Catawba College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,868
1.51% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,701
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.25%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
67.1%
3,199 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,172
91.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
51.6%
180 Graduates

About

Catawba College is a higher education institution located in Rowan County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Catawba College were General Business Administration & Management (45 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (29 degrees), and Registered Nursing (27 degrees).

In 2022, 312 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Catawba College. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (216 degrees), 4.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (48 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Catawba College is $32,868, which is $4,538 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Catawba College is $32,868, which is $4,538 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,701.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending Catawba College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$32,868
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Catawba College was $32,868. The cost of tuition at Catawba College is $4,538 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$19,701
2022 Value
2.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Catawba College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,701. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Catawba College grew by 2.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,089
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Catawba College was of $10,089 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.64% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Catawba College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.13% with respect to 2021, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.25%
2019 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Catawba College was 3.25%, which represents 14 out of the 431 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Catawba College received 3,199 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 45.5% annual growth. Out of those 3,199 applicants, 2,146 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,172 students enrolled at Catawba College in 2022. 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Catawba College has an overall enrollment yield of 13.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,146
Accepted Out of 3,199

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Catawba College was 67.1% (2,146 admissions from 3,199 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 56.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 45.5%, while admissions grew by 73.9%..

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SAT Scores

11%
Submission Percentage (2022)
34
Scores Submitted (2022)

11% of enrolled first-time students at Catawba College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Catawba College had a total enrollment of 1,172 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Catawba College is 1,076 students and the part-time enrollment is 96. This means that 91.8% of students enrolled at Catawba College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Catawba College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.5% White, 19.6% Black or African American, 9.56% Hispanic or Latino, 4.27% Two or More Races, 0.597% Asian, 0.171% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0853% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Catawba College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.9%), followed by White Male (22.8%) and Black or African American Male (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (35.5%), followed by White Female (26.3%) and Black or African American Female (10.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Catawba College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,172 students. The full-time enrollment at Catawba College is 1,076 and the part-time enrollment is 96. This means that 91.8% of students enrolled at Catawba College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2022 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 Catawba College was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Catawba College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    639 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    230 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    112 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Catawba College is 54.5% White, 19.6% Black or African American, 9.56% Hispanic or Latino, 4.27% Two or More Races, 0.597% Asian, 0.171% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0853% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 61 students (5.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 76 more women than men received degrees from Catawba College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Catawba College is white (216 degrees awarded). There were 4.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (48 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Catawba College is General Business Administration & Management (45 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (29 degrees) and Registered Nursing (27 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Catawba College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees awarded), Biology (29 degrees), and History (5 degrees).

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 Catawba College are Physicians (420,158 people), Other managers (249,485 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (229,822 people), Postsecondary teachers (216,500 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (170,347 people).

The most specialized majors at Catawba College in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees awarded), Biology (29 degrees), History (5 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (17 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Catawba College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Catawba College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees awarded), Biology (29 degrees), History (5 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (17 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Catawba College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (568,312 people), Elementary & secondary schools (549,197 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (505,229 people), Offices of physicians (222,201 people), and Computer Systems Design (184,821 people).

The most specialized majors at Catawba College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees awarded), Biology (29 degrees), History (5 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (17 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Catawba College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 45 degrees awarded
  2. 29 degrees awarded
  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Catawba College was General Business Administration & Management with 45 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

118
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
194
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 118 degrees were awarded to men at Catawba College, which is 0.608 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (194).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Catawba College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.5 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Catawba College in Registered Nursing, which is 12.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 49% of students graduating from Catawba College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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 in 2022 at Catawba College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    216 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    48 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Catawba College is white (216 degrees awarded). There were 4.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (48 degrees).

5.13% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    141 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    75 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Catawba College is white female (141 degrees awarded). There were 1.88 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (75 degrees).

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Operations

Catawba College has an endowment valued at nearly $276M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−8.18%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Catawba College had a total salary expenditure of 61.5M. Catawba College employs 41 Assistant professors, 27 Associate professors and 16 Professors. Most academics at Catawba College are Female Assistant professor (27), Male Associate professor (14), and Male Assistant professor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catawba College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 59 employees, Service, with 34 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 19 employees.

Endowment

$276M
2022 Endowment
213%
growth from 2021

Catawba College has an endowment valued at about $276M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Catawba College grew 213% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $227M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$15.9M
2022 Salaries
8.87%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Catawba College paid a median of $15.9M in salaries, which represents 25.8% of their overall expenditure ($61.5M) and a 8.87% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.27M
Instructional Salaries
87
Number of Employees

In 2022, Catawba College paid a total of $6.27M to 87 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
41 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
59 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Catawba College were Assistant professor with 41 employees, Associate professor with 27 employees, and Professor with 16 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catawba College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 59 employees, Service with 34 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Catawba College was Female Assistant professor with 27 employees, Male Associate professor with 14 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Catawba College.

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