Springfield College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$34,980

2.97% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$28,368

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.15%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

65.9%

3,616 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,144

93.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

69.6%

425 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 Kinesiology & Exercise Science (62 degrees awarded), Sport & Fitness Management (35 degrees), and Physical Therapy (35 degrees).

In 2016, 1,005 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Springfield College. 59.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (779 degrees), 11.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (69 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Springfield College is $34,980, which is $14,820 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Springfield College is $34,980, which is $14,820 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,368.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 78% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,980

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Springfield College was $34,980. The cost of tuition at Springfield College is $14,820 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$28,368

2016 Value

2.07%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Springfield College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,368. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Springfield College grew by 2.07%.

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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

$11,540

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Springfield College was of $11,540 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.94% 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

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Springfield College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.05% with respect to 2015, when 95% 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.

7.15%

2015 Default Rate

137

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Springfield College was 7.15%, which represents 137 out of the 1916 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 3,616 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.1% annual decline. Out of those 3,616 applicants, 2,383 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.9% acceptance rate.

There were 3,144 students enrolled at Springfield College in 2016, and 91% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Springfield College has an overall enrollment yield of 22.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,383

Accepted Out of 3,616

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Springfield College was 65.9% (2,383 admissions from 3,616 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 64.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -12.1%, while admissions declined by -9.67%.

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SAT Scores

91%

Submission Percentage

491

Scores Submitted

91% of enrolled first-time students at Springfield College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Springfield College has a total enrollment of 3,144 students. The full-time enrollment at Springfield College is 2,930 students and the part-time enrollment is 214. This means that 93.2% of students enrolled at Springfield College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Springfield College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.7% White, 7.73% Black or African American, 7.22% Hispanic or Latino, 1.84% Two or More Races, 1.27% Asian, 0.191% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.159% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Springfield College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.7%), followed by White Male (37.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.35%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (49.5%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Black or African American Female (8.34%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Springfield College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,144 students. The full-time enrollment at Springfield College is 2,930 and the part-time enrollment is 214. This means that 93.2% of students enrolled at Springfield College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

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 Springfield College was 84%. 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

    2,381

  2. Black or African American

    243

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    227

The enrolled student population at Springfield College is 75.7% White, 7.73% Black or African American, 7.22% Hispanic or Latino, 1.84% Two or More Races, 1.27% Asian, 0.191% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.159% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 89 students (2.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 197 more women than men received degrees from Springfield College. The majority of degree recipients at Springfield College are white (779 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (69 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Springfield College is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (62 degrees awarded), followed by Sport & Fitness Management (35 degrees) and Physical Therapy (35 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 (175 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees), and Psychology (89 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 (2,009,681 people), Registered nurses (1,340,249 people), Social workers (367,910 people), Secondary school teachers (322,048 people), and Education administrators (308,535 people).

The most specialized majors at Springfield College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (175 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees), Psychology (89 degrees), Health (324 degrees), and Education (94 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, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Springfield College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (175 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees), Psychology (89 degrees), Health (324 degrees), and Education (94 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 (3,208,470 people), Hospitals (1,749,534 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (464,402 people), Outpatient care centers (397,231 people), and Individual & family services (296,149 people).

The most specialized majors at Springfield College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (175 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees), Psychology (89 degrees), Health (324 degrees), and Education (94 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. 62 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Springfield College was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 62 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 404

  2. 601

In 2016, 404 degrees were awarded to men at Springfield College, which is 0.672 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (601).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Springfield College in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 1.57 times more than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 118 degrees were awarded to women at Springfield College in Social Work, which is 5.9 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%

100% Completion Time

69%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 62% of students graduating from Springfield College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (84.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Springfield College is Female and White (84.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 12.7% of graduates (54 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    779 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    69 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Springfield College is white (779 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (69 degrees).

4.28% of degree recipients (43 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

    302 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Springfield College is white female (477 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (302 degrees).

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Operations

Springfield College has an endowment valued at nearly $64.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-2.49M (-3.86%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Springfield College had a total expenditure of $110M. Of that $110M, they spent $40.8M on salaries and $110M on benefits.

Springfield College employs 63 Professors, 57 Assistant professors, and 52 Associate professors. Most academics at Springfield College are Male Professors (36), Female Assistant professors(35), and Female Associate professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Springfield College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 94 employees, Service, with 94 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 59 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$64.4M

2015 Endowment

2.8%

decline from 2014

Springfield College has an endowment valued at about $64.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Springfield College declined 2.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $35.5M 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. $2.18M - Federal

  2. $316k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Springfield College received $2.18M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $316k from state grants and contracts, and $0 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.

$40.8M

Salary Expenditure

$110M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Springfield College had a total expenditure of $110M. Of that $110M, they spent $40.8M on salaries and $110M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Springfield College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$40.8M

2015 Salaries

1.36%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Springfield College paid a median of $40.8M in salaries, which represents 37.1% of their overall expenditure ($110M) and a 1.36% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.969% growth from 2013 and a 4.35% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.9M

Instructional Salaries

187

Number of Employees

In 2015, Springfield College paid a total of $13.9M to 187 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

63 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

94 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Springfield College were Professor with 63 employees; Assistant professor with 57 employees; and Assistant professor with 52 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Springfield College were Office and Administrative Support with 94 employees; Service with 94 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 59 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Springfield College was Male Professor with 36 employees, Female Assistant professor with 35 employees, and Female Associate professor with 28 employees.

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

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