Vanderbilt University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$44,496

2.01% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$23,150

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

0.795%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

10.7%

32,442 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

12,587

94% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

92.4%

1,477 Graduates

About

Vanderbilt University is a higher education institution located in Davidson County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Vanderbilt University were General Economics (267 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (255 degrees), and General Social Sciences (197 degrees).

In 2016, 4,419 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Vanderbilt University. 53.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,842 degrees), 9.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (299 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Vanderbilt University is $44,496, which is $18,640 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Vanderbilt University is $44,496, which is $18,640 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,150.

In 2016, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 14% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,496

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Vanderbilt University was $44,496. The cost of tuition at Vanderbilt University is $18,640 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$23,150

2016 Value

0.929%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Vanderbilt University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,150. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Vanderbilt University grew by 0.929%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,670

Room and Board

$1,370

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Vanderbilt University was of $14,670 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,370. The cost of room and board increased by 2% 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

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

14%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Vanderbilt University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 64% 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.

0.795%

2015 Default Rate

12

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Vanderbilt University was 0.795%, which represents 12 out of the 1510 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

Vanderbilt University received 32,442 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.11% annual growth. Out of those 32,442 applicants, 3,487 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 10.7% acceptance rate.

There were 12,587 students enrolled at Vanderbilt University in 2016, and 38% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Vanderbilt University has an overall enrollment yield of 45.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

10.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,487

Accepted Out of 32,442

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Vanderbilt University was 10.7% (3,487 admissions from 32,442 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 11.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 3.11%, while admissions declined by -5.09%.

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SAT Scores

38%

Submission Percentage

602

Scores Submitted

38% of enrolled first-time students at Vanderbilt University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Vanderbilt University has a total enrollment of 12,587 students. The full-time enrollment at Vanderbilt University is 11,834 students and the part-time enrollment is 753. This means that 94% of students enrolled at Vanderbilt University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Vanderbilt University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.8% White, 8.78% Asian, 7.91% Black or African American, 7.31% Hispanic or Latino, 4.04% Two or More Races, 0.318% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.143% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Vanderbilt University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (26.1%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Asian Male (7.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35.9%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Black or African American Female (3.85%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Vanderbilt University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,587 students. The full-time enrollment at Vanderbilt University is 11,834 and the part-time enrollment is 753. This means that 94% of students enrolled at Vanderbilt University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

97%

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 Vanderbilt University was 97%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Vanderbilt University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,154

  2. Asian

    1,105

  3. Black or African American

    996

The enrolled student population at Vanderbilt University is 56.8% White, 8.78% Asian, 7.91% Black or African American, 7.31% Hispanic or Latino, 4.04% Two or More Races, 0.318% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.143% 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.

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, 521 students (4.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 341 more women than men received degrees from Vanderbilt University. The majority of degree recipients at Vanderbilt University are white (2,842 degrees awarded). There were 9.51 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (299 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Vanderbilt University is General Economics (267 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (255 degrees) and General Social Sciences (197 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Vanderbilt University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (240 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (681 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (53 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 Vanderbilt University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (325,736 people), Miscellaneous managers (284,304 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (220,790 people), Postsecondary teachers (163,814 people), and Chief executives & legislators (112,005 people).

The most specialized majors at Vanderbilt University are Legal (240 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (681 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (53 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (300 degrees), and Math & Statistics (109 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 Vanderbilt University are Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Vanderbilt University are Legal (240 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (681 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (53 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (300 degrees), and Math & Statistics (109 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 Vanderbilt University are Elementary & secondary schools (409,551 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (319,334 people), Legal services (276,983 people), Hospitals (220,013 people), and Computer Systems Design (196,552 people).

The most specialized majors at Vanderbilt University are Legal (240 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (681 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (53 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (300 degrees), and Math & Statistics (109 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 Vanderbilt University.

Most Common

  1. 267 degrees awarded

  2. 255 degrees awarded

  3. 197 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Vanderbilt University was General Economics with 267 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,039

  2. 2,380

In 2016, 2,039 degrees were awarded to men at Vanderbilt University, which is 0.857 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,380).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 202 degrees were awarded to men at Vanderbilt University in General Economics, which is 2.77 times more than the 73 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 184 degrees were awarded to women at Vanderbilt University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 2.16 times more than the 85 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

88%

100% Completion Time

93%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 88% of students graduating from Vanderbilt University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 93% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 93% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Vanderbilt University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 1.35% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,842 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    299 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    266 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Vanderbilt University is white (2,842 degrees awarded). There were 9.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (299 degrees).

4.19% of degree recipients (185 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,575 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,267 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    168 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Vanderbilt University is white female (1,575 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,267 degrees).

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Operations

Vanderbilt University has an endowment valued at nearly $4.09B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $153M (3.73%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Vanderbilt University had a total expenditure of $3.93B. Of that $3.93B, they spent $1.93B on salaries and $3.93B on benefits.

Vanderbilt University employs 389 Professors, 250 Assistant professors, and 239 Associate professors. Most academics at Vanderbilt University are Male Professors (287), Male Associate professors(145), and Female Assistant professors (137).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Vanderbilt University are: Service, with 806 employees, Management, with 779 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 693 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.09B

2015 Endowment

1.16%

growth from 2014

Vanderbilt University has an endowment valued at about $4.09B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Vanderbilt University grew 1.16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.82B 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: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $463M - Federal

  2. $3.76M - State

  3. $1.46M - Local

As of 2015, Vanderbilt University received $463M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.76M from state grants and contracts, and $1.46M 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.

$1.93B

Salary Expenditure

$3.93B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Vanderbilt University had a total expenditure of $3.93B. Of that $3.93B, they spent $1.93B on salaries and $3.93B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$1.93B

2015 Salaries

3.85%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Vanderbilt University paid a median of $1.93B in salaries, which represents 49.1% of their overall expenditure ($3.93B) and a 3.85% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.565% decline from 2013 and a 3.79% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$123M

Instructional Salaries

997

Number of Employees

In 2015, Vanderbilt University paid a total of $123M to 997 employees working as instructors, which represents 6.35% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

389 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

806 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Vanderbilt University were Professor with 389 employees; Assistant professor with 250 employees; and Assistant professor with 239 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Vanderbilt University were Service with 806 employees; Management with 779 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 693 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Vanderbilt University was Male Professor with 287 employees, Male Associate professor with 145 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 137 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Vanderbilt University.

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