Tuskegee University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$19,210

3.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$30,847

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.5%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

50.3%

10,960 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,289

94.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

51.9%

417 Graduates

About

Tuskegee University is a higher education institution located in Macon County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Tuskegee University were General Animal Sciences (50 degrees awarded), General Psychology (49 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (45 degrees).

In 2017, 666 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tuskegee University. 62% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (483 degrees), 4.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (120 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tuskegee University is $19,210, which is $-1,523 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tuskegee University is $19,210, which is $-1,523 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,847.

In 2017, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$19,210

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Tuskegee University was $19,210. The cost of tuition at Tuskegee University is $-1,523 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$30,847

2017 Value

8.18%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Tuskegee University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,847. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Tuskegee University grew by 8.18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,320

Room and Board

$1,603

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tuskegee University was of $9,320 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,603. The cost of room and board increased by 2.37% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Tuskegee University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 93.9% with respect to 2016, when 33% 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.

13.5%

2016 Default Rate

115

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Tuskegee University was 13.5%, which represents 115 out of the 850 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

Tuskegee University received 10,960 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.98% annual growth. Out of those 10,960 applicants, 5,515 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,289 students enrolled at Tuskegee University in 2017, and 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tuskegee University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,515

Accepted Out of 10,960

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tuskegee University was 50.3% (5,515 admissions from 10,960 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 50%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.98%, while admissions grew by 6.67%.

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SAT Scores

28%

Submission Percentage

216

Scores Submitted

28% of enrolled first-time students at Tuskegee University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tuskegee University has a total enrollment of 3,289 students. The full-time enrollment at Tuskegee University is 3,113 students and the part-time enrollment is 176. This means that 94.6% of students enrolled at Tuskegee University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tuskegee University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80% Black or African American, 1.03% Asian, 0.943% Hispanic or Latino, 0.699% White, 0.395% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.122% Two or More Races, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tuskegee University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (52.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (27.6%) and Asian Male (0.625%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (51.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (32.5%) and Asian Male (1.53%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tuskegee University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,289 students. The full-time enrollment at Tuskegee University is 3,113 and the part-time enrollment is 176. This means that 94.6% of students enrolled at Tuskegee University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

2017 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 Tuskegee University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Tuskegee University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    2,630

  2. Asian

    34

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    31

The enrolled student population at Tuskegee University is 80% Black or African American, 1.03% Asian, 0.943% Hispanic or Latino, 0.699% White, 0.395% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.122% Two or More Races, 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 160 more women than men received degrees from Tuskegee University. The majority of degree recipients at Tuskegee University are black or african american (483 degrees awarded). There were 4.03 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (120 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tuskegee University is General Animal Sciences (50 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (49 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (45 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Tuskegee University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (81 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (19 degrees), and Human Sciences (32 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 Tuskegee University are Other managers (358,042 people), Software developers (347,761 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (301,017 people), Civil engineers (231,219 people), and Mechanical engineers (172,576 people).

The most specialized majors at Tuskegee University are Agriculture (81 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (19 degrees), Human Sciences (32 degrees), Engineering (99 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (13 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at Tuskegee University are Agriculture (81 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (19 degrees), Human Sciences (32 degrees), Engineering (99 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (13 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 Tuskegee University are Architectural, engineering & related services (523,759 people), Computer Systems Design (400,263 people), Construction (296,926 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (224,550 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (196,496 people).

The most specialized majors at Tuskegee University are Agriculture (81 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (19 degrees), Human Sciences (32 degrees), Engineering (99 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (13 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 Tuskegee University.

Most Common

  1. 50 degrees awarded

  2. 49 degrees awarded

  3. 45 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tuskegee University was General Animal Sciences with 50 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 253

  2. 413

In 2017, 253 degrees were awarded to men at Tuskegee University, which is 0.613 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (413).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Tuskegee University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 2.22 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 54 degrees were awarded to women at Tuskegee University in Veterinary Medicine, which is 2.84 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

45%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% of students graduating from Tuskegee University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (55.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tuskegee University is Male and Black or African American (55.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 4.8% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    483 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    120 degrees awarded

  3. White

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tuskegee University is black or african american (483 degrees awarded). There were 4.03 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (120 degrees).

18% of degree recipients (120 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    321 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    162 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tuskegee University is black or african american female (321 degrees awarded). There were 1.98 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (162 degrees).

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Operations

Tuskegee University has an endowment valued at nearly $122M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $14.1M (11.5%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Tuskegee University had a total salary expenditure of $125M. Tuskegee University employs 97 Assistant professors, 54 Associate professors, and 49 Professors. Most academics at Tuskegee University are Male Assistant professors (64), Male Associate professors(34), and Female Assistant professors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tuskegee University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 98 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 72 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 56 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$122M

2017 Endowment

8.89%

growth from 2016

Tuskegee University has an endowment valued at about $122M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Tuskegee University grew 8.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $88.9M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $30.2M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Tuskegee University received $30.2M 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

$42.7M

2017 Salaries

5.54%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Tuskegee University paid a median of $42.7M in salaries, which represents 34.2% of their overall expenditure ($125M) and a 5.54% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 41.5% growth from 2015 and a 26.8% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.8M

Instructional Salaries

263

Number of Employees

In 2017, Tuskegee University paid a total of $12.8M to 263 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

97 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

98 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tuskegee University were Assistant professor with 97 employees; Associate professor with 54 employees; and Associate professor with 49 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tuskegee University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 98 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 72 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 56 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tuskegee University was Male Assistant professor with 64 employees, Male Associate professor with 34 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 33 employees.

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