Springfield College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$36,020

2.97% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$28,453

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.53%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

69.9%

3,770 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,246

92.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

74.1%

431 Graduates

About

Springfield College is a higher education institution located in Hampden County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Springfield College were Physical Therapy (45 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (39 degrees), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (38 degrees).

In 2017, 947 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Springfield College. 63.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (742 degrees), 10.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (72 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Springfield College is $36,020, which is $15,287 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Springfield College is $36,020, which is $15,287 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,453.

In 2017, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 79% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$36,020

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Springfield College was $36,020. The cost of tuition at Springfield College is $15,287 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$28,453

2017 Value

0.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Springfield College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,453. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Springfield College grew by 0.3%.

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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

$11,890

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Springfield College was of $11,890 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.03% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Springfield College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.13% with respect to 2016, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

7.53%

2016 Default Rate

136

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Springfield College was 7.53%, which represents 136 out of the 1806 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Springfield College received 3,770 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.26% annual growth. Out of those 3,770 applicants, 2,635 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.9% acceptance rate.

There were 3,246 students enrolled at Springfield College in 2017, and 90% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Springfield College has an overall enrollment yield of 25%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,635

Accepted Out of 3,770

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Springfield College was 69.9% (2,635 admissions from 3,770 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 65.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.26%, while admissions grew by 10.6%.

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SAT Scores

90%

Submission Percentage

591

Scores Submitted

90% of enrolled first-time students at Springfield College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Springfield College has a total enrollment of 3,246 students. The full-time enrollment at Springfield College is 2,994 students and the part-time enrollment is 252. This means that 92.2% of students enrolled at Springfield College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Springfield College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.4% White, 8.32% Hispanic or Latino, 7.83% Black or African American, 1.85% Two or More Races, 1.76% Asian, 0.246% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.246% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Springfield College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.3%), followed by White Male (36.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.84%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (45.8%), followed by White Male (18.2%) and Black or African American Female (7.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Springfield College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,246 students. The full-time enrollment at Springfield College is 2,994 and the part-time enrollment is 252. This means that 92.2% of students enrolled at Springfield College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%

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 Springfield College was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Springfield College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,319

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    270

  3. Black or African American

    254

The enrolled student population at Springfield College is 71.4% White, 8.32% Hispanic or Latino, 7.83% Black or African American, 1.85% Two or More Races, 1.76% Asian, 0.246% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.246% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 188 students (5.79%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 255 more women than men received degrees from Springfield College. The majority of degree recipients at Springfield College are white (742 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (72 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Springfield College is Physical Therapy (45 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (39 degrees) and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (38 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Springfield College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (112 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (151 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (6 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 Springfield College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,917,249 people), Registered nurses (1,354,729 people), Secondary school teachers (313,654 people), Education administrators (274,424 people), and Social workers, all other (211,934 people).

The most specialized majors at Springfield College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (112 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (151 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (6 degrees), Education (120 degrees), and Health (337 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Springfield College are Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Sales managers, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Springfield College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (112 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (151 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (6 degrees), Education (120 degrees), and Health (337 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 Springfield College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,931,900 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,590,310 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (371,221 people), Outpatient care centers (301,760 people), and Offices of physicians (221,963 people).

The most specialized majors at Springfield College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (112 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (151 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (6 degrees), Education (120 degrees), and Health (337 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 Springfield College.

Most Common

  1. 45 degrees awarded

  2. 39 degrees awarded

  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Springfield College was Physical Therapy with 45 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 346

  2. 601

In 2017, 346 degrees were awarded to men at Springfield College, which is 0.576 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (601).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Springfield College in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 5.33 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 132 degrees were awarded to women at Springfield College in Social Work, which is 6.95 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%

100% Completion Time

72%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 63% of students graduating from Springfield College 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%.

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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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Springfield College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 5.57% of graduates (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    742 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    72 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Springfield College is white (742 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (72 degrees).

2.64% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    477 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    265 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Springfield College is white female (477 degrees awarded). There were 1.8 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (265 degrees).

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Operations

Springfield College has an endowment valued at nearly $72.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.09M (9.82%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Springfield College had a total salary expenditure of $109M. Springfield College employs 65 Assistant professors, 53 Professors, and 52 Associate professors. Most academics at Springfield College are Female Assistant professors (45), Male Professors(31), and Female Associate professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Springfield College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 103 employees, Service, with 95 employees, and Management with 52 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$72.3M

2017 Endowment

16.5%

growth from 2016

Springfield College has an endowment valued at about $72.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Springfield College grew 16.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $39.1M higher 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.27M - Federal

  2. $430k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Springfield College received $2.27M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $430k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$38M

2017 Salaries

1.8%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Springfield College paid a median of $38M in salaries, which represents 34.9% of their overall expenditure ($109M) and a 1.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.39% decline from 2015 and a 1.36% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.5M

Instructional Salaries

186

Number of Employees

In 2017, Springfield College paid a total of $13.5M to 186 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

65 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

103 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Springfield College were Assistant professor with 65 employees; Professor with 53 employees; and Professor with 52 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Springfield College were Office and Administrative Support with 103 employees; Service with 95 employees; and Management with 52 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Springfield College was Female Assistant professor with 45 employees, Male Professor with 31 employees, and Female Associate professor with 29 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Springfield College.

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