Presbyterian College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$34,282

3.26% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$19,777

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.2%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

59.8%

2,636 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,352

94.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

62.5%

190 Graduates

About

Presbyterian College is a higher education institution located in Laurens County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Presbyterian College were General Business Administration & Management (49 degrees awarded), General Psychology (35 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (26 degrees).

In 2016, 311 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Presbyterian College. 62.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (248 degrees), 6.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Presbyterian College is $34,282, which is $9,867 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Presbyterian College is $34,282, which is $9,867 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,777.

In 2016, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,282

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Presbyterian College was $34,282. The cost of tuition at Presbyterian College is $9,867 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$19,777

2016 Value

4.06%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Presbyterian College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,777. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Presbyterian College grew by 4.06%.

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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 Presbyterian College was of $9,750 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 4.35% 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

89%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Presbyterian College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 89% 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.

3.2%

2015 Default Rate

9

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Presbyterian College was 3.2%, which represents 9 out of the 281 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

Presbyterian College received 2,636 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 27.2% annual growth. Out of those 2,636 applicants, 1,577 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,352 students enrolled at Presbyterian College in 2016, and 30% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Presbyterian College has an overall enrollment yield of 18.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,577

Accepted Out of 2,636

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Presbyterian College was 59.8% (1,577 admissions from 2,636 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 62.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 27.2%, while admissions grew by 22.2%.

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SAT Scores

30%

Submission Percentage

87

Scores Submitted

30% of enrolled first-time students at Presbyterian College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Presbyterian College has a total enrollment of 1,352 students. The full-time enrollment at Presbyterian College is 1,277 students and the part-time enrollment is 75. This means that 94.5% of students enrolled at Presbyterian College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Presbyterian College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.3% White, 13.7% Black or African American, 2.96% Hispanic or Latino, 2.59% Asian, 2% Two or More Races, 0.148% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Presbyterian College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.6%), followed by White Male (31.7%) and Black or African American Male (8.84%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (46.3%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Black or African American Female (11.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Presbyterian College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,352 students. The full-time enrollment at Presbyterian College is 1,277 and the part-time enrollment is 75. This means that 94.5% of students enrolled at Presbyterian College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

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 Presbyterian College was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Presbyterian College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    964

  2. Black or African American

    185

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    40

The enrolled student population at Presbyterian College is 71.3% White, 13.7% Black or African American, 2.96% Hispanic or Latino, 2.59% Asian, 2% Two or More Races, 0.148% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 12 students (0.888%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 77 more women than men received degrees from Presbyterian College. The majority of degree recipients at Presbyterian College are white (248 degrees awarded). There were 6.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Presbyterian College is General Business Administration & Management (49 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (35 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (26 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Presbyterian College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (15 degrees awarded), English (16 degrees), and Theology (7 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 Presbyterian College are Physicians & surgeons (447,944 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (370,458 people), Miscellaneous managers (292,469 people), Postsecondary teachers (272,418 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (220,985 people).

The most specialized majors at Presbyterian College are History (15 degrees awarded), English (16 degrees), Theology (7 degrees), Psychology (35 degrees), and Biology (30 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 Presbyterian College are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Presbyterian College are History (15 degrees awarded), English (16 degrees), Theology (7 degrees), Psychology (35 degrees), and Biology (30 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 Presbyterian College are Elementary & secondary schools (757,892 people), Hospitals (665,660 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (560,401 people), Outpatient care centers (205,637 people), and Offices of physicians (204,211 people).

The most specialized majors at Presbyterian College are History (15 degrees awarded), English (16 degrees), Theology (7 degrees), Psychology (35 degrees), and Biology (30 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 Presbyterian College.

Most Common

  1. 49 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Presbyterian College was General Business Administration & Management with 49 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 117

  2. 194

In 2016, 117 degrees were awarded to men at Presbyterian College, which is 0.603 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (194).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Presbyterian College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.88 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 53 degrees were awarded to women at Presbyterian College in Pharmacy, which is 3.31 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%

100% Completion Time

65%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 58% of students graduating from Presbyterian College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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 Presbyterian College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0.526% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    248 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    37 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Presbyterian College is white (248 degrees awarded). There were 6.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

1.29% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    164 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    84 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Presbyterian College is white female (164 degrees awarded). There were 1.95 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (84 degrees).

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Operations

Presbyterian College has an endowment valued at nearly $90.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.29M (1.44%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Presbyterian College had a total expenditure of $45M. Of that $45M, they spent $18M on salaries and $45M on benefits.

Presbyterian College employs 36 Professors, 34 Associate professors, and 28 Assistant professors. Most academics at Presbyterian College are Male Professors (27), Male Associate professors(21), and Female Assistant professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Presbyterian College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 63 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 42 employees, and Management with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$90.1M

2015 Endowment

2.13%

decline from 2014

Presbyterian College has an endowment valued at about $90.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Presbyterian College declined 2.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $56.4M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $425k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Presbyterian College received $425k 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

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$18M

Salary Expenditure

$45M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Presbyterian College had a total expenditure of $45M. Of that $45M, they spent $18M on salaries and $45M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$18M

2015 Salaries

6.02%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Presbyterian College paid a median of $18M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($45M) and a 6.02% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.37% growth from 2013 and a 6.44% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.03M

Instructional Salaries

96

Number of Employees

In 2015, Presbyterian College paid a total of $7.03M to 96 employees working as instructors, which represents 39% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

36 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

63 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Presbyterian College were Professor with 36 employees; Associate professor with 34 employees; and Associate professor with 28 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Presbyterian College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 63 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 42 employees; and Management with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Presbyterian College was Male Professor with 27 employees, Male Associate professor with 21 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Presbyterian College.

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