University of Mount Union

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,800

2.02% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$22,728

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.38%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

77%

2,525 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,281

98.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

58.9%

371 Graduates

About

University of Mount Union is a higher education institution located in Stark County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Mount Union were Kinesiology & Exercise Science (46 degrees awarded), General Psychology (35 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (34 degrees).

In 2016, 567 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Mount Union. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (487 degrees), 20.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Mount Union is $28,800, which is $4,385 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Mount Union is $28,800, which is $4,385 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,728.

In 2016, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 76% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,800

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Mount Union was $28,800. The cost of tuition at University of Mount Union is $4,385 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$22,728

2016 Value

5.46%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Mount Union had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,728. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Mount Union grew by 5.46%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,605

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Mount Union was of $6,605 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 2.64% 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

98%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at University of Mount Union received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.08% with respect to 2015, when 96% 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.

5.38%

2015 Default Rate

33

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Mount Union was 5.38%, which represents 33 out of the 613 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 Mount Union received 2,525 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10.3% annual growth. Out of those 2,525 applicants, 1,944 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77% acceptance rate.

There were 2,281 students enrolled at University of Mount Union in 2016, and 21% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Mount Union has an overall enrollment yield of 33%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,944

Accepted Out of 2,525

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Mount Union was 77% (1,944 admissions from 2,525 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 75%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 10.3%, while admissions grew by 13.2%.

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SAT Scores

21%

Submission Percentage

138

Scores Submitted

21% of enrolled first-time students at University of Mount Union in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Mount Union has a total enrollment of 2,281 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Mount Union is 2,254 students and the part-time enrollment is 27. This means that 98.8% of students enrolled at University of Mount Union are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Mount Union, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79% White, 6.62% Black or African American, 3.07% Two or More Races, 2.67% Hispanic or Latino, 0.877% Asian, 0.658% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0877% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Mount Union in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.5%), followed by White Male (38.9%) and Black or African American Male (5.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (49.6%), followed by White Male (26.2%) and Two or More Races Female (1.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Mount Union, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,281 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Mount Union is 2,254 and the part-time enrollment is 27. This means that 98.8% of students enrolled at University of Mount Union are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

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 Mount Union was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), University of Mount Union had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,803

  2. Black or African American

    151

  3. Two or More Races

    70

The enrolled student population at University of Mount Union is 79% White, 6.62% Black or African American, 3.07% Two or More Races, 2.67% Hispanic or Latino, 0.877% Asian, 0.658% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0877% 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, 151 students (6.62%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 107 more women than men received degrees from University of Mount Union. The majority of degree recipients at University of Mount Union are white (487 degrees awarded). There were 20.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Mount Union is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (46 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (35 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (34 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Mount Union, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (19 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 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 Mount Union are Physicians & surgeons (467,728 people), Postsecondary teachers (237,939 people), Miscellaneous managers (225,132 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (173,179 people), and Other Physical Scientists (121,049 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Mount Union are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (19 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Biology (45 degrees), and Physical Sciences (14 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 Mount Union are Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Credit counselors & loan officers, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Mount Union are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (19 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Biology (45 degrees), and Physical Sciences (14 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 Mount Union are Hospitals (575,231 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (438,504 people), Elementary & secondary schools (324,031 people), Offices of physicians (192,388 people), and Scientific research & development services (171,250 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Mount Union are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (19 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Biology (45 degrees), and Physical Sciences (14 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 Mount Union.

Most Common

  1. 46 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Mount Union was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 46 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 230

  2. 337

In 2016, 230 degrees were awarded to men at University of Mount Union, which is 0.682 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (337).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 24 degrees were awarded to men at University of Mount Union in General Business Administration & Management, which is 4 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 28 degrees were awarded to women at University of Mount Union in General Biological Sciences, which is 4.67 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%

100% Completion Time

63%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 51% of students graduating from University of Mount Union completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Mount Union is Male and Asian (100% 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, 1.89% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    487 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    24 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Mount Union is white (487 degrees awarded). There were 20.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

3% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    295 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    192 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Mount Union is white female (295 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (192 degrees).

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Operations

University of Mount Union has an endowment valued at nearly $140M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $444k (0.317%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, University of Mount Union had a total expenditure of $55.7M. Of that $55.7M, they spent $24.1M on salaries and $55.7M on benefits.

University of Mount Union employs 46 Assistant professors, 42 Professors, and 40 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Mount Union are Male Professors (27), Female Assistant professors(24), and Male Associate professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Mount Union are: Service, with 75 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 42 employees, and Management with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$140M

2015 Endowment

3.8%

decline from 2014

University of Mount Union has an endowment valued at about $140M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Mount Union declined 3.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $107M higher 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. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Mount Union received $0 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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$24.1M

Salary Expenditure

$55.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Mount Union had a total expenditure of $55.7M. Of that $55.7M, they spent $24.1M on salaries and $55.7M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$24.1M

2015 Salaries

10.9%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Mount Union paid a median of $24.1M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($55.7M) and a 10.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.13% decline from 2013 and a 7.18% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$8.9M

Instructional Salaries

128

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Mount Union paid a total of $8.9M to 128 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.9% 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

46 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

75 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Mount Union were Assistant professor with 46 employees; Professor with 42 employees; and Professor with 40 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Mount Union were Service with 75 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 42 employees; and Management with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Mount Union was Male Professor with 27 employees, Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, and Male Associate professor with 23 employees.

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

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