University of Charleston

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$21,000

2.12% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,786

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.17%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

64.5%

2,737 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,481

73.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

40.5%

132 Graduates

About

University of Charleston is a higher education institution located in Kanawha County, WV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Charleston were Organizational Leadership (154 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (30 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees).

In 2017, 650 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Charleston. 46.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (349 degrees), 1.91 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (183 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Charleston is $21,000, which is $267 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Charleston is $21,000, which is $267 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,786.

In 2017, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,000

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Charleston was $21,000. The cost of tuition at University of Charleston is $267 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$12,786

2017 Value

28.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Charleston had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,786. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Charleston grew by 28.3%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,150

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Charleston was of $9,150 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board did not change 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

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at University of Charleston received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 6.58% with respect to 2016, when 76% 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.

8.17%

2016 Default Rate

49

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Charleston was 8.17%, which represents 49 out of the 600 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 Charleston received 2,737 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 52% annual growth. Out of those 2,737 applicants, 1,765 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,481 students enrolled at University of Charleston in 2017, and 16% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Charleston has an overall enrollment yield of 19.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,765

Accepted Out of 2,737

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Charleston was 64.5% (1,765 admissions from 2,737 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 51.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 52%, while admissions grew by 89%.

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SAT Scores

16%

Submission Percentage

56

Scores Submitted

16% of enrolled first-time students at University of Charleston in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Charleston has a total enrollment of 2,481 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Charleston is 1,818 students and the part-time enrollment is 663. This means that 73.3% of students enrolled at University of Charleston are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Charleston, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.5% White, 10.3% Black or African American, 2.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.18% Asian, 0.927% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.363% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.322% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at University of Charleston in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.4%), followed by White Male (19.3%) and Black or African American Male (7.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (30.4%), followed by White Female (20.4%) and Black or African American Male (8.19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Charleston, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,481 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Charleston is 1,818 and the part-time enrollment is 663. This means that 73.3% of students enrolled at University of Charleston are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

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 University of Charleston was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Charleston had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,204

  2. Black or African American

    256

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    62

The enrolled student population at University of Charleston is 48.5% White, 10.3% Black or African American, 2.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.18% Asian, 0.927% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.363% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.322% Two or More Races. 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 712 students (28.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 46 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Charleston. The majority of degree recipients at University of Charleston are white (349 degrees awarded). There were 1.91 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (183 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Charleston is Organizational Leadership (154 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (30 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Charleston, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (11 degrees awarded), Business (311 degrees), and Health (249 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 University of Charleston are Registered nurses (1,444,087 people), Accountants & auditors (1,111,793 people), Other managers (725,691 people), Physicians (499,490 people), and Financial managers (430,853 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Charleston are Communication Technologies (11 degrees awarded), Business (311 degrees), Health (249 degrees), Biology (22 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 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 Charleston are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Podiatrists, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Charleston are Communication Technologies (11 degrees awarded), Business (311 degrees), Health (249 degrees), Biology (22 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 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 University of Charleston are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,156,128 people), Elementary & secondary schools (817,127 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (679,896 people), Banking & related activities (496,780 people), and Computer Systems Design (458,536 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Charleston are Communication Technologies (11 degrees awarded), Business (311 degrees), Health (249 degrees), Biology (22 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 154 degrees awarded

  2. 30 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Charleston was Organizational Leadership with 154 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 348

  2. 302

In 2017, 348 degrees were awarded to men at University of Charleston, which is 1.15 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (302).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 144 degrees were awarded to men at University of Charleston in Organizational Leadership, which is 14.4 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 51 degrees were awarded to women at University of Charleston in Pharmacy, which is 1.55 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%

100% Completion Time

48%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 37% of students graduating from University of Charleston completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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 University of Charleston is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 11.4% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    349 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    183 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Charleston is white (349 degrees awarded). There were 1.91 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (183 degrees).

28.2% of degree recipients (183 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    209 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    140 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Charleston is white female (209 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (140 degrees).

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Operations

University of Charleston has an endowment valued at nearly $41.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.79M (11.6%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, University of Charleston had a total expenditure of $42.9M. Of that $42.9M, they spent $19.3M on salaries and $42.9M on benefits.

University of Charleston employs 59 Assistant professors, 28 Associate professors, and 14 Instructors. Most academics at University of Charleston are Female Assistant professors (43), Male Assistant professors(16), and Female Associate professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Charleston are: Service, with 61 employees, Management, with 44 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$41.2M

2017 Endowment

8.63%

growth from 2016

University of Charleston has an endowment valued at about $41.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Charleston grew 8.63% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.1M higher 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $150k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Charleston received $150k 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

Primary Expenses

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$19.3M

Salary Expenditure

$42.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, University of Charleston had a total expenditure of $42.9M. Of that $42.9M, they spent $19.3M on salaries and $42.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Charleston as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$19.3M

2017 Salaries

2.98%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Charleston paid a median of $19.3M in salaries, which represents 44.8% of their overall expenditure ($42.9M) and a 2.98% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.66% growth from 2015 and a 5.03% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.49M

Instructional Salaries

108

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Charleston paid a total of $7.49M to 108 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

59 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

61 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Charleston were Assistant professor with 59 employees; Associate professor with 28 employees; and Associate professor with 14 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Charleston were Service with 61 employees; Management with 44 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Charleston was Female Assistant professor with 43 employees, Male Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Female Associate professor with 15 employees.

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

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