Presbyterian College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,990
2.01% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$21,571
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.43%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
59.4%
3,329 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,199
94.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
59.6%
171 Graduates

About

Presbyterian College is a higher education institution located in Laurens County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Presbyterian College were Pharmacy (52 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 295 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Presbyterian College. 63.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (211 degrees), 5.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Presbyterian College is $38,990, which is $10,660 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Presbyterian College is $38,990, which is $10,660 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,571.

In 2022, 94% of undergraduate students attending Presbyterian College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$38,990
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Presbyterian College was $38,990. The cost of tuition at Presbyterian College is $10,660 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$21,571
2022 Value
1.89%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Presbyterian College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,571. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Presbyterian College grew by 1.89%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,750
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Presbyterian College was of $10,750 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.939% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Presbyterian College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 11.9% with respect to 2021, when 84% 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.
1.43%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Presbyterian College was 1.43%, which represents 4 out of the 280 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Presbyterian College received 3,329 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 69.5% annual growth. Out of those 3,329 applicants, 1,977 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,199 students enrolled at Presbyterian College in 2022. 20% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Presbyterian College has an overall enrollment yield of 13.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,977
Accepted Out of 3,329

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Presbyterian College was 59.4% (1,977 admissions from 3,329 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 71%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 69.5%, while admissions grew by 41.8%..

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SAT Scores

20%
Submission Percentage (2022)
53
Scores Submitted (2022)

20% of enrolled first-time students at Presbyterian College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Presbyterian College had a total enrollment of 1,199 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Presbyterian College is 1,130 students and the part-time enrollment is 69. This means that 94.2% of students enrolled at Presbyterian College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Presbyterian College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.6% White, 16.9% Black or African American, 5.75% Hispanic or Latino, 4.09% Two or More Races, 2.09% Asian, 0.334% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0834% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Presbyterian College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.7%), followed by White Male (27.9%) and Black or African American Male (13.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (58.6%), followed by White Male (13.9%) and Black or African American Female (8.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Presbyterian College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,199 students. The full-time enrollment at Presbyterian College is 1,130 and the part-time enrollment is 69. This means that 94.2% of students enrolled at Presbyterian College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2022 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 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Presbyterian College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    799 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    203 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    69 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Presbyterian College is 66.6% White, 16.9% Black or African American, 5.75% Hispanic or Latino, 4.09% Two or More Races, 2.09% Asian, 0.334% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0834% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 79 more women than men received degrees from Presbyterian College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Presbyterian College is white (211 degrees awarded). There were 5.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Presbyterian College is Pharmacy (52 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  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 (21 degrees awarded), Biology (49 degrees), and Physical Sciences (12 degrees).

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 (504,912 people), Other managers (297,635 people), Postsecondary teachers (287,167 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (263,870 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (204,436 people).

The most specialized majors at Presbyterian College in 2022 are History (21 degrees awarded), Biology (49 degrees), Physical Sciences (12 degrees), Language & Linguistics (6 degrees), and Psychology (37 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Presbyterian College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Presbyterian College are History (21 degrees awarded), Biology (49 degrees), Physical Sciences (12 degrees), Language & Linguistics (6 degrees), and Psychology (37 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (730,058 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (697,479 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (644,423 people), Offices of physicians (267,892 people), and Outpatient care centers (250,077 people).

The most specialized majors at Presbyterian College are History (21 degrees awarded), Biology (49 degrees), Physical Sciences (12 degrees), Language & Linguistics (6 degrees), and Psychology (37 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 44 degrees awarded
  2. 37 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Presbyterian College was General Biological Sciences with 44 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

108
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
187
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 108 degrees were awarded to men at Presbyterian College, which is 0.578 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (187).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Presbyterian College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.4 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Presbyterian College in Pharmacy, which is 3.73 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 53% of students graduating from Presbyterian College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Presbyterian College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.75% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    211 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    37 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Presbyterian College is white (211 degrees awarded). There were 5.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

0.339% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    127 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    84 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Presbyterian College is white female (127 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 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 $98.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−13.9%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Presbyterian College had a total salary expenditure of 49.3M. Presbyterian College employs 46 Professors, 30 Associate professors and 23 Assistant professors. Most academics at Presbyterian College are Male Professor (35), Female Associate professor (18), and Female Assistant professor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Presbyterian College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 89 employees, Management, with 22 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

Endowment

$98.3M
2022 Endowment
11.3%
decline from 2021

Presbyterian College has an endowment valued at about $98.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Presbyterian College declined 11.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $49M 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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Salary Expenditure

$20.6M
2022 Salaries
0.589%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Presbyterian College paid a median of $20.6M in salaries, which represents 41.9% of their overall expenditure ($49.3M) and a 0.589% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.39M
Instructional Salaries
102
Number of Employees

In 2022, Presbyterian College paid a total of $8.39M to 102 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
46 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
89 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Presbyterian College were Professor with 46 employees, Associate professor with 30 employees, and Assistant professor with 23 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Presbyterian College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 89 employees, Management with 22 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Presbyterian College was Male Professor with 35 employees, Female Associate professor with 18 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 16 employees.

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

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