Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,800
0.935% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,116
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
69.1%
8,851 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
90,290
63.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
41.8%
2,462 Graduates

About

Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions were Biblical Studies (1,265 degrees awarded), Theological Studies (434 degrees), and Pastoral Studies & Counseling (227 degrees).

In 2020, 18,061 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions. 33.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 66.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (12,034 degrees), 6.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1764 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions is $10,800, which is $779 more than than the national median of $10,021. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $10,800, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $3,735 less than than the national median $14,535.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions is $10,800, which is $600 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,200. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $10,800, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $3,735 less 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 $13,116.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,800
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions was $10,800, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, which was $10,800. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions is $3,735 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,535, and the in-state tuition is $600 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,200.

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Average Net Price

$13,116
2020 Value
3.58%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,116. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions grew by 3.58%.

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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

$8,275
Room and Board
$625
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions was of $8,275 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $625. The cost of room and board increased by 0.884% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 10.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions received 8,851 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.35% annual decline. Out of those 8,851 applicants, 6,115 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.1% acceptance rate.

There were 90,290 students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions in 2020, and 30.7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions has an overall enrollment yield of 66.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,115
Accepted Out of 8,851

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions was 69.1% (6,115 admissions from 8,851 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 63.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −3.35%, while admissions grew by 5%.

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SAT Scores

30.7%
Submission Percentage
508
Scores Submitted

30.7% of enrolled first-time students at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions has a total enrollment of 90,290 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions is 57,030 students and the part-time enrollment is 33,260. This means that 63.2% of students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.7% White, 9.93% Black or African American, 6.24% Hispanic or Latino, 4.22% Asian, 2.08% Two or More Races, 0.403% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.297% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (65.1%), followed by White Female (12.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.43%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (51.9%), followed by White Female (14.1%) and Black or African American Male (5.18%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90,290 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions is 57,030 and the part-time enrollment is 33,260. This means that 63.2% of students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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: Faith-Related Institutions was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    59,345
  2. Black or African American
    8,962
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    5,638

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions is 65.7% White, 9.93% Black or African American, 6.24% Hispanic or Latino, 4.22% Asian, 2.08% Two or More Races, 0.403% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.297% 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 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, 4,631 students (5.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 5953 fewer women than men received degrees from Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions is white (12,034 degrees awarded). There were 6.82 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1764 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions is Biblical Studies (1,265 degrees awarded), followed by Theological Studies (434 degrees) and Pastoral Studies & Counseling (227 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (11,795 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (703 degrees), and Psychology (515 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: Faith-Related Institutions are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,771,961 people), Secondary school teachers (381,484 people), Education administrators (285,851 people), Special education teachers (169,913 people), and Postsecondary teachers (168,525 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions are Theology (11,795 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (703 degrees), Psychology (515 degrees), Education (319 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (14 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: Faith-Related Institutions are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aerospace engineers, Physicians, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions are Theology (11,795 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (703 degrees), Psychology (515 degrees), Education (319 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (14 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: Faith-Related Institutions are Elementary & secondary schools (2,936,966 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (375,859 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (268,649 people), Religious organizations (174,684 people), and Individual & family services (170,270 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions are Theology (11,795 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (703 degrees), Psychology (515 degrees), Education (319 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (14 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: Faith-Related Institutions.
Most Common
  1. 1265 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 434 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 227 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions was Biblical Studies with 1265 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

12,007
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
6,054
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 12,007 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions, which is 1.98 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,054).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 2407 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions in Divinity & Ministry, which is 2.38 times more than the 1011 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 1011 degrees were awarded to women at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions in Divinity & Ministry, which is 0.42 times less than the 2407 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 29% of students graduating from Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions 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 39.5% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (60.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions is Male and Asian (60.5% 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, 3.86% of graduates (95 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    12,034 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,764 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,074 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions is white (12,034 degrees awarded). There were 6.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1764 degrees).

4.42% of degree recipients (799 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    8,535 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    3,499 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    897 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions is white male (8,535 degrees awarded). There were 2.44 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (3,499 degrees).

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Operations

Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions has an endowment valued at nearly $7.29M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $197M (2.7k%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions had a total salary expenditure of $4.28M. Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions employs 1,291 Professors, 669 Instructors, and 550 Assistant professors. Most academics at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions are Male Professors (1,037), Male Instructors(615), and Male Associate professors (384).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions are: Management, with 1962 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1456 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 1136 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.29M
2020 Endowment
1.09%
decline from 2019

Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions has an endowment valued at about $7.29M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions declined 1.09% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.15M lower 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: Faith-Related Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $71.7M - Federal
  2. $5.38M - State
  3. $861k - Local

As of 2020, Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions received $71.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.38M from state grants and contracts, and $861k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.82M
2020 Salaries
3.58%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions paid a median of $1.82M in salaries, which represents 42.5% of their overall expenditure ($4.28M) and a 3.58% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.74% growth from 2018 and a 3.21% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$203M
Instructional Salaries
3,325
Number of Employees

In 2020, Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions paid a total of $203M to 3,325 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.6% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
1291 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1962 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions were Professor with 1,291 employees; Instructor with 669 employees; and Instructor with 550 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions were Management with 1,962 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,456 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 1,136 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions was Male Professor with 1,037 employees, Male Instructor with 615 employees, and Male Associate professor with 384 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions.

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