Methodist University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$35,336
3.48% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$31,730
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
12.1%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
75.9%
2,964 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,773
89.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
40.5%
206 Graduates

About

Methodist University is a higher education institution located in Cumberland County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Methodist University were General Business Administration & Management (40 degrees awarded), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (29 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (27 degrees).

In 2020, 519 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Methodist University. 53.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (189 degrees), 1.91 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (99 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Methodist University is $35,336, which is $12,806 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Methodist University is $35,336, which is $12,806 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,730.

In 2020, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,336
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Methodist University was $35,336. The cost of tuition at Methodist University is $12,806 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$31,730
2020 Value
2.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Methodist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,730. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Methodist University grew by 2.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,953
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Methodist University was of $12,953 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 1.41% 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

89%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Methodist University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.3% with respect to 2019, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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.
12.1%
2018 Default Rate
83
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Methodist University was 12.1%, which represents 83 out of the 687 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

Methodist University received 2,964 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 7.55% annual decline. Out of those 2,964 applicants, 2,249 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,773 students enrolled at Methodist University in 2020, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Methodist University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,249
Accepted Out of 2,964

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Methodist University was 75.9% (2,249 admissions from 2,964 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 63%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −7.55%, while admissions grew by 11.3%.

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SAT Scores

58%
Submission Percentage
204
Scores Submitted

58% of enrolled first-time students at Methodist University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Methodist University has a total enrollment of 1,773 students. The full-time enrollment at Methodist University is 1,593 students and the part-time enrollment is 180. This means that 89.8% of students enrolled at Methodist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Methodist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.9% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 7.33% Hispanic or Latino, 1.47% Two or More Races, 1.3% Asian, 0.677% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.395% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Methodist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (24.2%), followed by White Female (19.5%) and Black or African American Male (12.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.6%), followed by White Male (14.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Methodist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,773 students. The full-time enrollment at Methodist University is 1,593 and the part-time enrollment is 180. This means that 89.8% of students enrolled at Methodist University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
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 Methodist University was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Methodist University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    725
  2. Black or African American
    288
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    130

The enrolled student population at Methodist University is 40.9% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 7.33% Hispanic or Latino, 1.47% Two or More Races, 1.3% Asian, 0.677% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.395% 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.

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Graduates

In 2020, 37 more women than men received degrees from Methodist University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Methodist University is white (189 degrees awarded). There were 1.91 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (99 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Methodist University is General Business Administration & Management (40 degrees awarded), followed by Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (29 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (27 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Methodist University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (65 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees).

Workforce

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 Methodist University are Accountants & auditors (1,001,734 people), Other managers (817,505 people), Financial managers (502,480 people), Physicians (411,687 people), and Chief executives & legislators (396,227 people).

The most specialized majors at Methodist University are Protective Services (65 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees), Biology (27 degrees), and Business (133 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 Methodist University are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Physicians, Actuaries, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Methodist University are Protective Services (65 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees), Biology (27 degrees), and Business (133 degrees).

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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 Methodist University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (790,029 people), Elementary & secondary schools (743,099 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (628,769 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (527,217 people), and Computer Systems Design (521,609 people).

The most specialized majors at Methodist University are Protective Services (65 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees), Biology (27 degrees), and Business (133 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 Methodist University.

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Methodist University was General Business Administration & Management with 40 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

241
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
278
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 241 degrees were awarded to men at Methodist University, which is 0.867 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (278).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Methodist University in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 2.27 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 25 degrees were awarded to women at Methodist University in Physician Assistant, which is 2.08 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 21% of students graduating from Methodist University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Methodist University is Male and Asian (75% 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, 2.43% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    189 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    99 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Methodist University is white (189 degrees awarded). There were 1.91 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (99 degrees).

19.1% of degree recipients (99 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    101 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    88 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Methodist University is white male (101 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (88 degrees).

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Operations

Methodist University has an endowment valued at nearly $21.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $459k (2.1%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Methodist University had a total salary expenditure of $48.1M. Methodist University employs 45 Associate professors, 42 Assistant professors, and 41 Professors. Most academics at Methodist University are Male Associate professors (29), Male Professors(25), and Female Assistant professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Methodist University are: Service, with 66 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 50 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21.9M
2020 Endowment
3.81%
growth from 2019

Methodist University has an endowment valued at about $21.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Methodist University grew 3.81% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.7M 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.03M - Federal
  2. $629k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Methodist University received $2.03M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $629k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$22.4M
2020 Salaries
1.3%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Methodist University paid a median of $22.4M in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($48.1M) and a 1.3% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.39% decline from 2018 and a 2.55% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$10.2M
Instructional Salaries
144
Number of Employees

In 2020, Methodist University paid a total of $10.2M to 144 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.7% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
45 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
66 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Methodist University were Associate professor with 45 employees; Assistant professor with 42 employees; and Assistant professor with 41 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Methodist University were Service with 66 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 50 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Methodist University was Male Associate professor with 29 employees, Male Professor with 25 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 24 employees.

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

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