Philander Smith College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,804

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,139

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

23.9%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

891

94.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

30.3%

57 Graduates

About

Philander Smith College is a higher education institution located in Pulaski County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Philander Smith College were General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (15 degrees), and General Psychology (11 degrees).

In 2017, 104 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Philander Smith College. 67.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (89 degrees), 44.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (2 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Philander Smith College is $11,804, which is $-13,390 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Philander Smith College is $11,804, which is $-13,390 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,139.

In 2017, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 94% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,804

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Philander Smith College was $11,804. The cost of tuition at Philander Smith College is $-13,390 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$16,139

2017 Value

0.755%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Philander Smith College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,139. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Philander Smith College grew by 0.755%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,519

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Philander Smith College was of $9,519 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board did not change 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

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Philander Smith College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.05% with respect to 2016, when 99% 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.

23.9%

2016 Default Rate

62

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Philander Smith College was 23.9%, which represents 62 out of the 259 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

Philander Smith College has a total enrollment of 891 students. The full-time enrollment at Philander Smith College is 845 students and the part-time enrollment is 46. This means that 94.8% of students enrolled at Philander Smith College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Philander Smith College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 94.8% Black or African American, 1.35% Hispanic or Latino, 0.898% Two or More Races, 0.673% White, 0.224% Asian, 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.112% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Philander Smith College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (59.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (35.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.828%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Philander Smith College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 891 students. The full-time enrollment at Philander Smith College is 845 and the part-time enrollment is 46. This means that 94.8% of students enrolled at Philander Smith College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%

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 Philander Smith College was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Philander Smith College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    845

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    12

  3. Two or More Races

    8

The enrolled student population at Philander Smith College is 94.8% Black or African American, 1.35% Hispanic or Latino, 0.898% Two or More Races, 0.673% White, 0.224% Asian, 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.112% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 36 more women than men received degrees from Philander Smith College. The majority of degree recipients at Philander Smith College are black or african american (89 degrees awarded). There were 44.5 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (2 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Philander Smith College is General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (15 degrees) and General Psychology (11 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Philander Smith College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (15 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (4 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 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 Philander Smith College are Physicians (439,086 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (296,013 people), Social workers, all other (258,312 people), Other managers (228,663 people), and Postsecondary teachers (215,806 people).

The most specialized majors at Philander Smith College are Biology (15 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (4 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (7 degrees), and Psychology (11 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 Philander Smith College are Surgeons, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Philander Smith College are Biology (15 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (4 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (7 degrees), and Psychology (11 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 Philander Smith College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (698,152 people), Elementary & secondary schools (661,102 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (502,809 people), Outpatient care centers (268,085 people), and Offices of physicians (229,702 people).

The most specialized majors at Philander Smith College are Biology (15 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (4 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (7 degrees), and Psychology (11 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 Philander Smith College.

Most Common

  1. 42 degrees awarded

  2. 15 degrees awarded

  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Philander Smith College was General Business Administration & Management with 42 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 34

  2. 70

In 2017, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Philander Smith College, which is 0.486 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (70).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Philander Smith College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.313 times less than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 32 degrees were awarded to women at Philander Smith College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3.2 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%

100% Completion Time

40%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 29% of students graduating from Philander Smith College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Philander Smith College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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. Black or African American

    89 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    2 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Philander Smith College is black or african american (89 degrees awarded). There were 44.5 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (2 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    63 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Philander Smith College is black or african american female (63 degrees awarded). There were 2.42 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (26 degrees).

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Operations

Philander Smith College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $983k (9.12%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Philander Smith College had a total salary expenditure of $19.9M. Philander Smith College employs 18 Assistant professors, 12 Associate professors, and 11 Instructors. Most academics at Philander Smith College are Female Assistant professors (12), Female Instructors(7), and Male Associate professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Philander Smith College are: Service, with 30 employees, Management, with 24 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.8M

2017 Endowment

15.3%

growth from 2016

Philander Smith College has an endowment valued at about $10.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Philander Smith College grew 15.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $26.3M 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. $3.52M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Philander Smith College received $3.52M 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

$7.1M

2017 Salaries

15.6%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Philander Smith College paid a median of $7.1M in salaries, which represents 35.7% of their overall expenditure ($19.9M) and a 15.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.4% decline from 2015 and a 4.5% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.17M

Instructional Salaries

44

Number of Employees

In 2017, Philander Smith College paid a total of $2.17M to 44 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

18 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

30 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Philander Smith College were Assistant professor with 18 employees; Associate professor with 12 employees; and Associate professor with 11 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Philander Smith College were Service with 30 employees; Management with 24 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Philander Smith College was Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, Female Instructor with 7 employees, and Male Associate professor with 6 employees.

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