Tuskegee University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$18,560

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$28,515

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

11.5%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

50%

10,342 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,851

96.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

45.8%

321 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 Biological Sciences (52 degrees awarded), General Psychology (47 degrees), and General Animal Sciences (42 degrees).

In 2016, 647 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tuskegee University. 57% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (541 degrees), 6.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (81 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tuskegee University is $18,560, which is $-1,600 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tuskegee University is $18,560, which is $-1,600 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,515.

In 2016, 33% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$18,560

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Tuskegee University was $18,560. The cost of tuition at Tuskegee University is $-1,600 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$28,515

2016 Value

0.0632%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Tuskegee University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,515. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Tuskegee University grew by 0.0632%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,104

Room and Board

$1,603

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tuskegee University was of $9,104 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,603. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 12.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

33%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

33% of undergraduate students at Tuskegee University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 45.9% with respect to 2015, 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%

2015 Default Rate

101

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Tuskegee University was 11.5%, which represents 101 out of the 876 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 10,342 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 37.4% annual growth. Out of those 10,342 applicants, 5,170 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50% acceptance rate.

There were 2,851 students enrolled at Tuskegee University in 2016, and 51% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tuskegee University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,170

Accepted Out of 10,342

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tuskegee University was 50% (5,170 admissions from 10,342 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 53%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 37.4%, while admissions grew by 29.7%.

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SAT Scores

51%

Submission Percentage

329

Scores Submitted

51% of enrolled first-time students at Tuskegee University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tuskegee University has a total enrollment of 2,851 students. The full-time enrollment at Tuskegee University is 2,750 students and the part-time enrollment is 101. This means that 96.5% of students enrolled at Tuskegee University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tuskegee University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71% Black or African American, 3.23% White, 1.33% Asian, 0.772% Hispanic or Latino, 0.0702% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Tuskegee University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (46.2%), followed by Black or African American Male (25.9%) and White Male (0.426%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (41.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (20.3%) and White Female (11.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tuskegee University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,851 students. The full-time enrollment at Tuskegee University is 2,750 and the part-time enrollment is 101. This means that 96.5% of students enrolled at Tuskegee University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

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 Tuskegee University was 70%. 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

    2,024

  2. White

    92

  3. Asian

    38

The enrolled student population at Tuskegee University is 71% Black or African American, 3.23% White, 1.33% Asian, 0.772% Hispanic or Latino, 0.0702% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

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, 662 students (23.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 91 more women than men received degrees from Tuskegee University. The majority of degree recipients at Tuskegee University are black or african american (541 degrees awarded). There were 6.68 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (81 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tuskegee University is General Biological Sciences (52 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (47 degrees) and General Animal Sciences (42 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 (57 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (17 degrees), and Engineering (110 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 Miscellaneous managers (533,065 people), Physicians & surgeons (420,445 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (361,643 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (306,083 people), and Civil engineers (236,220 people).

The most specialized majors at Tuskegee University are Agriculture (57 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (17 degrees), Engineering (110 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), and Biology (65 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 Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Tuskegee University are Agriculture (57 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (17 degrees), Engineering (110 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), and Biology (65 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 (558,255 people), Hospitals (529,691 people), Computer Systems Design (415,116 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (410,046 people), and Construction (305,021 people).

The most specialized majors at Tuskegee University are Agriculture (57 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (17 degrees), Engineering (110 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), and Biology (65 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. 52 degrees awarded

  2. 47 degrees awarded

  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tuskegee University was General Biological Sciences with 52 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 278

  2. 369

In 2016, 278 degrees were awarded to men at Tuskegee University, which is 0.753 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (369).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Tuskegee University in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, which is 3.88 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 53 degrees were awarded to women at Tuskegee University in Veterinary Medicine, which is 4.82 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%

100% Completion Time

47%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 21% of students graduating from Tuskegee University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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 (51.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tuskegee University is Male and Black or African American (51.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 19.6% of graduates (63 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

    541 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    81 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tuskegee University is black or african american (541 degrees awarded). There were 6.68 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (81 degrees).

12.5% of degree recipients (81 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    318 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    223 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tuskegee University is black or african american female (318 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (223 degrees).

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Operations

Tuskegee University has an endowment valued at nearly $120M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $863k (0.719%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Tuskegee University had a total expenditure of $154M. Of that $154M, they spent $31.9M on salaries and $154M on benefits.

Tuskegee University employs 97 Assistant professors, 54 Associate professors, and 49 Professors. Most academics at Tuskegee University are Male Assistant professors (66), Male Associate professors(34), and Female Assistant professors (31).

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

$120M

2015 Endowment

7.89%

decline from 2014

Tuskegee University has an endowment valued at about $120M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Tuskegee University declined 7.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $91.1M 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. $33.8M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Tuskegee University received $33.8M 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

Primary Expenses

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$31.9M

Salary Expenditure

$154M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Tuskegee University had a total expenditure of $154M. Of that $154M, they spent $31.9M on salaries and $154M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$31.9M

2015 Salaries

26.8%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Tuskegee University paid a median of $31.9M in salaries, which represents 20.7% of their overall expenditure ($154M) and a 26.8% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.18% decline from 2013 and a 6.14% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.5M

Instructional Salaries

254

Number of Employees

In 2015, Tuskegee University paid a total of $14.5M to 254 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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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 2016, 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 2016, 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tuskegee University was Male Assistant professor with 66 employees, Male Associate professor with 34 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 31 employees.

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

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