Rivier University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$29,100

1.04% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$25,120

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.53%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

70.6%

2,424 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,635

50.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

56.8%

146 Graduates

About

Rivier University is a higher education institution located in Hillsborough County, NH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rivier University were Nursing School (173 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees), and General Psychology (26 degrees).

In 2016, 870 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rivier University. 63% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (486 degrees), 1.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (282 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rivier University is $29,100, which is $8,940 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rivier University is $29,100, which is $8,940 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,120.

In 2016, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,100

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Rivier University was $29,100. The cost of tuition at Rivier University is $8,940 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$25,120

2016 Value

5.68%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Rivier University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,120. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Rivier University grew by 5.68%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,683

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rivier University was of $10,683 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.72% 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

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Rivier University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 40% with respect to 2015, when 60% 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.

4.53%

2015 Default Rate

32

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Rivier University was 4.53%, which represents 32 out of the 707 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

Rivier University received 2,424 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 38.7% annual growth. Out of those 2,424 applicants, 1,711 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,635 students enrolled at Rivier University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rivier University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,711

Accepted Out of 2,424

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rivier University was 70.6% (1,711 admissions from 2,424 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 57.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 38.7%, while admissions grew by 70.8%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Rivier University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rivier University has a total enrollment of 2,635 students. The full-time enrollment at Rivier University is 1,327 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,308. This means that 50.4% of students enrolled at Rivier University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rivier University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.6% White, 19.6% Asian, 3.45% Two or More Races, 3.15% Black or African American, 2.81% Hispanic or Latino, 0.417% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rivier University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (57%), followed by White Male (21.9%) and Two or More Races Female (3.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Asian Male (57.2%), followed by Asian Female (17%) and White Female (16.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rivier University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,635 students. The full-time enrollment at Rivier University is 1,327 and the part-time enrollment is 1,308. This means that 50.4% of students enrolled at Rivier University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

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 Rivier University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Rivier University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,701

  2. Asian

    516

  3. Two or More Races

    91

The enrolled student population at Rivier University is 64.6% White, 19.6% Asian, 3.45% Two or More Races, 3.15% Black or African American, 2.81% Hispanic or Latino, 0.417% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 159 students (6.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 226 more women than men received degrees from Rivier University. The majority of degree recipients at Rivier University are white (486 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (282 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rivier University is Nursing School (173 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees) and General Psychology (26 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rivier University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (273 degrees awarded), Education (111 degrees), and Human Sciences (20 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 Rivier University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,015,865 people), Registered nurses (1,333,431 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (435,622 people), Miscellaneous managers (338,677 people), and Secondary school teachers (315,316 people).

The most specialized majors at Rivier University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (273 degrees awarded), Education (111 degrees), Human Sciences (20 degrees), Health (328 degrees), and Psychology (34 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 Rivier University are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Rivier University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (273 degrees awarded), Education (111 degrees), Human Sciences (20 degrees), Health (328 degrees), and Psychology (34 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 Rivier University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,192,372 people), Hospitals (1,712,335 people), Computer Systems Design (569,150 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (499,605 people), and Outpatient care centers (343,821 people).

The most specialized majors at Rivier University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (273 degrees awarded), Education (111 degrees), Human Sciences (20 degrees), Health (328 degrees), and Psychology (34 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 173 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rivier University was Nursing School with 173 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 322

  2. 548

In 2016, 322 degrees were awarded to men at Rivier University, which is 0.588 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (548).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 165 degrees were awarded to men at Rivier University in Computer Science, which is 4.71 times more than the 35 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 205 degrees were awarded to women at Rivier University in Nursing School, which is 18.6 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 39% of students graduating from Rivier University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (57.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rivier University is Female and White (57.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 15.8% of graduates (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    486 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    282 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rivier University is white (486 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (282 degrees).

6.55% of degree recipients (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    413 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Male

    222 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rivier University is white female (413 degrees awarded). There were 1.86 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (222 degrees).

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Operations

Rivier University has an endowment valued at nearly $35.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $568k (1.6%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Rivier University had a total expenditure of $33.7M. Of that $33.7M, they spent $16.9M on salaries and $33.7M on benefits.

Rivier University employs 20 Instructors, 17 Assistant professors, and 15 Associate professors. Most academics at Rivier University are Female Instructors (16), Female Assistant professors(12), and Female Associate professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rivier University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 51 employees, Service, with 41 employees, and Management with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$35.6M

2015 Endowment

0.819%

decline from 2014

Rivier University has an endowment valued at about $35.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Rivier University declined 0.819% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.69M higher 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $188k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Rivier University received $188k 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

Primary Expenses

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$16.9M

Salary Expenditure

$33.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Rivier University had a total expenditure of $33.7M. Of that $33.7M, they spent $16.9M on salaries and $33.7M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$16.9M

2015 Salaries

2.21%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Rivier University paid a median of $16.9M in salaries, which represents 50.1% of their overall expenditure ($33.7M) and a 2.21% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.54% growth from 2013 and a 4.29% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.21M

Instructional Salaries

68

Number of Employees

In 2015, Rivier University paid a total of $4.21M to 68 employees working as instructors, which represents 25% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

20 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

51 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rivier University were Instructor with 20 employees; Assistant professor with 17 employees; and Assistant professor with 15 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rivier University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 51 employees; Service with 41 employees; and Management with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rivier University was Female Instructor with 16 employees, Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Female Associate professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Rivier University.

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