Roanoke College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$39,720

3.7% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$29,999

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.49%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

73%

4,459 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,984

97.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

62.9%

355 Graduates

About

Roanoke College is a higher education institution located in Salem city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Roanoke College were General Business Administration & Management (92 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (46 degrees), and General Psychology (37 degrees).

In 2016, 500 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Roanoke College. 61.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (399 degrees), 15.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (26 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Roanoke College is $39,720, which is $15,305 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Roanoke College is $39,720, which is $15,305 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,999.

In 2016, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$39,720

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Roanoke College was $39,720. The cost of tuition at Roanoke College is $15,305 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$29,999

2016 Value

0.939%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Roanoke College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,999. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Roanoke College grew by 0.939%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,834

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Roanoke College was of $12,834 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.33% 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

100%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Roanoke College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.01% with respect to 2015, when 99% 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.

3.49%

2015 Default Rate

20

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Roanoke College was 3.49%, which represents 20 out of the 573 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

Roanoke College received 4,459 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.1% annual growth. Out of those 4,459 applicants, 3,257 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73% acceptance rate.

There were 1,984 students enrolled at Roanoke College in 2016, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Roanoke College has an overall enrollment yield of 15.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,257

Accepted Out of 4,459

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Roanoke College was 73% (3,257 admissions from 4,459 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 72.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 3.1%, while admissions grew by 3.92%.

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SAT Scores

79%

Submission Percentage

402

Scores Submitted

79% of enrolled first-time students at Roanoke College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Roanoke College has a total enrollment of 1,984 students. The full-time enrollment at Roanoke College is 1,933 students and the part-time enrollment is 51. This means that 97.4% of students enrolled at Roanoke College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Roanoke College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.9% White, 5.54% Black or African American, 4.33% Hispanic or Latino, 3.58% Two or More Races, 1.26% Asian, 0.302% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0504% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Roanoke College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48%), followed by White Male (33.7%) and Black or African American Female (3.26%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Roanoke College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,984 students. The full-time enrollment at Roanoke College is 1,933 and the part-time enrollment is 51. This means that 97.4% of students enrolled at Roanoke College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

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 Roanoke College was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Roanoke College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,624

  2. Black or African American

    110

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    86

The enrolled student population at Roanoke College is 81.9% White, 5.54% Black or African American, 4.33% Hispanic or Latino, 3.58% Two or More Races, 1.26% Asian, 0.302% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0504% 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, 1 students (0.0504%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 114 more women than men received degrees from Roanoke College. The majority of degree recipients at Roanoke College are white (399 degrees awarded). There were 15.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (26 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Roanoke College is General Business Administration & Management (92 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (46 degrees) and General Psychology (37 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Roanoke College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (36 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (23 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 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 Roanoke College are Elementary & middle school teachers (162,735 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (124,517 people), Miscellaneous managers (124,086 people), Postsecondary teachers (95,004 people), and Secondary school teachers (56,664 people).

The most specialized majors at Roanoke College are History (36 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (23 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Roanoke College are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at Roanoke College are History (36 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (23 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 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 Roanoke College are Elementary & secondary schools (291,299 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (194,904 people), Hospitals (117,805 people), Legal services (105,189 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (66,549 people).

The most specialized majors at Roanoke College are History (36 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (23 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 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 Roanoke College.

Most Common

  1. 92 degrees awarded

  2. 46 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Roanoke College was General Business Administration & Management with 92 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 193

  2. 307

In 2016, 193 degrees were awarded to men at Roanoke College, which is 0.629 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (307).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Roanoke College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.3 times more than the 40 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 40 degrees were awarded to women at Roanoke College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.769 times less than the 52 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%

100% Completion Time

64%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 57% of students graduating from Roanoke College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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 (85.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Roanoke College is Female and Two or More Races (85.7% 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    399 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Roanoke College is white (399 degrees awarded). There were 15.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (26 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    237 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    162 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Roanoke College is white female (237 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (162 degrees).

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Operations

Roanoke College has an endowment valued at nearly $137M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.99M (1.45%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Roanoke College had a total expenditure of $63.2M. Of that $63.2M, they spent $27.1M on salaries and $63.2M on benefits.

Roanoke College employs 61 Associate professors, 43 No academic ranks, and 42 Professors. Most academics at Roanoke College are Female Associate professors (33), Male Professors(30), and Female No academic ranks (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Roanoke College are: Service, with 57 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 46 employees, and Management with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$137M

2015 Endowment

0.345%

decline from 2014

Roanoke College has an endowment valued at about $137M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Roanoke College declined 0.345% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $103M 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. $446k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Roanoke College received $446k 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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$27.1M

Salary Expenditure

$63.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Roanoke College had a total expenditure of $63.2M. Of that $63.2M, they spent $27.1M on salaries and $63.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$27.1M

2015 Salaries

0.99%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Roanoke College paid a median of $27.1M in salaries, which represents 42.8% of their overall expenditure ($63.2M) and a 0.99% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.96% growth from 2013 and a 4.53% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$11.3M

Instructional Salaries

169

Number of Employees

In 2015, Roanoke College paid a total of $11.3M to 169 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.9% 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

61 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

57 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Roanoke College were Associate professor with 61 employees; No academic rank with 43 employees; and No academic rank with 42 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Roanoke College were Service with 57 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees; and Management with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female No academic rank

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Roanoke College was Female Associate professor with 33 employees, Male Professor with 30 employees, and Female No academic rank with 29 employees.

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

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