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

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$21,351

6.77% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$26,993

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

51.9%

88,255 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

124,495

80.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

49.7%

10,431 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 (1,523 degrees awarded), Graphic Design (1,498 degrees), and General Fine Studio Arts (1,201 degrees).

In 2016, 35,035 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools. 59.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (14,104 degrees), 2.93 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4815 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is $21,351, which is $10,341 more than than the national median of $11,010. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $22,059, which is 103% of the cost for in-state students, and is $8,091 more than than the national median $13,968.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $21,351, which is $10,311 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $11,040. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $22,059, which is 103% of the cost for in-state students, and is $8,091 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $13,968.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,993.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,351

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was $22,059, which is 103% of the cost for in-state students, which was $21,351. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is $8,091 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $13,968, and the in-state tuition is $10,311 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $11,040.

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Average Net Price

$26,993

2016 Value

3.61%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,993. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools grew by 3.61%.

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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

$10,680

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was of $10,680 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 5.22% 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

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.15% with respect to 2015, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Admissions

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools received 88,255 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10.9% annual growth. Out of those 88,255 applicants, 45,783 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.9% acceptance rate.

There were 124,495 students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in 2016, and 43.4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools has an overall enrollment yield of 30.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

45,783

Accepted Out of 88,255

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was 51.9% (45,783 admissions from 88,255 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 51.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 10.9%, while admissions grew by 11.5%.

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SAT Scores

43.4%

Submission Percentage

4,003

Scores Submitted

43.4% of enrolled first-time students at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools has a total enrollment of 124,495 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is 100,251 students and the part-time enrollment is 24,244. This means that 80.5% 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 37.8% White, 13.9% Hispanic or Latino, 9.92% Black or African American, 6.89% Asian, 2.54% Two or More Races, 0.627% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.435% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (23.5%), followed by White Male (15.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.95%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (17.4%), followed by White Male (12.3%) and Asian Female (4.22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools, both undergraduate and graduate, is 124,495 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is 100,251 and the part-time enrollment is 24,244. This means that 80.5% of students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are enrolled full-time compared with 70.8% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

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 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), 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

    47,084

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    17,269

  3. Black or African American

    12,351

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is 37.8% White, 13.9% Hispanic or Latino, 9.92% Black or African American, 6.89% Asian, 2.54% Two or More Races, 0.627% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.435% 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 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, and 15.3% 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, 11,824 students (9.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 6639 more women than men received degrees from Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools. The majority of degree recipients at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are white (14,104 degrees awarded). There were 2.93 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4815 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is Illustration (1,523 degrees awarded), followed by Graphic Design (1,498 degrees) and General Fine Studio Arts (1,201 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 Visual & Performing Arts (23,985 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (2,137 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (1,271 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 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Designers (215,416 people), Miscellaneous managers (117,795 people), Architects, except naval (107,232 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (92,541 people), and Postsecondary teachers (54,779 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Visual & Performing Arts (23,985 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (2,137 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (1,271 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (2,206 degrees), and Library Science (63 degrees).

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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 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Dentists, Dental hygienists, Chief executives & legislators, General & operations managers, and Physicians & surgeons

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Visual & Performing Arts (23,985 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (2,137 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (1,271 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (2,206 degrees), and Library Science (63 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 (169,128 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (156,184 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (124,264 people), Specialized design services (72,954 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (70,718 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Visual & Performing Arts (23,985 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (2,137 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (1,271 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (2,206 degrees), and Library Science (63 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. 1523 degrees awarded

  2. 1498 degrees awarded

  3. 1201 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was Illustration with 1523 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree recipients from bachelors degree programs at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools according to their major.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 14,198

  2. 20,837

In 2016, 14,198 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools, which is 0.681 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (20,837).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 1032 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in Cinematography & Film Production, which is 1.83 times more than the 564 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 1488 degrees were awarded to women at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in Graphic Design, which is 1.46 times more than the 1018 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34.5%

100% Completion Time

50%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 34.5% 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, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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 (68.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is Female and Asian (68.1% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 11.9% of graduates (1239 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    14,104 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4,815 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    4,125 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is white (14,104 degrees awarded). There were 2.93 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4815 degrees).

11.8% of degree recipients (4,125 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    8,555 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    5,549 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    2,747 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is white female (8,555 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (5,549 degrees).

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Operations

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools has an endowment valued at nearly $21.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $112M (515%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools had a total expenditure of $18.2M. Of that $18.2M, they spent $6.06M on salaries and $18.2M on benefits.

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools employs 1,405 Instructors, 1,352 Professors, and 1,231 No academic ranks. Most academics at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Male Instructors (878), Male Professors(814), and Male No academic ranks (724).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are: Management, with 2909 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 2745 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 2406 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21.7M

2015 Endowment

16.6%

growth from 2014

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools has an endowment valued at about $21.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools grew 16.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.1M 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. $281M - Federal

  2. $25.7M - State

  3. $4.7M - Local

As of 2015, Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools received $281M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $25.7M from state grants and contracts, and $4.7M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$6.06M

Salary Expenditure

$18.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools had a total expenditure of $18.2M. Of that $18.2M, they spent $6.06M on salaries and $18.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$6.06M

2015 Salaries

11.5%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools paid a median of $6.06M in salaries, which represents 33.3% of their overall expenditure ($18.2M) and a 11.5% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 20.6% decline from 2013 and a 0.733% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.52M (38.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$384M

Instructional Salaries

5,467

Number of Employees

In 2015, Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools paid a total of $384M to 5,467 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $639k (25.3%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

1405 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

2909 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools were Instructor with 1,405 employees; Professor with 1,352 employees; and Professor with 1,231 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools were Management with 2,909 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 2,745 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 2,406 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male No academic rank

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was Male Instructor with 878 employees, Male Professor with 814 employees, and Male No academic rank with 724 employees.

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