Rush University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,496
1.1% growth from 2016
2016 Student Loan
0.327%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
2,569
61.5% Full-Time

About

Rush University is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rush University were Clinical Laboratory Technologist (19 degrees awarded), Cardiovascular Technologist (15 degrees), and General Health Services (8 degrees).

In 2017, 835 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rush University. 76.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 23.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (549 degrees), 6.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (88 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rush University is $32,496, which is $18,496 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rush University is $32,496, which is $18,496 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2017, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,496
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Rush University was $32,496. The cost of tuition at Rush University is $18,496 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

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2017 Value

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Rush University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.9% with respect to 2016, when 77% 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.
0.327%
2016 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Rush University was 0.327%, which represents 2 out of the 611 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Rush University has a total enrollment of 2,569 students. The full-time enrollment at Rush University is 1,581 students and the part-time enrollment is 988. This means that 61.5% of students enrolled at Rush University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rush University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.1% White, 12.5% Asian, 9.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.96% Black or African American, 2.76% Two or More Races, 0.0779% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0389% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rush University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (26.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (19.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (13.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (41%), followed by White Male (19.1%) and Asian Female (8.45%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rush University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,569 students. The full-time enrollment at Rush University is 1,581 and the part-time enrollment is 988. This means that 61.5% of students enrolled at Rush University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 Rush University was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Rush 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
    1,595
  2. Asian
    321
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    239

The enrolled student population at Rush University is 62.1% White, 12.5% Asian, 9.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.96% Black or African American, 2.76% Two or More Races, 0.0779% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0389% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% 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, 145 students (5.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 449 more women than men received degrees from Rush University. The majority of degree recipients at Rush University are white (549 degrees awarded). There were 6.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (88 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rush University is Clinical Laboratory Technologist (19 degrees awarded), followed by Cardiovascular Technologist (15 degrees) and General Health Services (8 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rush University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (772 degrees awarded), Biology (45 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (15 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 Rush University are Registered nurses (1,467,658 people), Accountants & auditors (1,153,194 people), Other managers (1,012,496 people), Physicians (556,111 people), and Software developers (471,178 people).

The most specialized majors at Rush University are Health (772 degrees awarded), Biology (45 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (15 degrees), Engineering (1 degrees), and Business (2 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 Rush University are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Podiatrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Rush University are Health (772 degrees awarded), Biology (45 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (15 degrees), Engineering (1 degrees), and Business (2 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rush University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,251,826 people), Elementary & secondary schools (894,084 people), Computer Systems Design (848,262 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (830,390 people), and Construction (599,805 people).

The most specialized majors at Rush University are Health (772 degrees awarded), Biology (45 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (15 degrees), Engineering (1 degrees), and Business (2 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 Rush University.
Most Common
  1. 19 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 8 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rush University was Clinical Laboratory Technologist with 19 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 193
  2. 642

In 2017, 193 degrees were awarded to men at Rush University, which is 0.301 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (642).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Rush University in Medicine, which is 0.727 times less than the 66 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 170 degrees were awarded to women at Rush University in Nursing Practice, which is 10.6 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rush University is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    549 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    88 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rush University is white (549 degrees awarded). There were 6.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (88 degrees).

5.15% of degree recipients (43 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    445 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    104 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rush University is white female (445 degrees awarded). There were 4.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (104 degrees).

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Operations

Rush University has an endowment valued at nearly $588M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $43M (7.3%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Rush University had a total salary expenditure of $1.84B. Rush University employs 89 No academic ranks, 81 Assistant professors, and 70 Instructors. Most academics at Rush University are Female Instructors (61), Female Assistant professors(60), and Female No academic ranks (53).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rush University are: Management, with 67 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 55 employees, and Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 39 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$588M
2017 Endowment
16.4%
growth from 2016

Rush University has an endowment valued at about $588M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Rush University grew 16.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $578M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $69M - Federal
  2. $1.07M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Rush University received $69M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.07M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$812M
2017 Salaries
7.13%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Rush University paid a median of $812M in salaries, which represents 44.1% of their overall expenditure ($1.84B) and a 7.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.83% decline from 2015 and a 2.88% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$41.2M
Instructional Salaries
286
Number of Employees

In 2017, Rush University paid a total of $41.2M to 286 employees working as instructors, which represents 5.07% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $17.5M (13.8%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
89 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
67 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rush University were No academic rank with 89 employees; Assistant professor with 81 employees; and Assistant professor with 70 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rush University were Management with 67 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 55 employees; and Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female No academic rank

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rush University was Female Instructor with 61 employees, Female Assistant professor with 60 employees, and Female No academic rank with 53 employees.

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

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