Meharry Medical College

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2019 Default Rate
1.26%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
962
100% Full-Time

About

Meharry Medical College is a higher education institution located in Davidson County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Meharry Medical College were General Health Services (121 degrees awarded) and General Public Health (30 degrees).

In 2022, 333 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Meharry Medical College. 62.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (299 degrees), 24.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (12 degrees).

Costs

Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.26%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Meharry Medical College was 1.26%, which represents 2 out of the 159 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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Enrollment

Meharry Medical College had a total enrollment of 962 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Meharry Medical College is 962 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Meharry Medical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Meharry Medical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.8% Black or African American, 7.9% Asian, 4.26% White, 2.49% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.52% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (56.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (28.3%) and Asian Female (5.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Meharry Medical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 962 students. The full-time enrollment at Meharry Medical College is 962 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Meharry Medical College are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    816 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    76 enrolled students
  3. White
    41 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Meharry Medical College is 84.8% Black or African American, 7.9% Asian, 4.26% White, 2.49% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.52% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 85 more women than men received degrees from Meharry Medical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Meharry Medical College is black or african american (299 degrees awarded). There were 24.9 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (12 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Meharry Medical College is General Health Services (121 degrees awarded), followed by General Public Health (30 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Meharry Medical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (325 degrees awarded) and Biology (8 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Meharry Medical College are Registered nurses (1,462,841 people), Physicians (492,036 people), Pharmacists (191,319 people), Medical & health services managers (190,544 people), and Other managers (159,072 people).

The most specialized majors at Meharry Medical College in 2022 are Health (325 degrees awarded) and Biology (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Meharry Medical College are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Podiatrists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Meharry Medical College are Health (325 degrees awarded) and Biology (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Meharry Medical College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,910,129 people), Offices of physicians (386,323 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (375,002 people), Elementary & secondary schools (354,861 people), and Outpatient care centers (319,886 people).

The most specialized majors at Meharry Medical College are Health (325 degrees awarded) and Biology (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 114 degrees awarded
  2. 60 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common professional doctorate concentration at Meharry Medical College was Medicine with 114 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

124
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
209
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 124 degrees were awarded to men at Meharry Medical College, which is 0.593 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (209).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Meharry Medical College in Medicine, which is 0.839 times less than the 62 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 85 degrees were awarded to men at Meharry Medical College in General Health Services, which is 2.36 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    299 degrees awarded
  2. White
    12 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Meharry Medical College is black or african american (299 degrees awarded). There were 24.9 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (12 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    196 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    103 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Meharry Medical College is black or african american female (196 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (103 degrees).

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Operations

Meharry Medical College has an endowment valued at nearly $182M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.73%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Meharry Medical College had a total salary expenditure of 195M.

Endowment

$182M
2022 Endowment
8.65%
decline from 2021

Meharry Medical College has an endowment valued at about $182M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Meharry Medical College declined 8.65% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $171M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $86.5M - Federal
  2. $20.9M - State
  3. $2.76M - Local

As of 2022, Meharry Medical College received $86.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $20.9M from state grants and contracts, and $2.76M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$76.4M
2022 Salaries
6.11%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Meharry Medical College paid a median of $76.4M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($195M) and a 6.11% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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