Memphis College of Art

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,400
0% growth from 2018
2019 Enrolled Students
51
80.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
55.2%
37 Graduates

About

Memphis College of Art is a higher education institution located in Shelby County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Memphis College of Art were Illustration (14 degrees awarded), Game & Interactive Media Design (13 degrees), and General Fine Studio Arts (13 degrees).

In 2019, 67 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Memphis College of Art. 65.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (39 degrees), 2.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Memphis College of Art is $32,400, which is $17,900 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Memphis College of Art is $32,400, which is $17,900 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2019, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,400
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Memphis College of Art was $32,400. The cost of tuition at Memphis College of Art is $17,900 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

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2019 Value

In 2019 Memphis College of Art had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $N/A. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Memphis College of Art grew by 0%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Memphis College of Art received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.01% with respect to 2018, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Memphis College of Art has a total enrollment of 51 students. The full-time enrollment at Memphis College of Art is 41 students and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 80.4% of students enrolled at Memphis College of Art are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Memphis College of Art, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.1% Black or African American, 37.3% White, 7.84% Hispanic or Latino, 5.88% Two or More Races, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Memphis College of Art in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (32.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (20%) and White Female (17.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (100%), followed by Asian Male (0%) and Asian Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Memphis College of Art, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51 students. The full-time enrollment at Memphis College of Art is 41 and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 80.4% of students enrolled at Memphis College of Art are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 Memphis College of Art was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Memphis College of Art had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    24
  2. White
    19
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    4

The enrolled student population at Memphis College of Art is 47.1% Black or African American, 37.3% White, 7.84% Hispanic or Latino, 5.88% Two or More Races, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 21 more women than men received degrees from Memphis College of Art. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Memphis College of Art is white (39 degrees awarded). There were 2.05 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Memphis College of Art is Illustration (14 degrees awarded), followed by Game & Interactive Media Design (13 degrees) and General Fine Studio Arts (13 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Memphis College of Art, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (58 degrees awarded) and Education (9 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 Memphis College of Art are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,481,352 people), Secondary school teachers (500,588 people), Education administrators (254,070 people), Special education teachers (204,978 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (192,233 people).

The most specialized majors at Memphis College of Art are Visual & Performing Arts (58 degrees awarded) and Education (9 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Memphis College of Art are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Memphis College of Art are Visual & Performing Arts (58 degrees awarded) and Education (9 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 Memphis College of Art are Elementary & secondary schools (2,738,053 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (294,979 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (114,046 people), Child day care services (103,603 people), and Computer Systems Design (90,185 people).

The most specialized majors at Memphis College of Art are Visual & Performing Arts (58 degrees awarded) and Education (9 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 Memphis College of Art.
Most Common
  1. 14 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 13 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Memphis College of Art was Illustration with 14 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

23
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
44
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Memphis College of Art, which is 0.523 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (44).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Memphis College of Art in Game & Interactive Media Design, which is 1.6 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 12 degrees were awarded to women at Memphis College of Art in General Fine Studio Arts, which is 12 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 38% of students graduating from Memphis College of Art completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (72.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Memphis College of Art is Male and White (72.7% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 2.7% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    39 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Memphis College of Art is white (39 degrees awarded). There were 2.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (19 degrees).

1.49% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    28 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    11 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Memphis College of Art is white female (28 degrees awarded). There were 2.55 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (11 degrees).

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Operations

Memphis College of Art has an endowment valued at nearly $1.26M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $93.7k (7.43%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Memphis College of Art had a total salary expenditure of $5.36M. Memphis College of Art employs 2 Professors, 2 Associate professors, and 1 Instructors. Most academics at Memphis College of Art are Male Instructors (1), Male Professors(1), and Female Professors (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Memphis College of Art are: Service, with 10 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 6 employees, and Management with 4 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.26M
2019 Endowment
72.5%
decline from 2018

Memphis College of Art has an endowment valued at about $1.26M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Memphis College of Art declined 72.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.84M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $472k - Federal
  2. $210k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Memphis College of Art received $472k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $210k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.14M
2019 Salaries
46.3%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Memphis College of Art paid a median of $2.14M in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($5.36M) and a 46.3% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 17.4% decline from 2017 and a 0.584% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$293k
Instructional Salaries
5
Number of Employees

In 2019, Memphis College of Art paid a total of $293k to 5 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
2 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
10 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Memphis College of Art were Professor with 2 employees; Associate professor with 2 employees; and Associate professor with 1 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Memphis College of Art were Service with 10 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 6 employees; and Management with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Memphis College of Art was Male Instructor with 1 employees, Male Professor with 1 employees, and Female Professor with 1 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Memphis College of Art.

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