Parker University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,128
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$21,676
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.85%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
1,536
87% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
79.7%
47 Graduates

About

Parker University is a higher education institution located in Dallas County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Parker University were Anatomy (49 degrees awarded), General Health & Wellness (40 degrees), and General Computer & Information Sciences (5 degrees).

In 2019, 503 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Parker University. 51.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (293 degrees), 3.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (88 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Parker University is $25,128, which is $10,628 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Parker University is $25,128, which is $10,628 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 $21,676.

In 2019, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,128
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Parker University was $25,128. The cost of tuition at Parker University is $10,628 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$21,676
2019 Value
9.49%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Parker University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,676. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Parker University grew by 9.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,018
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Parker University was of $11,018 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board did not change 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

91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Parker University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 19.7% 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.
6.85%
2017 Default Rate
28
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Parker University was 6.85%, which represents 28 out of the 409 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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Enrollment

Parker University has a total enrollment of 1,536 students. The full-time enrollment at Parker University is 1,336 students and the part-time enrollment is 200. This means that 87% of students enrolled at Parker University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Parker University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.6% White, 19.6% Hispanic or Latino, 15.4% Black or African American, 4.75% Asian, 2.8% Two or More Races, 0.846% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.195% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Parker University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (20.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (35.8%), followed by White Female (24.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (10.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Parker University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,536 students. The full-time enrollment at Parker University is 1,336 and the part-time enrollment is 200. This means that 87% of students enrolled at Parker University are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 Parker University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Parker University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    808
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    301
  3. Black or African American
    236

The enrolled student population at Parker University is 52.6% White, 19.6% Hispanic or Latino, 15.4% Black or African American, 4.75% Asian, 2.8% Two or More Races, 0.846% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.195% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% Black or African American.

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, 46 students (2.99%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 11 more women than men received degrees from Parker University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Parker University is white (293 degrees awarded). There were 3.33 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (88 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Parker University is Anatomy (49 degrees awarded), followed by General Health & Wellness (40 degrees) and General Computer & Information Sciences (5 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Parker University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (435 degrees awarded), Biology (49 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (5 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 Parker University are Registered nurses (1,521,834 people), Accountants & auditors (1,022,575 people), Other managers (903,069 people), Software developers (656,982 people), and Financial managers (520,208 people).

The most specialized majors at Parker University are Health (435 degrees awarded), Biology (49 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (5 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (9 degrees), and Business (5 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 Parker University are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Parker University are Health (435 degrees awarded), Biology (49 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (5 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (9 degrees), and Business (5 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 Parker University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,169,522 people), Computer Systems Design (1,047,220 people), Elementary & secondary schools (907,569 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (766,519 people), and Banking & related activities (556,583 people).

The most specialized majors at Parker University are Health (435 degrees awarded), Biology (49 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (5 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (9 degrees), and Business (5 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 Parker University.
Most Common
  1. 49 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 5 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Parker University was Anatomy with 49 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

246
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
257
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 246 degrees were awarded to men at Parker University, which is 0.957 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (257).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 138 degrees were awarded to men at Parker University in Chiropractic, which is 1.37 times more than the 101 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 101 degrees were awarded to women at Parker University in Chiropractic, which is 0.732 times less than the 138 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Parker University is Male and Asian (100% 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, 4.26% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    293 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    88 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Parker University is white (293 degrees awarded). There were 3.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (88 degrees).

1.99% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    154 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    139 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Parker University is white male (154 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (139 degrees).

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Operations

Parker University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.25M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $619k (49.5%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Parker University had a total salary expenditure of $41.5M. Parker University employs 26 Assistant professors, 22 Instructors, and 12 Professors. Most academics at Parker University are Male Assistant professors (16), Female Instructors(13), and Female Assistant professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Parker University are: Management, with 54 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 39 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.25M
2019 Endowment
8.32%
growth from 2018

Parker University has an endowment valued at about $1.25M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Parker University grew 8.32% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.85M 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: Other Health Professions Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $65k - Federal
  2. $1.05M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Parker University received $65k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.05M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.6M
2019 Salaries
8.86%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Parker University paid a median of $18.6M in salaries, which represents 44.9% of their overall expenditure ($41.5M) and a 8.86% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.69% decline from 2017 and a 13.6% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.93M
Instructional Salaries
69
Number of Employees

In 2019, Parker University paid a total of $4.93M to 69 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.5% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
26 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
54 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Parker University were Assistant professor with 26 employees; Instructor with 22 employees; and Instructor with 12 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Parker University were Management with 54 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 39 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Parker University was Male Assistant professor with 16 employees, Female Instructor with 13 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 10 employees.

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

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