Salisbury University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,846

2% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$17,678

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.63%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

65.9%

8,307 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

8,748

88.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

68.6%

856 Graduates

About

Salisbury University is a higher education institution located in Wicomico County, MD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Salisbury University were Speech Communication & Rhetoric (173 degrees awarded), General Psychology (148 degrees), and Social Work (136 degrees).

In 2016, 2,312 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Salisbury University. 62.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,680 degrees), 6.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (250 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Salisbury University is $6,846, which is $-13,314 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Salisbury University is $6,846, which is $-13,314 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,678.

In 2016, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,846

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Salisbury University was $6,846. The cost of tuition at Salisbury University is $-13,314 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$17,678

2016 Value

1.05%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Salisbury University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,678. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Salisbury University grew by 1.05%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,010

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Salisbury University was of $11,010 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3.67% 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

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Salisbury University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 56% 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.

3.63%

2015 Default Rate

71

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Salisbury University was 3.63%, which represents 71 out of the 1954 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

Salisbury University received 8,307 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.634% annual decline. Out of those 8,307 applicants, 5,477 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.9% acceptance rate.

There were 8,748 students enrolled at Salisbury University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Salisbury University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,477

Accepted Out of 8,307

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Salisbury University was 65.9% (5,477 admissions from 8,307 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 60.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -0.634%, while admissions grew by 8.05%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Salisbury University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Salisbury University has a total enrollment of 8,748 students. The full-time enrollment at Salisbury University is 7,739 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,009. This means that 88.5% of students enrolled at Salisbury University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Salisbury University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.6% White, 13.4% Black or African American, 3.76% Hispanic or Latino, 3.25% Two or More Races, 3.02% Asian, 0.583% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.206% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Salisbury University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.4%), followed by White Male (30%) and Black or African American Female (7.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (57.7%), followed by White Male (16.4%) and Black or African American Female (7.16%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Salisbury University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,748 students. The full-time enrollment at Salisbury University is 7,739 and the part-time enrollment is 1,009. This means that 88.5% of students enrolled at Salisbury University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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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 Salisbury University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Salisbury University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,172

  2. Black or African American

    1,170

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    329

The enrolled student population at Salisbury University is 70.6% White, 13.4% Black or African American, 3.76% Hispanic or Latino, 3.25% Two or More Races, 3.02% Asian, 0.583% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.206% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 305 students (3.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 578 more women than men received degrees from Salisbury University. The majority of degree recipients at Salisbury University are white (1,680 degrees awarded). There were 6.72 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (250 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Salisbury University is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (173 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (148 degrees) and Social Work (136 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Salisbury University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (255 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (128 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (46 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 Salisbury University are Miscellaneous managers (235,066 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (198,426 people), Social workers (193,886 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (132,090 people), and Marketing & sales managers (109,056 people).

The most specialized majors at Salisbury University are Public Administration and Social Service (255 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (128 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (46 degrees), Communications (173 degrees), and History (42 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 Salisbury University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Financial analysts, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Salisbury University are Public Administration and Social Service (255 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (128 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (46 degrees), Communications (173 degrees), and History (42 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 Salisbury University are Elementary & secondary schools (403,874 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (241,864 people), Hospitals (193,348 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (128,883 people), and Individual & family services (122,173 people).

The most specialized majors at Salisbury University are Public Administration and Social Service (255 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (128 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (46 degrees), Communications (173 degrees), and History (42 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 Salisbury University.

Most Common

  1. 173 degrees awarded

  2. 148 degrees awarded

  3. 136 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Salisbury University was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 173 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 867

  2. 1,445

In 2016, 867 degrees were awarded to men at Salisbury University, which is 0.6 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,445).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 89 degrees were awarded to men at Salisbury University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.41 times more than the 63 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 236 degrees were awarded to women at Salisbury University in Social Work, which is 12.4 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%

100% Completion Time

66%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 44% of students graduating from Salisbury University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Salisbury University is Female and White (75.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 0.467% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,680 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    250 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    94 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Salisbury University is white (1,680 degrees awarded). There were 6.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (250 degrees).

3.03% of degree recipients (70 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,018 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    662 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    185 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Salisbury University is white female (1,018 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (662 degrees).

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Operations

Salisbury University has an endowment valued at nearly $56.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.3M (2.32%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Salisbury University had a total expenditure of $155M. Of that $155M, they spent $77.2M on salaries and $155M on benefits.

Salisbury University employs 124 Associate professors, 98 Professors, and 94 Assistant professors. Most academics at Salisbury University are Male Associate professors (71), Male Professors(65), and Female Associate professors (53).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salisbury University are: Service, with 123 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 116 employees, and Management with 112 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$56.1M

2015 Endowment

0.726%

decline from 2014

Salisbury University has an endowment valued at about $56.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Salisbury University declined 0.726% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.3M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.7M - Federal

  2. $3.13M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Salisbury University received $1.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.13M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$77.2M

Salary Expenditure

$155M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Salisbury University had a total expenditure of $155M. Of that $155M, they spent $77.2M on salaries and $155M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$77.2M

2015 Salaries

4.42%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Salisbury University paid a median of $77.2M in salaries, which represents 49.8% of their overall expenditure ($155M) and a 4.42% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.42% growth from 2013 and a 4.55% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$30.9M

Instructional Salaries

414

Number of Employees

In 2015, Salisbury University paid a total of $30.9M to 414 employees working as instructors, which represents 40% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

124 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

123 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Salisbury University were Associate professor with 124 employees; Professor with 98 employees; and Professor with 94 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salisbury University were Service with 123 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 116 employees; and Management with 112 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Salisbury University was Male Associate professor with 71 employees, Male Professor with 65 employees, and Female Associate professor with 53 employees.

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

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