Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,160
3.01% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$23,608
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.32%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
67.4%
1,283 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
681
97.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
50.8%
90 Graduates

About

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science were Natural Resource Management & Policy (30 degrees awarded), Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (20 degrees), and Environmental Science (14 degrees).

In 2020, 186 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science. 36% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 64% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (166 degrees), 23.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (7 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is $30,160, which is $1,760 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is $30,160, which is $1,760 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,608.

In 2020, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 79% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,160
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was $30,160. The cost of tuition at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is $1,760 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$23,608
2020 Value
6.06%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,608. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science grew by 6.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,280
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was of $14,280 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.18% 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

98%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.03% with respect to 2019, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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7.32%
2018 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was 7.32%, which represents 21 out of the 287 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

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science received 1,283 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.17% annual decline. Out of those 1,283 applicants, 865 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.4% acceptance rate.

There were 681 students enrolled at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science has an overall enrollment yield of 20.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
865
Accepted Out of 1,283

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was 67.4% (865 admissions from 1,283 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 69.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −3.17%, while admissions declined by −6.49%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science has a total enrollment of 681 students. The full-time enrollment at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is 662 students and the part-time enrollment is 19. This means that 97.2% of students enrolled at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.4% White, 5.73% Black or African American, 1.76% Hispanic or Latino, 1.47% Two or More Races, 1.32% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.441% Asian, and 0.294% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (52%), followed by White Female (26.8%) and Black or African American Male (3.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (50%), followed by White Female (16.7%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science, both undergraduate and graduate, is 681 students. The full-time enrollment at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is 662 and the part-time enrollment is 19. This means that 97.2% of students enrolled at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science 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
    534
  2. Black or African American
    39
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    12

The enrolled student population at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is 78.4% White, 5.73% Black or African American, 1.76% Hispanic or Latino, 1.47% Two or More Races, 1.32% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.441% Asian, and 0.294% 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.

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Graduates

In 2020, 52 fewer women than men received degrees from Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is white (166 degrees awarded). There were 23.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (7 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is Natural Resource Management & Policy (30 degrees awarded), followed by Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (20 degrees) and Environmental Science (14 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (101 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (23 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 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 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Other managers (111,531 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (74,650 people), Software developers (53,712 people), Registered nurses (44,755 people), and Secondary school teachers (42,403 people).

The most specialized majors at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Natural Resources & Conservation (101 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (15 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (8 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 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Natural Resources & Conservation (101 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (15 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (8 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 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Elementary & secondary schools (182,133 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (143,382 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (95,584 people), Computer Systems Design (81,341 people), and Construction (68,819 people).

The most specialized majors at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Natural Resources & Conservation (101 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (15 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (8 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 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science.
Most Common
  1. 30 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 20 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 14 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was Natural Resource Management & Policy with 30 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

119
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
67
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 119 degrees were awarded to men at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science, which is 1.78 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (67).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science in Natural Resource Management & Policy, which is 9 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 12 degrees were awarded to women at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science in Baking & Pastry Arts, which is 12 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 38% of students graduating from Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (70%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is Female and White (70% 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, 5.56% 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
    166 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    7 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is white (166 degrees awarded). There were 23.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (7 degrees).

2.69% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    106 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    60 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is white male (106 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (60 degrees).

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Operations

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science has an endowment valued at nearly $30.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.66M (5.39%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science had a total salary expenditure of $26.7M. Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science employs 12 Professors, 10 Associate professors, and 9 Assistant professors. Most academics at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Male Professors (7), Male Associate professors(6), and Female Professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 24 employees, Management, with 15 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$30.7M
2020 Endowment
0.868%
growth from 2019

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science has an endowment valued at about $30.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science grew 0.868% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.12M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.16M - Federal
  2. $2.57M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science received $2.16M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.57M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.7M
2020 Salaries
3.12%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science paid a median of $10.7M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($26.7M) and a 3.12% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.11% growth from 2018 and a 0.923% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.13M
Instructional Salaries
43
Number of Employees

In 2020, Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science paid a total of $2.13M to 43 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.9% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
12 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
24 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science were Professor with 12 employees; Associate professor with 10 employees; and Associate professor with 9 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees; Management with 15 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was Male Professor with 7 employees, Male Associate professor with 6 employees, and Female Professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science.

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