University of Connecticut

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,224

6.65% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$19,064

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.59%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

48.8%

35,980 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

27,721

88.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

82.3%

2,706 Graduates

About

University of Connecticut is a higher education institution located in Tolland County, CT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Connecticut were General Psychology (438 degrees awarded), General Economics (319 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (294 degrees).

In 2016, 8,426 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Connecticut. 53.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,977 degrees), 6.94 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (717 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Connecticut is $11,224, which is $-14,632 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Connecticut is $11,224, which is $-14,632 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,064.

In 2016, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,224

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Connecticut was $11,224. The cost of tuition at University of Connecticut is $-14,632 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$19,064

2016 Value

0.703%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Connecticut had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,064. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Connecticut grew by 0.703%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,436

Room and Board

$850

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Connecticut was of $12,436 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $850. The cost of room and board increased by 3% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at University of Connecticut received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.23% with respect to 2015, when 62% 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.

2.59%

2015 Default Rate

142

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Connecticut was 2.59%, which represents 142 out of the 5492 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 Connecticut received 35,980 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.86% annual growth. Out of those 35,980 applicants, 17,560 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.8% acceptance rate.

There were 27,721 students enrolled at University of Connecticut in 2016, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Connecticut has an overall enrollment yield of 21.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

17,560

Accepted Out of 35,980

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Connecticut was 48.8% (17,560 admissions from 35,980 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 53.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 2.86%, while admissions declined by -5.58%.

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SAT Scores

79%

Submission Percentage

3,032

Scores Submitted

79% of enrolled first-time students at University of Connecticut in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Connecticut has a total enrollment of 27,721 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Connecticut is 24,410 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,311. This means that 88.1% of students enrolled at University of Connecticut are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Connecticut, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.6% White, 9.26% Asian, 8.23% Hispanic or Latino, 5.74% Black or African American, 2.5% Two or More Races, 0.148% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0649% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Connecticut in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (29.9%), followed by White Female (29.4%) and Asian Female (5.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (25%), followed by White Male (19.9%) and Asian Female (3.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Connecticut, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,721 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Connecticut is 24,410 and the part-time enrollment is 3,311. This means that 88.1% of students enrolled at University of Connecticut are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%

2016 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 Connecticut was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Connecticut had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    15,683

  2. Asian

    2,568

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,282

The enrolled student population at University of Connecticut is 56.6% White, 9.26% Asian, 8.23% Hispanic or Latino, 5.74% Black or African American, 2.5% Two or More Races, 0.148% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0649% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 570 more women than men received degrees from University of Connecticut. The majority of degree recipients at University of Connecticut are white (4,977 degrees awarded). There were 6.94 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (717 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Connecticut is General Psychology (438 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (319 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (294 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Connecticut, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (323 degrees awarded), Agriculture (216 degrees), and Engineering (806 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 Connecticut are Miscellaneous managers (512,914 people), Physicians & surgeons (426,968 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (404,833 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (307,568 people), and Postsecondary teachers (251,263 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Connecticut are Math & Statistics (323 degrees awarded), Agriculture (216 degrees), Engineering (806 degrees), Human Sciences (259 degrees), and Biology (604 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 Connecticut are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at University of Connecticut are Math & Statistics (323 degrees awarded), Agriculture (216 degrees), Engineering (806 degrees), Human Sciences (259 degrees), and Biology (604 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 Connecticut are Hospitals (550,069 people), Computer Systems Design (463,695 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (461,100 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (429,550 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (382,155 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Connecticut are Math & Statistics (323 degrees awarded), Agriculture (216 degrees), Engineering (806 degrees), Human Sciences (259 degrees), and Biology (604 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 Connecticut.

Most Common

  1. 438 degrees awarded

  2. 319 degrees awarded

  3. 294 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Connecticut was General Psychology with 438 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,928

  2. 4,498

In 2016, 3,928 degrees were awarded to men at University of Connecticut, which is 0.873 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,498).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 253 degrees were awarded to men at University of Connecticut in General Economics, which is 2.84 times more than the 89 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 330 degrees were awarded to women at University of Connecticut in General Psychology, which is 2.8 times more than the 118 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%

100% Completion Time

81%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 67% of students graduating from University of Connecticut completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% 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 (89%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Connecticut is Female and Asian (89% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 3.03% of graduates (82 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,977 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    717 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    613 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Connecticut is white (4,977 degrees awarded). There were 6.94 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (717 degrees).

8.51% of degree recipients (717 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,668 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,309 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    337 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Connecticut is white female (2,668 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,309 degrees).

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Operations

University of Connecticut has an endowment valued at nearly $365M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $506k (0.139%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Connecticut had a total expenditure of $2.22B. Of that $2.22B, they spent $973M on salaries and $2.22B on benefits.

University of Connecticut employs 489 Professors, 476 Assistant professors, and 454 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Connecticut are Male Professors (345), Male Associate professors(258), and Male Assistant professors (252).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Connecticut are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1992 employees, Healthcare Practioners and Technical, with 1095 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 578 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$365M

2015 Endowment

0.667%

decline from 2014

University of Connecticut has an endowment valued at about $365M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Connecticut declined 0.667% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $93.6M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $151M - Federal

  2. $44.2M - State

  3. $717k - Local

As of 2015, University of Connecticut received $151M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $44.2M from state grants and contracts, and $717k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$973M

Salary Expenditure

$2.22B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Connecticut had a total expenditure of $2.22B. Of that $2.22B, they spent $973M on salaries and $2.22B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$973M

2015 Salaries

3.56%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Connecticut paid a median of $973M in salaries, which represents 43.9% of their overall expenditure ($2.22B) and a 3.56% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.1% growth from 2013 and a 2.18% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$172M

Instructional Salaries

1,487

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Connecticut paid a total of $172M to 1,487 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

489 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1992 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Connecticut were Professor with 489 employees; Assistant professor with 476 employees; and Assistant professor with 454 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Connecticut were Office and Administrative Support with 1,992 employees; Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 1,095 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 578 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Connecticut was Male Professor with 345 employees, Male Associate professor with 258 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 252 employees.

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

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