Alma College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,438
4.2% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$22,086
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
5.08%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
64%
4,728 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
1,426
97.2% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
67.6%
265 Graduates

About

Alma College is a higher education institution located in N/A. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Alma College were N/A.

In N/A, N/A degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Alma College. N/A of these degrees were awarded to women, and N/A awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (332 degrees), 12.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (26 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Alma College is $38,438, which is $N/A N/A the national average for N/A ($N/A).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Alma College is $38,438, which is $N/A N/A the national average for N/A ($N/A).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,086.

In 2017, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 87% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,438
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Alma College was $38,438. The cost of tuition at Alma College is $N/A N/A than the overall (public and private) national average for N/A ($N/A).

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Average Net Price

$22,086
2017 Value
2.55%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Alma College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,086. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Alma College grew by 2.55%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,238
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Alma College was of $10,238 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 23.6% 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

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
87%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Alma College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 96% 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.
5.08%
2016 Default Rate
19
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Alma College was 5.08%, which represents 19 out of the 374 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

Alma College received 4,728 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.03% annual growth. Out of those 4,728 applicants, 3,026 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64% acceptance rate.

There were 1,426 students enrolled at Alma College in 2017, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Alma College has an overall enrollment yield of 13.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
3,026
Accepted Out of 4,728

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Alma College was 64% (3,026 admissions from 4,728 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 67.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 1.03%, while admissions declined by -4.84%.

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SAT Scores

85%
Submission Percentage
345
Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at Alma College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Alma College has a total enrollment of 1,426 students. The full-time enrollment at Alma College is 1,386 students and the part-time enrollment is 40. This means that 97.2% of students enrolled at Alma College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Alma College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77% White, 5.05% Hispanic or Latino, 3.37% Black or African American, 3.3% Two or More Races, 1.4% Asian, 0.421% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.14% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Alma College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.9%), followed by White Male (32.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.67%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Alma College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,426 students. The full-time enrollment at Alma College is 1,386 and the part-time enrollment is 40. This means that 97.2% of students enrolled at Alma College are enrolled full-time compared with N/A% at similar N/A.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
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 Alma College was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar N/A (N/A%), Alma College had a retention rate N/A its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,098
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    72
  3. Black or African American
    48

The enrolled student population at Alma College is 77% White, 5.05% Hispanic or Latino, 3.37% Black or African American, 3.3% Two or More Races, 1.4% Asian, 0.421% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.14% 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 N/A is .

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, 107 students (7.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In N/A, N/A N/A women than men received degrees from Alma College. The majority of degree recipients at Alma College are white (332 degrees awarded). There were 12.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (26 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Alma College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Alma College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are N/A.

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

N/A
Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alma College are N/A.

The most specialized majors at Alma College are N/A.

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

N/A
Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alma College are N/A

The most specialized majors at Alma College are N/A.

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Common Industries by Major

N/A
Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alma College are N/A.

The most specialized majors at Alma College are N/A.

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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 Alma College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Alma College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. N/A
  2. N/A

In N/A, N/A degrees were awarded to men at Alma College, which is N/A times N/A the number of degrees awarded to females (N/A).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, N/A degrees were awarded to men at Alma College in N/A, which is N/A times N/A the N/A female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, N/A degrees were awarded to women at Alma College in N/A, which is N/A times N/A the N/A male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 49% of students graduating from Alma College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Alma College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all N/A, 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, 1.89% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    332 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    26 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Alma College is white (332 degrees awarded). There were 12.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (26 degrees).

6.62% of degree recipients (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. N/A
    N/A degrees awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degrees awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Alma College is N/A (N/A degrees awarded). There were N/A times N/A N/A recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, N/A (N/A degrees).

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Operations

Alma College has an endowment valued at nearly $121M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $11.9M (9.87%), compared to the N/A% average return ($N/A on $N/A) across all N/A.

In 2017, Alma College had a total salary expenditure of $49.5M. Alma College employs 29 Professors, 27 Assistant professors, and 24 Associate professors. Most academics at Alma College are Male Professors (18), Female Assistant professors(16), and Male Associate professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alma College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 63 employees, Service, with 44 employees, and Management with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$121M
2017 Endowment
9.79%
growth from 2016

Alma College has an endowment valued at about $121M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Alma College grew 9.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A N/A than the median endowment of N/A according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $776k - Federal
  2. $5k - State
  3. $3.53k - Local

As of 2017, Alma College received $776k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5k from state grants and contracts, and $3.53k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$20.6M
2017 Salaries
3.28%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Alma College paid a median of $20.6M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($49.5M) and a 3.28% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.3% growth from 2015 and a 2.22% growth from 2014.

The median for similar N/A is N/A (N/A% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.47M
Instructional Salaries
99
Number of Employees

In 2017, Alma College paid a total of $6.47M to 99 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
29 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
63 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Alma College were Professor with 29 employees; Assistant professor with 27 employees; and Assistant professor with 24 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alma College were Office and Administrative Support with 63 employees; Service with 44 employees; and Management with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Alma College was Male Professor with 18 employees, Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Male Associate professor with 15 employees.

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

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