Union College (196866)

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$51,225

3.4% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$38,621

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.58%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

36.9%

6,648 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,203

96.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

87%

482 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 (101 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (57 degrees), and General Psychology (56 degrees).

In 2016, 646 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Union College (196866). 48.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (471 degrees), 10.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (46 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Union College (196866) is $51,225, which is $26,810 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Union College (196866) is $51,225, which is $26,810 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $38,621.

In 2016, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$51,225

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Union College (196866) was $51,225. The cost of tuition at Union College (196866) is $26,810 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$38,621

2016 Value

3.38%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Union College (196866) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $38,621. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Union College (196866) grew by 3.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,698

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Union College (196866) was of $9,698 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 4.38% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Union College (196866) received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.3% with respect to 2015, when 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.58%

2015 Default Rate

6

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Union College (196866) was 1.58%, which represents 6 out of the 379 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 6,648 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10.9% annual growth. Out of those 6,648 applicants, 2,453 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 36.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,203 students enrolled at Union College (196866) in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Union College (196866) has an overall enrollment yield of 22.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

36.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,453

Accepted Out of 6,648

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Union College (196866) was 36.9% (2,453 admissions from 6,648 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 38.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 10.9%, while admissions grew by 6.79%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Union College (196866) in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Union College (196866) has a total enrollment of 2,203 students. The full-time enrollment at Union College (196866) is 2,132 students and the part-time enrollment is 71. This means that 96.8% of students enrolled at Union College (196866) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Union College (196866), both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.7% White, 7.13% Hispanic or Latino, 5.9% Asian, 4.22% Black or African American, 2.59% Two or More Races, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Union College (196866) in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (39.1%), followed by White Female (32.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Union College (196866), both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,203 students. The full-time enrollment at Union College (196866) is 2,132 and the part-time enrollment is 71. This means that 96.8% of students enrolled at Union College (196866) are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%

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 (196866) was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    1,558

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    157

  3. Asian

    130

The enrolled student population at Union College (196866) is 70.7% White, 7.13% Hispanic or Latino, 5.9% Asian, 4.22% Black or African American, 2.59% Two or More Races, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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, 28 students (1.27%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 20 fewer women than men received degrees from Union College (196866). The majority of degree recipients at Union College (196866) are white (471 degrees awarded). There were 10.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (46 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Union College (196866) is General Economics (101 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (57 degrees) and General Psychology (56 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 (44 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees), and Physical Sciences (46 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 (385,905 people), Miscellaneous managers (344,851 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (261,348 people), Postsecondary teachers (230,908 people), and Chief executives & legislators (127,835 people).

The most specialized majors at Union College (196866) are Language & Linguistics (44 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees), Physical Sciences (46 degrees), Social Sciences (168 degrees), and History (23 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 Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Sales engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Union College (196866) are Language & Linguistics (44 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees), Physical Sciences (46 degrees), Social Sciences (168 degrees), and History (23 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 (476,795 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (443,843 people), Legal services (311,252 people), Hospitals (216,790 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (193,324 people).

The most specialized majors at Union College (196866) are Language & Linguistics (44 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees), Physical Sciences (46 degrees), Social Sciences (168 degrees), and History (23 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. 101 degrees awarded

  2. 57 degrees awarded

  3. 56 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Union College (196866) was General Economics with 101 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 333

  2. 313

In 2016, 333 degrees were awarded to men at Union College (196866), which is 1.06 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (313).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 75 degrees were awarded to men at Union College (196866) in General Economics, which is 2.88 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 47 degrees were awarded to women at Union College (196866) in General Psychology, which is 5.22 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

80%

100% Completion Time

86%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 80% of students graduating from Union College (196866) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 86% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Union College (196866) is Female 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, 0.207% 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

    471 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    46 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Union College (196866) is white (471 degrees awarded). There were 10.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (46 degrees).

0.155% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    254 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    217 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Union College (196866) is white male (254 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (217 degrees).

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Operations

Union College (196866) has an endowment valued at nearly $441M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $33.6M (7.61%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Union College (196866) had a total expenditure of $126M. Of that $126M, they spent $52.4M on salaries and $126M on benefits.

Union College (196866) employs 88 Professors, 58 Associate professors, and 54 Assistant professors. Most academics at Union College (196866) are Male Professors (56), Female Professors(32), and Male Assistant professors (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union College (196866) are: Service, with 193 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 95 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 84 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$441M

2015 Endowment

6.06%

growth from 2014

Union College (196866) has an endowment valued at about $441M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Union College (196866) grew 6.06% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $407M 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. $1.46M - Federal

  2. $484k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Union College (196866) received $1.46M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $484k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$52.4M

Salary Expenditure

$126M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Union College (196866) had a total expenditure of $126M. Of that $126M, they spent $52.4M on salaries and $126M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Union College (196866) as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$52.4M

2015 Salaries

4%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Union College (196866) paid a median of $52.4M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($126M) and a 4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.73% growth from 2013 and a 2.32% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$21.5M

Instructional Salaries

221

Number of Employees

In 2015, Union College (196866) paid a total of $21.5M to 221 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.9% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

88 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

193 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Union College (196866) were Professor with 88 employees; Associate professor with 58 employees; and Associate professor with 54 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union College (196866) were Service with 193 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 95 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 84 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Union College (196866) was Male Professor with 56 employees, Female Professor with 32 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 31 employees.

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

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