Prairie View A & M University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,043
12% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,460
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
14.1%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
80.1%
6,196 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
8,940
88.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
34.9%
552 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 (120 degrees awarded), General Health & Wellness (85 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (82 degrees).

In 2019, 1,551 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Prairie View A & M University. 63.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (1,211 degrees), 8.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (136 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Prairie View A & M University is $7,043, which is $-21,457 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Prairie View A & M University is $7,043, which is $-21,457 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,460.

In 2019, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,043
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Prairie View A & M University was $7,043. The cost of tuition at Prairie View A & M University is $-21,457 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$13,460
2019 Value
15.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Prairie View A & M University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,460. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Prairie View A & M University grew by 15.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,140
Room and Board
$1,302
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Prairie View A & M University was of $8,140 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,302. The cost of room and board increased by 3.32% 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

82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
73%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Prairie View A & M University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.2% with respect to 2018, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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14.1%
2017 Default Rate
374
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Prairie View A & M University was 14.1%, which represents 374 out of the 2645 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 6,196 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 13.4% annual decline. Out of those 6,196 applicants, 4,963 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.1% acceptance rate.

There were 8,940 students enrolled at Prairie View A & M University in 2019, and 80% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Prairie View A & M University has an overall enrollment yield of 34.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,963
Accepted Out of 6,196

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Prairie View A & M University was 80.1% (4,963 admissions from 6,196 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 74.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -13.4%, while admissions declined by -6.73%.

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SAT Scores

80%
Submission Percentage
1,384
Scores Submitted

80% of enrolled first-time students at Prairie View A & M University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Prairie View A & M University has a total enrollment of 8,940 students. The full-time enrollment at Prairie View A & M University is 7,887 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,053. This means that 88.2% 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, 8.68% Hispanic or Latino, 1.95% Asian, 1.63% Two or More Races, 1.61% White, 0.235% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0671% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Prairie View A & M University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (57.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (27.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.59%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (41.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (20.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.89%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Prairie View A & M University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,940 students. The full-time enrollment at Prairie View A & M University is 7,887 and the part-time enrollment is 1,053. This means that 88.2% of students enrolled at Prairie View A & M University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
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 Prairie View A & M University was 66%. 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
    7,424
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    776
  3. Asian
    174

The enrolled student population at Prairie View A & M University is 83% Black or African American, 8.68% Hispanic or Latino, 1.95% Asian, 1.63% Two or More Races, 1.61% White, 0.235% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0671% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 62 students (0.694%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 409 more women than men received degrees from Prairie View A & M University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Prairie View A & M University is black or african american (1,211 degrees awarded). There were 8.9 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (136 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Prairie View A & M University is Registered Nursing (120 degrees awarded), followed by General Health & Wellness (85 degrees) and General Health & Physical Education (82 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 (74 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), and Engineering (209 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 Software developers (412,970 people), Other managers (369,566 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (331,455 people), Civil engineers (272,370 people), and Mechanical engineers (201,569 people).

The most specialized majors at Prairie View A & M University are Architecture and Related Services (74 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), Engineering (209 degrees), Agriculture (35 degrees), and Protective Services (104 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 Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Prairie View A & M University are Architecture and Related Services (74 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), Engineering (209 degrees), Agriculture (35 degrees), and Protective Services (104 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 (544,123 people), Computer Systems Design (434,883 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (355,569 people), Construction (349,572 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (244,598 people).

The most specialized majors at Prairie View A & M University are Architecture and Related Services (74 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), Engineering (209 degrees), Agriculture (35 degrees), and Protective Services (104 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. 120 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 85 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 82 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Prairie View A & M University was Registered Nursing with 120 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

571
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
980
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 571 degrees were awarded to men at Prairie View A & M University, which is 0.583 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (980).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 54 degrees were awarded to men at Prairie View A & M University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 4.15 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 105 degrees were awarded to women at Prairie View A & M University in Registered Nursing, which is 7 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 13% 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, 35% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (43.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Prairie View A & M University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (43.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0% of graduates (0 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
    1,211 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    136 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Prairie View A & M University is black or african american (1,211 degrees awarded). There were 8.9 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (136 degrees).

0.129% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    807 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    404 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    75 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Prairie View A & M University is black or african american female (807 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (404 degrees).

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Operations

Prairie View A & M University has an endowment valued at nearly $84.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.5M (5.33%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Prairie View A & M University had a total salary expenditure of $277M. Prairie View A & M University employs 175 Lecturers, 94 Assistant professors, and 77 Professors. Most academics at Prairie View A & M University are Female Lecturers (89), Male Lecturers(86), and Male Professors (58).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Prairie View A & M University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 179 employees, Management, with 148 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 85 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$84.3M
2019 Endowment
1.83%
growth from 2018

Prairie View A & M University has an endowment valued at about $84.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Prairie View A & M University grew 1.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $227M 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. $20.6M - Federal
  2. $12.1M - State
  3. $143k - Local

As of 2019, Prairie View A & M University received $20.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.1M from state grants and contracts, and $143k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$91.1M
2019 Salaries
9.16%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Prairie View A & M University paid a median of $91.1M in salaries, which represents 32.9% of their overall expenditure ($277M) and a 9.16% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.11% growth from 2017 and a 5.54% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$31.9M
Instructional Salaries
423
Number of Employees

In 2019, Prairie View A & M University paid a total of $31.9M to 423 employees working as instructors, which represents 35% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
175 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
179 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Prairie View A & M University were Lecturer with 175 employees; Assistant professor with 94 employees; and Assistant professor with 77 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Prairie View A & M University were Office and Administrative Support with 179 employees; Management with 148 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 85 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Prairie View A & M University was Female Lecturer with 89 employees, Male Lecturer with 86 employees, and Male Professor with 58 employees.

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