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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
5.75% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
263 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
45.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
9 Graduates


The median tuition at University of the Southwest is $15,456, which is $16,754 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,063.

In 2016, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University of the Southwest received 263 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a N/A annual N/A. Out of those 263 applicants, 173 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,088 students enrolled at University of the Southwest in 2016, and 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of the Southwest has an overall enrollment yield of 53.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University of the Southwest has a total enrollment of 1,088 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Southwest is 491 students and the part-time enrollment is 597. This means that 45.1% of students enrolled at University of the Southwest are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of the Southwest, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.7% White, 27.8% Hispanic or Latino, 16.2% Black or African American, 3.58% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.1% Asian, 0.18% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 18.4% Unknown.

Students enrolled at University of the Southwest in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (10.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (9.1%) and Black or African American Male (2.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (3.49%), followed by White Male (0.83%) and Black or African American Female (0.55%).

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In 2016, 70 more women than men graduated from University of the Southwest. The majority of students graduating from University of the Southwest are White. These 110 graduates mean that there were 2.24 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 49 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of the Southwest is Corrections with 16 graduates, followed by General Health & Physical Education with 10 graduates and General Biological Sciences with 6 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of the Southwest, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Parks, Recreation, & Leisure, with 27 graduates, followed by Education with 109 graduates and Protective Services with 18 graduates.


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University of the Southwest has an endowment valued at nearly $6.61M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $200,805 (3.04%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of the Southwest had a total expenditure of $11.7M. Of that $11.7M, they spent $4.74M on salaries and $1.04M on benefits.

University of the Southwest employs 15 Assistant professors, 7 Associate professors, and 4 Professors. Most academics at University of the Southwest are Male Assistant professors (8), Female Assistant professors (7), and Female Associate professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Southwest are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 26 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 11 employees, and Management with 11 employees.



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