University of Great Falls

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$21,334

1.25% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$20,247

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.59%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

56.7%

1,128 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

957

52.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

27.8%

37 Graduates

About

University of Great Falls is a higher education institution located in Cascade County, MT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Great Falls were Registered Nursing (116 degrees awarded), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (22 degrees), and General Psychology (20 degrees).

In 2016, 304 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Great Falls. 75.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (253 degrees), 14.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Great Falls is $21,334, which is $-3,081 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Great Falls is $21,334, which is $-3,081 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,247.

In 2016, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,334

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Great Falls was $21,334. The cost of tuition at University of Great Falls is $-3,081 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$20,247

2016 Value

10.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Great Falls had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,247. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Great Falls grew by 10.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,142

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Great Falls was of $8,142 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 14.9% 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

80%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at University of Great Falls received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.44% with respect to 2015, when 82% 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.

5.59%

2015 Default Rate

16

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Great Falls was 5.59%, which represents 16 out of the 286 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 Great Falls received 1,128 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 51.3% annual decline. Out of those 1,128 applicants, 640 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.7% acceptance rate.

There were 957 students enrolled at University of Great Falls in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Great Falls has an overall enrollment yield of 14.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

640

Accepted Out of 1,128

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Great Falls was 56.7% (640 admissions from 1,128 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 59.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -513%, while admissions declined by -538%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at University of Great Falls in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Great Falls has a total enrollment of 957 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Great Falls is 505 students and the part-time enrollment is 452. This means that 52.8% of students enrolled at University of Great Falls are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Great Falls, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.7% White, 9.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.76% Asian, 2.4% Black or African American, 2.3% Two or More Races, 1.78% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.731% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Great Falls in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.3%), followed by White Male (24.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.71%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (66.7%), followed by White Male (14.3%) and Asian Male (4.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

52.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Great Falls, both undergraduate and graduate, is 957 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Great Falls is 505 and the part-time enrollment is 452. This means that 52.8% of students enrolled at University of Great Falls are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

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 Great Falls was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), University of Great Falls had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    677

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    88

  3. Asian

    36

The enrolled student population at University of Great Falls is 70.7% White, 9.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.76% Asian, 2.4% Black or African American, 2.3% Two or More Races, 1.78% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.731% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 62 students (6.48%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 154 more women than men received degrees from University of Great Falls. The majority of degree recipients at University of Great Falls are white (253 degrees awarded). There were 14.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Great Falls is Registered Nursing (116 degrees awarded), followed by Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (22 degrees) and General Psychology (20 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Great Falls, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees awarded), Psychology (32 degrees), and Legal (11 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 Great Falls are Physicians & surgeons (437,456 people), Miscellaneous managers (259,641 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (232,489 people), Counselors (191,392 people), and Postsecondary teachers (178,258 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Great Falls are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees awarded), Psychology (32 degrees), Legal (11 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), and Biology (19 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 Great Falls are Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Physicians & surgeons, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Great Falls are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees awarded), Psychology (32 degrees), Legal (11 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), and Biology (19 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 Great Falls are Hospitals (674,521 people), Elementary & secondary schools (524,405 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (405,018 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (398,344 people), and Outpatient care centers (225,239 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Great Falls are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees awarded), Psychology (32 degrees), Legal (11 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), and Biology (19 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 116 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Great Falls was Registered Nursing with 116 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 75

  2. 229

In 2016, 75 degrees were awarded to men at University of Great Falls, which is 0.328 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (229).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 12 degrees were awarded to men at University of Great Falls in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 1.2 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 109 degrees were awarded to women at University of Great Falls in Registered Nursing, which is 15.6 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%

100% Completion Time

36%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 26% of students graduating from University of Great Falls completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Great Falls is Male and Hispanic or Latino (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 13.5% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    253 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    17 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Great Falls is white (253 degrees awarded). There were 14.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (17 degrees).

2.96% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    198 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    55 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Great Falls is white female (198 degrees awarded). There were 3.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (55 degrees).

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Operations

University of Great Falls has an endowment valued at nearly $10M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $259k (2.59%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, University of Great Falls had a total expenditure of $15.6M. Of that $15.6M, they spent $6.54M on salaries and $15.6M on benefits.

University of Great Falls employs 16 Assistant professors, 11 Instructors, and 11 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Great Falls are Female Assistant professors (10), Female Associate professors(8), and Female Instructors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Great Falls are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 32 employees, Management, with 19 employees, and Service with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10M

2015 Endowment

9.83%

growth from 2014

University of Great Falls has an endowment valued at about $10M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Great Falls grew 9.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.6M 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. $273k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Great Falls received $273k 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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$6.54M

Salary Expenditure

$15.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Great Falls had a total expenditure of $15.6M. Of that $15.6M, they spent $6.54M on salaries and $15.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$6.54M

2015 Salaries

1.73%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Great Falls paid a median of $6.54M in salaries, which represents 41.9% of their overall expenditure ($15.6M) and a 1.73% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.69% growth from 2013 and a 2.12% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.87M

Instructional Salaries

40

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Great Falls paid a total of $1.87M to 40 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

16 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

32 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Great Falls were Assistant professor with 16 employees; Instructor with 11 employees; and Instructor with 11 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Great Falls were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 32 employees; Management with 19 employees; and Service with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Great Falls was Female Assistant professor with 10 employees, Female Associate professor with 8 employees, and Female Instructor with 7 employees.

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

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