Shimer College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,000

3.76% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$34,903

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

100%

38 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

73

90.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

68.4%

13 Graduates

About

Shimer College is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Shimer College were Humanistic Studies (15 degrees awarded), General Social Sciences (3 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (2 degrees).

In 2016, 22 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Shimer College. 40.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 59.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (14 degrees), 4.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Shimer College is $31,000, which is $6,585 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Shimer College is $31,000, which is $6,585 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,903.

In 2016, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,000

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Shimer College was $31,000. The cost of tuition at Shimer College is $6,585 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$34,903

2016 Value

34.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Shimer College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,903. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Shimer College grew by 34.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,000

Room and Board

$750

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shimer College was of $11,000 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $750. The cost of room and board increased by 10% 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

89%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Shimer College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 8.25% with respect to 2015, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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N/A%

N/A Default Rate

N/A

Number of Defaults

In N/A the default rate for borrower's at Shimer College was N/A%, which represents N/A out of the N/A total borrowers.

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Admissions

Shimer College received 38 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 22.4% annual decline. Out of those 38 applicants, 38 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 100% acceptance rate.

There were 73 students enrolled at Shimer College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Shimer College has an overall enrollment yield of 36.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

100%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

38

Accepted Out of 38

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Shimer College was 100% (38 admissions from 38 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 61.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -224%, while admissions grew by 26.7%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Shimer College has a total enrollment of 73 students. The full-time enrollment at Shimer College is 66 students and the part-time enrollment is 7. This means that 90.4% of students enrolled at Shimer College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Shimer College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86.3% White, 6.85% Black or African American, 2.74% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Shimer College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (45.5%), followed by White Female (42.4%) and Black or African American Female (4.55%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Shimer College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73 students. The full-time enrollment at Shimer College is 66 and the part-time enrollment is 7. This means that 90.4% of students enrolled at Shimer College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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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 Shimer College was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Shimer College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    63

  2. Black or African American

    5

  3. Asian

    2

The enrolled student population at Shimer College is 86.3% White, 6.85% Black or African American, 2.74% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 3 students (4.11%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 4 fewer women than men received degrees from Shimer College. The majority of degree recipients at Shimer College are white (14 degrees awarded). There were 4.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Shimer College is Humanistic Studies (15 degrees awarded), followed by General Social Sciences (3 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (2 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Shimer College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (17 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (2 degrees), and Social Sciences (3 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 Shimer College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (291,866 people), Miscellaneous managers (263,633 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (222,752 people), Postsecondary teachers (109,014 people), and Chief executives & legislators (105,460 people).

The most specialized majors at Shimer College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (17 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (2 degrees), and Social Sciences (3 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 Shimer College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Other Sales Workers

The most specialized majors at Shimer College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (17 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (2 degrees), and Social Sciences (3 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 Shimer College are Elementary & secondary schools (388,516 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (248,568 people), Legal services (240,326 people), Hospitals (214,682 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (172,515 people).

The most specialized majors at Shimer College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (17 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (2 degrees), and Social Sciences (3 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 Shimer College.

Most Common

  1. 15 degrees awarded

  2. 3 degrees awarded

  3. 2 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Shimer College was Humanistic Studies with 15 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 13

  2. 9

In 2016, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Shimer College, which is 1.44 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (9).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Shimer College in Humanistic Studies, which is 1.14 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 7 degrees were awarded to women at Shimer College in Humanistic Studies, which is 0.875 times less than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%

100% Completion Time

30%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 19% of students graduating from Shimer College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Shimer College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 15.4% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    14 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Shimer College is white (14 degrees awarded). There were 4.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

4.55% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    10 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    4 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Shimer College is white male (10 degrees awarded). There were 2.5 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (4 degrees).

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Operations

Shimer College has an endowment valued at nearly $901k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $92.6k (10.3%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Shimer College had a total expenditure of $3.07M. Of that $3.07M, they spent $1.26M on salaries and $3.07M on benefits.

Shimer College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Shimer College are Male Professors (4), Female Professors(3), and Male Assistant professors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shimer College are: Sales and related, with 3 employees, Management, with 2 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$901k

2015 Endowment

0.0222%

growth from 2014

Shimer College has an endowment valued at about $901k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Shimer College grew 0.0222% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $32.7M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $101k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Shimer College received $101k 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

Primary Expenses

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$1.26M

Salary Expenditure

$3.07M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Shimer College had a total expenditure of $3.07M. Of that $3.07M, they spent $1.26M on salaries and $3.07M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$1.26M

2015 Salaries

6.34%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Shimer College paid a median of $1.26M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($3.07M) and a 6.34% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.92% decline from 2013 and a 3.39% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$500k

Instructional Salaries

10

Number of Employees

In 2015, Shimer College paid a total of $500k to 10 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Sales and related

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

3 Employees

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In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shimer College were Sales and related with 3 employees; Management with 2 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Shimer College was Male Professor with 4 employees, Female Professor with 3 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Shimer College.

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