Watkins College of Art Design & Film

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$21,750

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$34,236

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.78%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

42.1%

235 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

210

81.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

35.6%

26 Graduates

About

Watkins College of Art Design & Film is a higher education institution located in Davidson County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Watkins College of Art Design & Film were Graphic Design (13 degrees awarded), Cinematography & Film Production (10 degrees), and General Fine Studio Arts (8 degrees).

In 2017, 41 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Watkins College of Art Design & Film. 63.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (32 degrees), 8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (4 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is $21,750, which is $7,750 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is $21,750, which is $7,750 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 $34,236.

In 2017, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,750

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Watkins College of Art Design & Film was $21,750. The cost of tuition at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is $7,750 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$34,236

2017 Value

22%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Watkins College of Art Design & Film had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,236. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Watkins College of Art Design & Film grew by 22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,675

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Watkins College of Art Design & Film was of $11,675 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 8.2% 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

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Watkins College of Art Design & Film received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 20.8% with respect to 2016, when 77% 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.

9.78%

2016 Default Rate

9

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Watkins College of Art Design & Film was 9.78%, which represents 9 out of the 92 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

Watkins College of Art Design & Film received 235 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 135% annual growth. Out of those 235 applicants, 99 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 42.1% acceptance rate.

There were 210 students enrolled at Watkins College of Art Design & Film in 2017, and 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Watkins College of Art Design & Film has an overall enrollment yield of 30.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

42.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

99

Accepted Out of 235

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Watkins College of Art Design & Film was 42.1% (99 admissions from 235 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 97%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 135%, while admissions grew by 2.06%.

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SAT Scores

11%

Submission Percentage

3

Scores Submitted

11% of enrolled first-time students at Watkins College of Art Design & Film in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Watkins College of Art Design & Film has a total enrollment of 210 students. The full-time enrollment at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is 172 students and the part-time enrollment is 38. This means that 81.9% of students enrolled at Watkins College of Art Design & Film are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Watkins College of Art Design & Film, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.1% White, 12.9% Black or African American, 8.1% Two or More Races, 7.62% Hispanic or Latino, 3.33% Asian, 0.476% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Watkins College of Art Design & Film in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.5%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Two or More Races Female (6.59%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (60%), followed by Black or African American Female (40%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Watkins College of Art Design & Film, both undergraduate and graduate, is 210 students. The full-time enrollment at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is 172 and the part-time enrollment is 38. This means that 81.9% of students enrolled at Watkins College of Art Design & Film are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

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 Watkins College of Art Design & Film was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Watkins College of Art Design & Film had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    141

  2. Black or African American

    27

  3. Two or More Races

    17

The enrolled student population at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is 67.1% White, 12.9% Black or African American, 8.1% Two or More Races, 7.62% Hispanic or Latino, 3.33% Asian, 0.476% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 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, 11 more women than men received degrees from Watkins College of Art Design & Film. The majority of degree recipients at Watkins College of Art Design & Film are white (32 degrees awarded). There were 8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (4 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is Graphic Design (13 degrees awarded), followed by Cinematography & Film Production (10 degrees) and General Fine Studio Arts (8 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Watkins College of Art Design & Film, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (41 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 Watkins College of Art Design & Film are Elementary & middle school teachers (97,016 people), Graphic designers (91,073 people), Other managers (69,024 people), Other designers (57,300 people), and Postsecondary teachers (55,507 people).

The most specialized majors at Watkins College of Art Design & Film are Visual & Performing Arts (41 degrees awarded).

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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 Watkins College of Art Design & Film are Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Chief executives & legislators, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Watkins College of Art Design & Film are Visual & Performing Arts (41 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 Watkins College of Art Design & Film are Elementary & secondary schools (165,720 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (109,805 people), Specialized design services (62,482 people), Computer Systems Design (60,351 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (55,351 people).

The most specialized majors at Watkins College of Art Design & Film are Visual & Performing Arts (41 degrees awarded).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 13 degrees awarded

  2. 10 degrees awarded

  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Watkins College of Art Design & Film was Graphic Design with 13 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 15

  2. 26

In 2017, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Watkins College of Art Design & Film, which is 0.577 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (26).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Watkins College of Art Design & Film in Cinematography & Film Production, which is 2.33 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 7 degrees were awarded to women at Watkins College of Art Design & Film in Graphic Design, which is 1.17 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

4%

100% Completion Time

21%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 4% of students graduating from Watkins College of Art Design & Film completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% 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

    32 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    4 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is white (32 degrees awarded). There were 8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (4 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

    22 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    10 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is white female (22 degrees awarded). There were 2.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (10 degrees).

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Operations

Watkins College of Art Design & Film has an endowment valued at nearly $3.18M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $524k (16.5%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Watkins College of Art Design & Film had a total salary expenditure of $5.59M. Watkins College of Art Design & Film employs 7 Associate professors, 4 Assistant professors, and 3 Professors. Most academics at Watkins College of Art Design & Film are Male Associate professors (4), Female Associate professors(3), and Female Assistant professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Watkins College of Art Design & Film are: Management, with 11 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 10 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 4 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.18M

2017 Endowment

12%

growth from 2016

Watkins College of Art Design & Film has an endowment valued at about $3.18M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Watkins College of Art Design & Film grew 12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.92M 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. $15.1k - Federal

  2. $326k - State

  3. $135k - Local

As of 2017, Watkins College of Art Design & Film received $15.1k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $326k from state grants and contracts, and $135k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.71M

2017 Salaries

3.88%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Watkins College of Art Design & Film paid a median of $2.71M in salaries, which represents 48.5% of their overall expenditure ($5.59M) and a 3.88% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.721% decline from 2015 and a 24.3% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$719k

Instructional Salaries

14

Number of Employees

In 2017, Watkins College of Art Design & Film paid a total of $719k to 14 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.6% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

7 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

11 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Watkins College of Art Design & Film were Associate professor with 7 employees; Assistant professor with 4 employees; and Assistant professor with 3 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Watkins College of Art Design & Film were Management with 11 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Watkins College of Art Design & Film was Male Associate professor with 4 employees, Female Associate professor with 3 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 3 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Watkins College of Art Design & Film.

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