Transylvania University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$34,370

4.25% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$23,685

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.64%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

94.8%

1,216 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

963

99% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

74.6%

226 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 Business (33 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (26 degrees), and Accounting (24 degrees).

In 2016, 304 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Transylvania University. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (246 degrees), 14.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Transylvania University is $34,370, which is $9,955 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Transylvania University is $34,370, which is $9,955 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,685.

In 2016, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,370

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Transylvania University was $34,370. The cost of tuition at Transylvania University is $9,955 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$23,685

2016 Value

1.83%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Transylvania University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,685. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Transylvania University grew by 1.83%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,560

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Transylvania University was of $9,560 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.8% 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

99%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Transylvania University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.02% with respect to 2015, when 98% 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.

2.64%

2015 Default Rate

7

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Transylvania University was 2.64%, which represents 7 out of the 265 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 1,216 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 20.9% annual decline. Out of those 1,216 applicants, 1,153 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.8% acceptance rate.

There were 963 students enrolled at Transylvania University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Transylvania University has an overall enrollment yield of 21%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,153

Accepted Out of 1,216

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Transylvania University was 94.8% (1,153 admissions from 1,216 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 92.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -209%, while admissions declined by -191%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Transylvania University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Transylvania University has a total enrollment of 963 students. The full-time enrollment at Transylvania University is 953 students and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 99% 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, 6.23% Hispanic or Latino, 3.84% Black or African American, 3.43% Two or More Races, 1.35% Asian, 0.104% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Transylvania University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (46.9%), followed by White Male (32.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.25%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Transylvania University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 963 students. The full-time enrollment at Transylvania University is 953 and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 99% of students enrolled at Transylvania University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

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 Transylvania University was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    762

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    60

  3. Black or African American

    37

The enrolled student population at Transylvania University is 79.1% White, 6.23% Hispanic or Latino, 3.84% Black or African American, 3.43% Two or More Races, 1.35% Asian, 0.104% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 22 students (2.28%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 74 more women than men received degrees from Transylvania University. The majority of degree recipients at Transylvania University are white (246 degrees awarded). There were 14.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Transylvania University is General Business (33 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (26 degrees) and Accounting (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 (29 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), and Biology (36 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Transylvania University are Physicians & surgeons (414,802 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (222,593 people), Miscellaneous managers (199,152 people), Postsecondary teachers (197,626 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (144,961 people).

The most specialized majors at Transylvania University are Language & Linguistics (29 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Biology (36 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), and History (7 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 Transylvania University are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Credit counselors & loan officers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Transylvania University are Language & Linguistics (29 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Biology (36 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), and History (7 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 Hospitals (538,785 people), Elementary & secondary schools (404,815 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (391,451 people), Offices of physicians (172,317 people), and Legal services (121,721 people).

The most specialized majors at Transylvania University are Language & Linguistics (29 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Biology (36 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), and History (7 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 33 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Transylvania University was General Business with 33 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 115

  2. 189

In 2016, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Transylvania University, which is 0.608 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (189).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Transylvania University in General Business, which is 1.54 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 18 degrees were awarded to women at Transylvania University in General Biological Sciences, which is 2.25 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%

100% Completion Time

70%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 63% of students graduating from Transylvania University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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 Transylvania University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 1.77% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    246 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    17 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Transylvania University is white (246 degrees awarded). There were 14.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (17 degrees).

5.59% 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

    151 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    95 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Transylvania University is white female (151 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (95 degrees).

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Operations

Transylvania University has an endowment valued at nearly $166M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.42M (3.27%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Transylvania University had a total expenditure of $38.8M. Of that $38.8M, they spent $16.2M on salaries and $38.8M on benefits.

Transylvania University employs 33 Associate professors, 30 Professors, and 19 Assistant professors. Most academics at Transylvania University are Male Professors (20), Female Associate professors(18), and Male Associate professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Transylvania University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 43 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 38 employees, and Management with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$166M

2015 Endowment

1.73%

decline from 2014

Transylvania University has an endowment valued at about $166M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Transylvania University declined 1.73% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $132M 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. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Transylvania University received $0 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

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$16.2M

Salary Expenditure

$38.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Transylvania University had a total expenditure of $38.8M. Of that $38.8M, they spent $16.2M on salaries and $38.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$16.2M

2015 Salaries

7.79%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Transylvania University paid a median of $16.2M in salaries, which represents 41.8% of their overall expenditure ($38.8M) and a 7.79% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.75% decline from 2013 and a 6.73% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.78M

Instructional Salaries

88

Number of Employees

In 2015, Transylvania University paid a total of $5.78M to 88 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

33 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

43 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Transylvania University were Associate professor with 33 employees; Professor with 30 employees; and Professor with 19 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Transylvania University were Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 38 employees; and Management with 33 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Transylvania University was Male Professor with 20 employees, Female Associate professor with 18 employees, and Male Associate professor with 15 employees.

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

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