University of Southern Maine

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,578

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,019

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.25%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

80.2%

4,111 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

7,855

56% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

33.8%

257 Graduates

About

University of Southern Maine is a higher education institution located in Cumberland County, ME. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Southern Maine were Registered Nursing (125 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (122 degrees), and Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions (67 degrees).

In 2016, 1,939 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Southern Maine. 62.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,589 degrees), 9.93 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (160 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Southern Maine is $6,578, which is $-13,582 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Southern Maine is $6,578, which is $-13,582 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,019.

In 2016, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,578

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Southern Maine was $6,578. The cost of tuition at University of Southern Maine is $-13,582 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$15,019

2016 Value

7.51%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Southern Maine had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,019. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Southern Maine grew by 7.51%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,248

Room and Board

$1,220

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Southern Maine was of $10,248 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,220. The cost of room and board increased by 2.42% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 9.36% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at University of Southern Maine received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.85% with respect to 2015, 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.

6.25%

2015 Default Rate

145

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Southern Maine was 6.25%, which represents 145 out of the 2321 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 Southern Maine received 4,111 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 20.8% annual growth. Out of those 4,111 applicants, 3,299 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.2% acceptance rate.

There were 7,855 students enrolled at University of Southern Maine in 2016, and 92% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Southern Maine has an overall enrollment yield of 24.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,299

Accepted Out of 4,111

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Southern Maine was 80.2% (3,299 admissions from 4,111 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 87.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 20.8%, while admissions grew by 10.5%.

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SAT Scores

92%

Submission Percentage

738

Scores Submitted

92% of enrolled first-time students at University of Southern Maine in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Southern Maine has a total enrollment of 7,855 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Southern Maine is 4,396 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,459. This means that 56% of students enrolled at University of Southern Maine are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Southern Maine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74% White, 3.68% Black or African American, 2.43% Two or More Races, 2.22% Hispanic or Latino, 1.95% Asian, 0.789% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0382% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Southern Maine in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (47.1%), followed by White Male (33.3%) and Black or African American Male (2.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (54.6%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Black or African American Male (1.55%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Southern Maine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,855 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Southern Maine is 4,396 and the part-time enrollment is 3,459. This means that 56% of students enrolled at University of Southern Maine are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%

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 Southern Maine was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Southern Maine had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,813

  2. Black or African American

    289

  3. Two or More Races

    191

The enrolled student population at University of Southern Maine is 74% White, 3.68% Black or African American, 2.43% Two or More Races, 2.22% Hispanic or Latino, 1.95% Asian, 0.789% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0382% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 1,076 students (13.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 483 more women than men received degrees from University of Southern Maine. The majority of degree recipients at University of Southern Maine are white (1,589 degrees awarded). There were 9.93 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (160 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Southern Maine is Registered Nursing (125 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (122 degrees) and Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions (67 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Southern Maine, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (83 degrees awarded), Legal (86 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (124 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Southern Maine are Elementary & middle school teachers (214,751 people), Social workers (196,533 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (175,942 people), Miscellaneous managers (131,968 people), and Postsecondary teachers (114,874 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Southern Maine are English (83 degrees awarded), Legal (86 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (124 degrees), History (35 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (14 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 Southern Maine are Public relations specialists, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Southern Maine are English (83 degrees awarded), Legal (86 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (124 degrees), History (35 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (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 Southern Maine are Elementary & secondary schools (413,684 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (236,931 people), Legal services (161,146 people), Hospitals (119,829 people), and Individual & family services (118,352 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Southern Maine are English (83 degrees awarded), Legal (86 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (124 degrees), History (35 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (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 Southern Maine.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Southern Maine was Registered Nursing with 125 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 728

  2. 1,211

In 2016, 728 degrees were awarded to men at University of Southern Maine, which is 0.601 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,211).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 84 degrees were awarded to men at University of Southern Maine in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.31 times more than the 64 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 113 degrees were awarded to women at University of Southern Maine in Registered Nursing, which is 8.69 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

32%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 13% of students graduating from University of Southern Maine completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% 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 (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Southern Maine is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 9.34% of graduates (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,589 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    160 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Southern Maine is white (1,589 degrees awarded). There were 9.93 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (160 degrees).

8.25% of degree recipients (160 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    978 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    611 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Southern Maine is white female (978 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (611 degrees).

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Operations

University of Southern Maine has an endowment valued at nearly $31.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $473k (1.49%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of Southern Maine had a total expenditure of $167M. Of that $167M, they spent $76.6M on salaries and $167M on benefits.

University of Southern Maine employs 86 Professors, 84 Associate professors, and 52 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Southern Maine are Male Professors (54), Male Associate professors(43), and Female Associate professors (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Southern Maine are: Office and Administrative Support, with 143 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 141 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 112 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$31.9M

2015 Endowment

11.6%

decline from 2014

University of Southern Maine has an endowment valued at about $31.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Southern Maine declined 11.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.99M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $8.84M - Federal

  2. $12.7M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Southern Maine received $8.84M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.7M from state grants and contracts, and $0 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.

$76.6M

Salary Expenditure

$167M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Southern Maine had a total expenditure of $167M. Of that $167M, they spent $76.6M on salaries and $167M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$76.6M

2015 Salaries

3.79%

decline from 2014

In 2015, University of Southern Maine paid a median of $76.6M in salaries, which represents 45.9% of their overall expenditure ($167M) and a 3.79% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.55% decline from 2013 and a 2.52% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.4M

Instructional Salaries

233

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Southern Maine paid a total of $18.4M to 233 employees working as instructors, which represents 24% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

86 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

143 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Southern Maine were Professor with 86 employees; Associate professor with 84 employees; and Associate professor with 52 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Southern Maine were Office and Administrative Support with 143 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 141 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 112 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Southern Maine was Male Professor with 54 employees, Male Associate professor with 43 employees, and Female Associate professor with 41 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Southern Maine.

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