Robert Morris University Illinois

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,400
4.81% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$21,055
After Financial Aid
2016 Default Rate
8.96%
on Student Loans
2019 Enrolled Students
1,693
87.1% Full-Time

About

Robert Morris University Illinois is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2019, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Robert Morris University Illinois were General Business Administration & Management (255 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (129 degrees), and Accounting (38 degrees).

In 2019, 867 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Robert Morris University Illinois. 45.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (328 degrees), 1.21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (271 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Robert Morris University Illinois is $29,400, which is $5,404 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2019, the median undergraduate tuition at Robert Morris University Illinois is $29,400

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,055.

In 2019, 93% of undergraduate students attending Robert Morris University Illinois received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$29,400
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Robert Morris University Illinois was $29,400.

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Average Net Price

$21,055
2019 Value
6.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Robert Morris University Illinois had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,055. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Robert Morris University Illinois grew by 6.8%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Robert Morris University Illinois received financial aid through grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 93% 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.
8.96%
2016 Default Rate
137
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Robert Morris University Illinois was 8.96%, which represents 137 out of the 1529 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Robert Morris University Illinois had a total enrollment of 1,693 students in 2019. The full-time enrollment at Robert Morris University Illinois is 1,474 students and the part-time enrollment is 219. This means that 87.1% of students enrolled at Robert Morris University Illinois are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Robert Morris University Illinois, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.3% Hispanic or Latino, 31% Black or African American, 26.9% White, 3.07% Asian, 1.54% Two or More Races, 0.177% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.177% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Robert Morris University Illinois in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (17.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (17.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (17.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (31.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (22.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Robert Morris University Illinois in 2019, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,693 students. The full-time enrollment at Robert Morris University Illinois is 1,474 and the part-time enrollment is 219. This means that 87.1% of students enrolled at Robert Morris University Illinois are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
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 Illinois was 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Robert Morris University Illinois had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2019)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    563 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    525 enrolled students
  3. White
    456 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Robert Morris University Illinois is 33.3% Hispanic or Latino, 31% Black or African American, 26.9% White, 3.07% Asian, 1.54% Two or More Races, 0.177% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.177% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 40 students (2.36%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 85 fewer women than men received degrees from Robert Morris University Illinois. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Robert Morris University Illinois is white (328 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (271 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Robert Morris University Illinois is General Business Administration & Management (255 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (129 degrees) and Accounting (38 degrees).

In 2019,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Robert Morris University Illinois, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (129 degrees awarded), Business (536 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Robert Morris University Illinois are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Robert Morris University Illinois in 2019 are Interdisciplinary Studies (129 degrees awarded), Business (536 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (59 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (39 degrees) (as of 2019).

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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 Illinois are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Robert Morris University Illinois are Interdisciplinary Studies (129 degrees awarded), Business (536 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (59 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (39 degrees) (as of 2019).

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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 Illinois are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Robert Morris University Illinois are Interdisciplinary Studies (129 degrees awarded), Business (536 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (59 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (39 degrees) (as of 2019).

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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 Illinois.
Most Common (2019)
  1. 255 degrees awarded
  2. 129 degrees awarded
  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Robert Morris University Illinois was General Business Administration & Management with 255 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

476
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
391
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 476 degrees were awarded to men at Robert Morris University Illinois, which is 1.22 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (391).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 256 degrees were awarded to men at Robert Morris University Illinois in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.29 times more than the 198 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 198 degrees were awarded to men at Robert Morris University Illinois in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.773 times less than the 256 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2019 at Robert Morris University Illinois is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2019)
  1. White
    328 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    271 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    170 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Robert Morris University Illinois is white (328 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (271 degrees).

2.54% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2019)
  1. White Male
    203 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    151 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    125 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Robert Morris University Illinois is white male (203 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (151 degrees).

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Operations

Robert Morris University Illinois has an endowment valued at nearly $8.63M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 490k (5.68%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Robert Morris University Illinois had a total salary expenditure of 59M. Robert Morris University Illinois employs 41 Professors. Most academics at Robert Morris University Illinois are Male Professor (26), and Female Professor (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Robert Morris University Illinois are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 48 employees, Management, with 35 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 11 employees.

Endowment

$8.63M
2019 Endowment
53.2%
decline from 2018

Robert Morris University Illinois has an endowment valued at about $8.63M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Robert Morris University Illinois declined 53.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $37.9M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$16.1M
2019 Salaries
6.22%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Robert Morris University Illinois paid a median of $16.1M in salaries, which represents 27.3% of their overall expenditure ($59M) and a 6.22% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.87M
Instructional Salaries
41
Number of Employees

In 2019, Robert Morris University Illinois paid a total of $2.87M to 41 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
41 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
48 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Robert Morris University Illinois was Professor with 41 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Robert Morris University Illinois were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 48 employees, Management with 35 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2019)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Robert Morris University Illinois was Male Professor with 26 employees, and Female Professor with 15 employees.

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

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