The University of the Arts

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$43,100

3.95% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$39,322

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.29%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

74%

1,714 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,860

96.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

62%

263 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 (68 degrees awarded), General Music Performance (46 degrees), and Illustration (46 degrees).

In 2017, 478 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of the Arts. 63% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (307 degrees), 6.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (46 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of the Arts is $43,100, which is $29,100 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of the Arts is $43,100, which is $29,100 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $39,322.

In 2017, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 80% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$43,100

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at The University of the Arts was $43,100. The cost of tuition at The University of the Arts is $29,100 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$39,322

2017 Value

17.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 The University of the Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $39,322. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of The University of the Arts grew by 17.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,585

Room and Board

$3,998

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of the Arts was of $14,585 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $3,998. The cost of room and board increased by 19% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

80%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at The University of the Arts received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 97% 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.

8.29%

2016 Default Rate

44

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at The University of the Arts was 8.29%, which represents 44 out of the 531 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 1,714 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 6.06% annual growth. Out of those 1,714 applicants, 1,269 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74% acceptance rate.

There were 1,860 students enrolled at The University of the Arts in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of the Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 32.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,269

Accepted Out of 1,714

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of the Arts was 74% (1,269 admissions from 1,714 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 76.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 6.06%, while admissions grew by 2.26%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at The University of the Arts in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of the Arts has a total enrollment of 1,860 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of the Arts is 1,789 students and the part-time enrollment is 71. This means that 96.2% 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 57.6% White, 15.8% Black or African American, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.66% Two or More Races, 2.26% Asian, 0.376% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.161% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of the Arts in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.5%), followed by White Male (22%) and Black or African American Female (10.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (44.1%), followed by White Male (18.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,860 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of the Arts is 1,789 and the part-time enrollment is 71. This means that 96.2% of students enrolled at The University of the Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

2017 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 82%. 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

    1,072

  2. Black or African American

    294

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    188

The enrolled student population at The University of the Arts is 57.6% White, 15.8% Black or African American, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.66% Two or More Races, 2.26% Asian, 0.376% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.161% 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 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 124 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 (307 degrees awarded). There were 6.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (46 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of the Arts is General Dance (68 degrees awarded), followed by General Music Performance (46 degrees) and Illustration (46 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 (420 degrees awarded), Education (43 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (10 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 (2,050,230 people), Secondary school teachers (363,352 people), Education administrators (294,407 people), Postsecondary teachers (217,009 people), and Other managers (207,348 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (420 degrees awarded), Education (43 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (10 degrees), and English (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 The University of the Arts are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at The University of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (420 degrees awarded), Education (43 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (10 degrees), and English (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 The University of the Arts are Elementary & secondary schools (3,035,665 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (438,170 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (243,945 people), Computer Systems Design (164,821 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (125,810 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (420 degrees awarded), Education (43 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (10 degrees), and English (5 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 68 degrees awarded

  2. 46 degrees awarded

  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of the Arts was General Dance with 68 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 177

  2. 301

In 2017, 177 degrees were awarded to men at The University of the Arts, which is 0.588 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (301).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 29 degrees were awarded to men at The University of the Arts in General Music Performance, which is 1.71 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 57 degrees were awarded to women at The University of the Arts in General Dance, which is 5.18 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%

100% Completion Time

63%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 58% 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, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of the Arts is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 10.6% of graduates (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    307 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    46 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of the Arts is white (307 degrees awarded). There were 6.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (46 degrees).

3.56% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    191 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    116 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of the Arts is white female (191 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (116 degrees).

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Operations

The University of the Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $53.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.32M (9.99%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, The University of the Arts had a total salary expenditure of $73.5M. The University of the Arts employs 44 Associate professors, 42 Assistant professors, and 20 Professors. Most academics at The University of the Arts are Male Associate professors (26), Male Assistant professors(21), and Female Assistant professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of the Arts are: Office and Administrative Support, with 60 employees, Management, with 45 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 45 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$53.3M

2017 Endowment

8.26%

growth from 2016

The University of the Arts has an endowment valued at about $53.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of the Arts grew 8.26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $43.2M 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. $432k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, The University of the Arts received $432k 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

Salary Expenditure

$28M

2017 Salaries

1.46%

growth from 2016

In 2017, The University of the Arts paid a median of $28M in salaries, which represents 38.2% of their overall expenditure ($73.5M) and a 1.46% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.18% growth from 2015 and a 3.23% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.64M

Instructional Salaries

106

Number of Employees

In 2017, The University of the Arts paid a total of $6.64M to 106 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.02M (18.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

44 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

60 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of the Arts were Associate professor with 44 employees; Assistant professor with 42 employees; and Assistant professor with 20 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of the Arts were Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees; Management with 45 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of the Arts was Male Associate professor with 26 employees, Male Assistant professor with 21 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 21 employees.

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