The University of the Arts

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$41,464

3.9% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$33,394

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

9.7%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

76.8%

1,616 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,917

95% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

61.2%

307 Graduates

About

The University of the Arts is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The University of the Arts were General Dance (67 degrees awarded), Other Film & Photographic Arts (36 degrees), and Illustration (29 degrees).

In 2016, 412 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of the Arts. 62.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (255 degrees), 4.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (53 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of the Arts is $41,464, which is $27,493 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of the Arts is $41,464, which is $27,493 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,394.

In 2016, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 81% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,464

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at The University of the Arts was $41,464. The cost of tuition at The University of the Arts is $27,493 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

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Average Net Price

$33,394

2016 Value

4.64%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 The University of the Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,394. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of The University of the Arts grew by 4.64%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,253

Room and Board

$3,893

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of the Arts was of $12,253 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $3,893. The cost of room and board increased by 3.1% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 32.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at The University of the Arts received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.11% with respect to 2015, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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9.7%

2015 Default Rate

62

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at The University of the Arts was 9.7%, which represents 62 out of the 639 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

The University of the Arts received 1,616 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.498% annual growth. Out of those 1,616 applicants, 1,241 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,917 students enrolled at The University of the Arts in 2016, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of the Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 32.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,241

Accepted Out of 1,616

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of the Arts was 76.8% (1,241 admissions from 1,616 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 73.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 0.498%, while admissions grew by 4.73%.

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SAT Scores

85%

Submission Percentage

349

Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at The University of the Arts in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of the Arts has a total enrollment of 1,917 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of the Arts is 1,821 students and the part-time enrollment is 96. This means that 95% of students enrolled at The University of the Arts are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The University of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.6% White, 13.7% Black or African American, 8.71% Hispanic or Latino, 4.8% Two or More Races, 2.61% Asian, 0.469% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.156% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of the Arts in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.3%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Black or African American Female (8.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (44.4%), followed by White Male (18.3%) and Black or African American Female (3.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,917 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of the Arts is 1,821 and the part-time enrollment is 96. This means that 95% of students enrolled at The University of the Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 70.8% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

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 The University of the Arts was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), The University of the Arts had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,161

  2. Black or African American

    262

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    167

The enrolled student population at The University of the Arts is 60.6% White, 13.7% Black or African American, 8.71% Hispanic or Latino, 4.8% Two or More Races, 2.61% Asian, 0.469% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.156% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, and 15.3% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2016, 104 more women than men received degrees from The University of the Arts. The majority of degree recipients at The University of the Arts are white (255 degrees awarded). There were 4.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (53 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of the Arts is General Dance (67 degrees awarded), followed by Other Film & Photographic Arts (36 degrees) and Illustration (29 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The University of the Arts, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (360 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (16 degrees), and Education (36 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 The University of the Arts are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,111,249 people), Secondary school teachers (376,344 people), Miscellaneous managers (344,937 people), Education administrators (327,497 people), and Postsecondary teachers (244,597 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (360 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (16 degrees), Education (36 degrees), Communications (0 degrees), and English (0 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 The University of the Arts are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Dental hygienists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at The University of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (360 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (16 degrees), Education (36 degrees), Communications (0 degrees), and English (0 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 The University of the Arts are Elementary & secondary schools (3,173,647 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (539,608 people), Hospitals (312,087 people), Computer Systems Design (211,671 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (194,388 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (360 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (16 degrees), Education (36 degrees), Communications (0 degrees), and English (0 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 67 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of the Arts was General Dance with 67 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 154

  2. 258

In 2016, 154 degrees were awarded to men at The University of the Arts, which is 0.597 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (258).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 19 degrees were awarded to men at The University of the Arts in Other Film & Photographic Arts, which is 1.12 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 53 degrees were awarded to women at The University of the Arts in General Dance, which is 3.79 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%

100% Completion Time

60%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 54% of students graduating from The University of the Arts completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of the Arts is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 2.61% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    255 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    53 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of the Arts is white (255 degrees awarded). There were 4.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (53 degrees).

5.34% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    158 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    97 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of the Arts is white female (158 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (97 degrees).

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Operations

The University of the Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $52.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.44M (2.72%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, The University of the Arts had a total expenditure of $70.8M. Of that $70.8M, they spent $27M on salaries and $70.8M on benefits.

The University of the Arts employs 46 Assistant professors, 43 Associate professors, and 23 Professors. Most academics at The University of the Arts are Male Assistant professors (26), Male Associate professors(24), and Female Assistant professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of the Arts are: Office and Administrative Support, with 59 employees, Management, with 44 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$52.9M

2015 Endowment

0.0514%

decline from 2014

The University of the Arts has an endowment valued at about $52.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of the Arts declined 0.0514% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $43.3M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $428k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, The University of the Arts received $428k 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

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$27M

Salary Expenditure

$70.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, The University of the Arts had a total expenditure of $70.8M. Of that $70.8M, they spent $27M on salaries and $70.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$27M

2015 Salaries

3.23%

decline from 2014

In 2015, The University of the Arts paid a median of $27M in salaries, which represents 38.2% of their overall expenditure ($70.8M) and a 3.23% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.193% growth from 2013 and a 8.01% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.52M (38.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.99M

Instructional Salaries

99

Number of Employees

In 2015, The University of the Arts paid a total of $5.99M to 99 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $639k (25.3%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

46 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

59 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of the Arts were Assistant professor with 46 employees; Associate professor with 43 employees; and Associate professor with 23 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of the Arts were Office and Administrative Support with 59 employees; Management with 44 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of the Arts was Male Assistant professor with 26 employees, Male Associate professor with 24 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 20 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at The University of the Arts.

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