Robert Morris University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,930
2.99% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$26,682
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.38%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
84.5%
5,956 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,608
76% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
63.7%
538 Graduates

About

Robert Morris University is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Robert Morris University were Registered Nursing (108 degrees awarded), Other Engineering (100 degrees), and Accounting (82 degrees).

In 2019, 1,398 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Robert Morris University. 47.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,049 degrees), 17.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (60 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Robert Morris University is $29,930, which is $1,430 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Robert Morris University is $29,930, which is $1,430 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,682.

In 2019, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,930
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Robert Morris University was $29,930. The cost of tuition at Robert Morris University is $1,430 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$26,682
2019 Value
3.86%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Robert Morris University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,682. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Robert Morris University grew by 3.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,885
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Robert Morris University was of $9,885 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.55% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Robert Morris University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.44% with respect to 2018, when 82% 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.
5.38%
2017 Default Rate
73
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Robert Morris University was 5.38%, which represents 73 out of the 1358 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Robert Morris University received 5,956 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.99% annual decline. Out of those 5,956 applicants, 5,030 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.5% acceptance rate.

There were 4,608 students enrolled at Robert Morris University in 2019, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Robert Morris University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
5,030
Accepted Out of 5,956

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Robert Morris University was 84.5% (5,030 admissions from 5,956 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 84.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -4.99%, while admissions declined by -4.63%.

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SAT Scores

83%
Submission Percentage
601
Scores Submitted

83% of enrolled first-time students at Robert Morris University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Robert Morris University has a total enrollment of 4,608 students. The full-time enrollment at Robert Morris University is 3,500 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,108. This means that 76% of students enrolled at Robert Morris University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Robert Morris University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.3% White, 6.94% Black or African American, 2.97% Two or More Races, 2.65% Hispanic or Latino, 1.41% Asian, 0.109% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.109% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Robert Morris University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (39.9%), followed by White Female (34.7%) and Black or African American Male (4.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Robert Morris University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,608 students. The full-time enrollment at Robert Morris University is 3,500 and the part-time enrollment is 1,108. This means that 76% of students enrolled at Robert Morris University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 Robert Morris University was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Robert Morris University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,426
  2. Black or African American
    320
  3. Two or More Races
    137

The enrolled student population at Robert Morris University is 74.3% White, 6.94% Black or African American, 2.97% Two or More Races, 2.65% Hispanic or Latino, 1.41% Asian, 0.109% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.109% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 142 students (3.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 68 fewer women than men received degrees from Robert Morris University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Robert Morris University is white (1,049 degrees awarded). There were 17.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (60 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Robert Morris University is Registered Nursing (108 degrees awarded), followed by Other Engineering (100 degrees) and Accounting (82 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Robert Morris University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (97 degrees awarded), Engineering (130 degrees), and Business (535 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 Robert Morris University are Software developers (1,075,838 people), Other managers (1,062,477 people), Accountants & auditors (1,027,531 people), Financial managers (535,983 people), and Chief executives & legislators (510,962 people).

The most specialized majors at Robert Morris University are Protective Services (97 degrees awarded), Engineering (130 degrees), Business (535 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (113 degrees), and Math & Statistics (20 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 Robert Morris University are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Robert Morris University are Protective Services (97 degrees awarded), Engineering (130 degrees), Business (535 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (113 degrees), and Math & Statistics (20 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 Robert Morris University are Computer Systems Design (1,426,771 people), Elementary & secondary schools (676,069 people), Construction (666,039 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (612,754 people), and Banking & related activities (603,503 people).

The most specialized majors at Robert Morris University are Protective Services (97 degrees awarded), Engineering (130 degrees), Business (535 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (113 degrees), and Math & Statistics (20 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 Robert Morris University.
Most Common
  1. 108 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 100 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 82 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Robert Morris University was Registered Nursing with 108 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

733
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
665
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 733 degrees were awarded to men at Robert Morris University, which is 1.1 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (665).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 99 degrees were awarded to men at Robert Morris University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.71 times more than the 58 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 118 degrees were awarded to women at Robert Morris University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.9 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 47% of students graduating from Robert Morris University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% within 200%.

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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 Robert Morris University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 1.12% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,049 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    60 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Robert Morris University is white (1,049 degrees awarded). There were 17.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (60 degrees).

4.08% 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
    536 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    513 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Robert Morris University is white female (536 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (513 degrees).

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Operations

Robert Morris University has an endowment valued at nearly $36.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $388k (1.06%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Robert Morris University had a total salary expenditure of $130M. Robert Morris University employs 90 Professors, 62 Associate professors, and 35 Assistant professors. Most academics at Robert Morris University are Male Professors (52), Female Professors(38), and Female Associate professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Robert Morris University are: Management, with 101 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 73 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 54 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$36.6M
2019 Endowment
0.223%
growth from 2018

Robert Morris University has an endowment valued at about $36.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Robert Morris University grew 0.223% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $274M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $669k - Federal
  2. $4.55M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Robert Morris University received $669k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.55M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$58.2M
2019 Salaries
5.4%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Robert Morris University paid a median of $58.2M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($130M) and a 5.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.53% growth from 2017 and a 0.531% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.3M
Instructional Salaries
196
Number of Employees

In 2019, Robert Morris University paid a total of $22.3M to 196 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
90 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
101 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Robert Morris University were Professor with 90 employees; Associate professor with 62 employees; and Associate professor with 35 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Robert Morris University were Management with 101 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 73 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 54 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Robert Morris University was Male Professor with 52 employees, Female Professor with 38 employees, and Female Associate professor with 32 employees.

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

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