Spalding University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,900
1.89% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$26,539
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.56%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
97.6%
720 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,532
69.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
44.7%
67 Graduates

About

Spalding University is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, KY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Spalding University were Registered Nursing (70 degrees awarded), General Health Services (28 degrees), and General Business (26 degrees).

In 2022, 556 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Spalding University. 79.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 20.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (403 degrees), 5.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (80 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Spalding University is $26,900, which is $−3,250 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Spalding University is $26,900, which is $−3,250 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,539.

In 2022, 85% of undergraduate students attending Spalding University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$26,900
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Spalding University was $26,900. The cost of tuition at Spalding University is $−3,250 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$26,539
2022 Value
6.92%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Spalding University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,539. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Spalding University grew by 6.92%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,949
Room and Board
$1,120
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Spalding University was of $9,949 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 7.44% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,120. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Spalding University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.41% with respect to 2021, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.56%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Spalding University was 1.56%, which represents 10 out of the 640 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Spalding University received 720 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 3.6% annual growth. Out of those 720 applicants, 703 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,532 students enrolled at Spalding University in 2022. 15% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Spalding University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
703
Accepted Out of 720

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Spalding University was 97.6% (703 admissions from 720 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 89.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 3.6%, while admissions grew by 12.7%..

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SAT Scores

15%
Submission Percentage (2022)
20
Scores Submitted (2022)

15% of enrolled first-time students at Spalding University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Spalding University had a total enrollment of 1,532 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Spalding University is 1,059 students and the part-time enrollment is 473. This means that 69.1% of students enrolled at Spalding University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Spalding University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.6% White, 17.9% Black or African American, 5.87% Hispanic or Latino, 2.74% Two or More Races, 1.24% Asian, and 0.0653% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Spalding University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.7%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Black or African American Female (13.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (56.1%), followed by White Male (15.2%) and Black or African American Female (14.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Spalding University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,532 students. The full-time enrollment at Spalding University is 1,059 and the part-time enrollment is 473. This means that 69.1% of students enrolled at Spalding University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
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 Spalding University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Spalding University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    944 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    274 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    90 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Spalding University is 61.6% White, 17.9% Black or African American, 5.87% Hispanic or Latino, 2.74% Two or More Races, 1.24% Asian, and 0.0653% 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 Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

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, 157 students (10.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 328 more women than men received degrees from Spalding University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Spalding University is white (403 degrees awarded). There were 5.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (80 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Spalding University is Registered Nursing (70 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (28 degrees) and General Business (26 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Spalding University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (41 degrees awarded), Education (135 degrees), and Psychology (80 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Spalding University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,764,330 people), Registered nurses (1,505,025 people), Secondary school teachers (532,137 people), Education administrators (349,468 people), and Other managers (298,153 people).

The most specialized majors at Spalding University in 2022 are English (41 degrees awarded), Education (135 degrees), Psychology (80 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (33 degrees), and Health (166 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 Spalding University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Spalding University are English (41 degrees awarded), Education (135 degrees), Psychology (80 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (33 degrees), and Health (166 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 Spalding University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,404,994 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,819,439 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (623,152 people), Outpatient care centers (481,071 people), and Individual & family services (315,276 people).

The most specialized majors at Spalding University are English (41 degrees awarded), Education (135 degrees), Psychology (80 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (33 degrees), and Health (166 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 70 degrees awarded
  2. 28 degrees awarded
  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Spalding University was Registered Nursing with 70 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

114
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
442
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 114 degrees were awarded to men at Spalding University, which is 0.258 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (442).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Spalding University in General Business, which is 1.04 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Spalding University in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 13.2 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 34% of students graduating from Spalding 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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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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Spalding University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    403 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    80 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Spalding University is white (403 degrees awarded). There were 5.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (80 degrees).

3.06% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    319 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    84 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    67 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Spalding University is white female (319 degrees awarded). There were 3.8 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (84 degrees).

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Operations

Spalding University has an endowment valued at nearly $22.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 240k (1.06%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Spalding University had a total salary expenditure of 36.6M. Spalding University employs 56 Assistant professors, 30 Associate professors and 23 Professors. Most academics at Spalding University are Female Assistant professor (36), Female Associate professor (20), and Male Assistant professor (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spalding University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 36 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

Endowment

$22.6M
2022 Endowment
14.3%
decline from 2021

Spalding University has an endowment valued at about $22.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Spalding University declined 14.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $350M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$17.2M
2022 Salaries
8.33%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Spalding University paid a median of $17.2M in salaries, which represents 46.9% of their overall expenditure ($36.6M) and a 8.33% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$8.72M
Instructional Salaries
110
Number of Employees

In 2022, Spalding University paid a total of $8.72M to 110 employees working as instructors, which represents 50.7% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
56 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
37 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Spalding University were Assistant professor with 56 employees, Associate professor with 30 employees, and Professor with 23 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spalding University were Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees, and Management with 26 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 Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Spalding University was Female Assistant professor with 36 employees, Female Associate professor with 20 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 20 employees.

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