Union College (196866)

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$58,956
3.7% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$37,630
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.4%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
41.3%
7,622 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,047
99.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
85.8%
489 Graduates

About

Union College (196866) is a higher education institution located in Schenectady County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Union College (196866) were General Economics (78 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (46 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (45 degrees).

In 2020, 567 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Union College (196866). 49.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (386 degrees), 7.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (53 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Union College (196866) is $58,956, which is $30,556 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Union College (196866) is $58,956, which is $30,556 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $37,630.

In 2020, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$58,956
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Union College (196866) was $58,956. The cost of tuition at Union College (196866) is $30,556 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$37,630
2020 Value
4.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Union College (196866) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,630. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Union College (196866) grew by 4.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,656
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Union College (196866) was of $10,656 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board decreased by 10.2% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Union College (196866) received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.5% with respect to 2019, when 80% 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.
1.4%
2018 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Union College (196866) was 1.4%, which represents 5 out of the 356 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 (196866) received 7,622 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 25.2% annual growth. Out of those 7,622 applicants, 3,145 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 41.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,047 students enrolled at Union College (196866) in 2020, and 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Union College (196866) has an overall enrollment yield of 14.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

41.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,145
Accepted Out of 7,622

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Union College (196866) was 41.3% (3,145 admissions from 7,622 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 42.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 25.2%, while admissions grew by 20.4%.

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SAT Scores

52%
Submission Percentage
240
Scores Submitted

52% of enrolled first-time students at Union College (196866) in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Union College (196866) has a total enrollment of 2,047 students. The full-time enrollment at Union College (196866) is 2,030 students and the part-time enrollment is 17. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Union College (196866) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Union College (196866), both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.1% White, 9.53% Hispanic or Latino, 5.91% Asian, 4.54% Black or African American, 3.22% Two or More Races, 0.195% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Union College (196866) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (37.4%), followed by White Female (30.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Union College (196866), both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,047 students. The full-time enrollment at Union College (196866) is 2,030 and the part-time enrollment is 17. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Union College (196866) are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
2020 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 (196866) was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Union College (196866) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,395
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    195
  3. Asian
    121

The enrolled student population at Union College (196866) is 68.1% White, 9.53% Hispanic or Latino, 5.91% Asian, 4.54% Black or African American, 3.22% Two or More Races, 0.195% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 8 students (0.391%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 7 fewer women than men received degrees from Union College (196866). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Union College (196866) is white (386 degrees awarded). There were 7.28 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (53 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Union College (196866) is General Economics (78 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (46 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (45 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Union College (196866), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (31 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (145 degrees), and Biology (86 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 (196866) are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (428,695 people), Physicians (424,116 people), Other managers (350,919 people), Postsecondary teachers (243,822 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (213,755 people).

The most specialized majors at Union College (196866) are Language & Linguistics (31 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (145 degrees), Biology (86 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), and History (15 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 (196866) are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Union College (196866) are Language & Linguistics (31 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (145 degrees), Biology (86 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), and History (15 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 (196866) are Elementary & secondary schools (584,909 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (563,078 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (540,732 people), Legal services (329,926 people), and Computer Systems Design (240,224 people).

The most specialized majors at Union College (196866) are Language & Linguistics (31 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (145 degrees), Biology (86 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), and History (15 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 (196866).
Most Common
  1. 78 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 46 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 45 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Union College (196866) was General Economics with 78 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

287
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
280
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 287 degrees were awarded to men at Union College (196866), which is 1.02 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (280).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Union College (196866) in General Economics, which is 2.71 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 27 degrees were awarded to women at Union College (196866) in General Biological Sciences, which is 3.86 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

83%
100% Completion Time
87%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 83% of students graduating from Union College (196866) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 87% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 87% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (94.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Union College (196866) is Female and Hispanic or Latino (94.1% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
    386 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    53 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Union College (196866) is white (386 degrees awarded). There were 7.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (53 degrees).

0.705% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    193 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    193 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Union College (196866) is white male (193 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (193 degrees).

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Operations

Union College (196866) has an endowment valued at nearly $478M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $22.1M (4.62%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Union College (196866) had a total salary expenditure of $131M. Union College (196866) employs 77 Professors, 59 Associate professors, and 32 Assistant professors. Most academics at Union College (196866) are Male Professors (47), Male Associate professors(34), and Female Professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union College (196866) are: Service, with 201 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 84 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 76 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$478M
2020 Endowment
1.64%
growth from 2019

Union College (196866) has an endowment valued at about $478M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Union College (196866) grew 1.64% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $438M higher 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.17M - Federal
  2. $634k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Union College (196866) received $2.17M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $634k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$57.4M
2020 Salaries
0.0637%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Union College (196866) paid a median of $57.4M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($131M) and a 0.0637% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.78% growth from 2018 and a 9.63% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.9M
Instructional Salaries
216
Number of Employees

In 2020, Union College (196866) paid a total of $21.9M to 216 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
77 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
201 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Union College (196866) were Professor with 77 employees; Associate professor with 59 employees; and Associate professor with 32 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union College (196866) were Service with 201 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 84 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 76 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Union College (196866) was Male Professor with 47 employees, Male Associate professor with 34 employees, and Female Professor with 30 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Union College (196866).

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