VanderCook College of Music

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$25,440

3% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$27,110

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

13.2%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

90.2%

51 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

173

64.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

58.8%

20 Graduates

About

VanderCook College of Music is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at VanderCook College of Music were Music Teacher Education (17 degrees awarded).

In 2016, 81 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at VanderCook College of Music. 49.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (69 degrees), 11.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at VanderCook College of Music is $25,440, which is $11,469 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at VanderCook College of Music is $25,440, which is $11,469 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,110.

In 2016, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,440

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at VanderCook College of Music was $25,440. The cost of tuition at VanderCook College of Music is $11,469 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

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Average Net Price

$27,110

2016 Value

9.61%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 VanderCook College of Music had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,110. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of VanderCook College of Music grew by 9.61%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,000

Room and Board

$1,900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at VanderCook College of Music was of $7,000 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,900. The cost of room and board decreased by 23% 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

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at VanderCook College of Music received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 9.59% with respect to 2015, when 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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13.2%

2015 Default Rate

5

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at VanderCook College of Music was 13.2%, which represents 5 out of the 38 total borrowers.

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Admissions

VanderCook College of Music received 51 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 8.51% annual growth. Out of those 51 applicants, 46 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.2% acceptance rate.

There were 173 students enrolled at VanderCook College of Music in 2016, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

VanderCook College of Music has an overall enrollment yield of 43.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

46

Accepted Out of 51

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of VanderCook College of Music was 90.2% (46 admissions from 51 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 95.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 8.51%, while admissions grew by 2.22%.

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SAT Scores

5%

Submission Percentage

1

Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at VanderCook College of Music in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

VanderCook College of Music has a total enrollment of 173 students. The full-time enrollment at VanderCook College of Music is 112 students and the part-time enrollment is 61. This means that 64.7% of students enrolled at VanderCook College of Music are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at VanderCook College of Music, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.6% White, 13.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.78% Black or African American, 4.62% Two or More Races, 3.47% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at VanderCook College of Music in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.3%), followed by White Male (25.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (16.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (20%), followed by White Female (20%) and Two or More Races Male (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at VanderCook College of Music, both undergraduate and graduate, is 173 students. The full-time enrollment at VanderCook College of Music is 112 and the part-time enrollment is 61. This means that 64.7% of students enrolled at VanderCook College of Music are enrolled full-time compared with 70.8% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

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 VanderCook College of Music was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), VanderCook College of Music had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    98

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    23

  3. Black or African American

    10

The enrolled student population at VanderCook College of Music is 56.6% White, 13.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.78% Black or African American, 4.62% Two or More Races, 3.47% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, and 15.3% 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, 26 students (15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1 fewer women than men received degrees from VanderCook College of Music. The majority of degree recipients at VanderCook College of Music are white (69 degrees awarded). There were 11.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at VanderCook College of Music is Music Teacher Education (17 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at VanderCook College of Music, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (81 degrees awarded).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at VanderCook College of Music are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,802,131 people), Secondary school teachers (286,109 people), Education administrators (229,012 people), Special education teachers (114,650 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (91,507 people).

The most specialized majors at VanderCook College of Music are Education (81 degrees awarded).

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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 VanderCook College of Music are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Optometrists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at VanderCook College of Music are Education (81 degrees awarded).

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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 VanderCook College of Music are Elementary & secondary schools (2,610,992 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (171,747 people), Hospitals (91,805 people), Child day care services (84,510 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (53,863 people).

The most specialized majors at VanderCook College of Music are Education (81 degrees awarded).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 17 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at VanderCook College of Music was Music Teacher Education with 17 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 41

  2. 40

In 2016, 41 degrees were awarded to men at VanderCook College of Music, which is 1.02 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (40).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 41 degrees were awarded to men at VanderCook College of Music in Music Teacher Education, which is 1.02 times more than the 40 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 40 degrees were awarded to women at VanderCook College of Music in Music Teacher Education, which is 0.976 times less than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%

100% Completion Time

73%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 60% of students graduating from VanderCook College of Music completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at VanderCook College of Music is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 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

    69 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    6 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at VanderCook College of Music is white (69 degrees awarded). There were 11.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    36 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    33 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at VanderCook College of Music is white female (36 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (33 degrees).

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Operations

VanderCook College of Music has an endowment valued at nearly $512k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $29.5k (5.75%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, VanderCook College of Music had a total expenditure of $6.06M. Of that $6.06M, they spent $2.57M on salaries and $6.06M on benefits.

VanderCook College of Music employs 6 Associate professors, 4 Assistant professors, and 2 Professors. Most academics at VanderCook College of Music are Female Associate professors (4), Female Assistant professors(3), and Male Associate professors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at VanderCook College of Music are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 6 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 3 employees, and Public service with 2 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$512k

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

VanderCook College of Music has an endowment valued at about $512k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of VanderCook College of Music grew 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.07M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $13k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, VanderCook College of Music received $13k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$2.57M

Salary Expenditure

$6.06M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, VanderCook College of Music had a total expenditure of $6.06M. Of that $6.06M, they spent $2.57M on salaries and $6.06M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$2.57M

2015 Salaries

1.23%

growth from 2014

In 2015, VanderCook College of Music paid a median of $2.57M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($6.06M) and a 1.23% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.78% growth from 2013 and a 1.11% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.52M (38.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$689k

Instructional Salaries

10

Number of Employees

In 2015, VanderCook College of Music paid a total of $689k to 10 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $639k (25.3%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

6 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

6 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at VanderCook College of Music were Associate professor with 6 employees; Assistant professor with 4 employees; and Assistant professor with 2 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at VanderCook College of Music were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 6 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 3 employees; and Public service with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at VanderCook College of Music was Female Associate professor with 4 employees, Female Assistant professor with 3 employees, and Male Associate professor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at VanderCook College of Music.

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