Point University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,085
3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,185
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
18.2%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
28.9%
1,419 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,389
48.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
29.9%
61 Graduates

About

Point University is a higher education institution located in Troup County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Point University were Other Theological & Ministerial Studies (20 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees), and Other Human Development, Family Studies, & Related Services (15 degrees).

In 2019, 220 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Point University. 53.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (115 degrees), 1.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (67 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Point University is $20,085, which is $−7,195 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Point University is $20,085, which is $−7,195 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,185.

In 2019, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,085
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Point University was $20,085. The cost of tuition at Point University is $−7,195 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$17,185
2019 Value
18.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Point University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,185. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Point University grew by 18.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,125
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Point University was of $7,125 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 2.52% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 30% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
35%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Point University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.04% with respect to 2018, when 98% 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.
18.2%
2017 Default Rate
108
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Point University was 18.2%, which represents 108 out of the 592 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

Point University received 1,419 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 15.6% annual growth. Out of those 1,419 applicants, 410 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 28.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,389 students enrolled at Point University in 2019, and 32% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Point University has an overall enrollment yield of 52.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

28.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
410
Accepted Out of 1,419

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Point University was 28.9% (410 admissions from 1,419 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 53.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 15.6%, while admissions declined by −37.2%.

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SAT Scores

32%
Submission Percentage
69
Scores Submitted

32% of enrolled first-time students at Point University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Point University has a total enrollment of 2,389 students. The full-time enrollment at Point University is 1,152 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,237. This means that 48.2% of students enrolled at Point University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Point University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.3% White, 29.1% Black or African American, 5.69% Two or More Races, 3.77% Hispanic or Latino, 1.88% Asian, 0.377% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.293% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Point University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.1%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Black or African American Male (18.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (34.9%), followed by White Female (23.3%) and Black or African American Female (16.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Point University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,389 students. The full-time enrollment at Point University is 1,152 and the part-time enrollment is 1,237. This means that 48.2% of students enrolled at Point University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
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 Point University was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Point University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,130
  2. Black or African American
    696
  3. Two or More Races
    136

The enrolled student population at Point University is 47.3% White, 29.1% Black or African American, 5.69% Two or More Races, 3.77% Hispanic or Latino, 1.88% Asian, 0.377% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.293% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 233 students (9.75%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 16 more women than men received degrees from Point University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Point University is white (115 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (67 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Point University is Other Theological & Ministerial Studies (20 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees) and Other Human Development, Family Studies, & Related Services (15 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Point University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (50 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (21 degrees), and Psychology (33 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 Point University are Accountants & auditors (998,838 people), Other managers (765,080 people), Financial managers (504,371 people), Chief executives & legislators (392,697 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (294,131 people).

The most specialized majors at Point University are Theology (50 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (21 degrees), Psychology (33 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 degrees), and Business (66 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 Point University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Point University are Theology (50 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (21 degrees), Psychology (33 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 degrees), and Business (66 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 Point University are Elementary & secondary schools (901,277 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (517,313 people), Computer Systems Design (509,149 people), Banking & related activities (499,429 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (480,799 people).

The most specialized majors at Point University are Theology (50 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (21 degrees), Psychology (33 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 degrees), and Business (66 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 Point University.

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Point University was Other Theological & Ministerial Studies with 20 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

102
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
118
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 102 degrees were awarded to men at Point University, which is 0.864 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (118).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Point University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.56 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 16 degrees were awarded to women at Point University in Other Clinical, Counseling, & Applied Psychology, which is 5.33 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 12% of students graduating from Point University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% 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 Point University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 4.92% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    115 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    67 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Point University is white (115 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (67 degrees).

1.36% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    61 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    54 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Point University is white female (61 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (54 degrees).

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Operations

Point University has an endowment valued at nearly $4.55M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $160k (3.52%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Point University had a total salary expenditure of $27.6M. Point University employs 19 Professors, 18 Instructors, and 7 Associate professors. Most academics at Point University are Female Instructors (11), Male Professors(10), and Female Professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Point University are: Management, with 34 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 34 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.55M
2019 Endowment
3.11%
growth from 2018

Point University has an endowment valued at about $4.55M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Point University grew 3.11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.2M 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

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

As of 2019, Point University received $0 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

$10.4M
2019 Salaries
3.45%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Point University paid a median of $10.4M in salaries, which represents 37.7% of their overall expenditure ($27.6M) and a 3.45% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.61% decline from 2017 and a 13.1% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.53M
Instructional Salaries
47
Number of Employees

In 2019, Point University paid a total of $2.53M to 47 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
19 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Point University were Professor with 19 employees; Instructor with 18 employees; and Instructor with 7 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Point University were Management with 34 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Point University was Female Instructor with 11 employees, Male Professor with 10 employees, and Female Professor with 9 employees.

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

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