Tribal Colleges

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,120

4% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$6,813

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

92.3%

505 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

16,857

59.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

20.9%

458 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 (96 degrees awarded), Native American Studies (60 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (48 degrees).

In 2016, 2,725 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tribal Colleges. 65.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were american indian or alaska native (2,178 degrees), 5.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (419 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tribal Colleges is $3,120, which is $7,890 less than than the national median of $11,010. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $3,240, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $10,728 less than than the national median $13,968.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $3,120, which is $7,800 less than than the national median in-state tuition of $11,040. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $3,240, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $10,728 less than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $13,968.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,813.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,120

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Tribal Colleges was $3,240, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, which was $3,240. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Tribal Colleges is $10,728 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $13,968, and the in-state tuition is $7,800 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $11,040.

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Average Net Price

$6,813

2016 Value

3.35%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Tribal Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,813. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Tribal Colleges grew by 3.35%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,700

Room and Board

$1,147

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tribal Colleges was of $6,700 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,147. The cost of room and board increased by 1.52% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 14.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Tribal Colleges received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 7.59% with respect to 2015, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Tribal Colleges received 505 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 11% annual growth. Out of those 505 applicants, 466 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.3% acceptance rate.

There were 16,857 students enrolled at Tribal Colleges in 2016, and 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tribal Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 54.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

466

Accepted Out of 505

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tribal Colleges was 92.3% (466 admissions from 505 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 78.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 11%, while admissions grew by 30.2%.

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SAT Scores

6%

Submission Percentage

13

Scores Submitted

6% of enrolled first-time students at Tribal Colleges in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tribal Colleges has a total enrollment of 16,857 students. The full-time enrollment at Tribal Colleges is 10,007 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,850. This means that 59.4% of students enrolled at Tribal Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tribal Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, 16.5% White, 1.98% Hispanic or Latino, 1.59% Two or More Races, 0.967% Black or African American, 0.445% Asian, and 0.16% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tribal Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority American Indian or Alaska Native Female (52.2%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Male (34.2%) and White Female (5.55%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority American Indian or Alaska Native Female (32.1%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Male (25.9%) and White Female (17.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tribal Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,857 students. The full-time enrollment at Tribal Colleges is 10,007 and the part-time enrollment is 6,850. This means that 59.4% of students enrolled at Tribal Colleges are enrolled full-time compared with 59.4% at similar Tribal Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%

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 Tribal Colleges was 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Tribal Colleges (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

    13,114

  2. White

    2,777

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    333

The enrolled student population at Tribal Colleges is 77.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, 16.5% White, 1.98% Hispanic or Latino, 1.59% Two or More Races, 0.967% Black or African American, 0.445% Asian, and 0.16% 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 Tribal Colleges is 77.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, 16.5% White, and 1.98% 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, 87 students (0.516%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 835 more women than men received degrees from Tribal Colleges. The majority of degree recipients at Tribal Colleges are american indian or alaska native (2,178 degrees awarded). There were 5.2 times more american indian or alaska native graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (419 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tribal Colleges is General Business Administration & Management (96 degrees awarded), followed by Native American Studies (60 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (48 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 (186 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (60 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 Elementary & middle school teachers (83,950 people), Miscellaneous managers (81,790 people), Construction managers (32,491 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (30,809 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (23,499 people).

The most specialized majors at Tribal Colleges are Cultural & Gender Studies (145 degrees awarded), Construction (186 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (60 degrees), Transportation (58 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (542 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 Tribal Colleges are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Marketing & sales managers, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Tribal Colleges are Cultural & Gender Studies (145 degrees awarded), Construction (186 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (60 degrees), Transportation (58 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (542 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 (134,537 people), Construction (87,066 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (57,638 people), Hospitals (40,229 people), and Air transportation (36,603 people).

The most specialized majors at Tribal Colleges are Cultural & Gender Studies (145 degrees awarded), Construction (186 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (60 degrees), Transportation (58 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (542 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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tribal Colleges was General Business Administration & Management with 96 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 945

  2. 1,780

In 2016, 945 degrees were awarded to men at Tribal Colleges, which is 0.531 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,780).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 91 degrees were awarded to men at Tribal Colleges in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.558 times less than the 163 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 163 degrees were awarded to women at Tribal Colleges in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.79 times more than the 91 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%

100% Completion Time

17%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 17% of students graduating from Tribal Colleges completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 17% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Tribal Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (62.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tribal Colleges is Male and Hispanic or Latino (62.5% graduation rate). Across all Tribal 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, 0% of graduates (0 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

    2,178 degrees awarded

  2. White

    419 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tribal Colleges is american indian or alaska native (2,178 degrees awarded). There were 5.2 times more american indian or alaska native recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (419 degrees).

0.0367% of degree recipients (1 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

    1,400 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native Male

    778 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    306 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tribal Colleges is american indian or alaska native female (1,400 degrees awarded). There were 1.8 times more american indian or alaska native female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native male (778 degrees).

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Operations

Tribal Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $2.87M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-7.79M (-271%), compared to the 1.34% average return ($38.6k on $2.87M) across all Tribal Colleges.

In 2015, Tribal Colleges had a total expenditure of $9.43M. Of that $9.43M, they spent $3.38M on salaries and $9.43M on benefits.

Tribal Colleges employs 707 Instructors, 93 No academic ranks, and 49 Assistant professors. Most academics at Tribal Colleges are Female Instructors (355), Male Instructors(352), and Male No academic ranks (56).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tribal Colleges are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 589 employees, Management, with 450 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 424 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.87M

2015 Endowment

3.86%

growth from 2014

Tribal Colleges has an endowment valued at about $2.87M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Tribal Colleges grew 3.86% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $0 approximately the same as than the median endowment of Tribal 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 Tribal Colleges Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $181M - Federal

  2. $7.27M - State

  3. $4.46M - Local

As of 2015, Tribal Colleges received $181M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.27M from state grants and contracts, and $4.46M 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.

$3.38M

Salary Expenditure

$9.43M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Tribal Colleges had a total expenditure of $9.43M. Of that $9.43M, they spent $3.38M on salaries and $9.43M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Tribal Colleges as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$3.38M

2015 Salaries

3.97%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Tribal Colleges paid a median of $3.38M in salaries, which represents 35.9% of their overall expenditure ($9.43M) and a 3.97% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.77% decline from 2013 and a 3.88% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Tribal Colleges is 3.48M (36.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42M

Instructional Salaries

882

Number of Employees

In 2015, Tribal Colleges paid a total of $42M to 882 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.03M (30.3%) for similar Tribal Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

707 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

589 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tribal Colleges were Instructor with 707 employees; No academic rank with 93 employees; and No academic rank with 49 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tribal Colleges were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 589 employees; Management with 450 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 424 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Male No academic rank

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tribal Colleges was Female Instructor with 355 employees, Male Instructor with 352 employees, and Male No academic rank with 56 employees.

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

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