Transylvania University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,570
3.77% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$25,779
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.38%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
89.7%
1,782 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
946
99.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
75.5%
249 Graduates

About

Transylvania University is a higher education institution located in Fayette County, KY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Transylvania University were General Biological Sciences (32 degrees awarded), General Business (27 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (24 degrees).

In 2019, 272 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Transylvania University. 64.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (213 degrees), 9.26 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Transylvania University is $38,570, which is $11,290 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Transylvania University is $38,570, which is $11,290 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,779.

In 2019, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,570
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Transylvania University was $38,570. The cost of tuition at Transylvania University is $11,290 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$25,779
2019 Value
1.32%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Transylvania University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,779. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Transylvania University grew by 1.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,820
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Transylvania University was of $10,820 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 6.5% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Transylvania University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.01% with respect to 2018, when 99% 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.
4.38%
2017 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Transylvania University was 4.38%, which represents 11 out of the 251 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

Transylvania University received 1,782 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 7.22% annual growth. Out of those 1,782 applicants, 1,598 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.7% acceptance rate.

There were 946 students enrolled at Transylvania University in 2019, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Transylvania University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,598
Accepted Out of 1,782

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Transylvania University was 89.7% (1,598 admissions from 1,782 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 88.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 7.22%, while admissions grew by 8.27%.

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SAT Scores

10%
Submission Percentage
28
Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at Transylvania University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Transylvania University has a total enrollment of 946 students. The full-time enrollment at Transylvania University is 943 students and the part-time enrollment is 3. This means that 99.7% of students enrolled at Transylvania University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Transylvania University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.1% White, 5.5% Black or African American, 4.65% Two or More Races, 3.81% Hispanic or Latino, 2.33% Asian, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Transylvania University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.3%), followed by White Male (31.8%) and Black or African American Female (3.29%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Transylvania University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 946 students. The full-time enrollment at Transylvania University is 943 and the part-time enrollment is 3. This means that 99.7% of students enrolled at Transylvania University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2019 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 Transylvania University was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Transylvania University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    748
  2. Black or African American
    52
  3. Two or More Races
    44

The enrolled student population at Transylvania University is 79.1% White, 5.5% Black or African American, 4.65% Two or More Races, 3.81% Hispanic or Latino, 2.33% Asian, 0.211% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2019, 78 more women than men received degrees from Transylvania University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Transylvania University is white (213 degrees awarded). There were 9.26 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Transylvania University is General Biological Sciences (32 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (27 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (24 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Transylvania University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (19 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 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 Transylvania University are Secondary school teachers (144,240 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (143,035 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (133,276 people), Postsecondary teachers (129,876 people), and Other managers (121,629 people).

The most specialized majors at Transylvania University are Language & Linguistics (19 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Math & Statistics (13 degrees), and History (8 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 Transylvania University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Other financial specialists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Transylvania University are Language & Linguistics (19 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Math & Statistics (13 degrees), and History (8 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 Transylvania University are Elementary & secondary schools (375,831 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (240,526 people), Computer Systems Design (126,481 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (116,116 people), and Legal services (111,788 people).

The most specialized majors at Transylvania University are Language & Linguistics (19 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Math & Statistics (13 degrees), and History (8 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 Transylvania University.
Most Common
  1. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 27 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 24 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Transylvania University was General Biological Sciences with 32 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

97
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
175
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 97 degrees were awarded to men at Transylvania University, which is 0.554 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (175).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Transylvania University in General Business, which is 1.45 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 23 degrees were awarded to women at Transylvania University in General Biological Sciences, which is 2.56 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

69%
100% Completion Time
76%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 69% of students graduating from Transylvania University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 76% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Transylvania University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 4.42% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    213 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    23 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Transylvania University is white (213 degrees awarded). There were 9.26 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

4.41% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    138 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    75 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Transylvania University is white female (138 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (75 degrees).

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Operations

Transylvania University has an endowment valued at nearly $191M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $25M (13.1%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Transylvania University had a total salary expenditure of $40M. Transylvania University employs 32 Associate professors, 31 Professors, and 14 Assistant professors. Most academics at Transylvania University are Male Professors (22), Female Associate professors(20), and Male Associate professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Transylvania University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 55 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 32 employees, and Service with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$191M
2019 Endowment
9.5%
growth from 2018

Transylvania University has an endowment valued at about $191M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Transylvania University grew 9.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $151M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $28k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Transylvania University received $28k 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

$16.2M
2019 Salaries
3.21%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Transylvania University paid a median of $16.2M in salaries, which represents 40.5% of their overall expenditure ($40M) and a 3.21% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.52% growth from 2017 and a 4.2% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.69M
Instructional Salaries
83
Number of Employees

In 2019, Transylvania University paid a total of $5.69M to 83 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
32 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
55 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Transylvania University were Associate professor with 32 employees; Professor with 31 employees; and Professor with 14 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Transylvania University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 55 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees; and Service with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Transylvania University was Male Professor with 22 employees, Female Associate professor with 20 employees, and Male Associate professor with 12 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Transylvania University.

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