Principia College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,490
2.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,894
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
91.4%
105 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
407
96.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
77.1%
84 Graduates

About

Principia College is a higher education institution located in Jersey County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Principia College were General Business Administration & Management (14 degrees awarded), Mass Communication & Media Studies (12 degrees), and Computer Science (8 degrees).

In 2019, 119 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Principia College. 46.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (78 degrees), 13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Principia College is $29,490, which is $2,210 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Principia College is $29,490, which is $2,210 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,894.

In 2019, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,490
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Principia College was $29,490. The cost of tuition at Principia College is $2,210 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$14,894
2019 Value
8.45%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Principia College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,894. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Principia College grew by 8.45%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,805
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Principia College was of $10,805 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.84% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Principia College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.02% with respect to 2018, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Principia College received 105 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 29.5% annual decline. Out of those 105 applicants, 96 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.4% acceptance rate.

There were 407 students enrolled at Principia College in 2019, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Principia College has an overall enrollment yield of 68.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
96
Accepted Out of 105

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Principia College was 91.4% (96 admissions from 105 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 91.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −29.5%, while admissions declined by −29.9%.

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SAT Scores

85%
Submission Percentage
56
Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at Principia College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Principia College has a total enrollment of 407 students. The full-time enrollment at Principia College is 392 students and the part-time enrollment is 15. This means that 96.3% of students enrolled at Principia College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Principia College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.8% White, 4.67% Hispanic or Latino, 2.95% Asian, 2.21% Two or More Races, 1.97% Black or African American, 0.491% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Principia College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (35.7%), followed by White Female (32.9%) and Asian Female (2.55%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Principia College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 407 students. The full-time enrollment at Principia College is 392 and the part-time enrollment is 15. This means that 96.3% of students enrolled at Principia College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%
2019 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 Principia College was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Principia College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    280
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    19
  3. Asian
    12

The enrolled student population at Principia College is 68.8% White, 4.67% Hispanic or Latino, 2.95% Asian, 2.21% Two or More Races, 1.97% Black or African American, 0.491% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 7 students (1.72%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 9 fewer women than men received degrees from Principia College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Principia College is white (78 degrees awarded). There were 13 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Principia College is General Business Administration & Management (14 degrees awarded), followed by Mass Communication & Media Studies (12 degrees) and Computer Science (8 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Principia College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), and Physical Sciences (6 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 Principia College are Other managers (264,837 people), Postsecondary teachers (189,462 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (161,346 people), Graphic designers (110,695 people), and Secondary school teachers (109,008 people).

The most specialized majors at Principia College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (16 degrees), and Communications (12 degrees).

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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 Principia College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Dentists, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at Principia College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (16 degrees), and Communications (12 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 Principia College are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (412,178 people), Elementary & secondary schools (402,024 people), Computer Systems Design (212,531 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (163,159 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (137,341 people).

The most specialized majors at Principia College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (16 degrees), and Communications (12 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 Principia College.
Most Common
  1. 14 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 12 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 8 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Principia College was General Business Administration & Management with 14 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

64
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
55
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 64 degrees were awarded to men at Principia College, which is 1.16 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (55).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Principia College in Computer Science, which is 7 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 7 degrees were awarded to women at Principia College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%
100% Completion Time
84%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 71% of students graduating from Principia College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 84% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Principia College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.38% 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
    78 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    6 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Principia College is white (78 degrees awarded). There were 13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

2.52% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    45 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    33 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Principia College is white male (45 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (33 degrees).

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Operations

Principia College has an endowment valued at nearly $385M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $19.2M (4.98%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Principia College had a total salary expenditure of $45.4M. Principia College employs 25 Professors, 24 Assistant professors, and 9 Associate professors. Most academics at Principia College are Male Professors (15), Female Assistant professors(14), and Female Professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Principia College are: Service, with 61 employees, Management, with 38 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$385M
2019 Endowment
4.45%
decline from 2018

Principia College has an endowment valued at about $385M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Principia College declined 4.45% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $344M 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. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Principia 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

$17.4M
2019 Salaries
0.0333%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Principia College paid a median of $17.4M in salaries, which represents 38.3% of their overall expenditure ($45.4M) and a 0.0333% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.88% growth from 2017 and a 4.75% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.74M
Instructional Salaries
65
Number of Employees

In 2019, Principia College paid a total of $4.74M to 65 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
25 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
61 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Principia College were Professor with 25 employees; Assistant professor with 24 employees; and Assistant professor with 9 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Principia College were Service with 61 employees; Management with 38 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Principia College was Male Professor with 15 employees, Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Female Professor with 10 employees.

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

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