Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$23,472

3% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$20,571

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

58.8%

7,728 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

11,125

71.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

54.4%

975 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 (400 degrees awarded), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (240 degrees), and General Civil Engineering (166 degrees).

In 2016, 2,543 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools. 20.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 79.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,140 degrees), 1.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (950 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is $23,472, which is $12,462 more than than the national median of $11,010. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $23,472, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $9,504 more than than the national median $13,968.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $23,472, which is $12,432 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $11,040. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $23,472, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $9,504 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 $20,571.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,472

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools was $23,472, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, which was $23,472. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is $9,504 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $13,968, and the in-state tuition is $12,432 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $11,040.

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Average Net Price

$20,571

2016 Value

13.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,571. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools grew by 13.3%.

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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

$11,229

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 $11,229 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. 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

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 11.6% with respect to 2015, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools received 7,728 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.17% annual growth. Out of those 7,728 applicants, 4,547 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.8% acceptance rate.

There were 11,125 students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools in 2016, and 56.4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools has an overall enrollment yield of 30.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,547

Accepted Out of 7,728

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools was 58.8% (4,547 admissions from 7,728 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 57.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 5.17%, while admissions grew by 6.89%.

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SAT Scores

56.4%

Submission Percentage

519

Scores Submitted

56.4% of enrolled first-time students at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools has a total enrollment of 11,125 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is 7,963 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,162. This means that 71.6% 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 43.4% Hispanic or Latino, 41.1% White, 3.59% Black or African American, 2.76% Asian, 2.33% Two or More Races, 0.494% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.198% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (41.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (23.4%) and White Female (11.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Male (39.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (21.3%) and White Male (14.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,125 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is 7,963 and the part-time enrollment is 3,162. This means that 71.6% of students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools are enrolled full-time compared with 70.8% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

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: Engineering Schools was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), 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

    4,827

  2. White

    4,569

  3. Black or African American

    399

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is 43.4% Hispanic or Latino, 41.1% White, 3.59% Black or African American, 2.76% Asian, 2.33% Two or More Races, 0.494% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.198% 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, 146 students (1.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1485 fewer women than men received degrees from Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools. The majority of degree recipients at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools are white (1,140 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (950 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is Mechanical Engineering (400 degrees awarded), followed by Electrical & Electronics Engineering (240 degrees) and General Civil Engineering (166 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 (1,493 degrees awarded), Construction (238 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (53 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: Engineering Schools are Software developers, applications & systems software (763,582 people), Miscellaneous managers (521,550 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (334,191 people), Civil engineers (244,293 people), and Computer & information systems managers (180,444 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools are Engineering (1,493 degrees awarded), Construction (238 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (53 degrees), Engineering Technologies (209 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (287 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 Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools are Engineering (1,493 degrees awarded), Construction (238 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (53 degrees), Engineering Technologies (209 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (287 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 (875,032 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (561,339 people), Construction (356,200 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (232,714 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (183,750 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools are Engineering (1,493 degrees awarded), Construction (238 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (53 degrees), Engineering Technologies (209 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (287 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. 400 degrees awarded

  2. 240 degrees awarded

  3. 166 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools was Mechanical Engineering with 400 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,014

  2. 529

In 2016, 2,014 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools, which is 3.81 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (529).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 370 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools in Mechanical Engineering, which is 8.04 times more than the 46 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 55 degrees were awarded to women at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools in Chemical Engineering, which is 0.647 times less than the 85 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%

100% Completion Time

72%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 57% 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, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (81.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is Female and Two or More Races (81.8% 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, 0.923% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,140 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    950 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    126 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is white (1,140 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (950 degrees).

1.85% of degree recipients (47 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    899 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    762 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    241 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools is white male (899 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (762 degrees).

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Operations

Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools has an endowment valued at nearly $55.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $19.4M (34.8%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools had a total expenditure of $34.6M. Of that $34.6M, they spent $12.6M on salaries and $34.6M on benefits.

Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools employs 184 Associate professors, 175 Professors, and 142 Assistant professors. Most academics at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools are Male Professors (147), Male Associate professors(128), and Male Assistant professors (92).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools are: Management, with 207 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 203 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 146 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$55.6M

2015 Endowment

4.11%

decline from 2014

Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools has an endowment valued at about $55.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools declined 4.11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $46M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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. $17.4M - Federal

  2. $2.42M - State

  3. $132k - Local

As of 2015, Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools received $17.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.42M from state grants and contracts, and $132k 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.

$12.6M

Salary Expenditure

$34.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools had a total expenditure of $34.6M. Of that $34.6M, they spent $12.6M on salaries and $34.6M 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: Engineering Schools as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.6M

2015 Salaries

3.5%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools paid a median of $12.6M in salaries, which represents 36.4% of their overall expenditure ($34.6M) and a 3.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.1% decline from 2013 and a 0.566% decline from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$43.4M

Instructional Salaries

538

Number of Employees

In 2015, Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools paid a total of $43.4M to 538 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.1% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

184 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

207 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools were Associate professor with 184 employees; Professor with 175 employees; and Professor with 142 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools were Management with 207 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 203 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 146 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools was Male Professor with 147 employees, Male Associate professor with 128 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 92 employees.

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

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