Shenandoah University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,510
1.94% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$31,089
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.6%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
74.4%
2,646 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,174
72.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
60.2%
251 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 (109 degrees awarded), Exercise Physiology (41 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (40 degrees).

In 2020, 1,096 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Shenandoah University. 73.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (633 degrees), 3.21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (197 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Shenandoah University is $32,510, which is $3,881 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Shenandoah University is $32,510, which is $3,881 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,089.

In 2020, 97% of undergraduate students attending Shenandoah University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,510
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Shenandoah University was $32,510. The cost of tuition at Shenandoah University is $3,881 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$31,089
2020 Value
6.07%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Shenandoah University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,089. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Shenandoah University grew by 6.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,570
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shenandoah University was of $10,570 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.93% between 2019 and 2020. 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%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Shenandoah University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.6%
2018 Default Rate
38
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Shenandoah University was 3.6%, which represents 38 out of the 1055 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Shenandoah University received 2,646 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 14% annual growth. Out of those 2,646 applicants, 1,968 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,174 students enrolled at Shenandoah University in 2020, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Shenandoah University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,968
Accepted Out of 2,646

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Shenandoah University was 74.4% (1,968 admissions from 2,646 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 74.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 14%, while admissions grew by 14%.

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SAT Scores

79%
Submission Percentage
412
Scores Submitted

79% of enrolled first-time students at Shenandoah University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Shenandoah University has a total enrollment of 4,174 students. The full-time enrollment at Shenandoah University is 3,020 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,154. This means that 72.4% of students enrolled at Shenandoah University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Shenandoah University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.1% White, 9.27% Black or African American, 4.79% Asian, 1.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.815% Two or More Races, 0.719% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.0958% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Shenandoah University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.2%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Black or African American Male (5.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.5%), followed by White Male (6.61%) and Asian Female (3.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Shenandoah University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,174 students. The full-time enrollment at Shenandoah University is 3,020 and the part-time enrollment is 1,154. This means that 72.4% of students enrolled at Shenandoah University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2020 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 (84.5%), 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
    2,217
  2. Black or African American
    387
  3. Asian
    200

The enrolled student population at Shenandoah University is 53.1% White, 9.27% Black or African American, 4.79% Asian, 1.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.815% Two or More Races, 0.719% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.0958% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 506 more women than men received degrees from Shenandoah University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Shenandoah University is white (633 degrees awarded). There were 3.21 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (197 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Shenandoah University is Registered Nursing (109 degrees awarded), followed by Exercise Physiology (41 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (40 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 (526 degrees), and Biology (75 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 (1,932,173 people), Registered nurses (1,452,756 people), Physicians (529,230 people), Secondary school teachers (457,763 people), and Postsecondary teachers (347,999 people).

The most specialized majors at Shenandoah University are Visual & Performing Arts (111 degrees awarded), Health (526 degrees), Biology (75 degrees), Education (132 degrees), and Psychology (46 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, Physicians, Podiatrists, Chief executives & legislators, and Athletes and sports competitors

The most specialized majors at Shenandoah University are Visual & Performing Arts (111 degrees awarded), Health (526 degrees), Biology (75 degrees), Education (132 degrees), and Psychology (46 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 (3,363,362 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,112,620 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (775,819 people), Outpatient care centers (448,189 people), and Offices of physicians (419,428 people).

The most specialized majors at Shenandoah University are Visual & Performing Arts (111 degrees awarded), Health (526 degrees), Biology (75 degrees), Education (132 degrees), and Psychology (46 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 109 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 40 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Shenandoah University was Registered Nursing with 109 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

295
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
801
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 295 degrees were awarded to men at Shenandoah University, which is 0.368 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (801).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 60 degrees were awarded to men at Shenandoah University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.88 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 95 degrees were awarded to women at Shenandoah University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.79 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 46% of students graduating from Shenandoah University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (70.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Shenandoah University is Female and White (70.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 3.59% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    633 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    197 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    113 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Shenandoah University is white (633 degrees awarded). There were 3.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (197 degrees).

18% of degree recipients (197 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    479 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    154 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    82 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Shenandoah University is white female (479 degrees awarded). There were 3.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (154 degrees).

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Operations

Shenandoah University has an endowment valued at nearly $68.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−6.77%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Shenandoah University had a total salary expenditure of $103M. Shenandoah University employs 96 Associate professors, 85 Assistant professors, and 49 Professors. Most academics at Shenandoah University are Female Associate professors (53), Female Assistant professors(53), and Male Associate professors (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shenandoah University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 83 employees, Management, with 73 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$68.4M
2020 Endowment
0.461%
growth from 2019

Shenandoah University has an endowment valued at about $68.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Shenandoah University grew 0.461% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $233M 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. $1.4M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Shenandoah University received $1.4M 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

$50.6M
2020 Salaries
4.56%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Shenandoah University paid a median of $50.6M in salaries, which represents 49% of their overall expenditure ($103M) and a 4.56% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.8% growth from 2018 and a 3.2% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.9M
Instructional Salaries
252
Number of Employees

In 2020, Shenandoah University paid a total of $20.9M to 252 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
96 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
83 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Shenandoah University were Associate professor with 96 employees; Assistant professor with 85 employees; and Assistant professor with 49 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shenandoah University were Office and Administrative Support with 83 employees; Management with 73 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Shenandoah University was Female Associate professor with 53 employees, Female Assistant professor with 53 employees, and Male Associate professor with 43 employees.

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

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