University of Connecticut

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,998

6.9% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,699

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.37%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

47.8%

34,198 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

27,578

87.8% 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 (433 degrees awarded), General Economics (402 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (286 degrees).

In 2017, 8,997 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Connecticut. 52.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,279 degrees), 7.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (716 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Connecticut is $11,998, which is $-14,502 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Connecticut is $11,998, which is $-14,502 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,699.

In 2017, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,998

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Connecticut was $11,998. The cost of tuition at University of Connecticut is $-14,502 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$18,699

2017 Value

1.91%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Connecticut had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,699. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Connecticut grew by 1.91%.

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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 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $850. 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

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at University of Connecticut received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.67% with respect to 2016, when 60% 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.

2.37%

2016 Default Rate

124

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Connecticut was 2.37%, which represents 124 out of the 5233 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 34,198 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.95% annual decline. Out of those 34,198 applicants, 16,360 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47.8% acceptance rate.

There were 27,578 students enrolled at University of Connecticut in 2017, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Connecticut has an overall enrollment yield of 22.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

47.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

16,360

Accepted Out of 34,198

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Connecticut was 47.8% (16,360 admissions from 34,198 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 48.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -4.95%, while admissions declined by -6.83%.

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SAT Scores

82%

Submission Percentage

3,011

Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at University of Connecticut in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Connecticut has a total enrollment of 27,578 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Connecticut is 24,221 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,357. This means that 87.8% of students enrolled at University of Connecticut are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Connecticut, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.7% White, 9.6% Asian, 8.63% Hispanic or Latino, 5.72% Black or African American, 2.66% Two or More Races, 0.131% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0798% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Connecticut in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (29.3%), followed by White Female (29%) and Asian Female (5.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (26.1%), followed by White Male (19.1%) and Asian Female (3.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Connecticut, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,578 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Connecticut is 24,221 and the part-time enrollment is 3,357. This means that 87.8% of students enrolled at University of Connecticut are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%

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 Connecticut was 94%. 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

    15,364

  2. Asian

    2,648

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,381

The enrolled student population at University of Connecticut is 55.7% White, 9.6% Asian, 8.63% Hispanic or Latino, 5.72% Black or African American, 2.66% Two or More Races, 0.131% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0798% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 527 more women than men received degrees from University of Connecticut. The majority of degree recipients at University of Connecticut are white (5,279 degrees awarded). There were 7.37 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (716 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Connecticut is General Psychology (433 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (402 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (286 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 (374 degrees awarded), Agriculture (230 degrees), and Engineering (928 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 Other managers (525,974 people), Software developers (416,908 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (328,263 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (310,931 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (261,398 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Connecticut are Math & Statistics (374 degrees awarded), Agriculture (230 degrees), Engineering (928 degrees), Human Sciences (240 degrees), and Social Sciences (777 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 University of Connecticut are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at University of Connecticut are Math & Statistics (374 degrees awarded), Agriculture (230 degrees), Engineering (928 degrees), Human Sciences (240 degrees), and Social Sciences (777 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 Computer Systems Design (560,021 people), Elementary & secondary schools (487,322 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (446,970 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (429,525 people), and Construction (327,459 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Connecticut are Math & Statistics (374 degrees awarded), Agriculture (230 degrees), Engineering (928 degrees), Human Sciences (240 degrees), and Social Sciences (777 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. 433 degrees awarded

  2. 402 degrees awarded

  3. 286 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Connecticut was General Psychology with 433 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,235

  2. 4,762

In 2017, 4,235 degrees were awarded to men at University of Connecticut, which is 0.889 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,762).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 321 degrees were awarded to men at University of Connecticut in General Economics, which is 3.09 times more than the 104 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 303 degrees were awarded to women at University of Connecticut in General Psychology, which is 2.33 times more than the 130 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

70%

100% Completion Time

83%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 70% of students graduating from University of Connecticut completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 83% within 200%.

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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

    5,279 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    716 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    711 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Connecticut is white (5,279 degrees awarded). There were 7.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (716 degrees).

7.9% of degree recipients (711 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,767 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,512 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    389 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Connecticut is white female (2,767 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,512 degrees).

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Operations

University of Connecticut has an endowment valued at nearly $401M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.8M (0.946%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Connecticut had a total expenditure of $2.49B. Of that $2.49B, they spent $961M on salaries and $2.49B on benefits.

University of Connecticut employs 505 Assistant professors, 484 Professors, and 470 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Connecticut are Male Professors (340), Male Assistant professors(280), and Male Associate professors (261).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Connecticut are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1947 employees, Healthcare Practioners and Technical, with 1067 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 577 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$401M

2017 Endowment

11.9%

growth from 2016

University of Connecticut has an endowment valued at about $401M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Connecticut grew 11.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $115M 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. $157M - Federal

  2. $38.7M - State

  3. $468k - Local

As of 2017, University of Connecticut received $157M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $38.7M from state grants and contracts, and $468k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$961M

Salary Expenditure

$2.49B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, University of Connecticut had a total expenditure of $2.49B. Of that $2.49B, they spent $961M on salaries and $2.49B 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

$961M

2017 Salaries

0.838%

decline from 2016

In 2017, University of Connecticut paid a median of $961M in salaries, which represents 38.7% of their overall expenditure ($2.49B) and a 0.838% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.4% decline from 2015 and a 3.56% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$177M

Instructional Salaries

1,565

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Connecticut paid a total of $177M to 1,565 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

505 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1947 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Connecticut were Assistant professor with 505 employees; Professor with 484 employees; and Professor with 470 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Connecticut were Office and Administrative Support with 1,947 employees; Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 1,067 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 577 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Connecticut was Male Professor with 340 employees, Male Assistant professor with 280 employees, and Male Associate professor with 261 employees.

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

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