Rhodes College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$44,632

4% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$29,839

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

54.3%

4,481 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,029

99.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

79.2%

396 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 (77 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (68 degrees), and General Economics (54 degrees).

In 2016, 585 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rhodes College. 58.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (452 degrees), 11.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (40 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rhodes College is $44,632, which is $20,217 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rhodes College is $44,632, which is $20,217 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,839.

In 2016, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,632

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Rhodes College was $44,632. The cost of tuition at Rhodes College is $20,217 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$29,839

2016 Value

0.607%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Rhodes College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,839. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Rhodes College grew by 0.607%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,746

Room and Board

$1,125

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rhodes College was of $10,746 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,125. The cost of room and board increased by 4.05% between 2015 and 2016. 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

37%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Rhodes College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, 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%

2015 Default Rate

6

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Rhodes College was 2%, which represents 6 out of the 300 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 4,481 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.96% annual decline. Out of those 4,481 applicants, 2,434 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,029 students enrolled at Rhodes College in 2016, and 25% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rhodes College has an overall enrollment yield of 20.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,434

Accepted Out of 4,481

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rhodes College was 54.3% (2,434 admissions from 4,481 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 46.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -3.96%, while admissions grew by 11.3%.

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SAT Scores

25%

Submission Percentage

128

Scores Submitted

25% of enrolled first-time students at Rhodes College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rhodes College has a total enrollment of 2,029 students. The full-time enrollment at Rhodes College is 2,014 students and the part-time enrollment is 15. This means that 99.3% of students enrolled at Rhodes College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rhodes College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.6% White, 7.59% Black or African American, 5.77% Asian, 5.22% Hispanic or Latino, 3.75% Two or More Races, 0.345% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0493% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rhodes College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.4%), followed by White Male (32.4%) and Black or African American Female (4.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (53.3%), followed by White Female (23.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.67%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rhodes College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,029 students. The full-time enrollment at Rhodes College is 2,014 and the part-time enrollment is 15. This means that 99.3% of students enrolled at Rhodes College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%

2016 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 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    1,453

  2. Black or African American

    154

  3. Asian

    117

The enrolled student population at Rhodes College is 71.6% White, 7.59% Black or African American, 5.77% Asian, 5.22% Hispanic or Latino, 3.75% Two or More Races, 0.345% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0493% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 49 students (2.41%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 95 more women than men received degrees from Rhodes College. The majority of degree recipients at Rhodes College are white (452 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (40 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rhodes College is General Business Administration & Management (77 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (68 degrees) and General Economics (54 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), Social Sciences (160 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (19 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 Rhodes College are Physicians & surgeons (424,504 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (403,712 people), Miscellaneous managers (394,079 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (276,876 people), and Postsecondary teachers (258,568 people).

The most specialized majors at Rhodes College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (160 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (19 degrees), History (22 degrees), and Biology (94 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 Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Rhodes College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (160 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (19 degrees), History (22 degrees), and Biology (94 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 Hospitals (579,884 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (522,182 people), Elementary & secondary schools (508,801 people), Legal services (326,899 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (210,117 people).

The most specialized majors at Rhodes College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (160 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (19 degrees), History (22 degrees), and Biology (94 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 77 degrees awarded

  2. 68 degrees awarded

  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rhodes College was General Business Administration & Management with 77 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 245

  2. 340

In 2016, 245 degrees were awarded to men at Rhodes College, which is 0.721 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (340).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Rhodes College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.57 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 39 degrees were awarded to women at Rhodes College in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.34 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

74%

100% Completion Time

80%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 74% of students graduating from Rhodes College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rhodes College is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 2.02% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    452 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    40 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rhodes College is white (452 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (40 degrees).

2.22% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    255 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    197 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rhodes College is white female (255 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (197 degrees).

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Operations

Rhodes College has an endowment valued at nearly $340M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $17.7M (5.21%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Rhodes College had a total expenditure of $80.1M. Of that $80.1M, they spent $32.9M on salaries and $80.1M on benefits.

Rhodes College employs 79 Associate professors, 76 Assistant professors, and 29 Professors. Most academics at Rhodes College are Female Assistant professors (45), Male Associate professors(44), and Female Associate professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rhodes College are: Service, with 82 employees, Management, with 55 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$340M

2015 Endowment

1.5%

growth from 2014

Rhodes College has an endowment valued at about $340M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Rhodes College grew 1.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $306M 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. $315k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $49.2k - Local

As of 2015, Rhodes College received $315k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $49.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$32.9M

Salary Expenditure

$80.1M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Rhodes College had a total expenditure of $80.1M. Of that $80.1M, they spent $32.9M on salaries and $80.1M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Rhodes College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$32.9M

2015 Salaries

4.72%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Rhodes College paid a median of $32.9M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($80.1M) and a 4.72% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.8% growth from 2013 and a 3.01% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.3M

Instructional Salaries

194

Number of Employees

In 2015, Rhodes College paid a total of $14.3M to 194 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

79 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

82 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rhodes College were Associate professor with 79 employees; Assistant professor with 76 employees; and Assistant professor with 29 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rhodes College were Service with 82 employees; Management with 55 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rhodes College was Female Assistant professor with 45 employees, Male Associate professor with 44 employees, and Female Associate professor with 35 employees.

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

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