Rivier University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,440
4.51% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$25,068
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.9%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
74.8%
1,657 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,332
46.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
50%
109 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 (157 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (28 degrees), and General Psychology (22 degrees).

In 2019, 615 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rivier University. 80.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 19.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (440 degrees), 7.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (57 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rivier University is $32,440, which is $10,414 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rivier University is $32,440, which is $10,414 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,068.

In 2019, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,440
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Rivier University was $32,440. The cost of tuition at Rivier University is $10,414 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$25,068
2019 Value
0.675%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Rivier University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,068. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Rivier University grew by 0.675%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,775
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rivier University was of $11,775 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 3.79% 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

82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Rivier University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 10.8% with respect to 2018, when 74% 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.
5.9%
2017 Default Rate
36
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Rivier University was 5.9%, which represents 36 out of the 610 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 1,657 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 22% annual decline. Out of those 1,657 applicants, 1,240 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,332 students enrolled at Rivier University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rivier University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,240
Accepted Out of 1,657

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rivier University was 74.8% (1,240 admissions from 1,657 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 72.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −22%, while admissions declined by −19.6%.

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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 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rivier University has a total enrollment of 2,332 students. The full-time enrollment at Rivier University is 1,090 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,242. This means that 46.7% of students enrolled at Rivier University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rivier University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.8% White, 5.19% Asian, 5.02% Black or African American, 4.29% Hispanic or Latino, 1.89% Two or More Races, 0.429% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0429% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rivier University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (61%), followed by White Male (15.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.03%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (49%), followed by Asian Female (14.3%) and White Male (13.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rivier University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,332 students. The full-time enrollment at Rivier University is 1,090 and the part-time enrollment is 1,242. This means that 46.7% of students enrolled at Rivier University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
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 Rivier University was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    1,745
  2. Asian
    121
  3. Black or African American
    117

The enrolled student population at Rivier University is 74.8% White, 5.19% Asian, 5.02% Black or African American, 4.29% Hispanic or Latino, 1.89% Two or More Races, 0.429% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0429% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 375 more women than men received degrees from Rivier University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rivier University is white (440 degrees awarded). There were 7.72 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (57 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rivier University is Nursing School (157 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (28 degrees) and General Psychology (22 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 Health (355 degrees awarded), Education (87 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (41 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 (1,570,192 people), Registered nurses (1,462,100 people), Software developers (547,728 people), Secondary school teachers (517,594 people), and Other managers (332,300 people).

The most specialized majors at Rivier University are Health (355 degrees awarded), Education (87 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (41 degrees), Psychology (32 degrees), and Protective Services (16 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, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Rivier University are Health (355 degrees awarded), Education (87 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (41 degrees), Psychology (32 degrees), and Protective Services (16 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 (3,163,911 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,732,853 people), Computer Systems Design (647,702 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (552,226 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (468,239 people).

The most specialized majors at Rivier University are Health (355 degrees awarded), Education (87 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (41 degrees), Psychology (32 degrees), and Protective Services (16 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. 157 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 28 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 22 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rivier University was Nursing School with 157 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

120
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
495
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 120 degrees were awarded to men at Rivier University, which is 0.242 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (495).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Rivier University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 27 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 247 degrees were awarded to women at Rivier University in Nursing School, which is 15.4 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 34% of students graduating from Rivier University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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 (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, 7.34% 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
    440 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    57 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rivier University is white (440 degrees awarded). There were 7.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (57 degrees).

8.62% of degree recipients (53 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    369 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    71 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rivier University is white female (369 degrees awarded). There were 5.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (71 degrees).

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Operations

Rivier University has an endowment valued at nearly $41.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.95M (4.71%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Rivier University had a total salary expenditure of $33.8M. Rivier University employs 24 Assistant professors, 15 Associate professors, and 13 Instructors. Most academics at Rivier University are Female Assistant professors (19), Female Instructors(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 47 employees, Service, with 47 employees, and Management with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$41.4M
2019 Endowment
3.82%
growth from 2018

Rivier University has an endowment valued at about $41.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Rivier University grew 3.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.9M 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. $183k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Rivier University received $183k 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

$14.7M
2019 Salaries
0.335%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Rivier University paid a median of $14.7M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($33.8M) and a 0.335% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.8% decline from 2017 and a 2.18% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.58M
Instructional Salaries
64
Number of Employees

In 2019, Rivier University paid a total of $4.58M to 64 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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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
47 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rivier University were Assistant professor with 24 employees; Associate professor with 15 employees; and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rivier University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 47 employees; Service with 47 employees; and Management with 32 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rivier University was Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, Female Instructor with 12 employees, and Female Associate professor with 10 employees.

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