Spring Arbor University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,020
1.91% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$22,375
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.14%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
47.3%
2,312 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,396
83.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
60%
183 Graduates

About

Spring Arbor University is a higher education institution located in Jackson County, MI. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Spring Arbor University were Nursing Administration (369 degrees awarded), Social Work (114 degrees), and Counseling Psychology (57 degrees).

In 2022, 987 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Spring Arbor University. 81.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 18.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (729 degrees), 5.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (129 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Spring Arbor University is $31,020, which is $7,024 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Spring Arbor University is $31,020, which is $7,024 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,375.

In 2022, 77% of undergraduate students attending Spring Arbor University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$31,020
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Spring Arbor University was $31,020. The cost of tuition at Spring Arbor University is $7,024 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$22,375
2022 Value
4.36%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Spring Arbor University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,375. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Spring Arbor University grew by 4.36%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,456
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Spring Arbor University was of $10,456 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Spring Arbor University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.75% with respect to 2021, when 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.14%
2019 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Spring Arbor University was 1.14%, which represents 13 out of the 1144 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Spring Arbor University received 2,312 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 31.4% annual growth. Out of those 2,312 applicants, 1,094 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,396 students enrolled at Spring Arbor University in 2022. 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Spring Arbor University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

47.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,094
Accepted Out of 2,312

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Spring Arbor University was 47.3% (1,094 admissions from 2,312 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 59.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 31.4%, while admissions grew by 3.7%..

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SAT Scores

22%
Submission Percentage (2022)
51
Scores Submitted (2022)

22% of enrolled first-time students at Spring Arbor University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Spring Arbor University had a total enrollment of 2,396 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Spring Arbor University is 1,994 students and the part-time enrollment is 402. This means that 83.2% of students enrolled at Spring Arbor University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Spring Arbor University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.8% White, 7.97% Black or African American, 4.01% Hispanic or Latino, 2.46% Two or More Races, 1.88% Asian, 0.417% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.125% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Spring Arbor University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.5%), followed by White Male (26.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.62%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (64%), followed by Black or African American Female (9.42%) and White Male (8.34%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Spring Arbor University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,396 students. The full-time enrollment at Spring Arbor University is 1,994 and the part-time enrollment is 402. This means that 83.2% of students enrolled at Spring Arbor University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2022 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 Spring Arbor University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Spring Arbor University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,697 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    191 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    96 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Spring Arbor University is 70.8% White, 7.97% Black or African American, 4.01% Hispanic or Latino, 2.46% Two or More Races, 1.88% Asian, 0.417% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.125% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 254 students (10.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 629 more women than men received degrees from Spring Arbor University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Spring Arbor University is white (729 degrees awarded). There were 5.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (129 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Spring Arbor University is Nursing Administration (369 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (114 degrees) and Counseling Psychology (57 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Spring Arbor University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (177 degrees awarded), Health (427 degrees), and Psychology (70 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Spring Arbor University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,683,818 people), Registered nurses (1,496,185 people), Secondary school teachers (477,348 people), Education administrators (319,498 people), and Social workers, all other (290,442 people).

The most specialized majors at Spring Arbor University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (177 degrees awarded), Health (427 degrees), Psychology (70 degrees), Education (112 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Spring Arbor University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Spring Arbor University are Public Administration and Social Service (177 degrees awarded), Health (427 degrees), Psychology (70 degrees), Education (112 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Spring Arbor University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,218,593 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,795,032 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (524,429 people), Outpatient care centers (471,437 people), and Individual & family services (303,834 people).

The most specialized majors at Spring Arbor University are Public Administration and Social Service (177 degrees awarded), Health (427 degrees), Psychology (70 degrees), Education (112 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Spring Arbor University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 369 degrees awarded
  2. 114 degrees awarded
  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Spring Arbor University was Nursing Administration with 369 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

179
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
808
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 179 degrees were awarded to men at Spring Arbor University, which is 0.222 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (808).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 45 degrees were awarded to men at Spring Arbor University in Nursing Administration, which is 0.118 times less than the 382 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 382 degrees were awarded to men at Spring Arbor University in Nursing Administration, which is 8.49 times more than the 45 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 47% of students graduating from Spring Arbor University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Spring Arbor University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 6.56% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    729 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    129 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Spring Arbor University is white (729 degrees awarded). There were 5.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (129 degrees).

5.98% of degree recipients (59 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    597 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    132 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Spring Arbor University is white female (597 degrees awarded). There were 4.52 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (132 degrees).

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Operations

Spring Arbor University has an endowment valued at nearly $25.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 669k (2.6%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Spring Arbor University had a total salary expenditure of 51.3M. Spring Arbor University employs 32 Assistant professors, 25 Professors and 19 Associate professors. Most academics at Spring Arbor University are Female Assistant professor (22), Male Professor (20), and Male Associate professor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spring Arbor University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 74 employees, Management, with 30 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees.

Endowment

$25.8M
2022 Endowment
3.49%
growth from 2021

Spring Arbor University has an endowment valued at about $25.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Spring Arbor University grew 3.49% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $20.8M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$17.5M
2022 Salaries
6.39%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Spring Arbor University paid a median of $17.5M in salaries, which represents 34.1% of their overall expenditure ($51.3M) and a 6.39% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.72M
Instructional Salaries
76
Number of Employees

In 2022, Spring Arbor University paid a total of $4.72M to 76 employees working as instructors, which represents 27% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
32 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
74 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Spring Arbor University were Assistant professor with 32 employees, Professor with 25 employees, and Associate professor with 19 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spring Arbor University were Office and Administrative Support with 74 employees, Management with 30 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Spring Arbor University was Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, Male Professor with 20 employees, and Male Associate professor with 11 employees.

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