Ursinus College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$50,360

2.01% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$31,812

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.5%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

78.2%

3,488 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,507

98.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

76.8%

328 Graduates

About

Ursinus College is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Ursinus College were General Biological Sciences (65 degrees awarded), Applied Economices (46 degrees), and General Psychology (46 degrees).

In 2017, 424 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ursinus College. 54.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (335 degrees), 14.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ursinus College is $50,360, which is $25,166 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ursinus College is $50,360, which is $25,166 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,812.

In 2017, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$50,360

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Ursinus College was $50,360. The cost of tuition at Ursinus College is $25,166 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$31,812

2017 Value

0.872%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Ursinus College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,812. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Ursinus College grew by 0.872%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,320

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ursinus College was of $12,320 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.53% 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

99%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Ursinus College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 99% 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.

2.5%

2016 Default Rate

9

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Ursinus College was 2.5%, which represents 9 out of the 360 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

Ursinus College received 3,488 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 40% annual growth. Out of those 3,488 applicants, 2,728 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,507 students enrolled at Ursinus College in 2017, and 64% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ursinus College has an overall enrollment yield of 14.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,728

Accepted Out of 3,488

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ursinus College was 78.2% (2,728 admissions from 3,488 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 82.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 40%, while admissions grew by 32.9%.

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SAT Scores

64%

Submission Percentage

259

Scores Submitted

64% of enrolled first-time students at Ursinus College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ursinus College has a total enrollment of 1,507 students. The full-time enrollment at Ursinus College is 1,489 students and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 98.8% of students enrolled at Ursinus College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ursinus College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.6% White, 7.03% Black or African American, 6.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.38% Asian, 3.32% Two or More Races, 0.0664% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0664% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Ursinus College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.6%), followed by White Male (35.4%) and Black or African American Female (3.69%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ursinus College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,507 students. The full-time enrollment at Ursinus College is 1,489 and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 98.8% of students enrolled at Ursinus College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

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 Ursinus College was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Ursinus College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,109

  2. Black or African American

    106

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    101

The enrolled student population at Ursinus College is 73.6% White, 7.03% Black or African American, 6.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.38% Asian, 3.32% Two or More Races, 0.0664% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0664% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 37 students (2.46%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 40 more women than men received degrees from Ursinus College. The majority of degree recipients at Ursinus College are white (335 degrees awarded). There were 14.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ursinus College is General Biological Sciences (65 degrees awarded), followed by Applied Economices (46 degrees) and General Psychology (46 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Ursinus College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (129 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (18 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 Ursinus College are Physicians (414,954 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (362,460 people), Other managers (304,312 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (252,401 people), and Postsecondary teachers (233,430 people).

The most specialized majors at Ursinus College are Biology (129 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees), Language & Linguistics (18 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), and Social Sciences (83 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 Ursinus College are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Ursinus College are Biology (129 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees), Language & Linguistics (18 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), and Social Sciences (83 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 Ursinus College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (559,402 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (513,723 people), Elementary & secondary schools (473,200 people), Legal services (290,788 people), and Offices of physicians (203,292 people).

The most specialized majors at Ursinus College are Biology (129 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees), Language & Linguistics (18 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), and Social Sciences (83 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 Ursinus College.

Most Common

  1. 65 degrees awarded

  2. 46 degrees awarded

  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ursinus College was General Biological Sciences with 65 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 192

  2. 232

In 2017, 192 degrees were awarded to men at Ursinus College, which is 0.828 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (232).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Ursinus College in Applied Economices, which is 3.6 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 41 degrees were awarded to women at Ursinus College in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.71 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

74%

100% Completion Time

78%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 74% of students graduating from Ursinus College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 78% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% 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 Ursinus College 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, 2.13% 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

    335 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    23 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ursinus College is white (335 degrees awarded). There were 14.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

2.36% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    180 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    155 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ursinus College is white female (180 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (155 degrees).

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Operations

Ursinus College has an endowment valued at nearly $148M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $17.2M (11.6%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Ursinus College had a total salary expenditure of $64.3M. Ursinus College employs 50 Assistant professors, 36 Associate professors, and 28 Professors. Most academics at Ursinus College are Female Assistant professors (33), Female Associate professors(20), and Male Professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ursinus College are: Management, with 75 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 49 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 41 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$148M

2017 Endowment

7.82%

growth from 2016

Ursinus College has an endowment valued at about $148M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Ursinus College grew 7.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $111M 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $931k - Federal

  2. $354k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Ursinus College received $931k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $354k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24.7M

2017 Salaries

3.38%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Ursinus College paid a median of $24.7M in salaries, which represents 38.4% of their overall expenditure ($64.3M) and a 3.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.22% decline from 2015 and a 2.64% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$9.63M

Instructional Salaries

121

Number of Employees

In 2017, Ursinus College paid a total of $9.63M to 121 employees working as instructors, which represents 39% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

50 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

75 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ursinus College were Assistant professor with 50 employees; Associate professor with 36 employees; and Associate professor with 28 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ursinus College were Management with 75 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ursinus College was Female Assistant professor with 33 employees, Female Associate professor with 20 employees, and Male Professor with 18 employees.

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