Rhodes College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$46,194

3.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$29,144

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.33%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

51%

4,733 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,010

99.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

82.8%

457 Graduates

About

Rhodes College is a higher education institution located in Shelby County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rhodes College were General Business Administration & Management (87 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (51 degrees), and General Psychology (35 degrees).

In 2017, 521 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rhodes College. 54.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (398 degrees), 14.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rhodes College is $46,194, which is $21,000 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rhodes College is $46,194, which is $21,000 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,144.

In 2017, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$46,194

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Rhodes College was $46,194. The cost of tuition at Rhodes College is $21,000 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$29,144

2017 Value

2.33%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Rhodes College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,144. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Rhodes College grew by 2.33%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,068

Room and Board

$1,125

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rhodes College was of $11,068 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,125. The cost of room and board increased by 3% 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

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

36%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Rhodes College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 92% 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.

3.33%

2016 Default Rate

11

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Rhodes College was 3.33%, which represents 11 out of the 330 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

Rhodes College received 4,733 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.62% annual growth. Out of those 4,733 applicants, 2,416 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51% acceptance rate.

There were 2,010 students enrolled at Rhodes College in 2017, and 30% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rhodes College has an overall enrollment yield of 21.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,416

Accepted Out of 4,733

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rhodes College was 51% (2,416 admissions from 4,733 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 54.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.62%, while admissions declined by -0.74%.

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SAT Scores

30%

Submission Percentage

158

Scores Submitted

30% of enrolled first-time students at Rhodes College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rhodes College has a total enrollment of 2,010 students. The full-time enrollment at Rhodes College is 2,001 students and the part-time enrollment is 9. This means that 99.6% of students enrolled at Rhodes College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rhodes College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.9% White, 8.01% Black or African American, 6.02% Asian, 5.37% Hispanic or Latino, 4.53% Two or More Races, 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0498% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rhodes College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.7%), followed by White Male (31.4%) and Black or African American Female (4.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (54.5%), followed by White Female (13.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (9.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rhodes College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,010 students. The full-time enrollment at Rhodes College is 2,001 and the part-time enrollment is 9. This means that 99.6% of students enrolled at Rhodes College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%

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 Rhodes College was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Rhodes College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,405

  2. Black or African American

    161

  3. Asian

    121

The enrolled student population at Rhodes College is 69.9% White, 8.01% Black or African American, 6.02% Asian, 5.37% Hispanic or Latino, 4.53% Two or More Races, 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0498% 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, 33 students (1.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 49 more women than men received degrees from Rhodes College. The majority of degree recipients at Rhodes College are white (398 degrees awarded). There were 14.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (28 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rhodes College is General Business Administration & Management (87 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (51 degrees) and General Psychology (35 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rhodes College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees awarded), History (24 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (21 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 Rhodes College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (449,930 people), Physicians (424,913 people), Other managers (325,521 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (312,873 people), and Postsecondary teachers (253,705 people).

The most specialized majors at Rhodes College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees awarded), History (24 degrees), Language & Linguistics (21 degrees), Social Sciences (103 degrees), and Biology (80 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 Rhodes College are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Rhodes College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees awarded), History (24 degrees), Language & Linguistics (21 degrees), Social Sciences (103 degrees), and Biology (80 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 Rhodes College are Elementary & secondary schools (584,012 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (572,602 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (562,235 people), Legal services (352,336 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (223,148 people).

The most specialized majors at Rhodes College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees awarded), History (24 degrees), Language & Linguistics (21 degrees), Social Sciences (103 degrees), and Biology (80 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 87 degrees awarded

  2. 51 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rhodes College was General Business Administration & Management with 87 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 236

  2. 285

In 2017, 236 degrees were awarded to men at Rhodes College, which is 0.828 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (285).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Rhodes College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.18 times more than the 40 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 40 degrees were awarded to women at Rhodes College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.851 times less than the 47 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

75%

100% Completion Time

83%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 75% of students graduating from Rhodes College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 83% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rhodes College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 1.97% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    398 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    28 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rhodes College is white (398 degrees awarded). There were 14.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (28 degrees).

2.3% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    216 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    182 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rhodes College is white female (216 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (182 degrees).

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Operations

Rhodes College has an endowment valued at nearly $342M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $39.1M (11.4%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Rhodes College had a total salary expenditure of $82.3M. Rhodes College employs 73 Associate professors, 73 Assistant professors, and 32 Professors. Most academics at Rhodes College are Female Assistant professors (44), Male Associate professors(39), and Female Associate professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rhodes College are: Service, with 79 employees, Management, with 60 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$342M

2017 Endowment

7.64%

growth from 2016

Rhodes College has an endowment valued at about $342M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Rhodes College grew 7.64% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $305M 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. $621k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $13.8k - Local

As of 2017, Rhodes College received $621k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $13.8k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$38.4M

2017 Salaries

5.59%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Rhodes College paid a median of $38.4M in salaries, which represents 46.6% of their overall expenditure ($82.3M) and a 5.59% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.4% growth from 2015 and a 4.72% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$14M

Instructional Salaries

184

Number of Employees

In 2017, Rhodes College paid a total of $14M to 184 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.6% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

73 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

79 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rhodes College were Associate professor with 73 employees; Assistant professor with 73 employees; and Assistant professor with 32 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rhodes College were Service with 79 employees; Management with 60 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rhodes College was Female Assistant professor with 44 employees, Male Associate professor with 39 employees, and Female Associate professor with 34 employees.

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

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