Presbyterian College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,400
3.03% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$21,959
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.97%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
70.8%
2,016 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,309
94.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
61.1%
168 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 (41 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (38 degrees), and General Psychology (27 degrees).

In 2020, 270 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Presbyterian College. 59.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (198 degrees), 6.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Presbyterian College is $37,400, which is $9,000 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Presbyterian College is $37,400, which is $9,000 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,959.

In 2020, 93% of undergraduate students attending Presbyterian College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,400
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Presbyterian College was $37,400. The cost of tuition at Presbyterian College is $9,000 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$21,959
2020 Value
11%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Presbyterian College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,959. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Presbyterian College grew by 11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,115
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Presbyterian College was of $10,115 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Presbyterian College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.33% with respect to 2019, when 90% 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.
3.97%
2018 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Presbyterian College was 3.97%, which represents 11 out of the 277 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Presbyterian College received 2,016 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.84% annual decline. Out of those 2,016 applicants, 1,428 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,309 students enrolled at Presbyterian College in 2020, and 74% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Presbyterian College has an overall enrollment yield of 21.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,428
Accepted Out of 2,016

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Presbyterian College was 70.8% (1,428 admissions from 2,016 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 75.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −5.84%, while admissions declined by −11.6%.

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SAT Scores

74%
Submission Percentage
233
Scores Submitted

74% of enrolled first-time students at Presbyterian College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Presbyterian College has a total enrollment of 1,309 students. The full-time enrollment at Presbyterian College is 1,232 students and the part-time enrollment is 77. This means that 94.1% of students enrolled at Presbyterian College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Presbyterian College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.3% White, 16.3% Black or African American, 5.58% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Two or More Races, 1.91% Asian, 0.306% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0764% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Presbyterian College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38%), followed by White Male (31.1%) and Black or African American Male (10.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.5%), followed by White Male (19.2%) and Black or African American Female (12.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Presbyterian College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,309 students. The full-time enrollment at Presbyterian College is 1,232 and the part-time enrollment is 77. This means that 94.1% of students enrolled at Presbyterian College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2020 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 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Presbyterian College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    907
  2. Black or African American
    214
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    73

The enrolled student population at Presbyterian College is 69.3% White, 16.3% Black or African American, 5.58% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Two or More Races, 1.91% Asian, 0.306% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0764% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2020, 52 more women than men received degrees from Presbyterian College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Presbyterian College is white (198 degrees awarded). There were 6.83 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (29 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Presbyterian College is General Business Administration & Management (41 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (38 degrees) and General Psychology (27 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 (26 degrees awarded), Biology (44 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 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 (398,882 people), Postsecondary teachers (219,118 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (200,988 people), Other managers (172,925 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (163,939 people).

The most specialized majors at Presbyterian College are History (26 degrees awarded), Biology (44 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Language & Linguistics (6 degrees), and Math & Statistics (9 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 Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at Presbyterian College are History (26 degrees awarded), Biology (44 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Language & Linguistics (6 degrees), and Math & Statistics (9 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 Presbyterian College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (477,505 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (437,702 people), Elementary & secondary schools (437,402 people), Offices of physicians (190,482 people), and Computer Systems Design (154,636 people).

The most specialized majors at Presbyterian College are History (26 degrees awarded), Biology (44 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Language & Linguistics (6 degrees), and Math & Statistics (9 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. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 38 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 27 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Presbyterian College was General Business Administration & Management with 41 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

109
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
161
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 109 degrees were awarded to men at Presbyterian College, which is 0.677 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (161).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Presbyterian College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.42 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 35 degrees were awarded to women at Presbyterian College in Pharmacy, which is 3.18 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

61%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 61% 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 65% 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 Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Presbyterian College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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. White
    198 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Presbyterian College is white (198 degrees awarded). There were 6.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (29 degrees).

0.741% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    123 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    75 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Presbyterian College is white female (123 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (75 degrees).

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Operations

Presbyterian College has an endowment valued at nearly $88.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $698k (0.792%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Presbyterian College had a total salary expenditure of $45.5M. Presbyterian College employs 42 Professors, 32 Associate professors, and 26 Assistant professors. Most academics at Presbyterian College are Male Professors (31), Male Associate professors(17), and Female Associate professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Presbyterian College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 74 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 34 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$88.1M
2020 Endowment
3.75%
decline from 2019

Presbyterian College has an endowment valued at about $88.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Presbyterian College declined 3.75% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $48.3M 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. $1.03M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Presbyterian College received $1.03M 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

Salary Expenditure

$20.9M
2020 Salaries
3.45%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Presbyterian College paid a median of $20.9M in salaries, which represents 46% of their overall expenditure ($45.5M) and a 3.45% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.47% growth from 2018 and a 1.55% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.14M
Instructional Salaries
101
Number of Employees

In 2020, Presbyterian College paid a total of $8.14M to 101 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Presbyterian College were Professor with 42 employees; Associate professor with 32 employees; and Associate professor with 26 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Presbyterian College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 74 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 34 employees; and Management with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Presbyterian College was Male Professor with 31 employees, Male Associate professor with 17 employees, and Female Associate professor with 15 employees.

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

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