Post University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$15,258

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$19,044

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

18.3%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

40.7%

4,507 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

7,681

37.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

20.9%

86 Graduates

About

Post University is a higher education institution located in New Haven County, CT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Post University were General Business Administration & Management (443 degrees awarded), Accounting (88 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (87 degrees).

In 2016, 1,656 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Post University. 53% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were unknown (679 degrees), 1.08 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (626 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Post University is $15,258, which is $-4,902 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Post University is $15,258, which is $-4,902 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,044.

In 2016, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,258

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Post University was $15,258. The cost of tuition at Post University is $-4,902 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$19,044

2016 Value

36.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Post University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,044. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Post University grew by 36.9%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,502

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Post University was of $9,502 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.7% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Post University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 7.27% with respect to 2015, when 55% 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.

18.3%

2015 Default Rate

920

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Post University was 18.3%, which represents 920 out of the 5019 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

Post University received 4,507 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 87.7% annual growth. Out of those 4,507 applicants, 1,835 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40.7% acceptance rate.

There were 7,681 students enrolled at Post University in 2016, and 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Post University has an overall enrollment yield of 75.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

40.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,835

Accepted Out of 4,507

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Post University was 40.7% (1,835 admissions from 4,507 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 81.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 87.7%, while admissions declined by -5.8%.

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SAT Scores

9%

Submission Percentage

132

Scores Submitted

9% of enrolled first-time students at Post University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Post University has a total enrollment of 7,681 students. The full-time enrollment at Post University is 2,885 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,796. This means that 37.6% of students enrolled at Post University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Post University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.2% White, 24% Black or African American, 7.16% Hispanic or Latino, 5.4% Two or More Races, 1.03% Asian, 0.69% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.338% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Post University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (26.1%), followed by White Male (16.8%) and Black or African American Female (12.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (34.5%), followed by White Male (12.9%) and Black or African American Female (9.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Post University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,681 students. The full-time enrollment at Post University is 2,885 and the part-time enrollment is 4,796. This means that 37.6% of students enrolled at Post University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

38%

2016 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 Post University was 38%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Post University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,167

  2. Black or African American

    1,845

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    550

The enrolled student population at Post University is 41.2% White, 24% Black or African American, 7.16% Hispanic or Latino, 5.4% Two or More Races, 1.03% Asian, 0.69% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.338% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 1,534 students (20%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 100 more women than men received degrees from Post University. The majority of degree recipients at Post University are unknown (679 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more unknown graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (626 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Post University is General Business Administration & Management (443 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (88 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (87 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Post University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (96 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (156 degrees), and Legal (92 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 Post University are Accountants & auditors (1,073,671 people), Miscellaneous managers (727,918 people), Financial managers (418,311 people), Chief executives & legislators (309,937 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (282,055 people).

The most specialized majors at Post University are Human Sciences (96 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (156 degrees), Legal (92 degrees), Business (965 degrees), and Protective Services (112 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Post University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Post University are Human Sciences (96 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (156 degrees), Legal (92 degrees), Business (965 degrees), and Protective Services (112 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 Post University are Elementary & secondary schools (577,003 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (544,143 people), Banking & related activities (481,643 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (478,304 people), and Computer Systems Design (390,859 people).

The most specialized majors at Post University are Human Sciences (96 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (156 degrees), Legal (92 degrees), Business (965 degrees), and Protective Services (112 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 Post University.

Most Common

  1. 443 degrees awarded

  2. 88 degrees awarded

  3. 87 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Post University was General Business Administration & Management with 443 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 778

  2. 878

In 2016, 778 degrees were awarded to men at Post University, which is 0.886 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (878).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 362 degrees were awarded to men at Post University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.34 times more than the 155 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 155 degrees were awarded to women at Post University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.428 times less than the 362 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 17% of students graduating from Post University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (38.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Post University is Female and White (38.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 23.3% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Unknown

    679 degrees awarded

  2. White

    626 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    169 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Post University is unknown (679 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (626 degrees).

41% of degree recipients (679 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    395 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    231 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    93 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Post University is white female (395 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (231 degrees).

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Operations

Post University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $590k (N/A%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Post University had a total expenditure of $94.3M. Of that $94.3M, they spent $34.9M on salaries and $94.3M on benefits.

Post University employs 55 No academic ranks, 4 Professors, and 1 Associate professors. Most academics at Post University are Female No academic ranks (34), Male No academic ranks(21), and Male Professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Post University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 256 employees, Management, with 57 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

Post University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Post University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as 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. $536k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Post University received $536k 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$34.9M

Salary Expenditure

$94.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Post University had a total expenditure of $94.3M. Of that $94.3M, they spent $34.9M on salaries and $94.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Post University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$34.9M

2015 Salaries

6.51%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Post University paid a median of $34.9M in salaries, which represents 37% of their overall expenditure ($94.3M) and a 6.51% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from 2013 and a 0% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.38M

Instructional Salaries

61

Number of Employees

In 2015, Post University paid a total of $4.38M to 61 employees working as instructors, which represents 12.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

55 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

256 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Post University were No academic rank with 55 employees; Professor with 4 employees; and Professor with 1 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Post University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 256 employees; Management with 57 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Post University was Female No academic rank with 34 employees, Male No academic rank with 21 employees, and Male Professor with 3 employees.

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

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