Pillar College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$22,968
4.13% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$21,641
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.73%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
558
81.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
43.8%
7 Graduates

About

Pillar College is a higher education institution located in Essex County, NJ. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Pillar College were Other Clinical, Counseling, & Applied Psychology (52 degrees awarded) and Other Theology & Religious Vocations (7 degrees).

In 2022, 140 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pillar College. 82.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 17.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (71 degrees), 1.31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (54 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pillar College is $22,968, which is $8,027 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pillar College is $22,968, which is $8,027 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,641.

In 2022, 90% of undergraduate students attending Pillar College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$22,968
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pillar College was $22,968. The cost of tuition at Pillar College is $8,027 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$21,641
2022 Value
1.25%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pillar College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,641. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Pillar College grew by 1.25%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,000
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pillar College was of $12,000 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Pillar College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 7.14% with respect to 2021, when 84% 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.
3.73%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pillar College was 3.73%, which represents 6 out of the 161 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

Pillar College had a total enrollment of 558 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pillar College is 454 students and the part-time enrollment is 104. This means that 81.4% of students enrolled at Pillar College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pillar College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.4% Hispanic or Latino, 19% Black or African American, 14.7% White, 1.08% Two or More Races, 0.538% Asian, and 0.179% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pillar College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (42.6%), followed by White Female (18.4%) and Black or African American Female (9.34%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (35.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (23.3%) and Black or African American Male (8.89%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pillar College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 558 students. The full-time enrollment at Pillar College is 454 and the part-time enrollment is 104. This means that 81.4% of students enrolled at Pillar College are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

100%
2022 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 Pillar College was 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Pillar College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    231 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    106 enrolled students
  3. White
    82 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pillar College is 41.4% Hispanic or Latino, 19% Black or African American, 14.7% White, 1.08% Two or More Races, 0.538% Asian, and 0.179% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 11 students (1.97%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 92 more women than men received degrees from Pillar College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pillar College is hispanic or latino (71 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (54 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Pillar College is Other Clinical, Counseling, & Applied Psychology (52 degrees awarded), followed by Other Theology & Religious Vocations (7 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pillar College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (13 degrees awarded), Psychology (82 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (34 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pillar College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,829,654 people), Accountants & auditors (1,071,463 people), Other managers (833,391 people), Secondary school teachers (534,806 people), and Financial managers (525,103 people).

The most specialized majors at Pillar College in 2022 are Theology (13 degrees awarded), Psychology (82 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (34 degrees), Business (8 degrees), and Education (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Pillar College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Pillar College are Theology (13 degrees awarded), Psychology (82 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (34 degrees), Business (8 degrees), and Education (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Pillar College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,472,884 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (684,280 people), Computer Systems Design (586,742 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (571,016 people), and Banking & related activities (531,258 people).

The most specialized majors at Pillar College are Theology (13 degrees awarded), Psychology (82 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (34 degrees), Business (8 degrees), and Education (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Pillar College.

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Pillar College was Other Clinical, Counseling, & Applied Psychology with 52 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

24
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
116
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Pillar College, which is 0.207 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (116).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Pillar College in Other Clinical, Counseling, & Applied Psychology, which is 0.156 times less than the 45 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 45 degrees were awarded to men at Pillar College in Other Clinical, Counseling, & Applied Psychology, which is 6.43 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 12% of students graduating from Pillar College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (70%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pillar College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (70% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    71 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    54 degrees awarded
  3. White
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pillar College is hispanic or latino (71 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (54 degrees).

1.43% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    62 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    42 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pillar College is hispanic or latino female (62 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (42 degrees).

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Operations

Pillar College has an endowment valued at nearly $273k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.411%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Pillar College had a total salary expenditure of 10.3M. Pillar College employs 6 Professors, 3 Assistant professors and 2 Associate professors. Most academics at Pillar College are Male Professor (4), Female Professor (2), and Male Associate professor (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pillar College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 23 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 9 employees, and Management with 8 employees.

Endowment

$273k
2022 Endowment
0.481%
decline from 2021

Pillar College has an endowment valued at about $273k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Pillar College declined 0.481% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.4M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$4.98M
2022 Salaries
7.53%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Pillar College paid a median of $4.98M in salaries, which represents 48.1% of their overall expenditure ($10.3M) and a 7.53% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$749k
Instructional Salaries
11
Number of Employees

In 2022, Pillar College paid a total of $749k to 11 employees working as instructors, which represents 15% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pillar College were Professor with 6 employees, Assistant professor with 3 employees, and Associate professor with 2 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pillar College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 23 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 9 employees, and Management with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pillar College was Male Professor with 4 employees, Female Professor with 2 employees, and Male Associate professor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pillar College.

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