Special Focus Institutions

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,662
0.471% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$20,147
After Financial Aid
2017 Acceptance Rate
59.3%
173,177 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
831,424
71.1% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
57.5%
79,222 Graduates

About

Special Focus Institutions is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Special Focus Institutions were Registered Nursing (23,274 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (4,546 degrees), and Talmudic Studies (1,913 degrees).

In 2017, 292,508 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Special Focus Institutions. 64.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (133,569 degrees), 2.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (48881 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Special Focus Institutions is $13,662, which is $2,962 more than than the national median of $10,700. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $14,000, which is 102% of the cost for in-state students, and is $72 less than than the national median $14,072.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $13,662, which is $2,896 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,766. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $14,000, which is 102% of the cost for in-state students, and is $72 less than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,072.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,147.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,662
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Institutions was $14,000, which is 102% of the cost for in-state students, which was $13,662. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Institutions is $72 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,072, and the in-state tuition is $2,896 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,766.

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Average Net Price

$20,147
2017 Value
1.99%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Special Focus Institutions had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,147. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Special Focus Institutions grew by 1.99%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,717
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Special Focus Institutions was of $8,717 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.55% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.63% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Special Focus Institutions received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Special Focus Institutions received 173,177 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.19% annual decline. Out of those 173,177 applicants, 102,623 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.3% acceptance rate.

There were 831,424 students enrolled at Special Focus Institutions in 2017, and 33.3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Special Focus Institutions has an overall enrollment yield of 35.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
102,623
Accepted Out of 173,177

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Special Focus Institutions was 59.3% (102,623 admissions from 173,177 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 57.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.19%, while admissions grew by 1.52%.

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SAT Scores

33.3%
Submission Percentage
7,334
Scores Submitted

33.3% of enrolled first-time students at Special Focus Institutions in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Special Focus Institutions has a total enrollment of 831,424 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Institutions is 590,761 students and the part-time enrollment is 240,663. This means that 71.1% of students enrolled at Special Focus Institutions are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Institutions, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, 15.5% Black or African American, 7.08% Asian, 2.7% Two or More Races, 0.642% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.373% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Special Focus Institutions in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (23.4%), followed by White Male (16.9%) and Black or African American Female (13.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (27%), followed by White Male (24.2%) and Asian Female (7.08%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Special Focus Institutions, both undergraduate and graduate, is 831,424 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Institutions is 590,761 and the part-time enrollment is 240,663. This means that 71.1% of students enrolled at Special Focus Institutions are enrolled full-time.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2017 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 Institutions was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (71%), Special Focus Institutions had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    371,967
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    129,409
  3. Black or African American
    128,582

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, 15.5% Black or African American, 7.08% Asian, 2.7% Two or More Races, 0.642% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.373% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates.

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, 62,144 students (7.47%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 84182 more women than men received degrees from Special Focus Institutions. The majority of degree recipients at Special Focus Institutions are white (133,569 degrees awarded). There were 2.73 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (48881 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Special Focus Institutions is Registered Nursing (23,274 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (4,546 degrees) and Talmudic Studies (1,913 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Special Focus Institutions, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (15,900 degrees awarded), Transportation (4,979 degrees), and Health (151,394 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 Institutions are Registered nurses (1,313,620 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (170,106 people), Medical & health services managers (143,429 people), Other managers (141,669 people), and Pharmacists (130,868 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Institutions are Theology (15,900 degrees awarded), Transportation (4,979 degrees), Health (151,394 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (23,916 degrees), and Communication Technologies (2,485 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 Institutions are Personal financial advisors, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, and Medical & health services managers

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Institutions are Theology (15,900 degrees awarded), Transportation (4,979 degrees), Health (151,394 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (23,916 degrees), and Communication Technologies (2,485 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Special Focus Institutions are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,464,612 people), Elementary & secondary schools (397,200 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (248,963 people), Outpatient care centers (209,755 people), and Offices of physicians (195,307 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Institutions are Theology (15,900 degrees awarded), Transportation (4,979 degrees), Health (151,394 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (23,916 degrees), and Communication Technologies (2,485 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 Institutions.
Most Common
  1. 23274 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 4546 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 1913 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Special Focus Institutions was Registered Nursing with 23274 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 104,163
  2. 188,345

In 2017, 104,163 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Institutions, which is 0.553 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (188,345).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 5285 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Institutions in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.902 times less than the 5858 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 30239 degrees were awarded to women at Special Focus Institutions in Registered Nursing, which is 6.3 times more than the 4801 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 36% of students graduating from Special Focus Institutions completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% within 200%.

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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 (72.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Special Focus Institutions is Female and Asian (72.6% graduation rate). Across all , Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 8.29% of graduates (6565 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    133,569 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    48,881 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    44,390 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Special Focus Institutions is white (133,569 degrees awarded). There were 2.73 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (48881 degrees).

7.54% of degree recipients (22,044 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    82,183 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    51,386 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    34,219 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Special Focus Institutions is white female (82,183 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (51,386 degrees).

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Operations

Special Focus Institutions has an endowment valued at nearly $10.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.51B (34.8k%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all .

In 2017, Special Focus Institutions had a total salary expenditure of $6.58M. Special Focus Institutions employs 8,189 Instructors, 6,988 Assistant professors, and 6,569 Professors. Most academics at Special Focus Institutions are Female Instructors (4,798), Female Assistant professors(4,350), and Male Professors (4,102).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Institutions are: Management, with 19468 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 19249 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 11395 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.1M
2017 Endowment
13.9%
growth from 2016

Special Focus Institutions have a median endowment valued at about $10.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Special Focus Institutions grew 13.9% from the previous year.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.44B - Federal
  2. $843M - State
  3. $1.23B - Local

As of 2017, Special Focus Institutions received $4.44B in grants and contracts from the federal government, $843M from state grants and contracts, and $1.23B from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.59M
2017 Salaries
0.0942%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Special Focus Institutions paid a median of $2.59M in salaries, which represents 39.4% of their overall expenditure ($6.58M) and a 0.0942% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.24% decline from 2015 and a 2.11% decline from 2014.

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Instructional Salaries

$2.55B
Instructional Salaries
31,016
Number of Employees

In 2017, Special Focus Institutions paid a total of $2.55B to 31,016 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.14% of all salaries paid.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
8189 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19468 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Special Focus Institutions were Instructor with 8,189 employees; Assistant professor with 6,988 employees; and Assistant professor with 6,569 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Institutions were Management with 19,468 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 19,249 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 11,395 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Special Focus Institutions was Female Instructor with 4,798 employees, Female Assistant professor with 4,350 employees, and Male Professor with 4,102 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Special Focus Institutions.

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