Shenandoah University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$30,132

1.9% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$28,310

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.35%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

88%

1,911 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,918

75.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

56.5%

234 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 (115 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (52 degrees), and General Psychology (35 degrees).

In 2016, 1,128 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Shenandoah University. 68.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (743 degrees), 8.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (88 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Shenandoah University is $30,132, which is $4,276 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Shenandoah University is $30,132, which is $4,276 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,310.

In 2016, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,132

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Shenandoah University was $30,132. The cost of tuition at Shenandoah University is $4,276 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$28,310

2016 Value

0.743%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Shenandoah University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,310. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Shenandoah University grew by 0.743%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,920

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shenandoah University was of $9,920 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.97% 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

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Shenandoah University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 57.6% with respect to 2015, when 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.35%

2015 Default Rate

28

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Shenandoah University was 3.35%, which represents 28 out of the 837 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

Shenandoah University received 1,911 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.51% annual decline. Out of those 1,911 applicants, 1,682 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88% acceptance rate.

There were 3,918 students enrolled at Shenandoah University in 2016, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Shenandoah University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,682

Accepted Out of 1,911

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Shenandoah University was 88% (1,682 admissions from 1,911 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 82%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -6.51%, while admissions grew by 0.298%.

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SAT Scores

81%

Submission Percentage

374

Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at Shenandoah University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Shenandoah University has a total enrollment of 3,918 students. The full-time enrollment at Shenandoah University is 2,956 students and the part-time enrollment is 962. This means that 75.4% of students enrolled at Shenandoah University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Shenandoah University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59% White, 10.5% Black or African American, 5.79% Asian, 5.28% Hispanic or Latino, 1.89% Two or More Races, 0.485% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.153% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Shenandoah University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.1%), followed by White Male (20.3%) and Black or African American Male (6.35%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (44.8%), followed by White Male (13.8%) and Asian Female (7.55%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Shenandoah University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,918 students. The full-time enrollment at Shenandoah University is 2,956 and the part-time enrollment is 962. This means that 75.4% of students enrolled at Shenandoah University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

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 Shenandoah University was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Shenandoah University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,312

  2. Black or African American

    410

  3. Asian

    227

The enrolled student population at Shenandoah University is 59% White, 10.5% Black or African American, 5.79% Asian, 5.28% Hispanic or Latino, 1.89% Two or More Races, 0.485% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.153% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 422 more women than men received degrees from Shenandoah University. The majority of degree recipients at Shenandoah University are white (743 degrees awarded). There were 8.44 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (88 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Shenandoah University is Registered Nursing (115 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (52 degrees) and General Psychology (35 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 Education (196 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (95 degrees), and Health (542 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 (2,014,041 people), Registered nurses (1,350,744 people), Physicians & surgeons (510,826 people), Secondary school teachers (356,959 people), and Miscellaneous managers (350,688 people).

The most specialized majors at Shenandoah University are Education (196 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (95 degrees), Health (542 degrees), Biology (58 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (7 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 Shenandoah University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Dental hygienists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Shenandoah University are Education (196 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (95 degrees), Health (542 degrees), Biology (58 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (7 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 (3,096,923 people), Hospitals (1,961,927 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (613,278 people), Offices of physicians (341,118 people), and Outpatient care centers (294,490 people).

The most specialized majors at Shenandoah University are Education (196 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (95 degrees), Health (542 degrees), Biology (58 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (7 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 115 degrees awarded

  2. 52 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Shenandoah University was Registered Nursing with 115 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 353

  2. 775

In 2016, 353 degrees were awarded to men at Shenandoah University, which is 0.455 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (775).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Shenandoah University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.48 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 109 degrees were awarded to women at Shenandoah University in Pharmacy, which is 2.14 times more than the 51 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%

100% Completion Time

55%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 36% of students graduating from Shenandoah University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Shenandoah University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 2.99% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    743 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    88 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    86 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Shenandoah University is white (743 degrees awarded). There were 8.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (88 degrees).

6.65% of degree recipients (75 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    524 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    219 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Shenandoah University is white female (524 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (219 degrees).

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Operations

Shenandoah University has an endowment valued at nearly $63M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.36M (3.74%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Shenandoah University had a total expenditure of $85.7M. Of that $85.7M, they spent $42.8M on salaries and $85.7M on benefits.

Shenandoah University employs 108 Assistant professors, 83 Associate professors, and 50 Professors. Most academics at Shenandoah University are Female Assistant professors (70), Female Associate professors(48), and Male Assistant professors (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shenandoah University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 91 employees, Management, with 63 employees, and Service with 58 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$63M

2015 Endowment

0.576%

growth from 2014

Shenandoah University has an endowment valued at about $63M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Shenandoah University grew 0.576% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $208M 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. $2.52M - Federal

  2. $65.4k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Shenandoah University received $2.52M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $65.4k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$42.8M

Salary Expenditure

$85.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Shenandoah University had a total expenditure of $85.7M. Of that $85.7M, they spent $42.8M on salaries and $85.7M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$42.8M

2015 Salaries

6.28%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Shenandoah University paid a median of $42.8M in salaries, which represents 49.9% of their overall expenditure ($85.7M) and a 6.28% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.55% growth from 2013 and a 1.58% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.2M

Instructional Salaries

250

Number of Employees

In 2015, Shenandoah University paid a total of $19.2M to 250 employees working as instructors, which represents 45% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

108 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

91 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Shenandoah University were Assistant professor with 108 employees; Associate professor with 83 employees; and Associate professor with 50 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shenandoah University were Office and Administrative Support with 91 employees; Management with 63 employees; and Service with 58 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Shenandoah University was Female Assistant professor with 70 employees, Female Associate professor with 48 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 38 employees.

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