Union University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$22,080
2.22% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$26,906
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.33%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
57.5%
2,503 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,071
77.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
65.9%
218 Graduates

About

Union University is a higher education institution located in Madison County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Union University were Registered Nursing (166 degrees awarded), Organizational Leadership (58 degrees), and Social Work (30 degrees).

In 2020, 966 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Union University. 68.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (687 degrees), 3.62 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (190 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Union University is $22,080, which is $−6,549 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Union University is $22,080, which is $−6,549 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,906.

In 2020, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$22,080
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Union University was $22,080. The cost of tuition at Union University is $−6,549 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$26,906
2020 Value
15.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Union University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,906. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Union University grew by 15.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,250
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Union University was of $10,250 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.0975% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.23% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Union University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 20% with respect to 2019, when 100% 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.
4.33%
2018 Default Rate
44
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Union University was 4.33%, which represents 44 out of the 1015 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Union University received 2,503 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 12.7% annual decline. Out of those 2,503 applicants, 1,440 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.5% acceptance rate.

There were 3,071 students enrolled at Union University in 2020, and 17% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Union University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,440
Accepted Out of 2,503

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Union University was 57.5% (1,440 admissions from 2,503 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 52.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −12.7%, while admissions declined by −4.7%.

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SAT Scores

17%
Submission Percentage
54
Scores Submitted

17% of enrolled first-time students at Union University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Union University has a total enrollment of 3,071 students. The full-time enrollment at Union University is 2,382 students and the part-time enrollment is 689. This means that 77.6% of students enrolled at Union University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Union University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66% White, 22.2% Black or African American, 2.34% Asian, 1.69% Hispanic or Latino, 1.01% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0651% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Union University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.3%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Black or African American Female (10.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41%), followed by Black or African American Female (26.4%) and White Male (18.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Union University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,071 students. The full-time enrollment at Union University is 2,382 and the part-time enrollment is 689. This means that 77.6% of students enrolled at Union University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
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 University was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Union University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,027
  2. Black or African American
    681
  3. Asian
    72

The enrolled student population at Union University is 66% White, 22.2% Black or African American, 2.34% Asian, 1.69% Hispanic or Latino, 1.01% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0651% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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, 157 students (5.11%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 354 more women than men received degrees from Union University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Union University is white (687 degrees awarded). There were 3.62 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (190 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Union University is Registered Nursing (166 degrees awarded), followed by Organizational Leadership (58 degrees) and Social Work (30 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Union University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (31 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (106 degrees), and Education (155 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 University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,489,756 people), Secondary school teachers (514,240 people), Education administrators (277,127 people), Special education teachers (208,948 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (193,373 people).

The most specialized majors at Union University are Theology (31 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (106 degrees), Education (155 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), and History (13 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 University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Union University are Theology (31 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (106 degrees), Education (155 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), and History (13 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 University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,804,889 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (311,936 people), Religious organizations (178,250 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (162,251 people), and Individual & family services (146,233 people).

The most specialized majors at Union University are Theology (31 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (106 degrees), Education (155 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), and History (13 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 University.
Most Common
  1. 166 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 58 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 30 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Union University was Registered Nursing with 166 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

306
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
660
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 306 degrees were awarded to men at Union University, which is 0.464 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (660).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Union University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.258 times less than the 132 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 132 degrees were awarded to women at Union University in Registered Nursing, which is 3.88 times more than the 34 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 65% of students graduating from Union University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Union University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 0.459% 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
    687 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    190 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Union University is white (687 degrees awarded). There were 3.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (190 degrees).

1.97% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    451 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    236 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    151 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Union University is white female (451 degrees awarded). There were 1.91 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (236 degrees).

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Operations

Union University has an endowment valued at nearly $45.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.45M (3.19%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Union University had a total salary expenditure of $64.4M. Union University employs 84 Professors, 72 Assistant professors, and 53 Associate professors. Most academics at Union University are Male Professors (59), Female Assistant professors(40), and Male Assistant professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 62 employees, Management, with 41 employees, and Service with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$45.4M
2020 Endowment
2.09%
growth from 2019

Union University has an endowment valued at about $45.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Union University grew 2.09% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $257M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.43M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Union University received $2.43M 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

$35.1M
2020 Salaries
18.8%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Union University paid a median of $35.1M in salaries, which represents 54.5% of their overall expenditure ($64.4M) and a 18.8% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.96% growth from 2018 and a 25.3% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.9M
Instructional Salaries
223
Number of Employees

In 2020, Union University paid a total of $16.9M to 223 employees working as instructors, which represents 48.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
84 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
62 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Union University were Professor with 84 employees; Assistant professor with 72 employees; and Assistant professor with 53 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union University were Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees; Management with 41 employees; and Service with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Union University was Male Professor with 59 employees, Female Assistant professor with 40 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 32 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Union University.

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