Union College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,330
2.97% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,824
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
15.8%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
54.7%
1,357 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,140
83.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
26.7%
55 Graduates

About

Union College is a higher education institution located in Knox County, KY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Union College were General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees awarded), Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (30 degrees), and Sport & Fitness Management (19 degrees).

In 2019, 376 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Union College. 62.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (303 degrees), 20.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Union College is $26,330, which is $4,304 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Union College is $26,330, which is $4,304 more 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 $17,824.

In 2019, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,330
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Union College was $26,330. The cost of tuition at Union College is $4,304 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$17,824
2019 Value
2.17%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Union College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,824. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Union College grew by 2.17%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,475
Room and Board
$1,470
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Union College was of $7,475 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,470. The cost of room and board increased by 1.01% 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

77%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Union College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 12.5% with respect to 2018, when 88% 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.
15.8%
2017 Default Rate
66
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Union College was 15.8%, which represents 66 out of the 418 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

Union College received 1,357 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 11.8% annual decline. Out of those 1,357 applicants, 742 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,140 students enrolled at Union College in 2019, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Union College has an overall enrollment yield of 22.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
742
Accepted Out of 1,357

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Union College was 54.7% (742 admissions from 1,357 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 56.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −11.8%, while admissions declined by −14.4%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Union College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Union College has a total enrollment of 1,140 students. The full-time enrollment at Union College is 955 students and the part-time enrollment is 185. This means that 83.8% of students enrolled at Union College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Union College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.7% White, 12.2% Black or African American, 3.16% Two or More Races, 2.11% Hispanic or Latino, 0.526% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.439% Asian, and 0.175% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Union College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.2%), followed by White Male (27%) and Black or African American Male (11.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.1%), followed by White Male (23.5%) and Black or African American Female (5.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Union College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,140 students. The full-time enrollment at Union College is 955 and the part-time enrollment is 185. This means that 83.8% of students enrolled at Union College are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
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 Union College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Union College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    817
  2. Black or African American
    139
  3. Two or More Races
    36

The enrolled student population at Union College is 71.7% White, 12.2% Black or African American, 3.16% Two or More Races, 2.11% Hispanic or Latino, 0.526% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.439% Asian, and 0.175% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 13 students (1.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 96 more women than men received degrees from Union College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Union College is white (303 degrees awarded). There were 20.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Union College is General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees awarded), followed by Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (30 degrees) and Sport & Fitness Management (19 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Union College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees awarded), Education (112 degrees), and History (5 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 Union College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,547,866 people), Registered nurses (1,425,274 people), Secondary school teachers (587,013 people), Education administrators (291,778 people), and Postsecondary teachers (222,753 people).

The most specialized majors at Union College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees awarded), Education (112 degrees), History (5 degrees), Math & Statistics (5 degrees), and Health (88 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 Union College are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Union College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees awarded), Education (112 degrees), History (5 degrees), Math & Statistics (5 degrees), and Health (88 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 Union College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,048,293 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,603,968 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (460,629 people), Outpatient care centers (293,371 people), and Offices of physicians (263,321 people).

The most specialized majors at Union College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees awarded), Education (112 degrees), History (5 degrees), Math & Statistics (5 degrees), and Health (88 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 Union College.

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Union College was General Business Administration & Management with 32 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

140
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
236
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 140 degrees were awarded to men at Union College, which is 0.593 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (236).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Union College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.92 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 27 degrees were awarded to women at Union College in Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing, which is 9 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 21% of students graduating from Union College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Union College is Female and Asian (100% 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    303 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Union College is white (303 degrees awarded). There were 20.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (15 degrees).

1.06% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    216 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    87 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Union College is white female (216 degrees awarded). There were 2.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (87 degrees).

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Operations

Union College has an endowment valued at nearly $24M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.39M (14.1%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Union College had a total salary expenditure of $21.1M. Union College employs 15 Associate professors, 15 Assistant professors, and 14 Professors. Most academics at Union College are Male Associate professors (11), Male Professors(10), and Female Assistant professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 53 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 30 employees, and Management with 24 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$24M
2019 Endowment
6.02%
growth from 2018

Union College has an endowment valued at about $24M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Union College grew 6.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.5M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $890k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Union College received $890k 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

$9.29M
2019 Salaries
23.2%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Union College paid a median of $9.29M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($21.1M) and a 23.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.6% growth from 2017 and a 6.93% 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

$2.39M
Instructional Salaries
51
Number of Employees

In 2019, Union College paid a total of $2.39M to 51 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.8% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
15 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
53 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Union College were Associate professor with 15 employees; Assistant professor with 15 employees; and Assistant professor with 14 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees; and Management with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Union College was Male Associate professor with 11 employees, Male Professor with 10 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Union College.

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