Prairie View A & M University

Add Comparison

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,016

3.22% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,290

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12.1%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

78.9%

6,422 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

9,219

85.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

34.8%

582 Graduates

About

Prairie View A & M University is a higher education institution located in Waller County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Prairie View A & M University were Registered Nursing (132 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (83 degrees), and Chemical Engineering (68 degrees).

In 2017, 1,612 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Prairie View A & M University. 62.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (1,233 degrees), 9.79 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (126 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Prairie View A & M University is $6,016, which is $-20,484 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Prairie View A & M University is $6,016, which is $-20,484 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,290.

In 2017, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 74% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,016

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Prairie View A & M University was $6,016. The cost of tuition at Prairie View A & M University is $-20,484 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

This chart compares the tuition costs of Prairie View A & M University (in red) with those of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price

$10,290

2017 Value

4.86%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Prairie View A & M University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,290. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Prairie View A & M University grew by 4.86%.

This chart compares the average net price of Prairie View A & M University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Other Student Expenses

$8,055

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Prairie View A & M University was of $8,055 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 2.2% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

This chart compares the average student costs at Prairie View A & M University (in red) with that of similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Prairie View A & M University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.2% with respect to 2016, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Prairie View A & M University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

12.1%

2016 Default Rate

316

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Prairie View A & M University was 12.1%, which represents 316 out of the 2607 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Admissions

Prairie View A & M University received 6,422 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 13.5% annual growth. Out of those 6,422 applicants, 5,069 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.9% acceptance rate.

There were 9,219 students enrolled at Prairie View A & M University in 2017, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Prairie View A & M University has an overall enrollment yield of 40.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,069

Accepted Out of 6,422

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Prairie View A & M University was 78.9% (5,069 admissions from 6,422 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 85.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 13.5%, while admissions grew by 4.77%.

This chart compares the acceptance rate of Prairie View A & M University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

SAT Scores

79%

Submission Percentage

1,619

Scores Submitted

79% of enrolled first-time students at Prairie View A & M University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

This chart shows the SAT scores for the 25th and 75th percentile of applicants broken out into each section of the test that their are evaluated on.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment

Prairie View A & M University has a total enrollment of 9,219 students. The full-time enrollment at Prairie View A & M University is 7,881 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,338. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Prairie View A & M University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Prairie View A & M University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.9% Black or African American, 8.66% Hispanic or Latino, 2.33% Asian, 2.13% White, 1.21% Two or More Races, 0.293% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0976% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Prairie View A & M University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (53.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (31%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (41.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (23%) and White Female (2.78%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Prairie View A & M University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,219 students. The full-time enrollment at Prairie View A & M University is 7,881 and the part-time enrollment is 1,338. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Prairie View A & M University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

This chart shows the full-time vs part-time enrollment status at Prairie View A & M University (in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Retention Rate over Time

71%

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 Prairie View A & M University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Prairie View A & M University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at Prairie View A & M University (highlighted in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    7,549

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    798

  3. Asian

    215

The enrolled student population at Prairie View A & M University is 81.9% Black or African American, 8.66% Hispanic or Latino, 2.33% Asian, 2.13% White, 1.21% Two or More Races, 0.293% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0976% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 32 students (0.347%) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduates

In 2017, 416 more women than men received degrees from Prairie View A & M University. The majority of degree recipients at Prairie View A & M University are black or african american (1,233 degrees awarded). There were 9.79 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (126 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Prairie View A & M University is Registered Nursing (132 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (83 degrees) and Chemical Engineering (68 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Prairie View A & M University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (77 degrees awarded), Engineering (216 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (65 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 Prairie View A & M University are Other managers (440,965 people), Software developers (359,524 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (303,749 people), Civil engineers (233,477 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (216,492 people).

The most specialized majors at Prairie View A & M University are Architecture and Related Services (77 degrees awarded), Engineering (216 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (65 degrees), Psychology (147 degrees), and Protective Services (110 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at Prairie View A & M University are Architecture and Related Services (77 degrees awarded), Engineering (216 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (65 degrees), Psychology (147 degrees), and Protective Services (110 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Prairie View A & M University are Architectural, engineering & related services (526,103 people), Elementary & secondary schools (503,106 people), Computer Systems Design (449,367 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (370,440 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (365,611 people).

The most specialized majors at Prairie View A & M University are Architecture and Related Services (77 degrees awarded), Engineering (216 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (65 degrees), Psychology (147 degrees), and Protective Services (110 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Prairie View A & M University.

Most Common

  1. 132 degrees awarded

  2. 83 degrees awarded

  3. 68 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Prairie View A & M University was Registered Nursing with 132 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree recipients from bachelors degree programs at Prairie View A & M University according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 598

  2. 1,014

In 2017, 598 degrees were awarded to men at Prairie View A & M University, which is 0.59 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,014).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Prairie View A & M University by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 60 degrees were awarded to men at Prairie View A & M University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.09 times more than the 55 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 117 degrees were awarded to women at Prairie View A & M University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.8 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

34%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% of students graduating from Prairie View A & M University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 Prairie View A & M University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 0.172% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    1,233 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    126 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    83 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Prairie View A & M University is black or african american (1,233 degrees awarded). There were 9.79 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (126 degrees).

0.62% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    820 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    413 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Prairie View A & M University is black or african american female (820 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (413 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

Prairie View A & M University has an endowment valued at nearly $76.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $19.1M (24.9%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Prairie View A & M University had a total salary expenditure of $231M. Prairie View A & M University employs 85 Lecturers, 74 Professors, and 66 Associate professors. Most academics at Prairie View A & M University are Male Professors (57), Male Associate professors(44), and Male Lecturers (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Prairie View A & M University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 163 employees, Management, with 135 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 96 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$76.6M

2017 Endowment

7.67%

growth from 2016

Prairie View A & M University has an endowment valued at about $76.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Prairie View A & M University grew 7.67% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $210M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Prairie View A & M University (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $15.8M - Federal

  2. $11.1M - State

  3. $175k - Local

As of 2017, Prairie View A & M University received $15.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.1M from state grants and contracts, and $175k from local grants and contracts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$79.4M

2017 Salaries

5.54%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Prairie View A & M University paid a median of $79.4M in salaries, which represents 34.3% of their overall expenditure ($231M) and a 5.54% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.13% growth from 2015 and a 2.75% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructional Salaries

$26.5M

Instructional Salaries

359

Number of Employees

In 2017, Prairie View A & M University paid a total of $26.5M to 359 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

85 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

163 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Prairie View A & M University were Lecturer with 85 employees; Professor with 74 employees; and Professor with 66 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Prairie View A & M University were Office and Administrative Support with 163 employees; Management with 135 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 96 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Prairie View A & M University was Male Professor with 57 employees, Male Associate professor with 44 employees, and Male Lecturer with 43 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Prairie View A & M University.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart