Sul Ross State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,547
6.63% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$11,367
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.7%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
80.8%
1,012 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,345
53.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
30.5%
100 Graduates

About

Sul Ross State University is a higher education institution located in Brewster County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Sul Ross State University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (57 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (40 degrees), and General Business (38 degrees).

In 2020, 563 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sul Ross State University. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (337 degrees), 1.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (183 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sul Ross State University is $6,547, which is $−15,983 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Sul Ross State University is $6,547, which is $−15,983 less 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 $11,367.

In 2020, 76% of undergraduate students attending Sul Ross State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,547
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Sul Ross State University was $6,547. The cost of tuition at Sul Ross State University is $−15,983 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$11,367
2020 Value
3.94%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Sul Ross State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,367. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Sul Ross State University grew by 3.94%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,120
Room and Board
$1,366
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sul Ross State University was of $9,120 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,366. The cost of room and board increased by 7.02% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Sul Ross State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 13.4% with respect to 2019, when 67% 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.
11.7%
2018 Default Rate
103
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Sul Ross State University was 11.7%, which represents 103 out of the 881 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Sul Ross State University received 1,012 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 24.9% annual growth. Out of those 1,012 applicants, 818 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,345 students enrolled at Sul Ross State University in 2020, and 64% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Sul Ross State University has an overall enrollment yield of 26%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
818
Accepted Out of 1,012

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Sul Ross State University was 80.8% (818 admissions from 1,012 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 99.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 24.9%, while admissions grew by 1.36%.

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SAT Scores

64%
Submission Percentage
137
Scores Submitted

64% of enrolled first-time students at Sul Ross State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Sul Ross State University has a total enrollment of 2,345 students. The full-time enrollment at Sul Ross State University is 1,254 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,091. This means that 53.5% of students enrolled at Sul Ross State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sul Ross State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.9% Hispanic or Latino, 24.7% White, 4.26% Black or African American, 2.52% Two or More Races, 0.512% Asian, 0.469% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0426% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Sul Ross State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (39.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (24.3%) and White Male (12.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (29%) and White Male (14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sul Ross State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,345 students. The full-time enrollment at Sul Ross State University is 1,254 and the part-time enrollment is 1,091. This means that 53.5% of students enrolled at Sul Ross State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%
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 Sul Ross State University was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Sul Ross State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,546
  2. White
    579
  3. Black or African American
    100

The enrolled student population at Sul Ross State University is 65.9% Hispanic or Latino, 24.7% White, 4.26% Black or African American, 2.52% Two or More Races, 0.512% Asian, 0.469% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0426% 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.

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Graduates

In 2020, 127 more women than men received degrees from Sul Ross State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Sul Ross State University is hispanic or latino (337 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (183 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Sul Ross State University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (57 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (40 degrees) and General Business (38 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Sul Ross State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees), and Agriculture (23 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 Sul Ross State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (154,398 people), Other managers (137,026 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (114,573 people), Secondary school teachers (74,773 people), and Postsecondary teachers (72,331 people).

The most specialized majors at Sul Ross State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees), Agriculture (23 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (57 degrees), and History (14 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 Sul Ross State University are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Sul Ross State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees), Agriculture (23 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (57 degrees), and History (14 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 Sul Ross State University are Elementary & secondary schools (323,196 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (184,609 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (174,708 people), Legal services (92,678 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (78,311 people).

The most specialized majors at Sul Ross State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees), Agriculture (23 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (57 degrees), and History (14 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 Sul Ross State University.
Most Common
  1. 57 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 38 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Sul Ross State University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 57 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

218
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
345
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 218 degrees were awarded to men at Sul Ross State University, which is 0.632 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (345).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 26 degrees were awarded to men at Sul Ross State University in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 1.18 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 49 degrees were awarded to women at Sul Ross State University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 6.13 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 13% of students graduating from Sul Ross State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Sul Ross State University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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. Hispanic or Latino
    337 degrees awarded
  2. White
    183 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sul Ross State University is hispanic or latino (337 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (183 degrees).

0.71% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    220 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    117 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    101 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Sul Ross State University is hispanic or latino female (220 degrees awarded). There were 1.88 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (117 degrees).

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Operations

Sul Ross State University has an endowment valued at nearly $25.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $261k (1.02%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Sul Ross State University had a total salary expenditure of $58.6M. Sul Ross State University employs 38 Assistant professors, 27 Professors, and 18 Lecturers. Most academics at Sul Ross State University are Male Assistant professors (23), Male Professors(17), and Female Assistant professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sul Ross State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 130 employees, Management, with 38 employees, and Service with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.5M
2020 Endowment
19.5%
growth from 2019

Sul Ross State University has an endowment valued at about $25.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Sul Ross State University grew 19.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.1M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.5M - Federal
  2. $2.22M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Sul Ross State University received $2.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.22M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$23.8M
2020 Salaries
3.52%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Sul Ross State University paid a median of $23.8M in salaries, which represents 40.6% of their overall expenditure ($58.6M) and a 3.52% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1% growth from 2018 and a 5.35% 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

$6.56M
Instructional Salaries
108
Number of Employees

In 2020, Sul Ross State University paid a total of $6.56M to 108 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.6% of all salaries paid.

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

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
38 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
130 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sul Ross State University were Assistant professor with 38 employees; Professor with 27 employees; and Professor with 18 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sul Ross State University were Office and Administrative Support with 130 employees; Management with 38 employees; and Service with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sul Ross State University was Male Assistant professor with 23 employees, Male Professor with 17 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 15 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Sul Ross State University.

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