Tribal Colleges

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,320
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$7,301
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
78.9%
356 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
15,217
51.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
19.4%
326 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 (108 degrees awarded), Native American Studies (41 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (40 degrees).

In 2020, 2,452 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tribal Colleges. 66% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was american indian or alaska native (2,009 degrees), 6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (335 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tribal Colleges is $3,320, which is $6,701 less than than the national median of $10,021. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $3,510, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $11,025 less than than the national median $14,535.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Tribal Colleges is $3,320, which is $6,690 less than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,200. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $3,510, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $11,025 less than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,535.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,301.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,320
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Tribal Colleges was $3,510, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, which was $3,510. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Tribal Colleges is $11,025 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,535, and the in-state tuition is $6,690 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,200.

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Average Net Price

$7,301
2020 Value
2.71%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Tribal Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,301. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Tribal Colleges grew by 2.71%.

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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

$7,020
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tribal Colleges was of $7,020 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 0.214% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80.5%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
22.5%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80.5% of undergraduate students at Tribal Colleges received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.55% with respect to 2019, when 78.5% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Tribal Colleges received 356 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 17.6% annual decline. Out of those 356 applicants, 281 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.9% acceptance rate.

There were 15,217 students enrolled at Tribal Colleges in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tribal Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 68%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
281
Accepted Out of 356

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tribal Colleges was 78.9% (281 admissions from 356 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 92.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −17.6%, while admissions declined by −29.9%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Tribal Colleges in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tribal Colleges has a total enrollment of 15,217 students. The full-time enrollment at Tribal Colleges is 7,826 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,391. This means that 51.4% of students enrolled at Tribal Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tribal Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 14.6% White, 1.99% Two or More Races, 1.91% Hispanic or Latino, 0.927% Black or African American, 0.309% Asian, and 0.158% 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 (58%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Male (29.2%) and White Female (5.53%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly American Indian or Alaska Native Female (41.6%), followed by White Female (21.8%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Male (9.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

51.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tribal Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,217 students. The full-time enrollment at Tribal Colleges is 7,826 and the part-time enrollment is 7,391. This means that 51.4% of students enrolled at Tribal Colleges are enrolled full-time compared with 51.4% at similar Tribal Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
2020 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
    12,044
  2. White
    2,229
  3. Two or More Races
    303

The enrolled student population at Tribal Colleges is 79.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 14.6% White, 1.99% Two or More Races, 1.91% Hispanic or Latino, 0.927% Black or African American, 0.309% Asian, and 0.158% 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 79.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 14.6% White, and 1.99% Two or More Races.

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, 122 students (0.802%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 786 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 (2,009 degrees awarded). There were 6 times more american indian or alaska native graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (335 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tribal Colleges is General Business Administration & Management (108 degrees awarded), followed by Native American Studies (41 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (40 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 (100 degrees awarded), Transportation (85 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (72 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 (100 degrees awarded), Transportation (85 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (72 degrees), Construction (82 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (129 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 (100 degrees awarded), Transportation (85 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (72 degrees), Construction (82 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (129 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. 108 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 40 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tribal Colleges was General Business Administration & Management with 108 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

833
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,619
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 833 degrees were awarded to men at Tribal Colleges, which is 0.515 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,619).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Tribal Colleges in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.382 times less than the 178 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 178 degrees were awarded to women at Tribal Colleges in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.62 times more than the 68 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10.5%
100% Completion Time
15%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 10.5% of students graduating from Tribal Colleges completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 15% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 17.5% 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 Sex

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 Tribal Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.307% 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
    2,009 degrees awarded
  2. White
    335 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tribal Colleges is american indian or alaska native (2,009 degrees awarded). There were 6 times more american indian or alaska native recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (335 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    1,314 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native Male
    695 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    237 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Tribal Colleges is american indian or alaska native female (1,314 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more american indian or alaska native female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native male (695 degrees).

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Operations

Tribal Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.32M (111%), compared to the 3.29% average return ($98.8k on $3M) across all Tribal Colleges.

In 2020, Tribal Colleges had a total salary expenditure of $10.5M. Tribal Colleges employs 517 Instructors, 125 Assistant professors, and 110 No academic ranks. Most academics at Tribal Colleges are Female Instructors (262), Male Instructors(255), and Female Assistant professors (66).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tribal Colleges are: Management, with 425 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 418 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 404 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3M
2020 Endowment
18.6%
growth from 2019

Tribal Colleges has an endowment valued at about $3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Tribal Colleges grew 18.6% 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. $178M - Federal
  2. $4.63M - State
  3. $3.79M - Local

As of 2020, Tribal Colleges received $178M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.63M from state grants and contracts, and $3.79M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.94M
2020 Salaries
0.119%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Tribal Colleges paid a median of $3.94M in salaries, which represents 37.4% of their overall expenditure ($10.5M) and a 0.119% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.206% decline from 2018 and a 9.23% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Tribal Colleges is 3.94M (37.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$44.3M
Instructional Salaries
822
Number of Employees

In 2020, Tribal Colleges paid a total of $44.3M to 822 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $918k (23.3%) for similar Tribal Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
517 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
425 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tribal Colleges were Instructor with 517 employees; Assistant professor with 125 employees; and Assistant professor with 110 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tribal Colleges were Management with 425 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 418 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 404 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tribal Colleges was Female Instructor with 262 employees, Male Instructor with 255 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 66 employees.

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

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