Sul Ross State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,560

8.57% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,095

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

18.9%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

92.2%

887 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,944

52.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

23.3%

77 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 (68 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (52 degrees), and General Psychology (35 degrees).

In 2016, 622 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sul Ross State University. 61.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (415 degrees), 2.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (171 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sul Ross State University is $4,560, which is $-15,600 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Sul Ross State University is $4,560, which is $-15,600 less 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 $14,095.

In 2016, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,560

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Sul Ross State University was $4,560. The cost of tuition at Sul Ross State University is $-15,600 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$14,095

2016 Value

12.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Sul Ross State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,095. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Sul Ross State University grew by 12.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,185

Room and Board

$1,366

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sul Ross State University was of $8,185 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,366. The cost of room and board decreased by 8.51% 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

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Sul Ross State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, 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.

18.9%

2015 Default Rate

163

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Sul Ross State University was 18.9%, which represents 163 out of the 863 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Sul Ross State University received 887 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 22.4% annual decline. Out of those 887 applicants, 818 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,944 students enrolled at Sul Ross State University in 2016, and 64% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Sul Ross State University has an overall enrollment yield of 37.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

818

Accepted Out of 887

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Sul Ross State University was 92.2% (818 admissions from 887 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 80%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -224%, while admissions declined by -105%.

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SAT Scores

64%

Submission Percentage

172

Scores Submitted

64% of enrolled first-time students at Sul Ross State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Sul Ross State University has a total enrollment of 2,944 students. The full-time enrollment at Sul Ross State University is 1,538 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,406. This means that 52.2% 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 62.3% Hispanic or Latino, 28% White, 6.59% Black or African American, 1.19% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.476% Asian, 0.136% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Sul Ross State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (34.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (26%) and White Female (13.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (31.9%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and White Female (19.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

52.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sul Ross State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,944 students. The full-time enrollment at Sul Ross State University is 1,538 and the part-time enrollment is 1,406. This means that 52.2% of students enrolled at Sul Ross State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%

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 Sul Ross State University was 60%. 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

    1,834

  2. White

    825

  3. Black or African American

    194

The enrolled student population at Sul Ross State University is 62.3% Hispanic or Latino, 28% White, 6.59% Black or African American, 1.19% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.476% Asian, 0.136% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. 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.

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Graduates

In 2016, 138 more women than men received degrees from Sul Ross State University. The majority of degree recipients at Sul Ross State University are hispanic or latino (415 degrees awarded). There were 2.43 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (171 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Sul Ross State University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (68 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (52 degrees) and General Psychology (35 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 (23 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (68 degrees), and Agriculture (25 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 (166,760 people), Miscellaneous managers (155,429 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (101,962 people), Postsecondary teachers (77,732 people), and Physicians & surgeons (61,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Sul Ross State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (23 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (68 degrees), Agriculture (25 degrees), History (24 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 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 Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Sul Ross State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (23 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (68 degrees), Agriculture (25 degrees), History (24 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 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 (300,972 people), Hospitals (191,937 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (181,966 people), Legal services (87,126 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (75,782 people).

The most specialized majors at Sul Ross State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (23 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (68 degrees), Agriculture (25 degrees), History (24 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 68 degrees awarded

  2. 52 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Sul Ross State University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 68 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 242

  2. 380

In 2016, 242 degrees were awarded to men at Sul Ross State University, which is 0.637 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (380).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Sul Ross State University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.69 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 61 degrees were awarded to women at Sul Ross State University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 8.71 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%

100% Completion Time

26%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 14% 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, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Sul Ross State University is Female and Two or More Races (33.3% 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, 1.3% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    415 degrees awarded

  2. White

    171 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sul Ross State University is hispanic or latino (415 degrees awarded). There were 2.43 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (171 degrees).

0.804% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    273 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    142 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    89 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Sul Ross State University is hispanic or latino female (273 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (142 degrees).

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Operations

Sul Ross State University has an endowment valued at nearly $17.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-998k (-5.83%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Sul Ross State University had a total expenditure of $55.1M. Of that $55.1M, they spent $22.1M on salaries and $55.1M on benefits.

Sul Ross State University employs 38 Professors, 36 Assistant professors, and 23 Lecturers. Most academics at Sul Ross State University are Male Professors (24), Male Assistant professors(21), and Female Assistant professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sul Ross State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 135 employees, Management, with 45 employees, and Service with 39 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$17.1M

2015 Endowment

6.81%

decline from 2014

Sul Ross State University has an endowment valued at about $17.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Sul Ross State University declined 6.81% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.8M 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. $5.36M - Federal

  2. $1.18M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Sul Ross State University received $5.36M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.18M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$22.1M

Salary Expenditure

$55.1M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Sul Ross State University had a total expenditure of $55.1M. Of that $55.1M, they spent $22.1M on salaries and $55.1M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$22.1M

2015 Salaries

3.78%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Sul Ross State University paid a median of $22.1M in salaries, which represents 40.2% of their overall expenditure ($55.1M) and a 3.78% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.41% growth from 2013 and a 0.434% 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

$6.74M

Instructional Salaries

122

Number of Employees

In 2015, Sul Ross State University paid a total of $6.74M to 122 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.4% 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

38 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

135 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sul Ross State University were Professor with 38 employees; Assistant professor with 36 employees; and Assistant professor with 23 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sul Ross State University were Office and Administrative Support with 135 employees; Management with 45 employees; and Service with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sul Ross State University was Male Professor with 24 employees, Male Assistant professor with 21 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 15 employees.

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