Union College (181738)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,920
3.85% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,462
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.81%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
98.8%
940 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
694
78.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
55.5%
76 Graduates

About

Union College (181738) is a higher education institution located in Lancaster County, NE. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Union College (181738) were General Biomedical Sciences (40 degrees awarded), Occupational Therapist Assistant (11 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (5 degrees).

In 2022, 242 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Union College (181738). 60.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (148 degrees), 3.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Union College (181738) is $25,920, which is $−2,410 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Union College (181738) is $25,920, which is $−2,410 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,462.

In 2022, 88% of undergraduate students attending Union College (181738) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$25,920
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Union College (181738) was $25,920. The cost of tuition at Union College (181738) is $−2,410 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$23,462
2022 Value
5.11%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Union College (181738) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,462. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Union College (181738) grew by 5.11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,605
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Union College (181738) was of $8,605 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.82% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Union College (181738) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.22% with respect to 2021, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.81%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Union College (181738) was 1.81%, which represents 4 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 940 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 30.2% annual growth. Out of those 940 applicants, 929 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 98.8% acceptance rate.

There were 694 students enrolled at Union College (181738) in 2022. 20% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Union College (181738) has an overall enrollment yield of 9.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

98.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
929
Accepted Out of 940

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Union College (181738) was 98.8% (929 admissions from 940 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 98.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 30.2%, while admissions grew by 30.7%..

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SAT Scores

20%
Submission Percentage (2022)
18
Scores Submitted (2022)

20% of enrolled first-time students at Union College (181738) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Union College (181738) had a total enrollment of 694 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Union College (181738) is 546 students and the part-time enrollment is 148. This means that 78.7% of students enrolled at Union College (181738) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Union College (181738), both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.9% White, 21.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.48% Black or African American, 5.62% Asian, 2.88% Two or More Races, 0.576% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.144% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Union College (181738) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.1%), followed by White Male (19.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (79.1%), followed by White Male (11.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.65%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Union College (181738) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 694 students. The full-time enrollment at Union College (181738) is 546 and the part-time enrollment is 148. This means that 78.7% of students enrolled at Union College (181738) are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2022 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 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Union College (181738) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    381 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    149 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    45 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Union College (181738) is 54.9% White, 21.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.48% Black or African American, 5.62% Asian, 2.88% Two or More Races, 0.576% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.144% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 52 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 (148 degrees awarded). There were 3.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Union College (181738) is General Biomedical Sciences (40 degrees awarded), followed by Occupational Therapist Assistant (11 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (5 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Biology (52 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (14 degrees), and Health (89 degrees).

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 (1,488,063 people), Physicians (511,377 people), Other managers (285,218 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (250,593 people), and Postsecondary teachers (250,344 people).

The most specialized majors at Union College (181738) in 2022 are Biology (52 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (14 degrees), Health (89 degrees), Theology (2 degrees), and History (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Union College (181738) are Biology (52 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (14 degrees), Health (89 degrees), Theology (2 degrees), and History (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (1,990,793 people), Elementary & secondary schools (690,808 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (578,143 people), Offices of physicians (409,280 people), and Outpatient care centers (347,678 people).

The most specialized majors at Union College (181738) are Biology (52 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (14 degrees), Health (89 degrees), Theology (2 degrees), and History (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 37 degrees awarded
  2. 25 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Union College (181738) was Registered Nursing with 37 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

95
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
147
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 95 degrees were awarded to men at Union College (181738), which is 0.646 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (147).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Union College (181738) in General Biomedical Sciences, which is 0.625 times less than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Union College (181738) in General Biomedical Sciences, which is 1.6 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 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, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Union College (181738) is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.32% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    148 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    43 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Union College (181738) is white (148 degrees awarded). There were 3.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    97 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    51 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Union College (181738) is white female (97 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 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 $29.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.902%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Union College (181738) had a total salary expenditure of 27.5M. Union College (181738) employs 21 Assistant professors, 19 Associate professors and 11 Professors. Most academics at Union College (181738) are Female Assistant professor (14), Female Associate professor (12), and Male Associate professor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union College (181738) are: Management, with 19 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 13 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 13 employees.

Endowment

$29.8M
2022 Endowment
6.34%
decline from 2021

Union College (181738) has an endowment valued at about $29.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Union College (181738) declined 6.34% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.5M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.2M
2022 Salaries
2.67%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Union College (181738) paid a median of $11.2M in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($27.5M) and a 2.67% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.9M
Instructional Salaries
59
Number of Employees

In 2022, Union College (181738) paid a total of $3.9M to 59 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
21 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Union College (181738) were Assistant professor with 21 employees, Associate professor with 19 employees, and Professor with 11 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union College (181738) were Management with 19 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 13 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Union College (181738) was Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, Female Associate professor with 12 employees, and Male Associate professor with 7 employees.

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

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