Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$17,240
0.0348% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$18,375
After Financial Aid
2017 Acceptance Rate
62.1%
496,046 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
543,697
71.5% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
42.4%
34,071 Graduates

About

Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields were General Business Administration & Management (8,352 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (5,878 degrees), and General Psychology (4,152 degrees).

In 2017, 104,263 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields. 58.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (61,965 degrees), 4.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14324 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is $17,240, which is $6,540 more than than the national median of $10,700. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $19,820, which is 115% of the cost for in-state students, and is $5,748 more than than the national median $14,072.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $17,240, which is $6,474 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,766. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $19,820, which is 115% of the cost for in-state students, and is $5,748 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,072.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,375.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$17,240
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields was $19,820, which is 115% of the cost for in-state students, which was $17,240. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is $5,748 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,072, and the in-state tuition is $6,474 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,766.

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Average Net Price

$18,375
2017 Value
1.42%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,375. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields grew by 1.42%.

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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

$8,500
Room and Board
$1,208
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields was of $8,500 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,208. The cost of room and board increased by 3.66% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.667% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields received 496,046 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.109% annual growth. Out of those 496,046 applicants, 307,974 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.1% acceptance rate.

There were 543,697 students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields in 2017, and 40.7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields has an overall enrollment yield of 27.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
307,974
Accepted Out of 496,046

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields was 62.1% (307,974 admissions from 496,046 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 61.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.109%, while admissions grew by 0.494%.

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SAT Scores

40.7%
Submission Percentage
30,245
Scores Submitted

40.7% of enrolled first-time students at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields has a total enrollment of 543,697 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is 388,904 students and the part-time enrollment is 154,793. This means that 71.5% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.9% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 15.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Asian, 3.19% Two or More Races, 0.693% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.323% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27.6%), followed by White Male (23.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35.5%), followed by White Male (20.2%) and Black or African American Female (8.62%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields, both undergraduate and graduate, is 543,697 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is 388,904 and the part-time enrollment is 154,793. This means that 71.5% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    271,299
  2. Black or African American
    87,862
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    83,049

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is 49.9% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 15.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Asian, 3.19% Two or More Races, 0.693% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.323% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 35,666 students (6.56%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 18409 more women than men received degrees from Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields. The majority of degree recipients at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields are white (61,965 degrees awarded). There were 4.33 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14324 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is General Business Administration & Management (8,352 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (5,878 degrees) and General Psychology (4,152 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (1,764 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (3,833 degrees), and Protective Services (4,848 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields are Physicians (429,702 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (263,890 people), Other managers (221,624 people), Postsecondary teachers (173,271 people), and Police officers (140,242 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields are Theology (1,764 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (3,833 degrees), Protective Services (4,848 degrees), Biology (4,787 degrees), and Psychology (5,112 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields are Theology (1,764 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (3,833 degrees), Protective Services (4,848 degrees), Biology (4,787 degrees), and Psychology (5,112 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (663,186 people), Elementary & secondary schools (583,462 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (444,974 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (383,792 people), and Outpatient care centers (235,320 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields are Theology (1,764 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (3,833 degrees), Protective Services (4,848 degrees), Biology (4,787 degrees), and Psychology (5,112 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.
Most Common
  1. 8352 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 5878 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 4152 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields was General Business Administration & Management with 8352 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 42,927
  2. 61,336

In 2017, 42,927 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields, which is 0.7 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (61,336).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 5307 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.08 times more than the 4908 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 5832 degrees were awarded to women at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields in Registered Nursing, which is 6.15 times more than the 948 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 25% of students graduating from Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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 (53.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is Female and White (53.6% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 3.06% of graduates (1044 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    61,965 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    14,324 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    13,214 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is white (61,965 degrees awarded). There were 4.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14324 degrees).

3.72% of degree recipients (3,874 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    36,339 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    25,626 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    9,010 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is white female (36,339 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (25,626 degrees).

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Operations

Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields has an endowment valued at nearly $13.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $601M (4.53k%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields had a total salary expenditure of $25.1M. Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields employs 7,022 Assistant professors, 5,003 Associate professors, and 4,499 Professors. Most academics at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields are Female Assistant professors (3,686), Male Assistant professors(3,336), and Male Professors (2,885).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields are: Office and Administrative Support, with 7537 employees, Management, with 6957 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 6025 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13.3M
2017 Endowment
3.91%
growth from 2016

Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields has an endowment valued at about $13.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields grew 3.91% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.8M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $321M - Federal
  2. $197M - State
  3. $13.6M - Local

As of 2017, Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields received $321M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $197M from state grants and contracts, and $13.6M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.8M
2017 Salaries
4.84%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields paid a median of $9.8M in salaries, which represents 39% of their overall expenditure ($25.1M) and a 4.84% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.69% growth from 2015 and a 2.17% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.33B
Instructional Salaries
20,535
Number of Employees

In 2017, Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields paid a total of $1.33B to 20,535 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (34.4%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
7022 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
7537 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields were Assistant professor with 7,022 employees; Associate professor with 5,003 employees; and Associate professor with 4,499 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields were Office and Administrative Support with 7,537 employees; Management with 6,957 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 6,025 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields was Female Assistant professor with 3,686 employees, Male Assistant professor with 3,336 employees, and Male Professor with 2,885 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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