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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
2% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
806 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
57.5% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
107 Graduates

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The median tuition at Carlow University is $27,136, which is $5,074 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,252.

In 2016, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 84% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Carlow University received 806 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 14.7% annual decline. Out of those 806 applicants, 696 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,255 students enrolled at Carlow University in 2016, and 87% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Carlow University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Carlow University has a total enrollment of 2,255 students. The full-time enrollment at Carlow University is 1,297 students and the part-time enrollment is 958. This means that 57.5% of students enrolled at Carlow University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Carlow University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.2% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 3.59% Two or More Races, 2.35% Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% Asian, 0.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.18% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Carlow University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (6.43%) and White Male (4.26%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (5.32%), followed by White Male (1.42%) and Black or African American Female (0.8%).

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In 2016, 442 more women than men graduated from Carlow University. The majority of students graduating from Carlow University are White. These 403 graduates mean that there were 4.53 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 89 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Carlow University is Registered Nursing with 71 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 27 graduates and General Business Administration & Management with 20 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Carlow University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Education, with 82 graduates, followed by Health with 246 graduates and Protective Services with 38 graduates.


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Carlow University has an endowment valued at nearly $23.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $582,053 (2.48%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Carlow University had a total expenditure of $43.5M. Of that $43.5M, they spent $18.9M on salaries and $6.39M on benefits.

Carlow University employs 31 Assistant professors, 27 Associate professors, and 22 Professors. Most academics at Carlow University are Female Assistant professors (23), Female Associate professors (20), and Female Professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carlow University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 68 employees, Management, with 50 employees, and Service with 30 employees.



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