Stephens College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$29,554

1.99% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$21,978

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

61%

1,168 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

954

76% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

47.5%

86 Graduates

About

Stephens College is a higher education institution located in Boone County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Stephens College were Fashion Merchandising (16 degrees awarded), Health Information & Medical Records Administration (14 degrees), and Acting (14 degrees).

In 2016, 192 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stephens College. 95.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 4.69% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (148 degrees), 7.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (20 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stephens College is $29,554, which is $9,394 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Stephens College is $29,554, which is $9,394 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 $21,978.

In 2016, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 81% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,554

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Stephens College was $29,554. The cost of tuition at Stephens College is $9,394 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$21,978

2016 Value

4.75%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Stephens College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,978. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Stephens College grew by 4.75%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,608

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stephens College was of $8,608 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 1.69% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 11.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Stephens College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 5% with respect to 2015, when 100% 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.

6%

2015 Default Rate

18

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Stephens College was 6%, which represents 18 out of the 300 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

Stephens College received 1,168 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.26% annual decline. Out of those 1,168 applicants, 713 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61% acceptance rate.

There were 954 students enrolled at Stephens College in 2016, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Stephens College has an overall enrollment yield of 22.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

713

Accepted Out of 1,168

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Stephens College was 61% (713 admissions from 1,168 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 67.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -4.26%, while admissions declined by -13.8%.

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SAT Scores

10%

Submission Percentage

16

Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at Stephens College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Stephens College has a total enrollment of 954 students. The full-time enrollment at Stephens College is 725 students and the part-time enrollment is 229. This means that 76% of students enrolled at Stephens College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stephens College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.2% White, 11.5% Black or African American, 6.6% Two or More Races, 3.46% Hispanic or Latino, 1.26% Asian, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.419% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Stephens College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (70.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (12%) and Two or More Races Female (6.43%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (70.3%), followed by White Male (9.32%) and Two or More Races Female (7.63%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stephens College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 954 students. The full-time enrollment at Stephens College is 725 and the part-time enrollment is 229. This means that 76% of students enrolled at Stephens College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

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 Stephens College was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Stephens College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    689

  2. Black or African American

    110

  3. Two or More Races

    63

The enrolled student population at Stephens College is 72.2% White, 11.5% Black or African American, 6.6% Two or More Races, 3.46% Hispanic or Latino, 1.26% Asian, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.419% 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, 31 students (3.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 174 more women than men received degrees from Stephens College. The majority of degree recipients at Stephens College are white (148 degrees awarded). There were 7.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (20 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Stephens College is Fashion Merchandising (16 degrees awarded), followed by Health Information & Medical Records Administration (14 degrees) and Acting (14 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Stephens College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (40 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), and Education (55 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 Stephens College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,943,970 people), Secondary school teachers (324,630 people), Education administrators (267,109 people), Designers (205,266 people), and Miscellaneous managers (190,482 people).

The most specialized majors at Stephens College are Visual & Performing Arts (40 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), Education (55 degrees), Agriculture (6 degrees), and Human Sciences (7 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 Stephens College are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Dental hygienists

The most specialized majors at Stephens College are Visual & Performing Arts (40 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), Education (55 degrees), Agriculture (6 degrees), and Human Sciences (7 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 Stephens College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,858,678 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (326,281 people), Hospitals (170,858 people), Child day care services (112,856 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (101,312 people).

The most specialized majors at Stephens College are Visual & Performing Arts (40 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), Education (55 degrees), Agriculture (6 degrees), and Human Sciences (7 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 Stephens College.

Most Common

  1. 16 degrees awarded

  2. 14 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Stephens College was Fashion Merchandising with 16 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 9

  2. 183

In 2016, 9 degrees were awarded to men at Stephens College, which is 0.0492 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (183).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Stephens College in School Counseling & Guidance Services, which is 0.162 times less than the 37 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 37 degrees were awarded to women at Stephens College in School Counseling & Guidance Services, which is 6.17 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 46% of students graduating from Stephens College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Stephens College is Male and Black or African American (100% 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    148 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    20 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Stephens College is white (148 degrees awarded). There were 7.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (20 degrees).

1.56% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    142 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    18 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Stephens College is white female (142 degrees awarded). There were 7.89 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (18 degrees).

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Operations

Stephens College has an endowment valued at nearly $47.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2M (4.23%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Stephens College had a total expenditure of $23.5M. Of that $23.5M, they spent $9.01M on salaries and $23.5M on benefits.

Stephens College employs 26 Assistant professors, 11 Associate professors, and 7 Instructors. Most academics at Stephens College are Female Assistant professors (22), Female Associate professors(6), and Male Associate professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stephens College are: Service, with 28 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 22 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$47.3M

2015 Endowment

1.16%

growth from 2014

Stephens College has an endowment valued at about $47.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Stephens College grew 1.16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.5M 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $126k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Stephens College received $126k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$9.01M

Salary Expenditure

$23.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Stephens College had a total expenditure of $23.5M. Of that $23.5M, they spent $9.01M on salaries and $23.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$9.01M

2015 Salaries

12.9%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Stephens College paid a median of $9.01M in salaries, which represents 38.3% of their overall expenditure ($23.5M) and a 12.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.47% decline from 2013 and a 4.11% 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

$2.93M

Instructional Salaries

55

Number of Employees

In 2015, Stephens College paid a total of $2.93M to 55 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.5% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

26 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

28 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stephens College were Assistant professor with 26 employees; Associate professor with 11 employees; and Associate professor with 7 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stephens College were Service with 28 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stephens College was Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, Female Associate professor with 6 employees, and Male Associate professor with 5 employees.

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

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