University of Bridgeport

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,920
3.8% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$22,347
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.05%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
54.6%
6,830 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
5,089
59.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
41.6%
246 Graduates

About

University of Bridgeport is a higher education institution located in Fairfield County, CT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Bridgeport were General Psychology (69 degrees awarded), General Studies (54 degrees), and General Human Services (48 degrees).

In 2019, 1,469 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Bridgeport. 62.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (508 degrees), 1.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (280 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Bridgeport is $31,920, which is $9,894 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Bridgeport is $31,920, which is $9,894 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,347.

In 2019, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,920
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Bridgeport was $31,920. The cost of tuition at University of Bridgeport is $9,894 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$22,347
2019 Value
4.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Bridgeport had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,347. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Bridgeport grew by 4.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,190
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Bridgeport was of $11,190 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.22% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at University of Bridgeport received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.25% with respect to 2018, 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.
7.05%
2017 Default Rate
85
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Bridgeport was 7.05%, which represents 85 out of the 1206 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

University of Bridgeport received 6,830 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 7.75% annual decline. Out of those 6,830 applicants, 3,728 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.6% acceptance rate.

There were 5,089 students enrolled at University of Bridgeport in 2019, and 96% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Bridgeport has an overall enrollment yield of 9.87%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,728
Accepted Out of 6,830

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Bridgeport was 54.6% (3,728 admissions from 6,830 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 57.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −7.75%, while admissions declined by −12%.

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SAT Scores

96%
Submission Percentage
353
Scores Submitted

96% of enrolled first-time students at University of Bridgeport in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Bridgeport has a total enrollment of 5,089 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Bridgeport is 3,043 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,046. This means that 59.8% of students enrolled at University of Bridgeport are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Bridgeport, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.5% White, 23.7% Black or African American, 19.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.03% Asian, 2.18% Two or More Races, 0.688% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.157% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Bridgeport in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (19.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (18.2%) and White Female (16.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.2%), followed by White Male (18.4%) and Black or African American Female (7.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Bridgeport, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,089 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Bridgeport is 3,043 and the part-time enrollment is 2,046. This means that 59.8% of students enrolled at University of Bridgeport are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
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 University of Bridgeport was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), University of Bridgeport had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,807
  2. Black or African American
    1,205
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,004

The enrolled student population at University of Bridgeport is 35.5% White, 23.7% Black or African American, 19.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.03% Asian, 2.18% Two or More Races, 0.688% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.157% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 361 more women than men received degrees from University of Bridgeport. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Bridgeport is white (508 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (280 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Bridgeport is General Psychology (69 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (54 degrees) and General Human Services (48 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Bridgeport, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (74 degrees awarded), Engineering (136 degrees), and Education (188 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 University of Bridgeport are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,480,701 people), Secondary school teachers (489,817 people), Software developers (447,462 people), Other managers (386,800 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (343,096 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Bridgeport are Human Sciences (74 degrees awarded), Engineering (136 degrees), Education (188 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (48 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (41 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 University of Bridgeport are Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at University of Bridgeport are Human Sciences (74 degrees awarded), Engineering (136 degrees), Education (188 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (48 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (41 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 University of Bridgeport are Elementary & secondary schools (2,781,041 people), Computer Systems Design (469,028 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (427,721 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (375,188 people), and Construction (332,361 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Bridgeport are Human Sciences (74 degrees awarded), Engineering (136 degrees), Education (188 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (48 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (41 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 University of Bridgeport.
Most Common
  1. 69 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 54 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 48 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Bridgeport was General Psychology with 69 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

554
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
915
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 554 degrees were awarded to men at University of Bridgeport, which is 0.605 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (915).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 49 degrees were awarded to men at University of Bridgeport in Computer Science, which is 2.13 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 90 degrees were awarded to women at University of Bridgeport in Dental Hygiene, which is 30 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 32% of students graduating from University of Bridgeport completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (51.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Bridgeport is Female and White (51.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 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
    508 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    280 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    171 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Bridgeport is white (508 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (280 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    353 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    212 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    155 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Bridgeport is white female (353 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (212 degrees).

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Operations

University of Bridgeport has an endowment valued at nearly $25.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.01M (7.94%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, University of Bridgeport had a total salary expenditure of $101M. University of Bridgeport employs 53 Associate professors, 40 Assistant professors, and 22 Professors. Most academics at University of Bridgeport are Male Associate professors (32), Female Assistant professors(27), and Female Associate professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Bridgeport are: Management, with 125 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 42 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.3M
2019 Endowment
25.6%
decline from 2018

University of Bridgeport has an endowment valued at about $25.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Bridgeport declined 25.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.2M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.58M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of Bridgeport received $1.58M 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

$45.4M
2019 Salaries
4.53%
decline from 2018

In 2019, University of Bridgeport paid a median of $45.4M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($101M) and a 4.53% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.11% growth from 2017 and a 8.54% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12M
Instructional Salaries
151
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Bridgeport paid a total of $12M to 151 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
53 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
125 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Bridgeport were Associate professor with 53 employees; Assistant professor with 40 employees; and Assistant professor with 22 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Bridgeport were Management with 125 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 42 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Bridgeport was Male Associate professor with 32 employees, Female Assistant professor with 27 employees, and Female Associate professor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Bridgeport.

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