Prairie View A & M University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,216

2.71% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$9,813

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

12.4%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

85.5%

5,660 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

8,782

84.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

31.3%

541 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 (144 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (90 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (68 degrees).

In 2016, 1,532 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Prairie View A & M University. 64.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (1,195 degrees), 13.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (91 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Prairie View A & M University is $6,216, which is $-19,640 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Prairie View A & M University is $6,216, which is $-19,640 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,813.

In 2016, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,216

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Prairie View A & M University was $6,216. The cost of tuition at Prairie View A & M University is $-19,640 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$9,813

2016 Value

3.47%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Prairie View A & M University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,813. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Prairie View A & M University grew by 3.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,881

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Prairie View A & M University was of $7,881 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 5.56% 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

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Prairie View A & M University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.19% with respect to 2015, when 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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12.4%

2015 Default Rate

355

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Prairie View A & M University was 12.4%, which represents 355 out of the 2854 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

Prairie View A & M University received 5,660 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 11.7% annual growth. Out of those 5,660 applicants, 4,838 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.5% acceptance rate.

There were 8,782 students enrolled at Prairie View A & M University in 2016, and 76% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Prairie View A & M University has an overall enrollment yield of 39.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,838

Accepted Out of 5,660

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Prairie View A & M University was 85.5% (4,838 admissions from 5,660 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 85.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 11.7%, while admissions grew by 11.1%.

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SAT Scores

76%

Submission Percentage

1,389

Scores Submitted

76% of enrolled first-time students at Prairie View A & M University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Prairie View A & M University has a total enrollment of 8,782 students. The full-time enrollment at Prairie View A & M University is 7,443 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,339. This means that 84.8% 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 83% Black or African American, 6.67% Hispanic or Latino, 2.85% Asian, 2.66% White, 0.854% Two or More Races, 0.342% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0455% 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 (52.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (33%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (44.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (18.5%) and White Female (3.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Prairie View A & M University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,782 students. The full-time enrollment at Prairie View A & M University is 7,443 and the part-time enrollment is 1,339. This means that 84.8% of students enrolled at Prairie View A & M University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%

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 Prairie View A & M University was 69%. 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.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    7,291

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    586

  3. Asian

    250

The enrolled student population at Prairie View A & M University is 83% Black or African American, 6.67% Hispanic or Latino, 2.85% Asian, 2.66% White, 0.854% Two or More Races, 0.342% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0455% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 33 students (0.376%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 448 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 (1,195 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (91 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Prairie View A & M University is Registered Nursing (144 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (90 degrees) and General Health & Physical Education (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 (61 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (68 degrees), and Engineering (178 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 Miscellaneous managers (519,571 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (352,247 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (301,861 people), Civil engineers (235,822 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (198,236 people).

The most specialized majors at Prairie View A & M University are Architecture and Related Services (61 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (68 degrees), Engineering (178 degrees), Psychology (165 degrees), and Protective Services (128 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 Prairie View A & M University are Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Prairie View A & M University are Architecture and Related Services (61 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (68 degrees), Engineering (178 degrees), Psychology (165 degrees), and Protective Services (128 degrees).

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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 (533,870 people), Elementary & secondary schools (467,418 people), Computer Systems Design (428,349 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (403,662 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (336,501 people).

The most specialized majors at Prairie View A & M University are Architecture and Related Services (61 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (68 degrees), Engineering (178 degrees), Psychology (165 degrees), and Protective Services (128 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 Prairie View A & M University.

Most Common

  1. 144 degrees awarded

  2. 90 degrees awarded

  3. 68 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Prairie View A & M University was Registered Nursing with 144 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 542

  2. 990

In 2016, 542 degrees were awarded to men at Prairie View A & M University, which is 0.547 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (990).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 49 degrees were awarded to men at Prairie View A & M University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.766 times less than the 64 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 121 degrees were awarded to women at Prairie View A & M University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.26 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

36%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 12% 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, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Prairie View A & M University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.185% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    1,195 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    91 degrees awarded

  3. White

    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Prairie View A & M University is black or african american (1,195 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (91 degrees).

0.914% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    794 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    401 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Prairie View A & M University is black or african american female (794 degrees awarded). There were 1.98 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (401 degrees).

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Operations

Prairie View A & M University has an endowment valued at nearly $70.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-3.26M (-4.64%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Prairie View A & M University had a total expenditure of $213M. Of that $213M, they spent $72.9M on salaries and $213M on benefits.

Prairie View A & M University employs 177 Lecturers, 66 Associate professors, and 65 Professors. Most academics at Prairie View A & M University are Male Lecturers (90), Female Lecturers(87), and Male Professors (52).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Prairie View A & M University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 154 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 130 employees, and Management with 104 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$70.3M

2015 Endowment

1.19%

decline from 2014

Prairie View A & M University has an endowment valued at about $70.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Prairie View A & M University declined 1.19% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $201M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $13.2M - Federal

  2. $9.4M - State

  3. $118k - Local

As of 2015, Prairie View A & M University received $13.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.4M from state grants and contracts, and $118k 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.

$72.9M

Salary Expenditure

$213M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Prairie View A & M University had a total expenditure of $213M. Of that $213M, they spent $72.9M on salaries and $213M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$72.9M

2015 Salaries

2.75%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Prairie View A & M University paid a median of $72.9M in salaries, which represents 34.3% of their overall expenditure ($213M) and a 2.75% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.785% decline from 2013 and a 4.93% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$23.7M

Instructional Salaries

342

Number of Employees

In 2015, Prairie View A & M University paid a total of $23.7M to 342 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

177 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

154 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Prairie View A & M University were Lecturer with 177 employees; Associate professor with 66 employees; and Associate professor with 65 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Prairie View A & M University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 154 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 130 employees; and Management with 104 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Lecturer

  2. Female Lecturer

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Prairie View A & M University was Male Lecturer with 90 employees, Female Lecturer with 87 employees, and Male Professor with 52 employees.

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

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