University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$12,800

2.02% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,808

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.26%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

49.6%

43,731 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

51,848

76.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

80.1%

4,286 Graduates

About

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a higher education institution located in Hennepin County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities were General Psychology (507 degrees awarded), Computer Science (345 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (342 degrees).

In 2017, 14,275 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. 54% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (9,416 degrees), 8.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1089 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is $12,800, which is $-13,700 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is $12,800, which is $-13,700 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,808.

In 2017, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,800

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was $12,800. The cost of tuition at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is $-13,700 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$16,808

2017 Value

3.48%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,808. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Minnesota-Twin Cities grew by 3.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,377

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was of $9,377 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.676% 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

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 13% with respect to 2016, when 54% 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.

2.26%

2016 Default Rate

194

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was 2.26%, which represents 194 out of the 8601 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 Minnesota-Twin Cities received 43,731 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 11% annual decline. Out of those 43,731 applicants, 21,692 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49.6% acceptance rate.

There were 51,848 students enrolled at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2017, and 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has an overall enrollment yield of 28.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

21,692

Accepted Out of 43,731

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was 49.6% (21,692 admissions from 43,731 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 44.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -11%, while admissions declined by -0.587%.

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SAT Scores

13%

Submission Percentage

799

Scores Submitted

13% of enrolled first-time students at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has a total enrollment of 51,848 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is 39,705 students and the part-time enrollment is 12,143. This means that 76.6% of students enrolled at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.6% White, 8.22% Asian, 4.04% Black or African American, 3.82% Hispanic or Latino, 3.3% Two or More Races, 0.309% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0791% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.5%), followed by White Male (31.5%) and Asian Female (5.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (33.8%), followed by White Male (23.6%) and Asian Female (4.14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51,848 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is 39,705 and the part-time enrollment is 12,143. This means that 76.6% of students enrolled at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%

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 Minnesota-Twin Cities was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Minnesota-Twin Cities had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    32,970

  2. Asian

    4,260

  3. Black or African American

    2,096

The enrolled student population at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is 63.6% White, 8.22% Asian, 4.04% Black or African American, 3.82% Hispanic or Latino, 3.3% Two or More Races, 0.309% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0791% 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.

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, 2,262 students (4.36%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1143 more women than men received degrees from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The majority of degree recipients at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are white (9,416 degrees awarded). There were 8.65 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1089 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is General Psychology (507 degrees awarded), followed by Computer Science (345 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (342 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (205 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (457 degrees), and Biology (1,297 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 Minnesota-Twin Cities are Other managers (440,920 people), Physicians (422,935 people), Software developers (405,071 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (310,936 people), and Postsecondary teachers (237,032 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are Architecture and Related Services (205 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (457 degrees), Biology (1,297 degrees), Agriculture (297 degrees), and Engineering (1,446 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 Minnesota-Twin Cities are Surgeons, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are Architecture and Related Services (205 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (457 degrees), Biology (1,297 degrees), Agriculture (297 degrees), and Engineering (1,446 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 Minnesota-Twin Cities are Architectural, engineering & related services (542,708 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (528,689 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (489,526 people), Computer Systems Design (482,869 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (321,483 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are Architecture and Related Services (205 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (457 degrees), Biology (1,297 degrees), Agriculture (297 degrees), and Engineering (1,446 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 Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Most Common

  1. 507 degrees awarded

  2. 345 degrees awarded

  3. 342 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was General Psychology with 507 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 6,566

  2. 7,709

In 2017, 6,566 degrees were awarded to men at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which is 0.852 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,709).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 396 degrees were awarded to men at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Computer Science, which is 5.91 times more than the 67 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 376 degrees were awarded to women at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in General Psychology, which is 2.69 times more than the 140 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%

100% Completion Time

77%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 59% of students graduating from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 79% 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 (86.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is Male and Hispanic or Latino (86.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.35% 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

    9,416 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    1,089 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    444 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is white (9,416 degrees awarded). There were 8.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1089 degrees).

2.39% of degree recipients (341 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    5,162 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    4,254 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    636 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is white female (5,162 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (4,254 degrees).

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Operations

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has an endowment valued at nearly $3.29B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $141M (4.3%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities had a total salary expenditure of $3.39B. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities employs 946 Professors, 610 Associate professors, and 550 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are Male Professors (669), Male Associate professors(333), and Male Assistant professors (286).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1981 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1936 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1215 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.29B

2017 Endowment

6.52%

growth from 2016

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has an endowment valued at about $3.29B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Minnesota-Twin Cities grew 6.52% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3B 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. $431M - Federal

  2. $58.4M - State

  3. $10.6M - Local

As of 2017, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities received $431M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $58.4M from state grants and contracts, and $10.6M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.46B

2017 Salaries

3.51%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities paid a median of $1.46B in salaries, which represents 43% of their overall expenditure ($3.39B) and a 3.51% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.17% decline from 2015 and a 1.98% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$284M

Instructional Salaries

2,440

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities paid a total of $284M to 2,440 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.5% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

946 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1981 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities were Professor with 946 employees; Associate professor with 610 employees; and Associate professor with 550 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities were Business and Financial Operations with 1,981 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,936 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 1,215 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was Male Professor with 669 employees, Male Associate professor with 333 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 286 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

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