Oglethorpe University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$35,000

4.42% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$21,052

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

10%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

80.4%

1,689 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,184

94% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

46.5%

107 Graduates

About

Oglethorpe University is a higher education institution located in DeKalb County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Oglethorpe University were Rhetoric & Composition (26 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees), and General Psychology (20 degrees).

In 2016, 193 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Oglethorpe University. 65.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (72 degrees), 1.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (52 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Oglethorpe University is $35,000, which is $10,585 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Oglethorpe University is $35,000, which is $10,585 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,052.

In 2016, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,000

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Oglethorpe University was $35,000. The cost of tuition at Oglethorpe University is $10,585 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$21,052

2016 Value

2.83%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Oglethorpe University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,052. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Oglethorpe University grew by 2.83%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,180

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Oglethorpe University was of $12,180 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 4.1% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Oglethorpe University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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10%

2015 Default Rate

29

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Oglethorpe University was 10%, which represents 29 out of the 289 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

Oglethorpe University received 1,689 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 39% annual decline. Out of those 1,689 applicants, 1,358 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,184 students enrolled at Oglethorpe University in 2016, and 56% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Oglethorpe University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,358

Accepted Out of 1,689

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Oglethorpe University was 80.4% (1,358 admissions from 1,689 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 78.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -390%, while admissions declined by -375%.

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SAT Scores

56%

Submission Percentage

186

Scores Submitted

56% of enrolled first-time students at Oglethorpe University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Oglethorpe University has a total enrollment of 1,184 students. The full-time enrollment at Oglethorpe University is 1,113 students and the part-time enrollment is 71. This means that 94% of students enrolled at Oglethorpe University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Oglethorpe University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.5% White, 20.6% Black or African American, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.72% Asian, 2.28% Two or More Races, 0.0845% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0845% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Oglethorpe University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (18.2%), followed by White Female (17.1%) and Black or African American Female (12.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Oglethorpe University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,184 students. The full-time enrollment at Oglethorpe University is 1,113 and the part-time enrollment is 71. This means that 94% of students enrolled at Oglethorpe University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

2016 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 Oglethorpe University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Oglethorpe University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    409

  2. Black or African American

    244

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    119

The enrolled student population at Oglethorpe University is 34.5% White, 20.6% Black or African American, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.72% Asian, 2.28% Two or More Races, 0.0845% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0845% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 232 students (19.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 61 more women than men received degrees from Oglethorpe University. The majority of degree recipients at Oglethorpe University are white (72 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (52 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Oglethorpe University is Rhetoric & Composition (26 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees) and General Psychology (20 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Oglethorpe University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (35 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), and Social Sciences (28 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 Oglethorpe University are Physicians & surgeons (468,133 people), Miscellaneous managers (456,146 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (433,248 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (418,308 people), and Postsecondary teachers (334,879 people).

The most specialized majors at Oglethorpe University are English (35 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Social Sciences (28 degrees), Biology (19 degrees), and Psychology (20 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 Oglethorpe University are Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Oglethorpe University are English (35 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Social Sciences (28 degrees), Biology (19 degrees), and Psychology (20 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 Oglethorpe University are Elementary & secondary schools (848,683 people), Hospitals (745,144 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (691,571 people), Legal services (359,678 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (259,908 people).

The most specialized majors at Oglethorpe University are English (35 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Social Sciences (28 degrees), Biology (19 degrees), and Psychology (20 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 26 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Oglethorpe University was Rhetoric & Composition with 26 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 66

  2. 127

In 2016, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Oglethorpe University, which is 0.52 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (127).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Oglethorpe University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.6 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 23 degrees were awarded to women at Oglethorpe University in Rhetoric & Composition, which is 7.67 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%

100% Completion Time

51%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 39% of students graduating from Oglethorpe University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Oglethorpe University is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 14% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    72 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    52 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Oglethorpe University is white (72 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (52 degrees).

26.9% of degree recipients (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    45 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Oglethorpe University is white female (45 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (27 degrees).

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Operations

Oglethorpe University has an endowment valued at nearly $31.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $651k (2.05%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Oglethorpe University had a total expenditure of $25.6M. Of that $25.6M, they spent $10.9M on salaries and $25.6M on benefits.

Oglethorpe University employs 19 Professors, 14 Associate professors, and 14 Assistant professors. Most academics at Oglethorpe University are Male Professors (14), Male Associate professors(10), and Female Assistant professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oglethorpe University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 31 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 28 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$31.7M

2015 Endowment

61.2%

growth from 2014

Oglethorpe University has an endowment valued at about $31.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Oglethorpe University grew 61.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.94M lower 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. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Oglethorpe University received $0 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

Primary Expenses

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$10.9M

Salary Expenditure

$25.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Oglethorpe University had a total expenditure of $25.6M. Of that $25.6M, they spent $10.9M on salaries and $25.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$10.9M

2015 Salaries

4.93%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Oglethorpe University paid a median of $10.9M in salaries, which represents 42.8% of their overall expenditure ($25.6M) and a 4.93% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.83% growth from 2013 and a 7.46% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.49M

Instructional Salaries

59

Number of Employees

In 2015, Oglethorpe University paid a total of $3.49M to 59 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

19 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

31 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Oglethorpe University were Professor with 19 employees; Associate professor with 14 employees; and Associate professor with 14 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oglethorpe University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 31 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Oglethorpe University was Male Professor with 14 employees, Male Associate professor with 10 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Oglethorpe University.

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