Tribal Colleges

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,320
6.75% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,504
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
92.8%
432 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
16,057
55.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
19.8%
356 Graduates

About

Tribal Colleges is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Tribal Colleges were General Business Administration & Management (93 degrees awarded), Native American Studies (47 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (46 degrees).

In 2019, 2,765 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tribal Colleges. 66.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was american indian or alaska native (2,213 degrees), 5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (443 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tribal Colleges is $3,320, which is $6,760 less than than the national median of $10,080. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $3,426, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $11,159 less than than the national median $14,585.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Tribal Colleges is $3,320, which is $6,724 less than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,150. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $3,426, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $11,159 less than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,585.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,504.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,320
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Tribal Colleges was $3,426, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, which was $3,426. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Tribal Colleges is $11,159 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,585, and the in-state tuition is $6,724 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,150.

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Average Net Price

$7,504
2019 Value
9.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Tribal Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,504. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Tribal Colleges grew by 9.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,005
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tribal Colleges was of $7,005 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 0.828% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 7.72% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78.5%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
22%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78.5% of undergraduate students at Tribal Colleges received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.88% with respect to 2018, when 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Tribal Colleges received 432 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 9.05% annual decline. Out of those 432 applicants, 401 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.8% acceptance rate.

There were 16,057 students enrolled at Tribal Colleges in 2019, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tribal Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 62.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
401
Accepted Out of 432

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tribal Colleges was 92.8% (401 admissions from 432 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 80.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −9.05%, while admissions grew by 4.97%.

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage
9
Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at Tribal Colleges in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tribal Colleges has a total enrollment of 16,057 students. The full-time enrollment at Tribal Colleges is 8,906 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,151. This means that 55.5% of students enrolled at Tribal Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tribal Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, 14.4% White, 1.84% Hispanic or Latino, 1.75% Two or More Races, 1.1% Black or African American, 0.349% Asian, and 0.162% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tribal Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly American Indian or Alaska Native Female (53%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Male (34%) and White Female (5.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly American Indian or Alaska Native Female (34%), followed by White Female (25.5%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Male (12.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tribal Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,057 students. The full-time enrollment at Tribal Colleges is 8,906 and the part-time enrollment is 7,151. This means that 55.5% of students enrolled at Tribal Colleges are enrolled full-time.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
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 Tribal Colleges was 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (50%), Tribal Colleges had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. American Indian or Alaska Native
    12,786
  2. White
    2,306
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    296

The enrolled student population at Tribal Colleges is 79.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, 14.4% White, 1.84% Hispanic or Latino, 1.75% Two or More Races, 1.1% Black or African American, 0.349% Asian, and 0.162% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates.

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, 108 students (0.673%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 903 more women than men received degrees from Tribal Colleges. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Tribal Colleges is american indian or alaska native (2,213 degrees awarded). There were 5 times more american indian or alaska native graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (443 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tribal Colleges is General Business Administration & Management (93 degrees awarded), followed by Native American Studies (47 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (46 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Tribal Colleges, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (145 degrees awarded), Construction (142 degrees), and Transportation (97 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 Tribal Colleges are Social workers, all other (154,176 people), Other managers (73,385 people), Construction managers (42,265 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (33,666 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (33,105 people).

The most specialized majors at Tribal Colleges are Cultural & Gender Studies (145 degrees awarded), Construction (142 degrees), Transportation (97 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (83 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (113 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 Tribal Colleges are Elementary & secondary schools (104,828 people), Individual & family services (100,725 people), Construction (99,850 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (64,771 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (60,980 people).

The most specialized majors at Tribal Colleges are Cultural & Gender Studies (145 degrees awarded), Construction (142 degrees), Transportation (97 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (83 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (113 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 Tribal Colleges.
Most Common
  1. 93 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 47 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 46 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tribal Colleges was General Business Administration & Management with 93 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

931
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,834
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 931 degrees were awarded to men at Tribal Colleges, which is 0.508 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,834).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 74 degrees were awarded to men at Tribal Colleges in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.433 times less than the 171 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 197 degrees were awarded to women at Tribal Colleges in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.81 times more than the 70 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8.5%
100% Completion Time
13.5%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 8.5% of students graduating from Tribal Colleges completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 13.5% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 18% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tribal Colleges is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all , 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, 0.281% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. American Indian or Alaska Native
    2,213 degrees awarded
  2. White
    443 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tribal Colleges is american indian or alaska native (2,213 degrees awarded). There were 5 times more american indian or alaska native recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (443 degrees).

0.181% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    1,485 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native Male
    728 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    289 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tribal Colleges is american indian or alaska native female (1,485 degrees awarded). There were 2.04 times more american indian or alaska native female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native male (728 degrees).

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Operations

Tribal Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $2.53M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.56M (378%), compared to the 6.93% average return ($175k on $2.53M) across all .

In 2019, Tribal Colleges had a total salary expenditure of $9.63M. Tribal Colleges employs 551 Instructors, 117 Assistant professors, and 101 No academic ranks. Most academics at Tribal Colleges are Male Instructors (283), Female Instructors(268), and Female Assistant professors (61).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tribal Colleges are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 485 employees, Management, with 455 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 404 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.53M
2019 Endowment
3.41%
growth from 2018

Tribal Colleges have a median endowment valued at about $2.53M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Tribal Colleges grew 3.41% from the previous year.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Tribal Colleges Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $174M - Federal
  2. $4.9M - State
  3. $4.64M - Local

As of 2019, Tribal Colleges received $174M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.9M from state grants and contracts, and $4.64M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.95M
2019 Salaries
0.206%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Tribal Colleges paid a median of $3.95M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($9.63M) and a 0.206% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.23% decline from 2017 and a 8.6% growth from 2016.

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Instructional Salaries

$43.1M
Instructional Salaries
838
Number of Employees

In 2019, Tribal Colleges paid a total of $43.1M to 838 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.3% of all salaries paid.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
551 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
485 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tribal Colleges were Instructor with 551 employees; Assistant professor with 117 employees; and Assistant professor with 101 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tribal Colleges were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 485 employees; Management with 455 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 404 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tribal Colleges was Male Instructor with 283 employees, Female Instructor with 268 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 61 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Tribal Colleges.

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