Prescott College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,944
3.42% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$23,225
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.76%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
98.4%
317 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
970
55.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
48.8%
20 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 (36 degrees awarded), General Psychology (35 degrees), and Other Social Sciences (13 degrees).

In 2020, 269 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Prescott College. 79.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 20.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (183 degrees), 4.46 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (41 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Prescott College is $31,944, which is $9,414 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Prescott College is $31,944, which is $9,414 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,225.

In 2020, 90% of undergraduate students attending Prescott College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,944
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Prescott College was $31,944. The cost of tuition at Prescott College is $9,414 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$23,225
2020 Value
10.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Prescott College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,225. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Prescott College grew by 10.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,845
Room and Board
$360
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Prescott College was of $8,845 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $360. The cost of room and board increased by 8.24% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 63.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Prescott College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 9.76% with respect to 2019, 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.
4.76%
2018 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Prescott College was 4.76%, which represents 12 out of the 252 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Prescott College received 317 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 36.6% annual growth. Out of those 317 applicants, 312 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 98.4% acceptance rate.

There were 970 students enrolled at Prescott College in 2020, and 25% 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

98.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
312
Accepted Out of 317

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Prescott College was 98.4% (312 admissions from 317 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 97.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 36.6%, while admissions grew by 38.1%.

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SAT Scores

25%
Submission Percentage
13
Scores Submitted

25% of enrolled first-time students at Prescott College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Prescott College has a total enrollment of 970 students. The full-time enrollment at Prescott College is 536 students and the part-time enrollment is 434. This means that 55.3% of students enrolled at Prescott College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Prescott College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.5% White, 3.61% Two or More Races, 3.09% Hispanic or Latino, 1.65% Asian, 1.55% Black or African American, 1.55% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.412% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Prescott College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.7%), followed by White Male (27.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.8%), followed by White Male (15.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Prescott College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 970 students. The full-time enrollment at Prescott College is 536 and the part-time enrollment is 434. This means that 55.3% of students enrolled at Prescott College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
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 Prescott College was 59%. 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
    635
  2. Two or More Races
    35
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    30

The enrolled student population at Prescott College is 65.5% White, 3.61% Two or More Races, 3.09% Hispanic or Latino, 1.65% Asian, 1.55% Black or African American, 1.55% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.412% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 214 students (22.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 157 more women than men received degrees from Prescott College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Prescott College is white (183 degrees awarded). There were 4.46 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (41 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Prescott College is Environmental Studies (36 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (35 degrees) and Other Social Sciences (13 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 (47 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (31 degrees), and Psychology (38 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 (1,783,760 people), Secondary school teachers (384,899 people), Education administrators (290,041 people), Social workers, all other (248,469 people), and Other managers (203,876 people).

The most specialized majors at Prescott College are Natural Resources & Conservation (47 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (31 degrees), Psychology (38 degrees), Education (56 degrees), and Agriculture (5 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, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, Podiatrists, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Prescott College are Natural Resources & Conservation (47 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (31 degrees), Psychology (38 degrees), Education (56 degrees), and Agriculture (5 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 (2,988,722 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (389,752 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (314,478 people), Individual & family services (251,495 people), and Outpatient care centers (209,076 people).

The most specialized majors at Prescott College are Natural Resources & Conservation (47 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (31 degrees), Psychology (38 degrees), Education (56 degrees), and Agriculture (5 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. 36 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 35 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Prescott College was Environmental Studies with 36 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

56
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
213
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Prescott College, which is 0.263 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (213).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Prescott College in Environmental Studies, which is 0.679 times less than the 28 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 30 degrees were awarded to women at Prescott College in Mental Health Counseling, which is 5 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 27% of students graduating from Prescott College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Prescott College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 5% 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
    183 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    41 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Prescott College is white (183 degrees awarded). There were 4.46 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (41 degrees).

15.2% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    150 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    33 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Prescott College is white female (150 degrees awarded). There were 4.55 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (33 degrees).

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Operations

Prescott College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.24M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Prescott College had a total salary expenditure of $18.2M. Prescott College employs 25 Instructors, 20 Associate professors, and 5 Assistant professors. Most academics at Prescott College are Female Instructors (20), Female Associate professors(13), and Male Associate professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Prescott College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 31 employees, Management, with 27 employees, and Sales and related with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.24M
2020 Endowment
1.94%
growth from 2019

Prescott College has an endowment valued at about $2.24M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Prescott College grew 1.94% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $37.4M 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. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Prescott College received $0 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

$9.96M
2020 Salaries
22%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Prescott College paid a median of $9.96M in salaries, which represents 54.6% of their overall expenditure ($18.2M) and a 22% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 29.3% growth from 2018 and a 10.5% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.44M
Instructional Salaries
50
Number of Employees

In 2020, Prescott College paid a total of $2.44M to 50 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
25 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
31 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Prescott College were Instructor with 25 employees; Associate professor with 20 employees; and Associate professor with 5 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Prescott College were Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees; Management with 27 employees; and Sales and related with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Prescott College was Female Instructor with 20 employees, Female Associate professor with 13 employees, and Male Associate professor with 7 employees.

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

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