Trine University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,990
2.04% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$24,686
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.9%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
78.9%
3,841 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,573
68.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
60.9%
318 Graduates

About

Trine University is a higher education institution located in Steuben County, IN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Trine University were CAD/CADD Drafting & Design Technology (51 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (43 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (41 degrees).

In 2020, 462 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Trine University. 36.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 63.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (358 degrees), 11.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (31 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Trine University is $32,990, which is $4,590 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Trine University is $32,990, which is $4,590 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,686.

In 2020, 53% of undergraduate students attending Trine University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,990
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Trine University was $32,990. The cost of tuition at Trine University is $4,590 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$24,686
2020 Value
6.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Trine University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,686. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Trine University grew by 6.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,955
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Trine University was of $8,955 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 3.47% 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

53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Trine University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 12.8% with respect to 2019, when 47% 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.
4.9%
2018 Default Rate
33
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Trine University was 4.9%, which represents 33 out of the 674 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

Trine University received 3,841 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.46% annual decline. Out of those 3,841 applicants, 3,032 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.9% acceptance rate.

There were 3,573 students enrolled at Trine University in 2020, and 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Trine University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,032
Accepted Out of 3,841

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Trine University was 78.9% (3,032 admissions from 3,841 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 81.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −5.46%, while admissions declined by −8.51%.

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SAT Scores

78%
Submission Percentage
489
Scores Submitted

78% of enrolled first-time students at Trine University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Trine University has a total enrollment of 3,573 students. The full-time enrollment at Trine University is 2,459 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,114. This means that 68.8% of students enrolled at Trine University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Trine University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.7% White, 6.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.97% Black or African American, 3.5% Two or More Races, 2.13% Asian, 0.168% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Trine University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (52.1%), followed by White Female (29.9%) and Black or African American Male (3.67%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.5%), followed by White Male (21.5%) and Two or More Races Female (2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Trine University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,573 students. The full-time enrollment at Trine University is 2,459 and the part-time enrollment is 1,114. This means that 68.8% of students enrolled at Trine University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
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 Trine University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Trine University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,846
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    218
  3. Black or African American
    142

The enrolled student population at Trine University is 79.7% White, 6.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.97% Black or African American, 3.5% Two or More Races, 2.13% Asian, 0.168% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 103 students (2.88%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 124 fewer women than men received degrees from Trine University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Trine University is white (358 degrees awarded). There were 11.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (31 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Trine University is CAD/CADD Drafting & Design Technology (51 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (43 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (41 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Trine University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (80 degrees awarded), Engineering (127 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (51 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 Trine University are Other managers (442,754 people), Physicians (409,523 people), Software developers (402,029 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (335,713 people), and Civil engineers (256,077 people).

The most specialized majors at Trine University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (80 degrees awarded), Engineering (127 degrees), Engineering Technologies (51 degrees), Protective Services (31 degrees), and Biology (24 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 Trine University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Trine University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (80 degrees awarded), Engineering (127 degrees), Engineering Technologies (51 degrees), Protective Services (31 degrees), and Biology (24 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Trine University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (560,434 people), Computer Systems Design (483,919 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (438,882 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (436,237 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (352,228 people).

The most specialized majors at Trine University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (80 degrees awarded), Engineering (127 degrees), Engineering Technologies (51 degrees), Protective Services (31 degrees), and Biology (24 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 41 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Trine University was CAD/CADD Drafting & Design Technology with 51 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

293
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
169
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 293 degrees were awarded to men at Trine University, which is 1.73 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (169).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Trine University in CAD/CADD Drafting & Design Technology, which is 9.2 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 26 degrees were awarded to women at Trine University in Physical Therapy, which is 3.25 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 48% of students graduating from Trine University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Trine University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate 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, 2.2% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    358 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    31 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Trine University is white (358 degrees awarded). There were 11.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (31 degrees).

6.71% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    223 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    135 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Trine University is white male (223 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (135 degrees).

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Operations

Trine University has an endowment valued at nearly $36.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.17M (3.24%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Trine University had a total salary expenditure of $61.9M. Trine University employs 54 Assistant professors, 37 Associate professors, and 16 Professors. Most academics at Trine University are Female Assistant professors (31), Male Associate professors(25), and Male Assistant professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Trine University are: Service, with 115 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 55 employees, and Management with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$36.1M
2020 Endowment
6.79%
decline from 2019

Trine University has an endowment valued at about $36.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Trine University declined 6.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.77M lower 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $431k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Trine University received $431k 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

$22.4M
2020 Salaries
3.44%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Trine University paid a median of $22.4M in salaries, which represents 36.1% of their overall expenditure ($61.9M) and a 3.44% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.17% growth from 2018 and a 7.39% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.97M
Instructional Salaries
126
Number of Employees

In 2020, Trine University paid a total of $8.97M to 126 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
54 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
115 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Trine University were Assistant professor with 54 employees; Associate professor with 37 employees; and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Trine University were Service with 115 employees; Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 55 employees; and Management with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Trine University was Female Assistant professor with 31 employees, Male Associate professor with 25 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 23 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Trine University.

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