Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,830
2% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$24,638
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
69.7%
7,037 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
10,565
70.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
56.5%
1,056 Graduates

About

Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools were Mechanical Engineering (350 degrees awarded), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (193 degrees), and Chemical Engineering (110 degrees).

In 2020, 2,279 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools. 24.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 75.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,021 degrees), 1.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (766 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is $25,830, which is $15,809 more than than the national median of $10,021. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $25,830, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $11,295 more than than the national median $14,535.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is $25,830, which is $15,630 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,200. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $25,830, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $11,295 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,535.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,638.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,830
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools was $25,830, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, which was $25,830. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is $11,295 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,535, and the in-state tuition is $15,630 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,200.

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Average Net Price

$24,638
2020 Value
3.29%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,638. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools grew by 3.29%.

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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

$13,408
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools was of $13,408 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 12.4% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 8.43% with respect to 2019, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools received 7,037 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.76% annual decline. Out of those 7,037 applicants, 4,903 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.7% acceptance rate.

There were 10,565 students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools in 2020, and 60.5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools has an overall enrollment yield of 23.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,903
Accepted Out of 7,037

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools was 69.7% (4,903 admissions from 7,037 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 66.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.76%, while admissions grew by 1.22%.

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SAT Scores

60.5%
Submission Percentage
554
Scores Submitted

60.5% of enrolled first-time students at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools has a total enrollment of 10,565 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is 7,442 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,123. This means that 70.4% of students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.2% Hispanic or Latino, 37.1% White, 3.63% Black or African American, 3.18% Asian, 2.59% Two or More Races, 0.227% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.142% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (36.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (25.9%) and White Female (10.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (31.3%), followed by White Male (19.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,565 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is 7,442 and the part-time enrollment is 3,123. This means that 70.4% of students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2020 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: Engineering Schools was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    4,982
  2. White
    3,919
  3. Black or African American
    383

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is 47.2% Hispanic or Latino, 37.1% White, 3.63% Black or African American, 3.18% Asian, 2.59% Two or More Races, 0.227% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.142% 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% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% 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, 216 students (2.04%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1169 fewer women than men received degrees from Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is white (1,021 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (766 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is Mechanical Engineering (350 degrees awarded), followed by Electrical & Electronics Engineering (193 degrees) and Chemical Engineering (110 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (1,360 degrees awarded), Construction (190 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (35 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: Engineering Schools are Software developers (803,218 people), Other managers (422,227 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (352,472 people), Civil engineers (263,238 people), and Mechanical engineers (194,506 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools are Engineering (1,360 degrees awarded), Construction (190 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (35 degrees), Engineering Technologies (166 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (319 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: Engineering Schools are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools are Engineering (1,360 degrees awarded), Construction (190 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (35 degrees), Engineering Technologies (166 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (319 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: Engineering Schools are Computer Systems Design (898,229 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (569,472 people), Construction (390,630 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (240,196 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (186,115 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools are Engineering (1,360 degrees awarded), Construction (190 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (35 degrees), Engineering Technologies (166 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (319 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: Engineering Schools.
Most Common
  1. 350 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 193 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 110 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools was Mechanical Engineering with 350 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,724
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
555
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,724 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools, which is 3.11 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (555).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 293 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools in Mechanical Engineering, which is 4.44 times more than the 66 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 66 degrees were awarded to women at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools in Mechanical Engineering, which is 0.225 times less than the 293 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 44% of students graduating from Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering 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 53% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (81.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is Female and Asian (81.3% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.568% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,021 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    766 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    127 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is white (1,021 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (766 degrees).

1.05% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    765 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    578 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    256 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is white male (765 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (578 degrees).

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Operations

Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools has an endowment valued at nearly $70.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.01M (12.8%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools had a total salary expenditure of $40.8M. Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools employs 191 Associate professors, 167 Professors, and 135 Assistant professors. Most academics at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools are Male Associate professors (135), Male Professors(130), and Male Assistant professors (86).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools are: Office and Administrative Support, with 212 employees, Management, with 211 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 139 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$70.4M
2020 Endowment
1.57%
growth from 2019

Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools has an endowment valued at about $70.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools grew 1.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $60M 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: Engineering Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $20.1M - Federal
  2. $2.68M - State
  3. $38.3k - Local

As of 2020, Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools received $20.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.68M from state grants and contracts, and $38.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.6M
2020 Salaries
5.55%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools paid a median of $15.6M in salaries, which represents 38.3% of their overall expenditure ($40.8M) and a 5.55% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.46% growth from 2018 and a 2.24% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$46.3M
Instructional Salaries
542
Number of Employees

In 2020, Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools paid a total of $46.3M to 542 employees working as instructors, which represents 38% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
191 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
212 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools were Associate professor with 191 employees; Professor with 167 employees; and Professor with 135 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools were Office and Administrative Support with 212 employees; Management with 211 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 139 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools was Male Associate professor with 135 employees, Male Professor with 130 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 86 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools.

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