Ursinus College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$53,610
3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$30,421
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.93%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
79.1%
3,530 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,472
99% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
78.7%
359 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 (51 degrees awarded), Applied Economices (43 degrees), and General Psychology (40 degrees).

In 2019, 400 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ursinus College. 58.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (296 degrees), 8.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ursinus College is $53,610, which is $26,330 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ursinus College is $53,610, which is $26,330 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,421.

In 2019, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$53,610
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Ursinus College was $53,610. The cost of tuition at Ursinus College is $26,330 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$30,421
2019 Value
2.97%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Ursinus College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,421. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Ursinus College grew by 2.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,750
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ursinus College was of $12,750 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.51% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Ursinus College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, 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.
2.93%
2017 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Ursinus College was 2.93%, which represents 11 out of the 376 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 3,530 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.03% annual growth. Out of those 3,530 applicants, 2,792 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,472 students enrolled at Ursinus College in 2019, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ursinus College has an overall enrollment yield of 15.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,792
Accepted Out of 3,530

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ursinus College was 79.1% (2,792 admissions from 3,530 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 70.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 5.03%, while admissions grew by 17.2%.

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SAT Scores

72%
Submission Percentage
310
Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Ursinus College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ursinus College has a total enrollment of 1,472 students. The full-time enrollment at Ursinus College is 1,457 students and the part-time enrollment is 15. This means that 99% of students enrolled at Ursinus College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ursinus College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.3% White, 8.02% Hispanic or Latino, 7.68% Black or African American, 4.08% Asian, 3.26% Two or More Races, 0.0679% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0679% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Ursinus College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (35.3%) and Black or African American Male (4.53%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ursinus College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,472 students. The full-time enrollment at Ursinus College is 1,457 and the part-time enrollment is 15. This means that 99% of students enrolled at Ursinus College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2019 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 87%. 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
    1,064
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    118
  3. Black or African American
    113

The enrolled student population at Ursinus College is 72.3% White, 8.02% Hispanic or Latino, 7.68% Black or African American, 4.08% Asian, 3.26% Two or More Races, 0.0679% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0679% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 47 students (3.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 68 more women than men received degrees from Ursinus College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ursinus College is white (296 degrees awarded). There were 8.97 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ursinus College is General Biological Sciences (51 degrees awarded), followed by Applied Economices (43 degrees) and General Psychology (40 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 (123 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (15 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 (408,642 people), Postsecondary teachers (176,884 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (168,861 people), Other managers (165,450 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (137,111 people).

The most specialized majors at Ursinus College are Biology (123 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), and History (13 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 Ursinus College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Ursinus College are Biology (123 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), and History (13 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 (457,692 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (402,180 people), Elementary & secondary schools (371,108 people), Offices of physicians (210,003 people), and Scientific research & development services (131,899 people).

The most specialized majors at Ursinus College are Biology (123 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), and History (13 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. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 40 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ursinus College was General Biological Sciences with 51 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

166
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
234
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 166 degrees were awarded to men at Ursinus College, which is 0.709 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (234).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Ursinus College in Applied Economices, which is 2.07 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 31 degrees were awarded to women at Ursinus College in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.55 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

75%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 75% of students graduating from Ursinus College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ursinus College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    296 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    33 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ursinus College is white (296 degrees awarded). There were 8.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

1.25% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    164 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    132 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ursinus College is white female (164 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (132 degrees).

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Operations

Ursinus College has an endowment valued at nearly $138M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.88M (4.99%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Ursinus College had a total salary expenditure of $67.9M. Ursinus College employs 50 Assistant professors, 39 Associate professors, and 25 Professors. Most academics at Ursinus College are Female Assistant professors (34), Female Associate professors(22), and Male Professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ursinus College are: Management, with 70 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 57 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$138M
2019 Endowment
4.87%
decline from 2018

Ursinus College has an endowment valued at about $138M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Ursinus College declined 4.87% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $97.2M 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. $934k - Federal
  2. $448k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Ursinus College received $934k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $448k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$31.7M
2019 Salaries
23.1%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Ursinus College paid a median of $31.7M in salaries, which represents 46.7% of their overall expenditure ($67.9M) and a 23.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.3% growth from 2017 and a 3.38% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.2M
Instructional Salaries
125
Number of Employees

In 2019, Ursinus College paid a total of $10.2M to 125 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
50 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
70 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ursinus College were Assistant professor with 50 employees; Associate professor with 39 employees; and Associate professor with 25 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ursinus College were Management with 70 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 57 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 50 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ursinus College was Female Assistant professor with 34 employees, Female Associate professor with 22 employees, and Male Professor with 17 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Ursinus College.

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