Rivier University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$29,900

2.75% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$21,453

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.29%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

67.9%

2,286 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,431

46.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

54.1%

106 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 (189 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (18 degrees).

In 2017, 923 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rivier University. 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (449 degrees), 1.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (375 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rivier University is $29,900, which is $9,167 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rivier University is $29,900, which is $9,167 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,453.

In 2017, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,900

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Rivier University was $29,900. The cost of tuition at Rivier University is $9,167 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$21,453

2017 Value

14.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Rivier University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,453. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Rivier University grew by 14.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,800

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rivier University was of $10,800 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 1.1% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 16.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Rivier University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 17.9% with respect to 2016, when 84% 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.

4.29%

2016 Default Rate

24

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Rivier University was 4.29%, which represents 24 out of the 560 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 2,286 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.69% annual decline. Out of those 2,286 applicants, 1,553 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,431 students enrolled at Rivier University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rivier University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,553

Accepted Out of 2,286

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rivier University was 67.9% (1,553 admissions from 2,286 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 70.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -5.69%, while admissions declined by -9.23%.

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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 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rivier University has a total enrollment of 2,431 students. The full-time enrollment at Rivier University is 1,129 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,302. This means that 46.4% of students enrolled at Rivier University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rivier University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73% White, 9.05% Asian, 3.78% Black or African American, 3.25% Hispanic or Latino, 2.18% Two or More Races, 0.411% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0823% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rivier University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (60.6%), followed by White Male (17.5%) and Two or More Races Female (3.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (42.1%), followed by Asian Male (22.2%) and Asian Female (14.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rivier University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,431 students. The full-time enrollment at Rivier University is 1,129 and the part-time enrollment is 1,302. This means that 46.4% of students enrolled at Rivier University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

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 Rivier University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Rivier University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,775

  2. Asian

    220

  3. Black or African American

    92

The enrolled student population at Rivier University is 73% White, 9.05% Asian, 3.78% Black or African American, 3.25% Hispanic or Latino, 2.18% Two or More Races, 0.411% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0823% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 153 more women than men received degrees from Rivier University. The majority of degree recipients at Rivier University are white (449 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (375 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rivier University is Nursing School (189 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (18 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 (367 degrees awarded), Education (109 degrees), and Health (311 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 (2,030,499 people), Registered nurses (1,394,892 people), Software developers (438,605 people), Secondary school teachers (321,152 people), and Education administrators (316,739 people).

The most specialized majors at Rivier University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (367 degrees awarded), Education (109 degrees), Health (311 degrees), Human Sciences (12 degrees), and Psychology (24 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 Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Rivier University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (367 degrees awarded), Education (109 degrees), Health (311 degrees), Human Sciences (12 degrees), and Psychology (24 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 (3,211,049 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,714,071 people), Computer Systems Design (557,310 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (526,870 people), and Outpatient care centers (362,919 people).

The most specialized majors at Rivier University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (367 degrees awarded), Education (109 degrees), Health (311 degrees), Human Sciences (12 degrees), and Psychology (24 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 Rivier University.

Most Common

  1. 189 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rivier University was Nursing School with 189 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 385

  2. 538

In 2017, 385 degrees were awarded to men at Rivier University, which is 0.716 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (538).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 205 degrees were awarded to men at Rivier University in Computer Science, which is 2.97 times more than the 69 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 220 degrees were awarded to women at Rivier University in Nursing School, which is 18.3 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%

100% Completion Time

55%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 40% of students graduating from Rivier University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rivier University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 35.8% of graduates (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    449 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    375 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rivier University is white (449 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (375 degrees).

5.85% of degree recipients (54 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    371 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Male

    287 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    88 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rivier University is white female (371 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (287 degrees).

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Operations

Rivier University has an endowment valued at nearly $37.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.76M (15.4%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Rivier University had a total salary expenditure of $33.5M. Rivier University employs 24 Assistant professors, 15 Instructors, and 14 Associate professors. Most academics at Rivier University are Female Assistant professors (19), Female Instructors(14), and Female Associate professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rivier University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 52 employees, Service, with 35 employees, and Management with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$37.3M

2017 Endowment

8.82%

growth from 2016

Rivier University has an endowment valued at about $37.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Rivier University grew 8.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.21M 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. $142k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Rivier University received $142k 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

$15.3M

2017 Salaries

2.18%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Rivier University paid a median of $15.3M in salaries, which represents 45.7% of their overall expenditure ($33.5M) and a 2.18% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.35% decline from 2015 and a 2.21% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.55M

Instructional Salaries

66

Number of Employees

In 2017, Rivier University paid a total of $4.55M to 66 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

24 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

52 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rivier University were Assistant professor with 24 employees; Instructor with 15 employees; and Instructor with 14 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rivier University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 52 employees; Service with 35 employees; and Management with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rivier University was Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, Female Instructor with 14 employees, and Female Associate professor with 9 employees.

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