Robert Morris University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,830
3.01% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$26,917
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.76%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
85.6%
4,469 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,134
74.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
69.2%
594 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 Other Engineering (92 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (88 degrees), and Accounting (73 degrees).

In 2020, 1,344 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Robert Morris University. 46.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,007 degrees), 15.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (65 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Robert Morris University is $30,830, which is $2,201 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Robert Morris University is $30,830, which is $2,201 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,917.

In 2020, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,830
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Robert Morris University was $30,830. The cost of tuition at Robert Morris University is $2,201 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$26,917
2020 Value
0.881%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Robert Morris University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,917. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Robert Morris University grew by 0.881%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,950
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Robert Morris University was of $9,950 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 0.658% between 2019 and 2020. 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
66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Robert Morris University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, 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.
3.76%
2018 Default Rate
46
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Robert Morris University was 3.76%, which represents 46 out of the 1223 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Robert Morris University received 4,469 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 25% annual decline. Out of those 4,469 applicants, 3,827 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.6% acceptance rate.

There were 4,134 students enrolled at Robert Morris University in 2020, and 94% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Robert Morris University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,827
Accepted Out of 4,469

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Robert Morris University was 85.6% (3,827 admissions from 4,469 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 84.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −25%, while admissions declined by −23.9%.

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SAT Scores

94%
Submission Percentage
525
Scores Submitted

94% of enrolled first-time students at Robert Morris University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Robert Morris University has a total enrollment of 4,134 students. The full-time enrollment at Robert Morris University is 3,070 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,064. This means that 74.3% of students enrolled at Robert Morris University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Robert Morris University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.6% White, 5.81% Black or African American, 5.66% Two or More Races, 3.43% Hispanic or Latino, 1.19% Asian, 0.121% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0484% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Robert Morris University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (40.3%), followed by White Female (35.6%) and Two or More Races Male (3.75%). 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

74.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Robert Morris University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,134 students. The full-time enrollment at Robert Morris University is 3,070 and the part-time enrollment is 1,064. This means that 74.3% of students enrolled at Robert Morris University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2020 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 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Robert Morris University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,085
  2. Black or African American
    240
  3. Two or More Races
    234

The enrolled student population at Robert Morris University is 74.6% White, 5.81% Black or African American, 5.66% Two or More Races, 3.43% Hispanic or Latino, 1.19% Asian, 0.121% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0484% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 100 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 (1,007 degrees awarded). There were 15.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (65 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Robert Morris University is Other Engineering (92 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (88 degrees) and Accounting (73 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 (100 degrees awarded), Business (508 degrees), and Engineering (108 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 (100 degrees awarded), Business (508 degrees), Engineering (108 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (111 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 (100 degrees awarded), Business (508 degrees), Engineering (108 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (111 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 (100 degrees awarded), Business (508 degrees), Engineering (108 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (111 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. 92 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 88 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 73 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Robert Morris University was Other Engineering with 92 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

722
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
622
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 722 degrees were awarded to men at Robert Morris University, which is 1.16 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (622).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 105 degrees were awarded to men at Robert Morris University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.44 times more than the 73 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 94 degrees were awarded to women at Robert Morris University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.23 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 53% of students graduating from Robert Morris University 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Robert Morris University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.68% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,007 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    65 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    48 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Robert Morris University is white (1,007 degrees awarded). There were 15.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (65 degrees).

3.57% of degree recipients (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    506 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    501 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Robert Morris University is white male (506 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (501 degrees).

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Operations

Robert Morris University has an endowment valued at nearly $37.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.11M (5.61%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Robert Morris University had a total salary expenditure of $123M. Robert Morris University employs 91 Professors, 58 Associate professors, and 26 Assistant professors. Most academics at Robert Morris University are Male Professors (51), Female Professors(40), and Female Associate professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Robert Morris University are: Management, with 92 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 72 employees, and Service with 49 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$37.7M
2020 Endowment
2.89%
growth from 2019

Robert Morris University has an endowment valued at about $37.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Robert Morris University grew 2.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $264M 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. $3.86M - Federal
  2. $1.32M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Robert Morris University received $3.86M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.32M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$54.6M
2020 Salaries
6.28%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Robert Morris University paid a median of $54.6M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($123M) and a 6.28% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.4% growth from 2018 and a 3.53% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.8M
Instructional Salaries
182
Number of Employees

In 2020, Robert Morris University paid a total of $21.8M to 182 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
91 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
92 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Robert Morris University were Professor with 91 employees; Associate professor with 58 employees; and Associate professor with 26 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Robert Morris University were Management with 92 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 72 employees; and Service with 49 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Robert Morris University was Male Professor with 51 employees, Female Professor with 40 employees, and Female Associate professor with 30 employees.

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

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