Southwestern University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$43,560
3.71% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$27,757
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.92%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
49%
4,766 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,511
98.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
74.4%
265 Graduates

About

Southwestern University is a higher education institution located in Williamson County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southwestern University were General Business (53 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (31 degrees), and General Psychology (31 degrees).

In 2019, 375 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern University. 61.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (225 degrees), 2.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (95 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern University is $43,560, which is $16,280 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern University is $43,560, which is $16,280 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,757.

In 2019, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$43,560
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Southwestern University was $43,560. The cost of tuition at Southwestern University is $16,280 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$27,757
2019 Value
0.018%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Southwestern University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,757. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Southwestern University grew by 0.018%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,490
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern University was of $11,490 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 2.68% 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
51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Southwestern University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.04% with respect to 2018, when 96% 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.
3.92%
2017 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern University was 3.92%, which represents 12 out of the 306 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

Southwestern University received 4,766 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.72% annual growth. Out of those 4,766 applicants, 2,337 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49% acceptance rate.

There were 1,511 students enrolled at Southwestern University in 2019, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southwestern University has an overall enrollment yield of 19%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,337
Accepted Out of 4,766

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southwestern University was 49% (2,337 admissions from 4,766 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 45%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 4.72%, while admissions grew by 14.1%.

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SAT Scores

77%
Submission Percentage
342
Scores Submitted

77% of enrolled first-time students at Southwestern University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southwestern University has a total enrollment of 1,511 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern University is 1,495 students and the part-time enrollment is 16. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at Southwestern University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.8% White, 23.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.56% Black or African American, 4.1% Two or More Races, 3.84% Asian, 0.331% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0662% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33%), followed by White Male (27.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,511 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern University is 1,495 and the part-time enrollment is 16. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at Southwestern University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
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 Southwestern University was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Southwestern University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    918
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    349
  3. Black or African American
    84

The enrolled student population at Southwestern University is 60.8% White, 23.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.56% Black or African American, 4.1% Two or More Races, 3.84% Asian, 0.331% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0662% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 13 students (0.86%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 83 more women than men received degrees from Southwestern University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwestern University is white (225 degrees awarded). There were 2.37 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (95 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwestern University is General Business (53 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (31 degrees) and General Psychology (31 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwestern University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (16 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 Southwestern University are Elementary & middle school teachers (126,949 people), Postsecondary teachers (125,933 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (125,302 people), Other managers (109,767 people), and Secondary school teachers (96,172 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern University are Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), and English (16 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 Southwestern University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Southwestern University are Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), and English (16 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 Southwestern University are Elementary & secondary schools (317,398 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (244,673 people), Legal services (100,709 people), Computer Systems Design (86,433 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (72,338 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern University are Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), and English (16 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 Southwestern University.
Most Common
  1. 53 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 31 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 31 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwestern University was General Business with 53 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

146
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
229
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 146 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern University, which is 0.638 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (229).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern University in General Business, which is 2.31 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 24 degrees were awarded to women at Southwestern University in General Psychology, which is 3.43 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%
100% Completion Time
74%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 67% of students graduating from Southwestern University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwestern University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0.377% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    225 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    95 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern University is white (225 degrees awarded). There were 2.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (95 degrees).

0.8% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    129 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    96 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    68 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwestern University is white female (129 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (96 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern University has an endowment valued at nearly $296M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $22.8M (7.69%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Southwestern University had a total salary expenditure of $53.1M. Southwestern University employs 40 Professors, 36 Associate professors, and 22 Instructors. Most academics at Southwestern University are Female Professors (24), Male Associate professors(21), and Male Professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 64 employees, Management, with 46 employees, and Service with 46 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$296M
2019 Endowment
5.31%
growth from 2018

Southwestern University has an endowment valued at about $296M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern University grew 5.31% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $256M higher 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. $751k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Southwestern University received $751k 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

$24M
2019 Salaries
0.0944%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Southwestern University paid a median of $24M in salaries, which represents 45.2% of their overall expenditure ($53.1M) and a 0.0944% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.02% growth from 2017 and a 1.98% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.54M
Instructional Salaries
112
Number of Employees

In 2019, Southwestern University paid a total of $8.54M to 112 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
64 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern University were Professor with 40 employees; Associate professor with 36 employees; and Associate professor with 22 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 64 employees; Management with 46 employees; and Service with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern University was Female Professor with 24 employees, Male Associate professor with 21 employees, and Male Professor with 16 employees.

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

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