Unity College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$27,150

2.96% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$25,286

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.91%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

88.7%

915 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

733

96.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

65.9%

85 Graduates

About

Unity College is a higher education institution located in Waldo County, ME. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Unity College were Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (39 degrees awarded), Natural Resource Law Enforcement & Protective Services (22 degrees), and Wildlife Biology (18 degrees).

In 2017, 128 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Unity College. 53.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (105 degrees), 13.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Unity College is $27,150, which is $1,956 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Unity College is $27,150, which is $1,956 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,286.

In 2017, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 80% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,150

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Unity College was $27,150. The cost of tuition at Unity College is $1,956 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$25,286

2017 Value

0.457%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Unity College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,286. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Unity College grew by 0.457%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,800

Room and Board

$500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Unity College was of $7,800 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.63% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

80%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Unity College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 95% 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.

5.91%

2016 Default Rate

12

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Unity College was 5.91%, which represents 12 out of the 203 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

Unity College received 915 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.67% annual decline. Out of those 915 applicants, 812 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.7% acceptance rate.

There were 733 students enrolled at Unity College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Unity College has an overall enrollment yield of 21.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

812

Accepted Out of 915

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Unity College was 88.7% (812 admissions from 915 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 92.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -7.67%, while admissions declined by -11.7%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Unity College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Unity College has a total enrollment of 733 students. The full-time enrollment at Unity College is 707 students and the part-time enrollment is 26. This means that 96.5% of students enrolled at Unity College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Unity College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.4% White, 3.14% Two or More Races, 1.91% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.09% Black or African American, 1.09% Hispanic or Latino, 0.819% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Unity College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (43.9%), followed by White Female (41.9%) and Two or More Races Female (2.45%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (46.2%), followed by White Male (7.69%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (7.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Unity College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 733 students. The full-time enrollment at Unity College is 707 and the part-time enrollment is 26. This means that 96.5% of students enrolled at Unity College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%

2017 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 Unity College was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Unity College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    619

  2. Two or More Races

    23

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    14

The enrolled student population at Unity College is 84.4% White, 3.14% Two or More Races, 1.91% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.09% Black or African American, 1.09% Hispanic or Latino, 0.819% Asian, 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 54 students (7.37%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 8 more women than men received degrees from Unity College. The majority of degree recipients at Unity College are white (105 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (8 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Unity College is Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (39 degrees awarded), followed by Natural Resource Law Enforcement & Protective Services (22 degrees) and Wildlife Biology (18 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Unity College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (72 degrees awarded), Biology (28 degrees), and Legal (4 degrees).

Workforce

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 Unity College are Physicians (379,706 people), Other managers (154,263 people), Postsecondary teachers (126,636 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (106,482 people), and Other Physical Scientists (91,142 people).

The most specialized majors at Unity College are Natural Resources & Conservation (72 degrees awarded), Biology (28 degrees), Legal (4 degrees), Engineering Technologies (5 degrees), and Agriculture (2 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 Unity College are Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, Marketing managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Unity College are Natural Resources & Conservation (72 degrees awarded), Biology (28 degrees), Legal (4 degrees), Engineering Technologies (5 degrees), and Agriculture (2 degrees).

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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 Unity College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (451,179 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (294,110 people), Elementary & secondary schools (194,499 people), Offices of physicians (174,794 people), and Scientific research & development services (127,606 people).

The most specialized majors at Unity College are Natural Resources & Conservation (72 degrees awarded), Biology (28 degrees), Legal (4 degrees), Engineering Technologies (5 degrees), and Agriculture (2 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 Unity College.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Unity College was Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science with 39 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 60

  2. 68

In 2017, 60 degrees were awarded to men at Unity College, which is 0.882 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (68).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Unity College in Natural Resource Law Enforcement & Protective Services, which is 3.4 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 23 degrees were awarded to women at Unity College in Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science, which is 1.44 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%

100% Completion Time

55%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 46% of students graduating from Unity College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Unity College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 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

    105 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Unity College is white (105 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (8 degrees).

3.91% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    53 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    52 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Unity College is white female (53 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (52 degrees).

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Operations

Unity College has an endowment valued at nearly $14.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.5M (10.5%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Unity College had a total salary expenditure of $16.9M. Unity College employs 13 Professors, 13 Assistant professors, and 8 Instructors. Most academics at Unity College are Male Assistant professors (9), Male Professors(8), and Female Professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Unity College are: Service, with 27 employees, Management, with 23 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$14.2M

2017 Endowment

6.69%

growth from 2016

Unity College has an endowment valued at about $14.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Unity College grew 6.69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22.9M lower 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $422k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Unity College received $422k 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

$7.84M

2017 Salaries

3.7%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Unity College paid a median of $7.84M in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($16.9M) and a 3.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.77% growth from 2015 and a 3.19% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.32M

Instructional Salaries

42

Number of Employees

In 2017, Unity College paid a total of $2.32M to 42 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

13 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

27 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Unity College were Professor with 13 employees; Assistant professor with 13 employees; and Assistant professor with 8 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Unity College were Service with 27 employees; Management with 23 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Unity College was Male Assistant professor with 9 employees, Male Professor with 8 employees, and Female Professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Unity College.

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