Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,600
31.7% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$34,187
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
57%
94,229 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
97,309
84.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
58.5%
8,793 Graduates

About

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools were Illustration (1,519 degrees awarded), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (1,106 degrees), and General Fine Studio Arts (864 degrees).

In 2019, 25,212 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools. 62.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (9,237 degrees), 3.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2698 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is $31,600, which is $21,520 more than than the national median of $10,080. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $31,600, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $17,015 more than than the national median $14,585.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is $31,600, which is $21,450 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,150. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $31,600, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $17,015 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,585.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,187.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,600
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was $31,600, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, which was $31,600. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is $17,015 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,585, and the in-state tuition is $21,450 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,150.

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Average Net Price

$34,187
2019 Value
11%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,187. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools grew by 11%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,876
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was of $12,876 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 8.33% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.93% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 8.24% with respect to 2018, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools received 94,229 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.58% annual growth. Out of those 94,229 applicants, 53,732 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57% acceptance rate.

There were 97,309 students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in 2019, and 45.1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools has an overall enrollment yield of 26.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
53,732
Accepted Out of 94,229

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was 57% (53,732 admissions from 94,229 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 55.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.58%, while admissions grew by 3.91%.

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SAT Scores

45.1%
Submission Percentage
4,134
Scores Submitted

45.1% of enrolled first-time students at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools has a total enrollment of 97,309 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is 82,493 students and the part-time enrollment is 14,816. This means that 84.8% of students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.9% White, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 8.03% Black or African American, 7.39% Asian, 2.76% Two or More Races, 0.44% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.259% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.3%), followed by White Male (13.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (15.3%), followed by White Male (10.3%) and Asian Female (3.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools, both undergraduate and graduate, is 97,309 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is 82,493 and the part-time enrollment is 14,816. This means that 84.8% of students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    35,901
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    11,228
  3. Black or African American
    7,817

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is 36.9% White, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 8.03% Black or African American, 7.39% Asian, 2.76% Two or More Races, 0.44% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.259% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% 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, 7,182 students (7.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 6320 more women than men received degrees from Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is white (9,237 degrees awarded). There were 3.42 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2698 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is Illustration (1,519 degrees awarded), followed by Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (1,106 degrees) and General Fine Studio Arts (864 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (1,743 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (16,606 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (1,211 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 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Architects, except landscape and naval (111,671 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (109,383 people), Other managers (104,403 people), Graphic designers (102,861 people), and Other designers (78,330 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Communication Technologies (1,743 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (16,606 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (1,211 degrees), Library Science (53 degrees), and Human Sciences (482 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 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Communication Technologies (1,743 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (16,606 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (1,211 degrees), Library Science (53 degrees), and Human Sciences (482 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 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Elementary & secondary schools (260,008 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (166,362 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (150,128 people), Construction (81,642 people), and Computer Systems Design (73,749 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Communication Technologies (1,743 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (16,606 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (1,211 degrees), Library Science (53 degrees), and Human Sciences (482 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 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools.
Most Common
  1. 1519 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 1106 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 864 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was Illustration with 1519 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

9,446
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
15,766
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 9,446 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools, which is 0.599 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (15,766).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 628 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in Cinematography & Film Production, which is 1.27 times more than the 494 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 1328 degrees were awarded to women at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in Illustration, which is 3.05 times more than the 436 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
57%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 49% of students graduating from Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Special Focus Institutions Carnegie Classification group.

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 (73.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is Female and Asian (73.1% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 7.24% of graduates (637 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,237 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,698 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,978 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is white (9,237 degrees awarded). There were 3.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2698 degrees).

6.58% of degree recipients (1,660 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    5,791 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,446 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,615 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is white female (5,791 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,446 degrees).

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Operations

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools has an endowment valued at nearly $25.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $175M (687%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools had a total salary expenditure of $18.2M. Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools employs 1,649 Professors, 1,435 No academic ranks, and 773 Associate professors. Most academics at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Male Professors (959), Male No academic ranks(863), and Female Professors (690).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are: Management, with 2754 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1998 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 1454 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.5M
2019 Endowment
44.4%
growth from 2018

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools has an endowment valued at about $25.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools grew 44.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.4M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $34M - Federal
  2. $11.5M - State
  3. $4.87M - Local

As of 2019, Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools received $34M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.5M from state grants and contracts, and $4.87M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.91M
2019 Salaries
19.4%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools paid a median of $7.91M in salaries, which represents 43.5% of their overall expenditure ($18.2M) and a 19.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 20.8% growth from 2017 and a 6.25% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$385M
Instructional Salaries
5,014
Number of Employees

In 2019, Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools paid a total of $385M to 5,014 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
1649 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2754 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools were Professor with 1,649 employees; No academic rank with 1,435 employees; and No academic rank with 773 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools were Management with 2,754 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,998 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 1,454 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. Female Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was Male Professor with 959 employees, Male No academic rank with 863 employees, and Female Professor with 690 employees.

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