Shenandoah University (233541)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,790
1.96% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$26,143
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.61%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
80.4%
2,296 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,260
68.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
61.7%
280 Graduates

About

Shenandoah University (233541) is a higher education institution located in Winchester city, VA. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Shenandoah University (233541) were Pharmacy (152 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 1,292 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Shenandoah University (233541). 71.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (635 degrees), 5.88 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (108 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Shenandoah University (233541) is $33,790, which is $3,640 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Shenandoah University (233541) is $33,790, which is $3,640 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,143.

In 2022, 86% of undergraduate students attending Shenandoah University (233541) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$33,790
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Shenandoah University (233541) was $33,790. The cost of tuition at Shenandoah University (233541) is $3,640 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$26,143
2022 Value
10.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Shenandoah University (233541) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,143. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Shenandoah University (233541) grew by 10.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,020
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shenandoah University (233541) was of $11,020 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.94% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Shenandoah University (233541) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 8.51% with respect to 2021, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.61%
2019 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Shenandoah University (233541) was 1.61%, which represents 15 out of the 931 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Shenandoah University (233541) received 2,296 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 12.2% annual growth. Out of those 2,296 applicants, 1,845 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,260 students enrolled at Shenandoah University (233541) in 2022.

Shenandoah University (233541) has an overall enrollment yield of 25.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,845
Accepted Out of 2,296

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Shenandoah University (233541) was 80.4% (1,845 admissions from 2,296 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 74.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 12.2%, while admissions declined by −5.14%..

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Enrollment

Shenandoah University (233541) had a total enrollment of 4,260 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Shenandoah University (233541) is 2,904 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,356. This means that 68.2% of students enrolled at Shenandoah University (233541) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Shenandoah University (233541), both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.1% White, 8.08% Black or African American, 8% Hispanic or Latino, 5.82% Asian, 2.16% Two or More Races, 1.01% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.469% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Shenandoah University (233541) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.7%), followed by White Male (23.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.8%), followed by White Male (12%) and Asian Female (7.29%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Shenandoah University (233541) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,260 students. The full-time enrollment at Shenandoah University (233541) is 2,904 and the part-time enrollment is 1,356. This means that 68.2% of students enrolled at Shenandoah University (233541) are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2022 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 (233541) was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Shenandoah University (233541) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,432 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    344 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    341 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Shenandoah University (233541) is 57.1% White, 8.08% Black or African American, 8% Hispanic or Latino, 5.82% Asian, 2.16% Two or More Races, 1.01% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.469% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 552 more women than men received degrees from Shenandoah University (233541). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Shenandoah University (233541) is white (635 degrees awarded). There were 5.88 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (108 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Shenandoah University (233541) is Pharmacy (152 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Shenandoah University (233541), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (112 degrees awarded), Health (649 degrees), and Biology (94 degrees).

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 (233541) are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,715,822 people), Registered nurses (1,533,392 people), Secondary school teachers (551,400 people), Physicians (519,551 people), and Other managers (326,127 people).

The most specialized majors at Shenandoah University (233541) in 2022 are Visual & Performing Arts (112 degrees awarded), Health (649 degrees), Biology (94 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees), and Education (107 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (233541) are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Shenandoah University (233541) are Visual & Performing Arts (112 degrees awarded), Health (649 degrees), Biology (94 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees), and Education (107 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (233541) are Elementary & secondary schools (3,183,736 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,099,865 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (709,698 people), Offices of physicians (433,670 people), and Outpatient care centers (409,075 people).

The most specialized majors at Shenandoah University (233541) are Visual & Performing Arts (112 degrees awarded), Health (649 degrees), Biology (94 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees), and Education (107 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Shenandoah University (233541).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 144 degrees awarded
  2. 57 degrees awarded
  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Shenandoah University (233541) was Registered Nursing with 144 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

370
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
922
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 370 degrees were awarded to men at Shenandoah University (233541), which is 0.401 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (922).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 54 degrees were awarded to men at Shenandoah University (233541) in Pharmacy, which is 0.551 times less than the 98 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 124 degrees were awarded to men at Shenandoah University (233541) in Registered Nursing, which is 6.2 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 46% of students graduating from Shenandoah University (233541) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% within 200%.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Shenandoah University (233541) is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    635 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    108 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Shenandoah University (233541) is white (635 degrees awarded). There were 5.88 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (108 degrees).

27.2% of degree recipients (351 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    440 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    195 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Shenandoah University (233541) is white female (440 degrees awarded). There were 2.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (195 degrees).

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Operations

Shenandoah University (233541) has an endowment valued at nearly $71.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−2.15%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Shenandoah University (233541) had a total salary expenditure of 109M. Shenandoah University (233541) employs 95 Associate professors, 83 Assistant professors and 55 Professors. Most academics at Shenandoah University (233541) are Female Assistant professor (52), Female Associate professor (50), and Male Associate professor (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shenandoah University (233541) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 81 employees, Management, with 74 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 64 employees.

Endowment

$71.9M
2022 Endowment
14.2%
decline from 2021

Shenandoah University (233541) has an endowment valued at about $71.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Shenandoah University (233541) declined 14.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $301M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$50.9M
2022 Salaries
4.71%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Shenandoah University (233541) paid a median of $50.9M in salaries, which represents 46.8% of their overall expenditure ($109M) and a 4.71% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.3M
Instructional Salaries
265
Number of Employees

In 2022, Shenandoah University (233541) paid a total of $22.3M to 265 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
95 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
81 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Shenandoah University (233541) were Associate professor with 95 employees, Assistant professor with 83 employees, and Professor with 55 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shenandoah University (233541) were Office and Administrative Support with 81 employees, Management with 74 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 64 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Shenandoah University (233541) was Female Assistant professor with 52 employees, Female Associate professor with 50 employees, and Male Associate professor with 45 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Shenandoah University (233541).

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