Presbyterian College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$34,982

2.04% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$20,518

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.47%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

65.2%

2,277 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,280

96.1% 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 (47 degrees awarded), General Psychology (29 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (26 degrees).

In 2017, 309 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Presbyterian College. 57.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (243 degrees), 6.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Presbyterian College is $34,982, which is $9,788 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Presbyterian College is $34,982, which is $9,788 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,518.

In 2017, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,982

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Presbyterian College was $34,982. The cost of tuition at Presbyterian College is $9,788 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$20,518

2017 Value

3.75%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Presbyterian College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,518. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Presbyterian College grew by 3.75%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,694

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Presbyterian College was of $9,694 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.574% between 2016 and 2017. 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

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Presbyterian College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, 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.

2.47%

2016 Default Rate

8

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Presbyterian College was 2.47%, which represents 8 out of the 324 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 2,277 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 13.6% annual decline. Out of those 2,277 applicants, 1,484 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,280 students enrolled at Presbyterian College in 2017, and 47% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Presbyterian College has an overall enrollment yield of 18.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,484

Accepted Out of 2,277

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Presbyterian College was 65.2% (1,484 admissions from 2,277 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 59.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -13.6%, while admissions declined by -5.9%.

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SAT Scores

47%

Submission Percentage

131

Scores Submitted

47% of enrolled first-time students at Presbyterian College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Presbyterian College has a total enrollment of 1,280 students. The full-time enrollment at Presbyterian College is 1,230 students and the part-time enrollment is 50. This means that 96.1% of students enrolled at Presbyterian College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Presbyterian College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.2% White, 12.8% Black or African American, 3.28% Hispanic or Latino, 2.73% Two or More Races, 2.34% Asian, 0.391% 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 (39.1%), followed by White Male (32.9%) and Black or African American Male (8.51%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (47.1%), followed by White Male (22.4%) and Black or African American Female (12.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Presbyterian College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,280 students. The full-time enrollment at Presbyterian College is 1,230 and the part-time enrollment is 50. This means that 96.1% of students enrolled at Presbyterian College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

2017 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 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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

    911

  2. Black or African American

    164

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    42

The enrolled student population at Presbyterian College is 71.2% White, 12.8% Black or African American, 3.28% Hispanic or Latino, 2.73% Two or More Races, 2.34% Asian, 0.391% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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 (0.938%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 45 more women than men received degrees from Presbyterian College. The majority of degree recipients at Presbyterian College are white (243 degrees awarded). There were 6.57 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 (47 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (29 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (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 (22 degrees awarded), English (26 degrees), and Physical Sciences (15 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Presbyterian College are Elementary & middle school teachers (369,169 people), Postsecondary teachers (246,982 people), Other managers (239,390 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (235,480 people), and Physicians (133,253 people).

The most specialized majors at Presbyterian College are History (22 degrees awarded), English (26 degrees), Physical Sciences (15 degrees), Language & Linguistics (7 degrees), and Psychology (29 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Presbyterian College are History (22 degrees awarded), English (26 degrees), Physical Sciences (15 degrees), Language & Linguistics (7 degrees), and Psychology (29 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 (767,353 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (505,399 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (294,978 people), Legal services (202,005 people), and Computer Systems Design (174,650 people).

The most specialized majors at Presbyterian College are History (22 degrees awarded), English (26 degrees), Physical Sciences (15 degrees), Language & Linguistics (7 degrees), and Psychology (29 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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Presbyterian College was General Business Administration & Management with 47 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 132

  2. 177

In 2017, 132 degrees were awarded to men at Presbyterian College, which is 0.746 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (177).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Presbyterian College in Pharmacy, which is 0.51 times less than the 49 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 49 degrees were awarded to women at Presbyterian College in Pharmacy, which is 1.96 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%

100% Completion Time

70%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 62% of students graduating from Presbyterian College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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

    243 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    37 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Presbyterian College is white (243 degrees awarded). There were 6.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

0.647% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    145 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    98 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Presbyterian College is white female (145 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (98 degrees).

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Operations

Presbyterian College has an endowment valued at nearly $90.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13M (14.4%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Presbyterian College had a total expenditure of $42.9M. Of that $42.9M, they spent $18.4M on salaries and $42.9M on benefits.

Presbyterian College employs 40 Professors, 31 Associate professors, and 25 Assistant professors. Most academics at Presbyterian College are Male Professors (29), Female Assistant professors(20), and Male Associate professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Presbyterian College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 66 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 42 employees, and Management with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$90.2M

2017 Endowment

8.13%

growth from 2016

Presbyterian College has an endowment valued at about $90.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Presbyterian College grew 8.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $53.1M 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. $944k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Presbyterian College received $944k 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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$18.4M

Salary Expenditure

$42.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Presbyterian College had a total expenditure of $42.9M. Of that $42.9M, they spent $18.4M on salaries and $42.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Presbyterian College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$18.4M

2017 Salaries

3.84%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Presbyterian College paid a median of $18.4M in salaries, which represents 42.8% of their overall expenditure ($42.9M) and a 3.84% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.06% decline from 2015 and a 6.02% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.28M

Instructional Salaries

96

Number of Employees

In 2017, Presbyterian College paid a total of $7.28M to 96 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

40 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

66 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Presbyterian College were Professor with 40 employees; Associate professor with 31 employees; and Associate professor with 25 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Presbyterian College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 66 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 42 employees; and Management with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Presbyterian College was Male Professor with 29 employees, Female Assistant professor with 20 employees, and Male Associate professor with 18 employees.

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

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