Morehouse College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,508
4.49% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$28,307
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.8%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
99.8%
2,030 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,238
95.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
54.1%
307 Graduates

About

Morehouse College is a higher education institution located in Fulton County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Morehouse College were General Business Administration & Management (86 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (32 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (28 degrees).

In 2019, 396 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Morehouse College. 0% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 100% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (382 degrees), 95.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (4 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Morehouse College is $26,508, which is $−772 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Morehouse College is $26,508, which is $−772 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,307.

In 2019, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,508
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Morehouse College was $26,508. The cost of tuition at Morehouse College is $−772 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$28,307
2019 Value
27.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Morehouse College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,307. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Morehouse College grew by 27.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,438
Room and Board
$2,088
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Morehouse College was of $13,438 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,088. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.878% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Morehouse College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.63% with respect to 2018, when 76% 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.
11.8%
2017 Default Rate
65
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Morehouse College was 11.8%, which represents 65 out of the 552 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

Morehouse College received 2,030 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 42.9% annual decline. Out of those 2,030 applicants, 2,026 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 99.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,238 students enrolled at Morehouse College in 2019, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Morehouse College has an overall enrollment yield of 28%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

99.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,026
Accepted Out of 2,030

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Morehouse College was 99.8% (2,026 admissions from 2,030 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 57.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −42.9%, while admissions declined by −1.51%.

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SAT Scores

1%
Submission Percentage
7
Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at Morehouse College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Morehouse College has a total enrollment of 2,238 students. The full-time enrollment at Morehouse College is 2,145 students and the part-time enrollment is 93. This means that 95.8% of students enrolled at Morehouse College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Morehouse College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.3% Black or African American, 2.28% Two or More Races, 0.402% Hispanic or Latino, 0.223% White, 0.179% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Morehouse College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (71.4%), followed by Two or More Races Male (2.33%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (0.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Morehouse College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,238 students. The full-time enrollment at Morehouse College is 2,145 and the part-time enrollment is 93. This means that 95.8% of students enrolled at Morehouse College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2019 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 Morehouse College was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Morehouse College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    1,618
  2. Two or More Races
    51
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    9

The enrolled student population at Morehouse College is 72.3% Black or African American, 2.28% Two or More Races, 0.402% Hispanic or Latino, 0.223% White, 0.179% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Asian, and 0% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 535 students (23.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 396 fewer women than men received degrees from Morehouse College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Morehouse College is black or african american (382 degrees awarded). There were 95.5 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (4 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Morehouse College is General Business Administration & Management (86 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (32 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (28 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Morehouse College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees awarded), English (27 degrees), and Social Sciences (78 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 Morehouse College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (398,313 people), Other managers (335,832 people), Postsecondary teachers (253,810 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (211,888 people), and Secondary school teachers (163,184 people).

The most specialized majors at Morehouse College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees awarded), English (27 degrees), Social Sciences (78 degrees), Physical Sciences (16 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 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 Morehouse College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Morehouse College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees awarded), English (27 degrees), Social Sciences (78 degrees), Physical Sciences (16 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 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 Morehouse College are Elementary & secondary schools (569,345 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (519,554 people), Legal services (315,543 people), Computer Systems Design (255,548 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (250,001 people).

The most specialized majors at Morehouse College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees awarded), English (27 degrees), Social Sciences (78 degrees), Physical Sciences (16 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 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 Morehouse College.
Most Common
  1. 86 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 28 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Morehouse College was General Business Administration & Management with 86 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

396
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
0
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 396 degrees were awarded to men at Morehouse College, which is NaNy times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (0).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Morehouse College in General Business Administration & Management, which is NaNy times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 0 degrees were awarded to women at Morehouse College in Chinese Studies, which is NaNN times approximately the same the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 42% of students graduating from Morehouse College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Morehouse College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 2.28% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    382 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    4 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Morehouse College is black or african american (382 degrees awarded). There were 95.5 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (4 degrees).

1.01% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Male
    382 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races Male
    3 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Morehouse College is black or african american male (382 degrees awarded). There were 127 times more black or african american male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races male (3 degrees).

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Operations

Morehouse College has an endowment valued at nearly $156M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.74M (6.24%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Morehouse College had a total salary expenditure of $92.7M. Morehouse College employs 59 Associate professors, 46 Assistant professors, and 34 Professors. Most academics at Morehouse College are Male Associate professors (40), Male Assistant professors(29), and Male Professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Morehouse College are: Management, with 87 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 50 employees, and Service with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$156M
2019 Endowment
7.54%
growth from 2018

Morehouse College has an endowment valued at about $156M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Morehouse College grew 7.54% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $115M 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $12.1M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Morehouse College received $12.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$34.9M
2019 Salaries
11.2%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Morehouse College paid a median of $34.9M in salaries, which represents 37.7% of their overall expenditure ($92.7M) and a 11.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.855% growth from 2017 and a 1.58% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.2M
Instructional Salaries
147
Number of Employees

In 2019, Morehouse College paid a total of $10.2M to 147 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
59 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
87 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Morehouse College were Associate professor with 59 employees; Assistant professor with 46 employees; and Assistant professor with 34 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Morehouse College were Management with 87 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees; and Service with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Morehouse College was Male Associate professor with 40 employees, Male Assistant professor with 29 employees, and Male Professor with 20 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Morehouse College.

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