University of Nevada-Reno

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,577

3.79% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,022

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.11%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

82.8%

9,644 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

21,353

78.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

54.4%

1,464 Graduates

About

University of Nevada-Reno is a higher education institution located in Washoe County, NV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Nevada-Reno were General Psychology (198 degrees awarded), General Health Services (197 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (189 degrees).

In 2016, 4,309 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Nevada-Reno. 56.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,773 degrees), 4.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (671 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Nevada-Reno is $6,577, which is $-19,279 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Nevada-Reno is $6,577, which is $-19,279 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,022.

In 2016, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,577

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Nevada-Reno was $6,577. The cost of tuition at University of Nevada-Reno is $-19,279 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$15,022

2016 Value

3.03%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Nevada-Reno had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,022. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Nevada-Reno grew by 3.03%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,240

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Nevada-Reno was of $10,240 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.48% 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

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

38%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at University of Nevada-Reno received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.54% with respect to 2015, when 65% 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.

5.11%

2015 Default Rate

155

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Nevada-Reno was 5.11%, which represents 155 out of the 3032 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 Nevada-Reno received 9,644 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.75% annual decline. Out of those 9,644 applicants, 7,986 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.8% acceptance rate.

There were 21,353 students enrolled at University of Nevada-Reno in 2016, and 61% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Nevada-Reno has an overall enrollment yield of 42%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

7,986

Accepted Out of 9,644

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Nevada-Reno was 82.8% (7,986 admissions from 9,644 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 78.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -7.75%, while admissions declined by -2.7%.

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SAT Scores

61%

Submission Percentage

2,155

Scores Submitted

61% of enrolled first-time students at University of Nevada-Reno in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Nevada-Reno has a total enrollment of 21,353 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nevada-Reno is 16,832 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,521. This means that 78.8% of students enrolled at University of Nevada-Reno are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Nevada-Reno, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59% White, 18.5% Hispanic or Latino, 7.11% Asian, 5.85% Two or More Races, 3.17% Black or African American, 0.74% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.576% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Nevada-Reno in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.9%), followed by White Male (27.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35%), followed by White Male (24%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.02%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Nevada-Reno, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,353 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nevada-Reno is 16,832 and the part-time enrollment is 4,521. This means that 78.8% of students enrolled at University of Nevada-Reno are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

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 Nevada-Reno was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Nevada-Reno had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    12,591

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3,954

  3. Asian

    1,519

The enrolled student population at University of Nevada-Reno is 59% White, 18.5% Hispanic or Latino, 7.11% Asian, 5.85% Two or More Races, 3.17% Black or African American, 0.74% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.576% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 583 more women than men received degrees from University of Nevada-Reno. The majority of degree recipients at University of Nevada-Reno are white (2,773 degrees awarded). There were 4.13 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (671 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Nevada-Reno is General Psychology (198 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (197 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (189 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Nevada-Reno, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (456 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (144 degrees), and Biology (345 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 Nevada-Reno are Miscellaneous managers (503,290 people), Physicians & surgeons (427,708 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (360,816 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (304,044 people), and Civil engineers (233,649 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Reno are Engineering (456 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (144 degrees), Biology (345 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (60 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (70 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 Nevada-Reno are Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Reno are Engineering (456 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (144 degrees), Biology (345 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (60 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (70 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 Nevada-Reno are Hospitals (546,317 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (435,032 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (432,337 people), Computer Systems Design (421,630 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (350,038 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nevada-Reno are Engineering (456 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (144 degrees), Biology (345 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (60 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (70 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 Nevada-Reno.

Most Common

  1. 198 degrees awarded

  2. 197 degrees awarded

  3. 189 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Nevada-Reno was General Psychology with 198 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,863

  2. 2,446

In 2016, 1,863 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nevada-Reno, which is 0.762 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,446).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 109 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nevada-Reno in Mechanical Engineering, which is 4.95 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 188 degrees were awarded to women at University of Nevada-Reno in General Psychology, which is 3.24 times more than the 58 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%

100% Completion Time

55%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 21% of students graduating from University of Nevada-Reno completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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 (68.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Nevada-Reno is Female and Asian (68.7% 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, 0.137% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,773 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    671 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    279 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Nevada-Reno is white (2,773 degrees awarded). There were 4.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (671 degrees).

0.743% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,561 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,212 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    422 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Nevada-Reno is white female (1,561 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,212 degrees).

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Operations

University of Nevada-Reno has an endowment valued at nearly $287M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.01M (0.352%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Nevada-Reno had a total expenditure of $567M. Of that $567M, they spent $290M on salaries and $567M on benefits.

University of Nevada-Reno employs 243 Assistant professors, 189 Associate professors, and 166 Professors. Most academics at University of Nevada-Reno are Male Assistant professors (130), Male Professors(127), and Female Assistant professors (113).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nevada-Reno are: Office and Administrative Support, with 473 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 342 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 235 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$287M

2015 Endowment

3.29%

growth from 2014

University of Nevada-Reno has an endowment valued at about $287M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Nevada-Reno grew 3.29% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.8M 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: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $84.8M - Federal

  2. $15.1M - State

  3. $24.9M - Local

As of 2015, University of Nevada-Reno received $84.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $15.1M from state grants and contracts, and $24.9M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$290M

Salary Expenditure

$567M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Nevada-Reno had a total expenditure of $567M. Of that $567M, they spent $290M on salaries and $567M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$290M

2015 Salaries

2.97%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Nevada-Reno paid a median of $290M in salaries, which represents 51.1% of their overall expenditure ($567M) and a 2.97% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.57% growth from 2013 and a 7.44% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$58.2M

Instructional Salaries

652

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Nevada-Reno paid a total of $58.2M to 652 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

243 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

473 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Nevada-Reno were Assistant professor with 243 employees; Associate professor with 189 employees; and Associate professor with 166 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nevada-Reno were Office and Administrative Support with 473 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 342 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 235 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Nevada-Reno was Male Assistant professor with 130 employees, Male Professor with 127 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 113 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Nevada-Reno.

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