Union College (181738)

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$21,456

2.52% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$20,863

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.67%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

63.5%

1,811 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

895

87.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

41.6%

64 Graduates

About

Union College (181738) is a higher education institution located in Lancaster County, NE. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Union College (181738) were Registered Nursing (34 degrees awarded), General Biomedical Sciences (17 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees).

In 2016, 204 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Union College (181738). 59.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (128 degrees), 4.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Union College (181738) is $21,456, which is $-2,959 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Union College (181738) is $21,456, which is $-2,959 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,863.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 74% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,456

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Union College (181738) was $21,456. The cost of tuition at Union College (181738) is $-2,959 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$20,863

2016 Value

0.37%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Union College (181738) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,863. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Union College (181738) grew by 0.37%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,700

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Union College (181738) was of $7,700 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 10% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Union College (181738) received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 94% 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.

5.67%

2015 Default Rate

14

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Union College (181738) was 5.67%, which represents 14 out of the 247 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 (181738) received 1,811 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 33.1% annual growth. Out of those 1,811 applicants, 1,150 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.5% acceptance rate.

There were 895 students enrolled at Union College (181738) in 2016, and 31% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Union College (181738) has an overall enrollment yield of 13.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,150

Accepted Out of 1,811

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Union College (181738) was 63.5% (1,150 admissions from 1,811 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 56.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 33.1%, while admissions grew by 50.5%.

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SAT Scores

31%

Submission Percentage

48

Scores Submitted

31% of enrolled first-time students at Union College (181738) in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Union College (181738) has a total enrollment of 895 students. The full-time enrollment at Union College (181738) is 786 students and the part-time enrollment is 109. This means that 87.8% of students enrolled at Union College (181738) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Union College (181738), both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.4% White, 18.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.37% Black or African American, 5.47% Two or More Races, 4.02% Asian, 0.894% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.112% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Union College (181738) in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.7%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (62.5%), followed by White Male (19.3%) and Two or More Races Female (5.68%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Union College (181738), both undergraduate and graduate, is 895 students. The full-time enrollment at Union College (181738) is 786 and the part-time enrollment is 109. This means that 87.8% of students enrolled at Union College (181738) are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

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 Union College (181738) was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Union College (181738) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    496

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    167

  3. Black or African American

    57

The enrolled student population at Union College (181738) is 55.4% White, 18.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.37% Black or African American, 5.47% Two or More Races, 4.02% Asian, 0.894% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.112% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 13 students (1.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 38 more women than men received degrees from Union College (181738). The majority of degree recipients at Union College (181738) are white (128 degrees awarded). There were 4.57 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Union College (181738) is Registered Nursing (34 degrees awarded), followed by General Biomedical Sciences (17 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Union College (181738), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (5 degrees awarded), Biology (19 degrees), and Health (80 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 Union College (181738) are Registered nurses (1,318,709 people), Physicians & surgeons (501,245 people), Miscellaneous managers (284,761 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (231,188 people), and Social workers (231,183 people).

The most specialized majors at Union College (181738) are Theology (5 degrees awarded), Biology (19 degrees), Health (80 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (8 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (9 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Union College (181738) are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Union College (181738) are Theology (5 degrees awarded), Biology (19 degrees), Health (80 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (8 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (9 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 (181738) are Hospitals (1,919,364 people), Elementary & secondary schools (555,776 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (463,170 people), Offices of physicians (327,012 people), and Outpatient care centers (308,297 people).

The most specialized majors at Union College (181738) are Theology (5 degrees awarded), Biology (19 degrees), Health (80 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (8 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (9 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 (181738).

Most Common

  1. 34 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Union College (181738) was Registered Nursing with 34 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 83

  2. 121

In 2016, 83 degrees were awarded to men at Union College (181738), which is 0.686 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (121).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Union College (181738) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.17 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 30 degrees were awarded to women at Union College (181738) in Registered Nursing, which is 7.5 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%

100% Completion Time

50%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 27% of students graduating from Union College (181738) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Union College (181738) is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 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

    128 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    28 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Union College (181738) is white (128 degrees awarded). There were 4.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

1.47% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    77 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    51 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Union College (181738) is white female (77 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (51 degrees).

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Operations

Union College (181738) has an endowment valued at nearly $20.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $246k (1.22%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Union College (181738) had a total expenditure of $24.6M. Of that $24.6M, they spent $9.09M on salaries and $24.6M on benefits.

Union College (181738) employs 23 Assistant professors, 20 Associate professors, and 16 Professors. Most academics at Union College (181738) are Female Assistant professors (15), Female Associate professors(12), and Male Professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union College (181738) are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 19 employees, Management, with 14 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$20.2M

2015 Endowment

22.7%

growth from 2014

Union College (181738) has an endowment valued at about $20.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Union College (181738) grew 22.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.4M 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. $158k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Union College (181738) received $158k 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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$9.09M

Salary Expenditure

$24.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Union College (181738) had a total expenditure of $24.6M. Of that $24.6M, they spent $9.09M on salaries and $24.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$9.09M

2015 Salaries

3.56%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Union College (181738) paid a median of $9.09M in salaries, which represents 36.9% of their overall expenditure ($24.6M) and a 3.56% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.42% growth from 2013 and a 2.21% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.48M

Instructional Salaries

61

Number of Employees

In 2015, Union College (181738) paid a total of $3.48M to 61 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

23 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

19 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Union College (181738) were Assistant professor with 23 employees; Associate professor with 20 employees; and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union College (181738) were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees; Management with 14 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Union College (181738) was Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, Female Associate professor with 12 employees, and Male Professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Union College (181738).

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