Brown University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$52,231
4% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$25,651
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
1.07%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
8.49%
32,723 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
10,095
94.1% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
95.1%
1,430 Graduates

About

Brown University is a higher education institution located in Providence County, RI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Brown University were Computer Science (144 degrees awarded), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (134 degrees), and General Applied Mathematics (128 degrees).

In 2017, 2,828 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brown University. 52.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,108 degrees), 3.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (356 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Brown University is $52,231, which is $25,731 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Brown University is $52,231, which is $25,731 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,651.

In 2017, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 21% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$52,231
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Brown University was $52,231. The cost of tuition at Brown University is $25,731 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$25,651
2017 Value
1.53%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Brown University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,651. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Brown University grew by 1.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,200
Room and Board
$1,540
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Brown University was of $13,200 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,540. The cost of room and board increased by 3.94% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.21% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
21%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Brown University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.17% with respect to 2016, when 48% 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.
1.07%
2016 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Brown University was 1.07%, which represents 9 out of the 840 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

Brown University received 32,723 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.03% annual growth. Out of those 32,723 applicants, 2,779 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 8.49% acceptance rate.

There were 10,095 students enrolled at Brown University in 2017, and 55% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Brown University has an overall enrollment yield of 58.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

8.49%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
2,779
Accepted Out of 32,723

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Brown University was 8.49% (2,779 admissions from 32,723 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 9.31%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 1.03%, while admissions declined by -7.8%.

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SAT Scores

55%
Submission Percentage
903
Scores Submitted

55% of enrolled first-time students at Brown University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Brown University has a total enrollment of 10,095 students. The full-time enrollment at Brown University is 9,495 students and the part-time enrollment is 600. This means that 94.1% of students enrolled at Brown University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brown University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.4% White, 13.1% Asian, 9.87% Hispanic or Latino, 5.84% Black or African American, 4.75% Two or More Races, 0.337% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.129% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Brown University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (23%), followed by White Female (20.9%) and Asian Female (8.01%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (19.4%), followed by White Male (18.7%) and Asian Male (5.23%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brown University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,095 students. The full-time enrollment at Brown University is 9,495 and the part-time enrollment is 600. This means that 94.1% of students enrolled at Brown University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

98%
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 Brown University was 98%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Brown University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,175
  2. Asian
    1,324
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    996

The enrolled student population at Brown University is 41.4% White, 13.1% Asian, 9.87% Hispanic or Latino, 5.84% Black or African American, 4.75% Two or More Races, 0.337% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.129% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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, 679 students (6.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 118 more women than men received degrees from Brown University. The majority of degree recipients at Brown University are white (1,108 degrees awarded). There were 3.11 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (356 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Brown University is Computer Science (144 degrees awarded), followed by Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (134 degrees) and General Applied Mathematics (128 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Brown University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (119 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (192 degrees), and History (89 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 Brown University are Postsecondary teachers (172,230 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (161,970 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (143,601 people), Other managers (141,865 people), and Physicians (92,621 people).

The most specialized majors at Brown University are Cultural & Gender Studies (119 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (192 degrees), History (89 degrees), Physical Sciences (138 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (36 degrees).

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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 Brown University are Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, Sales managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Brown University are Cultural & Gender Studies (119 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (192 degrees), History (89 degrees), Physical Sciences (138 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (36 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 Brown University are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (311,375 people), Elementary & secondary schools (304,300 people), Computer Systems Design (143,999 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (118,784 people), and Legal services (109,494 people).

The most specialized majors at Brown University are Cultural & Gender Studies (119 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (192 degrees), History (89 degrees), Physical Sciences (138 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (36 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 Brown University.
Most Common
  1. 144 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 134 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 128 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Brown University was Computer Science with 144 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,355
  2. 1,473

In 2017, 1,355 degrees were awarded to men at Brown University, which is 0.92 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,473).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 160 degrees were awarded to men at Brown University in Computer Science, which is 2.76 times more than the 58 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 94 degrees were awarded to women at Brown University in General Public Health, which is 7.83 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

83%
100% Completion Time
96%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 83% of students graduating from Brown University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 96% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 97% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Brown University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 9.72% of graduates (139 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,108 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    356 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    289 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brown University is white (1,108 degrees awarded). There were 3.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (356 degrees).

8.13% of degree recipients (230 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    556 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    552 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    196 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Brown University is white male (556 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (552 degrees).

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Operations

Brown University has an endowment valued at nearly $3.25B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $421M (13%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Brown University had a total salary expenditure of $901M. Brown University employs 395 Professors, 144 Assistant professors, and 137 Associate professors. Most academics at Brown University are Male Professors (295), Female Professors(100), and Male Associate professors (90).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brown University are: Management, with 478 employees, Service, with 450 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 440 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.25B
2017 Endowment
9.52%
growth from 2016

Brown University has an endowment valued at about $3.25B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Brown University grew 9.52% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.96B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $146M - Federal
  2. $828k - State
  3. $23k - Local

As of 2017, Brown University received $146M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $828k from state grants and contracts, and $23k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$358M
2017 Salaries
6.19%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Brown University paid a median of $358M in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($901M) and a 6.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.49% growth from 2015 and a 3.02% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$116M
Instructional Salaries
822
Number of Employees

In 2017, Brown University paid a total of $116M to 822 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
395 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
478 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brown University were Professor with 395 employees; Assistant professor with 144 employees; and Assistant professor with 137 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brown University were Management with 478 employees; Service with 450 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 440 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Brown University was Male Professor with 295 employees, Female Professor with 100 employees, and Male Associate professor with 90 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Brown University.

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