Morehouse College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,038
2% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$30,839
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.3%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
77.1%
3,258 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,152
93.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
56.4%
304 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 (107 degrees awarded), Sociology (34 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (30 degrees).

In 2020, 391 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Morehouse College. 0.256% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 99.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (374 degrees), 62.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (6 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Morehouse College is $27,038, which is $−1,362 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Morehouse College is $27,038, which is $−1,362 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,839.

In 2020, 76% of undergraduate students attending Morehouse College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,038
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Morehouse College was $27,038. The cost of tuition at Morehouse College is $−1,362 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$30,839
2020 Value
8.94%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Morehouse College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,839. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Morehouse College grew by 8.94%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,041
Room and Board
$2,053
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Morehouse College was of $14,041 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,053. The cost of room and board increased by 4.49% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 1.68% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
79%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Morehouse College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 2.56% with respect to 2019, when 78% 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.
8.3%
2018 Default Rate
46
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Morehouse College was 8.3%, which represents 46 out of the 554 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Morehouse College received 3,258 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 60.5% annual growth. Out of those 3,258 applicants, 2,511 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,152 students enrolled at Morehouse College in 2020, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Morehouse College has an overall enrollment yield of 21.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,511
Accepted Out of 3,258

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Morehouse College was 77.1% (2,511 admissions from 3,258 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 99.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 60.5%, while admissions grew by 23.9%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Morehouse College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Morehouse College has a total enrollment of 2,152 students. The full-time enrollment at Morehouse College is 2,008 students and the part-time enrollment is 144. This means that 93.3% of students enrolled at Morehouse College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Morehouse College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.9% Black or African American, 1.95% Two or More Races, 0.279% Hispanic or Latino, 0.186% White, 0.0929% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0465% 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 (73.5%), followed by Two or More Races Male (1.99%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (0.299%). 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

93.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Morehouse College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,152 students. The full-time enrollment at Morehouse College is 2,008 and the part-time enrollment is 144. This means that 93.3% of students enrolled at Morehouse College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
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 Morehouse College was 86%. 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
    1,591
  2. Two or More Races
    42
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    6

The enrolled student population at Morehouse College is 73.9% Black or African American, 1.95% Two or More Races, 0.279% Hispanic or Latino, 0.186% White, 0.0929% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0465% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 492 students (22.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 389 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 (374 degrees awarded). There were 62.3 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (6 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Morehouse College is General Business Administration & Management (107 degrees awarded), followed by Sociology (34 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (30 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 (10 degrees awarded), English (25 degrees), and Social Sciences (80 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 (399,454 people), Other managers (299,772 people), Postsecondary teachers (247,609 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (242,407 people), and Chief executives & legislators (135,967 people).

The most specialized majors at Morehouse College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees awarded), English (25 degrees), Social Sciences (80 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (6 degrees), and Physical Sciences (14 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 Morehouse College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Aerospace engineers, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at Morehouse College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees awarded), English (25 degrees), Social Sciences (80 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (6 degrees), and Physical Sciences (14 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 (514,642 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (490,802 people), Legal services (319,870 people), Computer Systems Design (229,742 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (214,210 people).

The most specialized majors at Morehouse College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees awarded), English (25 degrees), Social Sciences (80 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (6 degrees), and Physical Sciences (14 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. 107 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 34 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 30 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Morehouse College was General Business Administration & Management with 107 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

390
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 390 degrees were awarded to men at Morehouse College, which is 390 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 107 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 2020, 1 degrees were awarded to women at Morehouse College in Sociology, which is 0.0303 times less than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

43%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 43% of students graduating from Morehouse College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Morehouse College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (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. Black or African American
    374 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    6 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Morehouse College is black or african american (374 degrees awarded). There were 62.3 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (6 degrees).

1.53% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Male
    373 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    5 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Male
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Morehouse College is black or african american male (373 degrees awarded). There were 74.6 times more black or african american male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (5 degrees).

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Operations

Morehouse College has an endowment valued at nearly $157M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $364k (0.232%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Morehouse College had a total salary expenditure of $121M. Morehouse College employs 59 Associate professors, 40 Assistant professors, and 33 Professors. Most academics at Morehouse College are Male Associate professors (39), Male Assistant professors(24), and Male Professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Morehouse College are: Management, with 86 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 57 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$157M
2020 Endowment
0.64%
growth from 2019

Morehouse College has an endowment valued at about $157M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Morehouse College grew 0.64% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $117M 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. $13.8M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Morehouse College received $13.8M 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
2020 Salaries
0.0809%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Morehouse College paid a median of $34.9M in salaries, which represents 28.9% of their overall expenditure ($121M) and a 0.0809% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.2% growth from 2018 and a 0.855% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$9.74M
Instructional Salaries
137
Number of Employees

In 2020, Morehouse College paid a total of $9.74M to 137 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.9% 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

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Morehouse College were Associate professor with 59 employees; Assistant professor with 40 employees; and Assistant professor with 33 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Morehouse College were Management with 86 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 57 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Morehouse College was Male Associate professor with 39 employees, Male Assistant professor with 24 employees, and Male Professor with 20 employees.

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

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