Spalding University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$24,338

1.41% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$20,859

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.15%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

50.3%

994 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,322

70.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

47.2%

51 Graduates

About

Spalding University is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, KY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Spalding University were Registered Nursing (72 degrees awarded), General Health Services (28 degrees), and General Psychology (27 degrees).

In 2016, 546 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Spalding University. 75.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (345 degrees), 3.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (94 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Spalding University is $24,338, which is $-1,518 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Spalding University is $24,338, which is $-1,518 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,859.

In 2016, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$24,338

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Spalding University was $24,338. The cost of tuition at Spalding University is $-1,518 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$20,859

2016 Value

17.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Spalding University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,859. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Spalding University grew by 17.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,660

Room and Board

$1,260

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Spalding University was of $9,660 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,260. The cost of room and board did not change 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

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Spalding University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 6.02% with respect to 2015, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.15%

2015 Default Rate

38

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Spalding University was 5.15%, which represents 38 out of the 738 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

Spalding University received 994 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 32.3% annual decline. Out of those 994 applicants, 500 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,322 students enrolled at Spalding University in 2016, and 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Spalding University has an overall enrollment yield of 33.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

500

Accepted Out of 994

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Spalding University was 50.3% (500 admissions from 994 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 50.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -32.3%, while admissions declined by -32.1%.

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SAT Scores

8%

Submission Percentage

14

Scores Submitted

8% of enrolled first-time students at Spalding University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Spalding University has a total enrollment of 2,322 students. The full-time enrollment at Spalding University is 1,643 students and the part-time enrollment is 679. This means that 70.8% of students enrolled at Spalding University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Spalding University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.7% White, 17% Black or African American, 2.76% Two or More Races, 2.5% Hispanic or Latino, 1.42% Asian, 0.215% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.129% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Spalding University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (52.3%), followed by White Male (17.9%) and Black or African American Female (13.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (48.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (13.3%) and White Male (11.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Spalding University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,322 students. The full-time enrollment at Spalding University is 1,643 and the part-time enrollment is 679. This means that 70.8% of students enrolled at Spalding University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

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 Spalding University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Spalding University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,386

  2. Black or African American

    394

  3. Two or More Races

    64

The enrolled student population at Spalding University is 59.7% White, 17% Black or African American, 2.76% Two or More Races, 2.5% Hispanic or Latino, 1.42% Asian, 0.215% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.129% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 276 more women than men received degrees from Spalding University. The majority of degree recipients at Spalding University are white (345 degrees awarded). There were 3.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (94 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Spalding University is Registered Nursing (72 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (28 degrees) and General Psychology (27 degrees).

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 (42 degrees awarded), Psychology (85 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (23 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 Spalding University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,090,320 people), Registered nurses (1,337,753 people), Social workers (377,600 people), Secondary school teachers (347,230 people), and Education administrators (334,187 people).

The most specialized majors at Spalding University are English (42 degrees awarded), Psychology (85 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees), Health (211 degrees), and Education (64 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 Spalding University are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Spalding University are English (42 degrees awarded), Psychology (85 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees), Health (211 degrees), and Education (64 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 Spalding University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,346,835 people), Hospitals (1,731,320 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (562,352 people), Outpatient care centers (380,172 people), and Individual & family services (305,355 people).

The most specialized majors at Spalding University are English (42 degrees awarded), Psychology (85 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees), Health (211 degrees), and Education (64 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 72 degrees awarded

  2. 28 degrees awarded

  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Spalding University was Registered Nursing with 72 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 135

  2. 411

In 2016, 135 degrees were awarded to men at Spalding University, which is 0.328 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (411).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Spalding University in General Business, which is 0.649 times less than the 37 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 60 degrees were awarded to women at Spalding University in Occupational Therapy, which is 8.57 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%

100% Completion Time

37%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 7% of students graduating from Spalding University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Spalding University is Female and Two or More Races (75% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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

    345 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    94 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Spalding University is white (345 degrees awarded). There were 3.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (94 degrees).

10.4% of degree recipients (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    254 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    91 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Spalding University is white female (254 degrees awarded). There were 2.79 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (91 degrees).

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Operations

Spalding University has an endowment valued at nearly $16.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $503k (3.03%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Spalding University had a total expenditure of $29.4M. Of that $29.4M, they spent $15.4M on salaries and $29.4M on benefits.

Spalding University employs 27 Associate professors, 26 Assistant professors, and 19 Professors. Most academics at Spalding University are Female Assistant professors (22), Female Associate professors(19), and Male Professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spalding University are: Management, with 29 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 29 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$16.6M

2015 Endowment

8.46%

growth from 2014

Spalding University has an endowment valued at about $16.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Spalding University grew 8.46% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $254M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $342k - Federal

  2. $129k - State

  3. $66.7k - Local

As of 2015, Spalding University received $342k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $129k from state grants and contracts, and $66.7k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$15.4M

Salary Expenditure

$29.4M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Spalding University had a total expenditure of $29.4M. Of that $29.4M, they spent $15.4M on salaries and $29.4M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$15.4M

2015 Salaries

1.17%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Spalding University paid a median of $15.4M in salaries, which represents 52.2% of their overall expenditure ($29.4M) and a 1.17% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.08% growth from 2013 and a 4.98% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.41M

Instructional Salaries

106

Number of Employees

In 2015, Spalding University paid a total of $7.41M to 106 employees working as instructors, which represents 48.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

27 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

29 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Spalding University were Associate professor with 27 employees; Assistant professor with 26 employees; and Assistant professor with 19 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spalding University were Management with 29 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 29 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Spalding University was Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, Female Associate professor with 19 employees, and Male Professor with 10 employees.

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

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