University of Mount Union

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,560
2.64% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$23,030
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
5.96%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
81.1%
2,020 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
2,257
97.8% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
61.8%
382 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 (43 degrees awarded), Sport & Fitness Management (34 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (33 degrees).

In 2017, 523 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Mount Union. 55.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (429 degrees), 14.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (30 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Mount Union is $29,560, which is $4,366 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Mount Union is $29,560, which is $4,366 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,030.

In 2017, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 86% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,560
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Mount Union was $29,560. The cost of tuition at University of Mount Union is $4,366 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$23,030
2017 Value
1.33%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Mount Union had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,030. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Mount Union grew by 1.33%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,760
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Mount Union was of $6,760 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 2.35% 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

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at University of Mount Union received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.04% with respect to 2016, when 98% 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.
5.96%
2016 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Mount Union was 5.96%, which represents 37 out of the 621 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 2,020 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 20% annual decline. Out of those 2,020 applicants, 1,638 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,257 students enrolled at University of Mount Union in 2017, and 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Mount Union has an overall enrollment yield of 32.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1,638
Accepted Out of 2,020

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Mount Union was 81.1% (1,638 admissions from 2,020 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 77%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -20%, while admissions declined by -15.7%.

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SAT Scores

11%
Submission Percentage
58
Scores Submitted

11% of enrolled first-time students at University of Mount Union in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Mount Union has a total enrollment of 2,257 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Mount Union is 2,207 students and the part-time enrollment is 50. This means that 97.8% 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 80.4% White, 6.11% Black or African American, 3.32% Two or More Races, 2.44% Hispanic or Latino, 0.842% Asian, 0.62% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0443% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Mount Union in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.9%), followed by White Male (39.7%) and Black or African American Male (4.99%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (58.4%), followed by White Male (29.8%) and Black or African American Male (1.86%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Mount Union, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,257 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Mount Union is 2,207 and the part-time enrollment is 50. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at University of Mount Union are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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 Mount Union was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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
    1,814
  2. Black or African American
    138
  3. Two or More Races
    75

The enrolled student population at University of Mount Union is 80.4% White, 6.11% Black or African American, 3.32% Two or More Races, 2.44% Hispanic or Latino, 0.842% Asian, 0.62% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0443% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 139 students (6.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 53 more women than men received degrees from University of Mount Union. The majority of degree recipients at University of Mount Union are white (429 degrees awarded). There were 14.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (30 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Mount Union is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (43 degrees awarded), followed by Sport & Fitness Management (34 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (33 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 (77 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (18 degrees), and Biology (47 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 (411,466 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (261,773 people), Postsecondary teachers (208,216 people), Other managers (189,725 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (145,698 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Mount Union are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (77 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (18 degrees), Biology (47 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), and History (8 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 Surgeons, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at University of Mount Union are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (77 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (18 degrees), Biology (47 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), and History (8 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 Mount Union are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (528,186 people), Elementary & secondary schools (490,184 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (443,440 people), Offices of physicians (196,777 people), and Computer Systems Design (138,782 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Mount Union are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (77 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (18 degrees), Biology (47 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), and History (8 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. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 34 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 33 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Mount Union was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 43 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 235
  2. 288

In 2017, 235 degrees were awarded to men at University of Mount Union, which is 0.816 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (288).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 23 degrees were awarded to men at University of Mount Union in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 2.09 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 27 degrees were awarded to women at University of Mount Union in General Biological Sciences, which is 4.5 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 54% 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, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Mount Union is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 2.09% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    429 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    30 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Mount Union is white (429 degrees awarded). There were 14.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (30 degrees).

5.74% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    239 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    190 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Mount Union is white female (239 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (190 degrees).

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Operations

University of Mount Union has an endowment valued at nearly $139M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13.3M (9.57%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, University of Mount Union had a total salary expenditure of $57.5M. University of Mount Union employs 47 Assistant professors, 43 Associate professors, and 40 Professors. Most academics at University of Mount Union are Male Associate professors (27), Female Assistant professors(26), and Male Professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Mount Union are: Service, with 64 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 41 employees, and Management with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$139M
2017 Endowment
5.21%
growth from 2016

University of Mount Union has an endowment valued at about $139M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Mount Union grew 5.21% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $102M 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 2017, 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

Salary Expenditure

$23.8M
2017 Salaries
2.41%
growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Mount Union paid a median of $23.8M in salaries, which represents 41.4% of their overall expenditure ($57.5M) and a 2.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.52% decline from 2015 and a 10.9% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.3M
Instructional Salaries
139
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Mount Union paid a total of $10.3M to 139 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
47 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
64 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Mount Union were Assistant professor with 47 employees; Associate professor with 43 employees; and Associate professor with 40 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Mount Union were Service with 64 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees; and Management with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Mount Union was Male Associate professor with 27 employees, Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Male Professor with 24 employees.

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

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