Visible Music College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$19,500

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$24,980

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

11.1%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

100%

58 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

124

85.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

21.7%

5 Graduates

About

Visible Music College is a higher education institution located in Shelby County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Visible Music College were General Music Performance (9 degrees awarded), Digital Communication & Multimedia (2 degrees), and Music Management (2 degrees).

In 2017, 13 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Visible Music College. 38.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 61.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (8 degrees), 2.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Visible Music College is $19,500, which is $5,500 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Visible Music College is $19,500, which is $5,500 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,980.

In 2017, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 85% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$19,500

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Visible Music College was $19,500. The cost of tuition at Visible Music College is $5,500 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$24,980

2017 Value

10.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Visible Music College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,980. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Visible Music College grew by 10.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,885

Room and Board

$N/A

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Visible Music College was of $6,885 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $N/A. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.621% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies remained the same by NaNk% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

85%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Visible Music College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 20.5% with respect to 2016, when 83% 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.

11.1%

2016 Default Rate

4

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Visible Music College was 11.1%, which represents 4 out of the 36 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

Visible Music College received 58 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 38.1% annual growth. Out of those 58 applicants, 58 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 100% acceptance rate.

There were 124 students enrolled at Visible Music College in 2017, and 29% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Visible Music College has an overall enrollment yield of 51.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

100%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

58

Accepted Out of 58

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Visible Music College was 100% (58 admissions from 58 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 97.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 38.1%, while admissions grew by 41.5%.

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SAT Scores

29%

Submission Percentage

13

Scores Submitted

29% of enrolled first-time students at Visible Music College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Visible Music College has a total enrollment of 124 students. The full-time enrollment at Visible Music College is 106 students and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Visible Music College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Visible Music College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54% White, 30.6% Black or African American, 10.5% Hispanic or Latino, 0.806% Asian, 0.806% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Visible Music College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (34.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (18.9%) and White Female (17.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Visible Music College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 124 students. The full-time enrollment at Visible Music College is 106 and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Visible Music College are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

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 Visible Music College was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Visible Music College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    67

  2. Black or African American

    38

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13

The enrolled student population at Visible Music College is 54% White, 30.6% Black or African American, 10.5% Hispanic or Latino, 0.806% Asian, 0.806% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, 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 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 3 fewer women than men received degrees from Visible Music College. The majority of degree recipients at Visible Music College are white (8 degrees awarded). There were 2.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Visible Music College is General Music Performance (9 degrees awarded), followed by Digital Communication & Multimedia (2 degrees) and Music Management (2 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Visible Music College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (11 degrees awarded) and Communications (2 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 Visible Music College are Elementary & middle school teachers (171,479 people), Other managers (165,861 people), Graphic designers (104,980 people), Postsecondary teachers (84,148 people), and Customer service representatives (80,096 people).

The most specialized majors at Visible Music College are Visual & Performing Arts (11 degrees awarded) and Communications (2 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 Visible Music College are Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Sales engineers, Physicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Visible Music College are Visual & Performing Arts (11 degrees awarded) and Communications (2 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 Visible Music College are Elementary & secondary schools (306,987 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (215,649 people), Computer Systems Design (134,333 people), Advertising, public relations & related services (128,500 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (100,609 people).

The most specialized majors at Visible Music College are Visual & Performing Arts (11 degrees awarded) and Communications (2 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 Visible Music College.

Most Common

  1. 9 degrees awarded

  2. 2 degrees awarded

  3. 2 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Visible Music College was General Music Performance with 9 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 8

  2. 5

In 2017, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Visible Music College, which is 1.6 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (5).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Visible Music College in General Music Performance, which is 2 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 3 degrees were awarded to women at Visible Music College in General Music Performance, which is 0.5 times less than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%

100% Completion Time

44%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 28% of students graduating from Visible Music College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Visible Music College is Female and White (80% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 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

    8 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Visible Music College is white (8 degrees awarded). There were 2.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3 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 Male

    5 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Visible Music College is white male (5 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (3 degrees).

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Operations

Visible Music College has an endowment valued at nearly $18.7k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Visible Music College had a total salary expenditure of $3.75M. Visible Music College employs 7 Assistant professors, 3 Professors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Visible Music College are Male Assistant professors (5), Male Professors(3), and Female Assistant professors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Visible Music College are: Management, with 4 employees, Sales and related, with 4 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$18.7k

2017 Endowment

97%

decline from 2016

Visible Music College has an endowment valued at about $18.7k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Visible Music College declined 97% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.1M 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. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Visible Music College received $0 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

Salary Expenditure

$1.43M

2017 Salaries

3.49%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Visible Music College paid a median of $1.43M in salaries, which represents 38.1% of their overall expenditure ($3.75M) and a 3.49% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.77% decline from 2015 and a 6.58% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$462k

Instructional Salaries

10

Number of Employees

In 2017, Visible Music College paid a total of $462k to 10 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.02M (18.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

7 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

4 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Visible Music College were Assistant professor with 7 employees; Professor with 3 employees; and Professor with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Visible Music College were Management with 4 employees; Sales and related with 4 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Visible Music College was Male Assistant professor with 5 employees, Male Professor with 3 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 2 employees.

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

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