Pfeiffer University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,560

2% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$20,799

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.29%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

66%

1,860 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,306

64.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

42.1%

80 Graduates

About

Pfeiffer University is a higher education institution located in Stanly County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pfeiffer University were General Business Administration & Management (52 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (25 degrees), and Health Care Administration & Management (23 degrees).

In 2017, 510 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pfeiffer University. 65.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (271 degrees), 2.66 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (102 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pfeiffer University is $28,560, which is $7,827 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pfeiffer University is $28,560, which is $7,827 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,799.

In 2017, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 76% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,560

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Pfeiffer University was $28,560. The cost of tuition at Pfeiffer University is $7,827 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$20,799

2017 Value

6.43%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Pfeiffer University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,799. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Pfeiffer University grew by 6.43%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,700

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pfeiffer University was of $10,700 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.66% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Pfeiffer University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 25.7% with respect to 2016, when 74% 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.

6.29%

2016 Default Rate

36

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Pfeiffer University was 6.29%, which represents 36 out of the 572 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

Pfeiffer University received 1,860 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 11.8% annual decline. Out of those 1,860 applicants, 1,228 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66% acceptance rate.

There were 1,306 students enrolled at Pfeiffer University in 2017, and 41% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pfeiffer University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,228

Accepted Out of 1,860

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pfeiffer University was 66% (1,228 admissions from 1,860 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 44.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -11.8%, while admissions grew by 31.9%.

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SAT Scores

41%

Submission Percentage

113

Scores Submitted

41% of enrolled first-time students at Pfeiffer University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pfeiffer University has a total enrollment of 1,306 students. The full-time enrollment at Pfeiffer University is 840 students and the part-time enrollment is 466. This means that 64.3% of students enrolled at Pfeiffer University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pfeiffer University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.2% White, 26.9% Black or African American, 5.82% Hispanic or Latino, 2.91% Two or More Races, 1.45% Asian, 0.383% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.23% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pfeiffer University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.2%), followed by White Male (27%) and Black or African American Male (12.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (44.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (19.6%) and White Male (14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pfeiffer University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,306 students. The full-time enrollment at Pfeiffer University is 840 and the part-time enrollment is 466. This means that 64.3% of students enrolled at Pfeiffer University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%

2017 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 Pfeiffer University was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Pfeiffer University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    773

  2. Black or African American

    351

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    76

The enrolled student population at Pfeiffer University is 59.2% White, 26.9% Black or African American, 5.82% Hispanic or Latino, 2.91% Two or More Races, 1.45% Asian, 0.383% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.23% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 12 students (0.919%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 160 more women than men received degrees from Pfeiffer University. The majority of degree recipients at Pfeiffer University are white (271 degrees awarded). There were 2.66 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (102 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pfeiffer University is General Business Administration & Management (52 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (25 degrees) and Health Care Administration & Management (23 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pfeiffer University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), and Human Sciences (16 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 Pfeiffer University are Registered nurses (1,322,751 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (178,013 people), Medical & health services managers (150,061 people), Pharmacists (132,670 people), and Other managers (127,686 people).

The most specialized majors at Pfeiffer University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Protective Services (38 degrees), and Health (199 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 Pfeiffer University are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Physicians, Dentists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Pfeiffer University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Protective Services (38 degrees), and Health (199 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 Pfeiffer University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,511,249 people), Elementary & secondary schools (424,226 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (334,539 people), Outpatient care centers (245,434 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (229,029 people).

The most specialized majors at Pfeiffer University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Protective Services (38 degrees), and Health (199 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 Pfeiffer University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pfeiffer University was General Business Administration & Management with 52 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 175

  2. 335

In 2017, 175 degrees were awarded to men at Pfeiffer University, which is 0.522 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (335).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Pfeiffer University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.852 times less than the 54 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 113 degrees were awarded to women at Pfeiffer University in Health Care Administration & Management, which is 2.83 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%

100% Completion Time

43%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 32% of students graduating from Pfeiffer University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pfeiffer University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 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. White

    271 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    102 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pfeiffer University is white (271 degrees awarded). There were 2.66 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (102 degrees).

14.5% of degree recipients (74 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    174 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    97 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pfeiffer University is white female (174 degrees awarded). There were 1.79 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (97 degrees).

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Operations

Pfeiffer University has an endowment valued at nearly $15.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.21M (14%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Pfeiffer University had a total salary expenditure of $30.3M. Pfeiffer University employs 44 Assistant professors, 32 Associate professors, and 18 Professors. Most academics at Pfeiffer University are Female Assistant professors (27), Female Associate professors(21), and Male Assistant professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pfeiffer University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 40 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 24 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15.8M

2017 Endowment

8.36%

decline from 2016

Pfeiffer University has an endowment valued at about $15.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Pfeiffer University declined 8.36% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $172k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Pfeiffer University received $172k 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

$12M

2017 Salaries

3.44%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Pfeiffer University paid a median of $12M in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($30.3M) and a 3.44% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1% decline from 2015 and a 2.76% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.15M

Instructional Salaries

94

Number of Employees

In 2017, Pfeiffer University paid a total of $6.15M to 94 employees working as instructors, which represents 51% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

44 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

40 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pfeiffer University were Assistant professor with 44 employees; Associate professor with 32 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pfeiffer University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 40 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pfeiffer University was Female Assistant professor with 27 employees, Female Associate professor with 21 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 17 employees.

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

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