Union University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$21,600
31.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$31,980
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.12%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
52.7%
2,866 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,172
76.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
70.7%
313 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 (181 degrees awarded), Organizational Leadership (78 degrees), and Social Work (35 degrees).

In 2019, 1,056 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Union University. 69.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (732 degrees), 3.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (226 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Union University is $21,600, which is $−6,900 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Union University is $21,600, which is $−6,900 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,980.

In 2019, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 81% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,600
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Union University was $21,600. The cost of tuition at Union University is $−6,900 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$31,980
2019 Value
12.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Union University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,980. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Union University grew by 12.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,260
Room and Board
$1,550
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Union University was of $10,260 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,550. The cost of room and board increased by 3.38% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
81%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Union University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 38.9% with respect to 2018, when 72% 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.
4.12%
2017 Default Rate
42
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Union University was 4.12%, which represents 42 out of the 1019 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Union University received 2,866 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 7.62% annual growth. Out of those 2,866 applicants, 1,511 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.7% acceptance rate.

There were 3,172 students enrolled at Union University in 2019, and 21% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Union University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,511
Accepted Out of 2,866

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Union University was 52.7% (1,511 admissions from 2,866 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 57.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 7.62%, while admissions declined by −1.18%.

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SAT Scores

21%
Submission Percentage
68
Scores Submitted

21% of enrolled first-time students at Union University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Union University has a total enrollment of 3,172 students. The full-time enrollment at Union University is 2,433 students and the part-time enrollment is 739. This means that 76.7% of students enrolled at Union University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Union University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.4% White, 20.3% Black or African American, 2.36% Asian, 1.92% Hispanic or Latino, 0.977% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.189% 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 (50.8%), followed by White Male (25.9%) and Black or African American Female (9.52%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (23.5%) and White Male (18.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Union University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,172 students. The full-time enrollment at Union University is 2,433 and the part-time enrollment is 739. This means that 76.7% of students enrolled at Union University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
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 University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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
    2,169
  2. Black or African American
    645
  3. Asian
    75

The enrolled student population at Union University is 68.4% White, 20.3% Black or African American, 2.36% Asian, 1.92% Hispanic or Latino, 0.977% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.189% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 135 students (4.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 412 more women than men received degrees from Union University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Union University is white (732 degrees awarded). There were 3.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (226 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Union University is Registered Nursing (181 degrees awarded), followed by Organizational Leadership (78 degrees) and Social Work (35 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 Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees awarded), Education (242 degrees), and Theology (25 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 (1,484,451 people), Registered nurses (1,417,245 people), Secondary school teachers (486,339 people), Education administrators (271,828 people), and Special education teachers (213,405 people).

The most specialized majors at Union University are Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees awarded), Education (242 degrees), Theology (25 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and Health (308 degrees).

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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 University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Union University are Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees awarded), Education (242 degrees), Theology (25 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and Health (308 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 (2,867,342 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,579,241 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (367,488 people), Outpatient care centers (308,663 people), and Offices of physicians (247,168 people).

The most specialized majors at Union University are Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees awarded), Education (242 degrees), Theology (25 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and Health (308 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. 181 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 78 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 35 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Union University was Registered Nursing with 181 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

322
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
734
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 322 degrees were awarded to men at Union University, which is 0.439 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (734).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Union University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.11 times more than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 142 degrees were awarded to women at Union University in Registered Nursing, which is 3.64 times more than the 39 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 62% of students graduating from Union University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Union University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 3.19% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    732 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    226 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Union University is white (732 degrees awarded). There were 3.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (226 degrees).

1.8% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    490 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    242 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    185 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Union University is white female (490 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (242 degrees).

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Operations

Union University has an endowment valued at nearly $44.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.26M (5.08%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Union University had a total salary expenditure of $63.3M. Union University employs 88 Professors, 72 Assistant professors, and 55 Associate professors. Most academics at Union University are Male Professors (59), Female Assistant professors(41), and Male Assistant professors (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 51 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 37 employees, and Service with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$44.5M
2019 Endowment
3.91%
growth from 2018

Union University has an endowment valued at about $44.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Union University grew 3.91% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $267M 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. $503k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Union University received $503k 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

$43.2M
2019 Salaries
4.96%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Union University paid a median of $43.2M in salaries, which represents 68.3% of their overall expenditure ($63.3M) and a 4.96% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 25.3% growth from 2017 and a 0.2% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18M
Instructional Salaries
234
Number of Employees

In 2019, Union University paid a total of $18M to 234 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
88 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
51 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Union University were Professor with 88 employees; Assistant professor with 72 employees; and Assistant professor with 55 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union University were Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 37 employees; and Service with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Union University was Male Professor with 59 employees, Female Assistant professor with 41 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 31 employees.

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