Union College (181738)

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,520
3.7% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$22,831
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.52%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
92.8%
671 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
770
92.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
50.3%
73 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 (33 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (19 degrees), and General Biomedical Sciences (12 degrees).

In 2019, 207 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Union College (181738). 65.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (125 degrees), 3.21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (39 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Union College (181738) is $23,520, which is $−3,760 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Union College (181738) is $23,520, which is $−3,760 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,831.

In 2019, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 78% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,520
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Union College (181738) was $23,520. The cost of tuition at Union College (181738) is $−3,760 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$22,831
2019 Value
0.466%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Union College (181738) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,831. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Union College (181738) grew by 0.466%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,150
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Union College (181738) was of $8,150 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.88% 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

98%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Union College (181738) received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.08% with respect to 2018, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.52%
2017 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Union College (181738) was 4.52%, which represents 10 out of the 221 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 671 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.19% annual decline. Out of those 671 applicants, 623 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.8% acceptance rate.

There were 770 students enrolled at Union College (181738) in 2019, and 33% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Union College (181738) has an overall enrollment yield of 20.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
623
Accepted Out of 671

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Union College (181738) was 92.8% (623 admissions from 671 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 96.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −2.19%, while admissions declined by −5.46%.

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SAT Scores

33%
Submission Percentage
42
Scores Submitted

33% of enrolled first-time students at Union College (181738) in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Union College (181738) has a total enrollment of 770 students. The full-time enrollment at Union College (181738) is 713 students and the part-time enrollment is 57. This means that 92.6% of students enrolled at Union College (181738) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Union College (181738), both undergraduate and graduate, is 53% White, 21.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.18% Black or African American, 5.32% Asian, 3.38% Two or More Races, 0.649% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.13% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Union College (181738) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.5%), followed by White Male (17.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (64.4%), followed by White Male (22.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Union College (181738), both undergraduate and graduate, is 770 students. The full-time enrollment at Union College (181738) is 713 and the part-time enrollment is 57. This means that 92.6% of students enrolled at Union College (181738) are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 (181738) was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Union College (181738) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    408
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    168
  3. Black or African American
    63

The enrolled student population at Union College (181738) is 53% White, 21.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.18% Black or African American, 5.32% Asian, 3.38% Two or More Races, 0.649% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.13% 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% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 12 students (1.56%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 65 more women than men received degrees from Union College (181738). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Union College (181738) is white (125 degrees awarded). There were 3.21 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (39 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Union College (181738) is Registered Nursing (33 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (19 degrees) and General Biomedical Sciences (12 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 (18 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (3 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 Physicians (463,080 people), Postsecondary teachers (245,461 people), Other managers (187,970 people), Other Physical Scientists (161,331 people), and Secondary school teachers (156,917 people).

The most specialized majors at Union College (181738) are Theology (5 degrees awarded), Biology (18 degrees), Language & Linguistics (3 degrees), Math & Statistics (4 degrees), and Physical Sciences (4 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 (181738) are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Dentists, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Union College (181738) are Theology (5 degrees awarded), Biology (18 degrees), Language & Linguistics (3 degrees), Math & Statistics (4 degrees), and Physical Sciences (4 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 Union College (181738) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (501,578 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (498,314 people), Elementary & secondary schools (363,565 people), Offices of physicians (235,463 people), and Scientific research & development services (191,397 people).

The most specialized majors at Union College (181738) are Theology (5 degrees awarded), Biology (18 degrees), Language & Linguistics (3 degrees), Math & Statistics (4 degrees), and Physical Sciences (4 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. 33 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 19 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 12 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Union College (181738) was Registered Nursing with 33 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

71
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
136
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 71 degrees were awarded to men at Union College (181738), which is 0.522 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (136).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Union College (181738) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.938 times less than the 16 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 (181738) in Registered Nursing, which is 4.5 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 32% of students graduating from Union College (181738) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Union College (181738) is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 1.37% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    125 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Union College (181738) is white (125 degrees awarded). There were 3.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (39 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    79 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    46 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Union College (181738) is white female (79 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (46 degrees).

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Operations

Union College (181738) has an endowment valued at nearly $22.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $319k (1.42%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Union College (181738) had a total salary expenditure of $26.4M. Union College (181738) employs 27 Assistant professors, 17 Professors, and 14 Associate professors. Most academics at Union College (181738) are Male Assistant professors (14), Female Assistant professors(13), and Male Professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union College (181738) are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 22 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 18 employees, and Management with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.4M
2019 Endowment
2.54%
growth from 2018

Union College (181738) has an endowment valued at about $22.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Union College (181738) grew 2.54% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.3M 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. $141k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Union College (181738) received $141k 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

$11.9M
2019 Salaries
28.5%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Union College (181738) paid a median of $11.9M in salaries, which represents 45.2% of their overall expenditure ($26.4M) and a 28.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.58% decline from 2017 and a 8.83% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.78M
Instructional Salaries
61
Number of Employees

In 2019, Union College (181738) paid a total of $3.78M to 61 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
27 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
22 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Union College (181738) were Assistant professor with 27 employees; Professor with 17 employees; and Professor with 14 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union College (181738) were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 18 employees; and Management with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Union College (181738) was Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Male Professor with 10 employees.

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

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