Post University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,258
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,030
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
21.4%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
96.5%
2,893 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
10,642
27.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
21.1%
51 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 (439 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (86 degrees), and Accounting (71 degrees).

In 2019, 1,811 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Post University. 54.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (674 degrees), 1.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (401 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Post University is $15,258, which is $-6,768 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Post University is $15,258, which is $-6,768 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,030.

In 2019, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,258
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Post University was $15,258. The cost of tuition at Post University is $-6,768 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$15,030
2019 Value
60%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Post University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,030. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Post University grew by 60%.

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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

$9,750
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Post University was of $9,750 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
73%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Post University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 13.4% with respect to 2018, when 67% 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.
21.4%
2017 Default Rate
893
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Post University was 21.4%, which represents 893 out of the 4180 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 2,893 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 55% annual decline. Out of those 2,893 applicants, 2,793 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.5% acceptance rate.

There were 10,642 students enrolled at Post University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Post University has an overall enrollment yield of 41.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,793
Accepted Out of 2,893

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Post University was 96.5% (2,793 admissions from 2,893 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 53%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -55%, while admissions declined by -18%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Post University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Post University has a total enrollment of 10,642 students. The full-time enrollment at Post University is 2,916 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,726. This means that 27.4% of students enrolled at Post University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Post University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.2% White, 25.3% Black or African American, 11.4% Two or More Races, 7.71% Hispanic or Latino, 0.855% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.771% Asian, and 0.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Post University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (14.6%) and White Male (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (18.1%), followed by Two or More Races Female (16.5%) and Black or African American Female (15.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Post University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,642 students. The full-time enrollment at Post University is 2,916 and the part-time enrollment is 7,726. This means that 27.4% of students enrolled at Post University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

45%
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 Post University was 45%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    3,853
  2. Black or African American
    2,689
  3. Two or More Races
    1,218

The enrolled student population at Post University is 36.2% White, 25.3% Black or African American, 11.4% Two or More Races, 7.71% Hispanic or Latino, 0.855% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.771% Asian, and 0.31% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 1,778 students (16.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 153 more women than men received degrees from Post University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Post University is white (674 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (401 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Post University is General Business Administration & Management (439 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (86 degrees) and Accounting (71 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 Legal (125 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (113 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (126 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 (986,438 people), Other managers (716,788 people), Financial managers (489,082 people), Chief executives & legislators (368,174 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (264,471 people).

The most specialized majors at Post University are Legal (125 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (113 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (126 degrees), Business (1,078 degrees), and Protective Services (156 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 Post University are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Post University are Legal (125 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (113 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (126 degrees), Business (1,078 degrees), and Protective Services (156 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 (617,811 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (495,435 people), Banking & related activities (482,748 people), Computer Systems Design (466,097 people), and Insurance carriers (418,486 people).

The most specialized majors at Post University are Legal (125 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (113 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (126 degrees), Business (1,078 degrees), and Protective Services (156 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. 439 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 86 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 71 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Post University was General Business Administration & Management with 439 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

829
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
982
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 829 degrees were awarded to men at Post University, which is 0.844 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (982).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 358 degrees were awarded to men at Post University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.88 times more than the 190 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 190 degrees were awarded to women at Post University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.531 times less than the 358 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 11% of students graduating from Post University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% 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 Post University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 19.6% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    674 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    401 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    250 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Post University is white (674 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (401 degrees).

22.1% of degree recipients (401 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    385 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    289 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    159 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Post University is white female (385 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (289 degrees).

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Operations

Post University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.22k (NaNk%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Post University had a total salary expenditure of $111M. Post University employs 46 No academic ranks, 3 Instructors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Post University are Female No academic ranks (31), Male No academic ranks(15), and Male Instructors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Post University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 386 employees, Management, with 93 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Post University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Post University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM 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. $872k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Post University received $872k 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

$41.1M
2019 Salaries
8.7%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Post University paid a median of $41.1M in salaries, which represents 36.9% of their overall expenditure ($111M) and a 8.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.13% growth from 2017 and a 0.523% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.68M
Instructional Salaries
49
Number of Employees

In 2019, Post University paid a total of $3.68M to 49 employees working as instructors, which represents 8.94% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
46 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
386 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Post University were No academic rank with 46 employees; Instructor with 3 employees; and Instructor with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Post University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 386 employees; Management with 93 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 29 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 Instructor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Post University was Female No academic rank with 31 employees, Male No academic rank with 15 employees, and Male Instructor with 3 employees.

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