Prescott College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,896

4.97% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$24,024

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.92%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

95.3%

401 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

711

61.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

43.5%

27 Graduates

About

Prescott College is a higher education institution located in Yavapai County, AZ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Prescott College were Environmental Studies (28 degrees awarded), General Psychology (28 degrees), and Outdoor Education (11 degrees).

In 2017, 221 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Prescott College. 70.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (174 degrees), 12.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (14 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Prescott College is $28,896, which is $8,163 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Prescott College is $28,896, which is $8,163 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,024.

In 2017, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,896

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Prescott College was $28,896. The cost of tuition at Prescott College is $8,163 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$24,024

2017 Value

4.97%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Prescott College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,024. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Prescott College grew by 4.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,740

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Prescott College was of $6,740 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 50.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Prescott College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 17.1% with respect to 2016, when 82% 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.

6.92%

2016 Default Rate

20

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Prescott College was 6.92%, which represents 20 out of the 289 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

Prescott College received 401 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 27.7% annual growth. Out of those 401 applicants, 382 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.3% acceptance rate.

There were 711 students enrolled at Prescott College in 2017, and 42% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Prescott College has an overall enrollment yield of 17%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

382

Accepted Out of 401

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Prescott College was 95.3% (382 admissions from 401 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 68.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 27.7%, while admissions grew by 77.7%.

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SAT Scores

42%

Submission Percentage

27

Scores Submitted

42% of enrolled first-time students at Prescott College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Prescott College has a total enrollment of 711 students. The full-time enrollment at Prescott College is 436 students and the part-time enrollment is 275. This means that 61.3% of students enrolled at Prescott College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Prescott College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.8% White, 9.42% Two or More Races, 6.47% Hispanic or Latino, 2.53% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.25% Black or African American, 0.703% Asian, and 0.422% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Prescott College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.7%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Two or More Races Female (6.19%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (59.3%), followed by White Male (19.3%) and Two or More Races Female (4.83%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Prescott College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 711 students. The full-time enrollment at Prescott College is 436 and the part-time enrollment is 275. This means that 61.3% of students enrolled at Prescott College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

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 Prescott College was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Prescott College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    482

  2. Two or More Races

    67

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    46

The enrolled student population at Prescott College is 67.8% White, 9.42% Two or More Races, 6.47% Hispanic or Latino, 2.53% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.25% Black or African American, 0.703% Asian, and 0.422% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 67 students (9.42%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 91 more women than men received degrees from Prescott College. The majority of degree recipients at Prescott College are white (174 degrees awarded). There were 12.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (14 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Prescott College is Environmental Studies (28 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (28 degrees) and Outdoor Education (11 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Prescott College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), and Education (58 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 Prescott College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,002,906 people), Secondary school teachers (325,993 people), Education administrators (299,556 people), Other managers (205,248 people), and Postsecondary teachers (169,316 people).

The most specialized majors at Prescott College are Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Education (58 degrees), Psychology (32 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (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 Prescott College are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Prescott College are Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Education (58 degrees), Psychology (32 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (9 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 Prescott College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,051,594 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (407,840 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (373,767 people), Outpatient care centers (207,349 people), and Individual & family services (170,272 people).

The most specialized majors at Prescott College are Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Education (58 degrees), Psychology (32 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (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 Prescott College.

Most Common

  1. 28 degrees awarded

  2. 28 degrees awarded

  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Prescott College was General Psychology with 28 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 65

  2. 156

In 2017, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Prescott College, which is 0.417 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (156).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Prescott College in Environmental Studies, which is 1.69 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 31 degrees were awarded to women at Prescott College in Mental Health Counseling, which is 5.17 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

30%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% of students graduating from Prescott College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (61.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Prescott College is Male and White (61.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 7.41% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    174 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    14 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Prescott College is white (174 degrees awarded). There were 12.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (14 degrees).

1.36% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    118 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    56 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Prescott College is white female (118 degrees awarded). There were 2.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (56 degrees).

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Operations

Prescott College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.52M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $373k (24.5%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Prescott College had a total salary expenditure of $13.5M. Prescott College employs 32 Associate professors, 7 Assistant professors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Prescott College are Female Associate professors (20), Male Associate professors(12), and Female Assistant professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Prescott College are: Management, with 20 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 18 employees, and Sales and related with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.52M

2017 Endowment

0.978%

growth from 2016

Prescott College has an endowment valued at about $1.52M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Prescott College grew 0.978% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.6M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.73M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Prescott College received $1.73M 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

$5.72M

2017 Salaries

4.39%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Prescott College paid a median of $5.72M in salaries, which represents 42.2% of their overall expenditure ($13.5M) and a 4.39% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.08% decline from 2015 and a 17.9% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.73M

Instructional Salaries

39

Number of Employees

In 2017, Prescott College paid a total of $1.73M to 39 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

32 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

20 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Prescott College were Associate professor with 32 employees; Assistant professor with 7 employees; and Assistant professor with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Prescott College were Management with 20 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees; and Sales and related with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Prescott College was Female Associate professor with 20 employees, Male Associate professor with 12 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 6 employees.

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

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