Stephens College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,175
3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$22,641
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.78%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
64.3%
644 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
622
84.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
59.2%
109 Graduates

About

Stephens College is a higher education institution located in Boone County, MO. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Stephens College were Health Information & Medical Records Administration (16 degrees awarded), Fashion Merchandising (13 degrees), and Fashion & Apparel Design (9 degrees).

In 2020, 168 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stephens College. 89.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 10.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (117 degrees), 4.88 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stephens College is $23,175, which is $645 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Stephens College is $23,175, which is $645 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,641.

In 2020, 90% of undergraduate students attending Stephens College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$23,175
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Stephens College was $23,175. The cost of tuition at Stephens College is $645 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$22,641
2020 Value
0.164%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Stephens College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,641. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Stephens College grew by 0.164%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,816
Room and Board
$2,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stephens College was of $7,816 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,200. The cost of room and board decreased by 13.5% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 10% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Stephens College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 7.14% with respect to 2019, when 84% 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.
4.78%
2018 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Stephens College was 4.78%, which represents 15 out of the 314 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Stephens College received 644 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 35.1% annual decline. Out of those 644 applicants, 414 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.3% acceptance rate.

There were 622 students enrolled at Stephens College in 2020, and 24% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Stephens College has an overall enrollment yield of 18.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
414
Accepted Out of 644

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Stephens College was 64.3% (414 admissions from 644 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 56.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −35.1%, while admissions declined by −25.8%.

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SAT Scores

24%
Submission Percentage
16
Scores Submitted

24% of enrolled first-time students at Stephens College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Stephens College has a total enrollment of 622 students. The full-time enrollment at Stephens College is 526 students and the part-time enrollment is 96. This means that 84.6% of students enrolled at Stephens College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stephens College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.3% White, 9.97% Black or African American, 6.59% Two or More Races, 4.66% Hispanic or Latino, 1.61% Asian, 0.643% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Stephens College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (67.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (9.12%) and Two or More Races Female (9.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (64.1%), followed by White Male (12.4%) and Black or African American Female (5.23%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stephens College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 622 students. The full-time enrollment at Stephens College is 526 and the part-time enrollment is 96. This means that 84.6% of students enrolled at Stephens College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2020 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 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Stephens College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    437
  2. Black or African American
    62
  3. Two or More Races
    41

The enrolled student population at Stephens College is 70.3% White, 9.97% Black or African American, 6.59% Two or More Races, 4.66% Hispanic or Latino, 1.61% Asian, 0.643% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 37 students (5.95%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 134 more women than men received degrees from Stephens College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Stephens College is white (117 degrees awarded). There were 4.88 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Stephens College is Health Information & Medical Records Administration (16 degrees awarded), followed by Fashion Merchandising (13 degrees) and Fashion & Apparel Design (9 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 (48 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (13 degrees), and Communication Technologies (3 degrees).

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 (229,216 people), Other managers (150,723 people), Postsecondary teachers (135,744 people), Secondary school teachers (99,849 people), and Graphic designers (91,300 people).

The most specialized majors at Stephens College are Visual & Performing Arts (48 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (13 degrees), Communication Technologies (3 degrees), English (8 degrees), and Agriculture (5 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 Stephens College are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nurse anesthetists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Stephens College are Visual & Performing Arts (48 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (13 degrees), Communication Technologies (3 degrees), English (8 degrees), and Agriculture (5 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 (461,826 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (288,197 people), Computer Systems Design (114,238 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (110,976 people), and Legal services (86,319 people).

The most specialized majors at Stephens College are Visual & Performing Arts (48 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (13 degrees), Communication Technologies (3 degrees), English (8 degrees), and Agriculture (5 degrees).

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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 Stephens College.
Most Common
  1. 16 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 13 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 9 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Stephens College was Health Information & Medical Records Administration with 16 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

17
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
151
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Stephens College, which is 0.113 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (151).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Stephens College in Physician Assistant, which is 0.733 times less than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 18 degrees were awarded to women at Stephens College in School Counseling & Guidance Services, which is 6 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 47% of students graduating from Stephens College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Stephens College is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
    117 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    24 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Stephens College is white (117 degrees awarded). There were 4.88 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

1.19% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    106 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Stephens College is white female (106 degrees awarded). There were 5.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (20 degrees).

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Stephens College has an endowment valued at nearly $51.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.18M (2.3%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Stephens College had a total salary expenditure of $22M. Stephens College employs 27 Assistant professors, 8 Associate professors, and 2 Professors. Most academics at Stephens College are Female Assistant professors (19), Male Assistant professors(8), and Male Associate professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stephens College are: Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 29 employees, Management, with 18 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 15 employees.

Endowment

$51.5M
2020 Endowment
1.07%
growth from 2019

Stephens College has an endowment valued at about $51.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Stephens College grew 1.07% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.9M 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. $2.58M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Stephens College received $2.58M 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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Salary Expenditure

$9.53M
2020 Salaries
4.29%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Stephens College paid a median of $9.53M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($22M) and a 4.29% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.86% decline from 2018 and a 3.62% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.25M
Instructional Salaries
37
Number of Employees

In 2020, Stephens College paid a total of $2.25M to 37 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
27 Employees
Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
29 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stephens College were Assistant professor with 27 employees; Associate professor with 8 employees; and Associate professor with 2 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stephens College were Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 29 employees; Management with 18 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stephens College was Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, Male Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Male Associate professor with 5 employees.

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

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