Rhodes College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$48,888
2.75% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$30,632
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.1%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
44.7%
5,207 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,010
98.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
85.4%
472 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 (90 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (52 degrees), and Computer Science (40 degrees).

In 2019, 580 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rhodes College. 54.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (423 degrees), 11.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rhodes College is $48,888, which is $21,608 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rhodes College is $48,888, which is $21,608 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,632.

In 2019, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$48,888
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Rhodes College was $48,888. The cost of tuition at Rhodes College is $21,608 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$30,632
2019 Value
2.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Rhodes College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,632. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Rhodes College grew by 2.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,406
Room and Board
$1,125
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rhodes College was of $11,406 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,125. The cost of room and board increased by 1.03% 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

93%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
32%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Rhodes College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.09% with respect to 2018, 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.
2.1%
2017 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Rhodes College was 2.1%, which represents 6 out of the 286 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 5,207 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.24% annual growth. Out of those 5,207 applicants, 2,328 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 44.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,010 students enrolled at Rhodes College in 2019, and 36% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rhodes College has an overall enrollment yield of 22.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

44.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,328
Accepted Out of 5,207

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rhodes College was 44.7% (2,328 admissions from 5,207 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 44.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.24%, while admissions grew by 2.6%.

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SAT Scores

36%
Submission Percentage
184
Scores Submitted

36% of enrolled first-time students at Rhodes College in 2019 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 1,974 students and the part-time enrollment is 36. This means that 98.2% of students enrolled at Rhodes College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rhodes College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.4% White, 9.75% Black or African American, 6.42% Asian, 6.32% Hispanic or Latino, 5.12% Two or More Races, 0.149% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0995% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rhodes College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.6%), followed by White Male (27.9%) and Black or African American Female (5.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (31%), followed by White Female (27.6%) and Black or African American Female (13.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.2%
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 1,974 and the part-time enrollment is 36. This means that 98.2% of students enrolled at Rhodes College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
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 Rhodes College was 92%. 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
    1,295
  2. Black or African American
    196
  3. Asian
    129

The enrolled student population at Rhodes College is 64.4% White, 9.75% Black or African American, 6.42% Asian, 6.32% Hispanic or Latino, 5.12% Two or More Races, 0.149% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0995% 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 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, 44 students (2.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 56 more women than men received degrees from Rhodes College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rhodes College is white (423 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 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 Rhodes College is General Business Administration & Management (90 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (52 degrees) and Computer Science (40 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 (15 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (26 degrees), and Physical Sciences (37 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 (432,287 people), Other managers (316,410 people), Postsecondary teachers (239,110 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (184,804 people), and Secondary school teachers (154,309 people).

The most specialized majors at Rhodes College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (26 degrees), Physical Sciences (37 degrees), History (22 degrees), and Social Sciences (128 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 Rhodes College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Rhodes College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (26 degrees), Physical Sciences (37 degrees), History (22 degrees), and Social Sciences (128 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 (508,436 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (467,048 people), Legal services (331,226 people), Computer Systems Design (241,712 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (209,185 people).

The most specialized majors at Rhodes College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (26 degrees), Physical Sciences (37 degrees), History (22 degrees), and Social Sciences (128 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 Rhodes College.
Most Common
  1. 90 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 52 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 40 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rhodes College was General Business Administration & Management with 90 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

262
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
318
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 262 degrees were awarded to men at Rhodes College, which is 0.824 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (318).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Rhodes College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.09 times more than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 43 degrees were awarded to women at Rhodes College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.915 times less than the 47 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

79%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 79% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rhodes 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, 1.91% 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
    423 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    37 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rhodes College is white (423 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

1.38% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    227 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    196 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rhodes College is white female (227 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (196 degrees).

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Operations

Rhodes College has an endowment valued at nearly $352M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $11.7M (3.33%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Rhodes College had a total salary expenditure of $87M. Rhodes College employs 76 Assistant professors, 70 Associate professors, and 35 Professors. Most academics at Rhodes College are Female Assistant professors (41), Female Associate professors(38), and Male Assistant professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rhodes College are: Service, with 78 employees, Management, with 60 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 56 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$352M
2019 Endowment
1.97%
decline from 2018

Rhodes College has an endowment valued at about $352M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Rhodes College declined 1.97% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $312M 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. $559k - Federal
  2. $1k - State
  3. $8.58k - Local

As of 2019, Rhodes College received $559k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1k from state grants and contracts, and $8.58k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$38.6M
2019 Salaries
4.07%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Rhodes College paid a median of $38.6M in salaries, which represents 44.4% of their overall expenditure ($87M) and a 4.07% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.36% decline from 2017 and a 5.59% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$14.5M
Instructional Salaries
185
Number of Employees

In 2019, Rhodes College paid a total of $14.5M to 185 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.6% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
76 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
78 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rhodes College were Assistant professor with 76 employees; Associate professor with 70 employees; and Associate professor with 35 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rhodes College were Service with 78 employees; Management with 60 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 56 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rhodes College was Female Assistant professor with 41 employees, Female Associate professor with 38 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 35 employees.

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

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