Shenandoah University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,890
1.95% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$29,311
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.96%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
74.4%
2,322 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,791
78.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
57.8%
264 Graduates

About

Shenandoah University is a higher education institution located in Winchester city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Shenandoah University were Registered Nursing (138 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (53 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (45 degrees).

In 2019, 1,135 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Shenandoah University. 65.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (682 degrees), 4.01 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (170 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Shenandoah University is $31,890, which is $3,390 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Shenandoah University is $31,890, which is $3,390 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,311.

In 2019, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,890
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Shenandoah University was $31,890. The cost of tuition at Shenandoah University is $3,390 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$29,311
2019 Value
1.41%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Shenandoah University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,311. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Shenandoah University grew by 1.41%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,370
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shenandoah University was of $10,370 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 1.87% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
70%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Shenandoah University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.11% with respect to 2018, when 95% 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.
3.96%
2017 Default Rate
36
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Shenandoah University was 3.96%, which represents 36 out of the 908 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Shenandoah University received 2,322 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.36% annual growth. Out of those 2,322 applicants, 1,727 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.4% acceptance rate.

There were 3,791 students enrolled at Shenandoah University in 2019, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Shenandoah University has an overall enrollment yield of 29.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,727
Accepted Out of 2,322

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Shenandoah University was 74.4% (1,727 admissions from 2,322 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 70.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 4.36%, while admissions grew by 10.4%.

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SAT Scores

89%
Submission Percentage
446
Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Shenandoah University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Shenandoah University has a total enrollment of 3,791 students. The full-time enrollment at Shenandoah University is 2,977 students and the part-time enrollment is 814. This means that 78.5% of students enrolled at Shenandoah University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Shenandoah University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.9% White, 9.52% Black or African American, 5.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.01% Asian, 0.923% Two or More Races, 0.87% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.343% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Shenandoah University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Black or African American Male (6.03%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (20%), followed by White Male (7.69%) and Black or African American Female (2.73%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Shenandoah University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,791 students. The full-time enrollment at Shenandoah University is 2,977 and the part-time enrollment is 814. This means that 78.5% of students enrolled at Shenandoah University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
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 Shenandoah University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Shenandoah University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,930
  2. Black or African American
    361
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    201

The enrolled student population at Shenandoah University is 50.9% White, 9.52% Black or African American, 5.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.01% Asian, 0.923% Two or More Races, 0.87% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.343% 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 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, 932 students (24.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 349 more women than men received degrees from Shenandoah University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Shenandoah University is white (682 degrees awarded). There were 4.01 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (170 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Shenandoah University is Registered Nursing (138 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (53 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (45 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Shenandoah University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (111 degrees awarded), Health (533 degrees), and Biology (86 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Shenandoah University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,597,688 people), Registered nurses (1,500,395 people), Secondary school teachers (591,388 people), Physicians (504,107 people), and Other managers (310,855 people).

The most specialized majors at Shenandoah University are Visual & Performing Arts (111 degrees awarded), Health (533 degrees), Biology (86 degrees), Education (128 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 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 Shenandoah University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Shenandoah University are Visual & Performing Arts (111 degrees awarded), Health (533 degrees), Biology (86 degrees), Education (128 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 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 Shenandoah University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,134,841 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,010,605 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (691,410 people), Offices of physicians (452,210 people), and Outpatient care centers (379,772 people).

The most specialized majors at Shenandoah University are Visual & Performing Arts (111 degrees awarded), Health (533 degrees), Biology (86 degrees), Education (128 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 138 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 53 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 45 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Shenandoah University was Registered Nursing with 138 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

393
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
742
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 393 degrees were awarded to men at Shenandoah University, which is 0.53 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (742).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 67 degrees were awarded to men at Shenandoah University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3.19 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 117 degrees were awarded to women at Shenandoah University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.57 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 47% of students graduating from Shenandoah University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Shenandoah University is Female and Two or More Races (80% 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, 1.89% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    682 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    170 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    83 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Shenandoah University is white (682 degrees awarded). There were 4.01 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (170 degrees).

15% of degree recipients (170 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    473 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    209 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Shenandoah University is white female (473 degrees awarded). There were 2.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (209 degrees).

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Operations

Shenandoah University has an endowment valued at nearly $68.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−1.77%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Shenandoah University had a total salary expenditure of $103M. Shenandoah University employs 96 Assistant professors, 91 Associate professors, and 56 Professors. Most academics at Shenandoah University are Female Assistant professors (60), Female Associate professors(50), and Male Associate professors (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shenandoah University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 94 employees, Management, with 77 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 60 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$68.1M
2019 Endowment
2.95%
growth from 2018

Shenandoah University has an endowment valued at about $68.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Shenandoah University grew 2.95% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $243M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.18M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Shenandoah University received $1.18M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$48.4M
2019 Salaries
3.8%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Shenandoah University paid a median of $48.4M in salaries, which represents 47.2% of their overall expenditure ($103M) and a 3.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.2% growth from 2017 and a 3.92% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$22.1M
Instructional Salaries
267
Number of Employees

In 2019, Shenandoah University paid a total of $22.1M to 267 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.6% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
96 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
94 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Shenandoah University were Assistant professor with 96 employees; Associate professor with 91 employees; and Associate professor with 56 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shenandoah University were Office and Administrative Support with 94 employees; Management with 77 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 60 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Shenandoah University was Female Assistant professor with 60 employees, Female Associate professor with 50 employees, and Male Associate professor with 41 employees.

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

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