, 0.914% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.457% Asian, and 0.0914% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2020, 42 more women than men received degrees from McMurry University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at McMurry University is white (124 degrees awarded). There were 2.14 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (58 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at McMurry University is General Business (30 degrees awarded), followed by Early Childhood Education & Teaching (29 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (18 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at McMurry University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees awarded), Education (49 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (19 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 McMurry University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,805,939 people), Secondary school teachers (458,904 people), Education administrators (276,555 people), Postsecondary teachers (265,345 people), and Other managers (231,927 people).

The most specialized majors at McMurry University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees awarded), Education (49 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (19 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), and Math & Statistics (5 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at McMurry University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees awarded), Education (49 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (19 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), and Math & Statistics (5 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 McMurry University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,942,858 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (510,770 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (257,307 people), Computer Systems Design (204,189 people), and Construction (117,576 people).

The most specialized majors at McMurry University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees awarded), Education (49 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (19 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), and Math & Statistics (5 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 McMurry University.
Most Common
  1. 30 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 18 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at McMurry University was General Business with 30 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

94
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
136
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 94 degrees were awarded to men at McMurry University, which is 0.691 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (136).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 18 degrees were awarded to men at McMurry University in General Business, which is 1.5 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 29 degrees were awarded to women at McMurry University in Early Childhood Education & Teaching, which is Infinityk times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 26% of students graduating from McMurry University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at McMurry University is Male and Two or More Races (100% 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    124 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    58 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at McMurry University is white (124 degrees awarded). There were 2.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (58 degrees).

0.435% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    86 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    38 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at McMurry University is white female (86 degrees awarded). There were 2.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (38 degrees).

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Operations

McMurry University has an endowment valued at nearly $95.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.18M (5.41%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, McMurry University had a total salary expenditure of $28M. McMurry University employs 26 Professors, 19 Instructors, and 18 Assistant professors. Most academics at McMurry University are Male Professors (19), Female Instructors(14), and Male Assistant professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at McMurry University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 37 employees, Management, with 24 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$95.6M
2020 Endowment
1.94%
growth from 2019

McMurry University has an endowment valued at about $95.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of McMurry University grew 1.94% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $55.8M 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.06M - Federal
  2. $1.27M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, McMurry University received $5.06M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.27M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.8M
2020 Salaries
6.95%
growth from 2019

In 2020, McMurry University paid a median of $12.8M in salaries, which represents 45.7% of their overall expenditure ($28M) and a 6.95% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.36% growth from 2018 and a 5.96% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.72M
Instructional Salaries
79
Number of Employees

In 2020, McMurry University paid a total of $4.72M to 79 employees working as instructors, which represents 37% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
26 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
37 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at McMurry University were Professor with 26 employees; Instructor with 19 employees; and Instructor with 18 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at McMurry University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 37 employees; Management with 24 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at McMurry University was Male Professor with 19 employees, Female Instructor with 14 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 12 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at McMurry University.

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