Tuskegee University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$19,594
2% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$33,420
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.5%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
51.7%
10,750 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,876
93.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
42.4%
277 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 Mechanical Engineering (49 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (38 degrees), and General Animal Sciences (29 degrees).

In 2019, 560 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tuskegee University. 63.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (400 degrees), 2.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (141 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tuskegee University is $19,594, which is $−2,432 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tuskegee University is $19,594, which is $−2,432 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,420.

In 2019, 23% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$19,594
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Tuskegee University was $19,594. The cost of tuition at Tuskegee University is $−2,432 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$33,420
2019 Value
3.81%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Tuskegee University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,420. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Tuskegee University grew by 3.81%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,754
Room and Board
$1,656
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tuskegee University was of $9,754 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,656. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

23%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
36%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

23% of undergraduate students at Tuskegee University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 62.3% with respect to 2018, when 61% 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.
11.5%
2017 Default Rate
97
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Tuskegee University was 11.5%, which represents 97 out of the 846 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 10,750 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 9.15% annual decline. Out of those 10,750 applicants, 5,561 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,876 students enrolled at Tuskegee University in 2019, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tuskegee University has an overall enrollment yield of 9.46%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
5,561
Accepted Out of 10,750

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tuskegee University was 51.7% (5,561 admissions from 10,750 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 51.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −9.15%, while admissions declined by −9.31%.

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SAT Scores

57%
Submission Percentage
298
Scores Submitted

57% of enrolled first-time students at Tuskegee University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tuskegee University has a total enrollment of 2,876 students. The full-time enrollment at Tuskegee University is 2,686 students and the part-time enrollment is 190. This means that 93.4% of students enrolled at Tuskegee University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tuskegee University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.7% Black or African American, 2.29% Hispanic or Latino, 1.88% White, 1.56% Two or More Races, 0.939% Asian, 0.487% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.487% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Tuskegee University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (59%), followed by Black or African American Male (30%) and Two or More Races Male (0.887%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (38.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (13.2%) and White Female (6.94%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tuskegee University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,876 students. The full-time enrollment at Tuskegee University is 2,686 and the part-time enrollment is 190. This means that 93.4% of students enrolled at Tuskegee University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
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 Tuskegee University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Tuskegee University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    2,379
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    66
  3. White
    54

The enrolled student population at Tuskegee University is 82.7% Black or African American, 2.29% Hispanic or Latino, 1.88% White, 1.56% Two or More Races, 0.939% Asian, 0.487% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.487% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 156 more women than men received degrees from Tuskegee University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Tuskegee University is black or african american (400 degrees awarded). There were 2.84 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (141 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tuskegee University is Mechanical Engineering (49 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (38 degrees) and General Animal Sciences (29 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 (51 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (9 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (14 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 Software developers (448,130 people), Other managers (381,956 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (350,595 people), Civil engineers (278,655 people), and Mechanical engineers (206,334 people).

The most specialized majors at Tuskegee University are Agriculture (51 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (9 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), Engineering (92 degrees), and Physical Sciences (21 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 Tuskegee University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Tuskegee University are Agriculture (51 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (9 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), Engineering (92 degrees), and Physical Sciences (21 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 (588,433 people), Computer Systems Design (460,845 people), Construction (341,147 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (337,899 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (173,086 people).

The most specialized majors at Tuskegee University are Agriculture (51 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (9 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), Engineering (92 degrees), and Physical Sciences (21 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. 49 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 38 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 29 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tuskegee University was Mechanical Engineering with 49 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

202
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
358
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 202 degrees were awarded to men at Tuskegee University, which is 0.564 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (358).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Tuskegee University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 2.71 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 41 degrees were awarded to women at Tuskegee University in Veterinary Medicine, which is 5.13 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 28% of students graduating from Tuskegee University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (61.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tuskegee University is Female and Black or African American (61.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 1.08% of graduates (3 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
    400 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    141 degrees awarded
  3. White
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tuskegee University is black or african american (400 degrees awarded). There were 2.84 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (141 degrees).

25.2% of degree recipients (141 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    276 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    124 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tuskegee University is black or african american female (276 degrees awarded). There were 2.23 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (124 degrees).

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Operations

Tuskegee University has an endowment valued at nearly $129M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.37M (6.48%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Tuskegee University had a total salary expenditure of $125M. Tuskegee University employs 86 Assistant professors, 83 Associate professors, and 52 Professors. Most academics at Tuskegee University are Male Associate professors (44), Female Assistant professors(44), and Male Assistant professors (42).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tuskegee University are: Management, with 123 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 94 employees, and Service with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$129M
2019 Endowment
1.81%
growth from 2018

Tuskegee University has an endowment valued at about $129M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Tuskegee University grew 1.81% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $90.7M 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. $34M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Tuskegee University received $34M 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

$45.5M
2019 Salaries
1.73%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Tuskegee University paid a median of $45.5M in salaries, which represents 36.4% of their overall expenditure ($125M) and a 1.73% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.76% growth from 2017 and a 5.54% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.9M
Instructional Salaries
236
Number of Employees

In 2019, Tuskegee University paid a total of $17.9M to 236 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
86 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
123 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tuskegee University were Assistant professor with 86 employees; Associate professor with 83 employees; and Associate professor with 52 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tuskegee University were Management with 123 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 94 employees; and Service with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tuskegee University was Male Associate professor with 44 employees, Female Assistant professor with 44 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 42 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Tuskegee University.

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