Southwestern University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$39,060

3.99% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$25,622

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.77%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

45%

3,773 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,489

98.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

71.5%

274 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 Psychology (36 degrees awarded), General Business (33 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (29 degrees).

In 2016, 339 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern University. 61.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (231 degrees), 3.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern University is $39,060, which is $14,645 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern University is $39,060, which is $14,645 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,622.

In 2016, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$39,060

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Southwestern University was $39,060. The cost of tuition at Southwestern University is $14,645 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$25,622

2016 Value

1.09%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Southwestern University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,622. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Southwestern University grew by 1.09%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,720

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern University was of $10,720 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 29.5% 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

98%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Southwestern University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 98% 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.

2.77%

2015 Default Rate

8

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern University was 2.77%, which represents 8 out of the 289 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Southwestern University received 3,773 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.99% annual growth. Out of those 3,773 applicants, 1,699 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45% acceptance rate.

There were 1,489 students enrolled at Southwestern University in 2016, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southwestern University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,699

Accepted Out of 3,773

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southwestern University was 45% (1,699 admissions from 3,773 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 44.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 0.99%, while admissions grew by 2.85%.

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SAT Scores

70%

Submission Percentage

267

Scores Submitted

70% of enrolled first-time students at Southwestern University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southwestern University has a total enrollment of 1,489 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern University is 1,464 students and the part-time enrollment is 25. This means that 98.3% of students enrolled at Southwestern University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.8% White, 21.4% Hispanic or Latino, 5.57% Black or African American, 3.83% Asian, 3.56% Two or More Races, 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.201% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.1%), followed by White Male (25.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,489 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern University is 1,464 and the part-time enrollment is 25. This means that 98.3% of students enrolled at Southwestern University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

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 Southwestern University was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    920

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    318

  3. Black or African American

    83

The enrolled student population at Southwestern University is 61.8% White, 21.4% Hispanic or Latino, 5.57% Black or African American, 3.83% Asian, 3.56% Two or More Races, 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.201% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2016, 79 more women than men received degrees from Southwestern University. The majority of degree recipients at Southwestern University are white (231 degrees awarded). There were 3.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwestern University is General Psychology (36 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (33 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (29 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 Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (16 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern University are Miscellaneous managers (178,668 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (137,887 people), Marketing & sales managers (94,139 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (86,880 people), and Postsecondary teachers (82,851 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern University are Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and Communications (29 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 Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at Southwestern University are Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and Communications (29 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 (257,552 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (209,053 people), Computer Systems Design (97,101 people), Hospitals (95,180 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (85,593 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern University are Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and Communications (29 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 36 degrees awarded

  2. 33 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwestern University was General Psychology with 36 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 130

  2. 209

In 2016, 130 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern University, which is 0.622 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (209).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern University in General Business, which is 0.833 times less than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 27 degrees were awarded to women at Southwestern University in General Psychology, which is 3 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%

100% Completion Time

73%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 65% of students graduating from Southwestern University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwestern University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    231 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    63 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern University is white (231 degrees awarded). There were 3.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

0.59% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    141 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    90 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwestern University is white female (141 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (90 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern University has an endowment valued at nearly $256M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-382k (-0.149%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Southwestern University had a total expenditure of $50.2M. Of that $50.2M, they spent $26.7M on salaries and $50.2M on benefits.

Southwestern University employs 41 Professors, 40 Associate professors, and 18 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southwestern University are Male Associate professors (24), Female Professors(21), and Male Professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 57 employees, Service, with 56 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$256M

2015 Endowment

3.63%

decline from 2014

Southwestern University has an endowment valued at about $256M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern University declined 3.63% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $222M 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. $531k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Southwestern University received $531k 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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$26.7M

Salary Expenditure

$50.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Southwestern University had a total expenditure of $50.2M. Of that $50.2M, they spent $26.7M on salaries and $50.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$26.7M

2015 Salaries

2.67%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Southwestern University paid a median of $26.7M in salaries, which represents 53.2% of their overall expenditure ($50.2M) and a 2.67% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.13% growth from 2013 and a 3.46% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$7.86M

Instructional Salaries

112

Number of Employees

In 2015, Southwestern University paid a total of $7.86M to 112 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.5% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

41 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

57 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern University were Professor with 41 employees; Associate professor with 40 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 57 employees; Service with 56 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern University was Male Associate professor with 24 employees, Female Professor with 21 employees, and Male Professor with 20 employees.

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

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