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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
2.1% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
2,528 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
95.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
137 Graduates

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The median tuition at Catawba College is $29,333, which is $2,877 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,275.

In 2016, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 71% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Catawba College received 2,528 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 18.9% annual decline. Out of those 2,528 applicants, 1,190 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,306 students enrolled at Catawba College in 2016, and 63% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Catawba College has an overall enrollment yield of 29.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Catawba College has a total enrollment of 1,306 students. The full-time enrollment at Catawba College is 1,252 students and the part-time enrollment is 54. This means that 95.9% of students enrolled at Catawba College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Catawba College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.2% White, 18.7% Black or African American, 7.04% Hispanic or Latino, 3.29% Two or More Races, 1.07% Asian, 0.38% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.08% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Catawba College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.6%), followed by White Male (27.8%) and Black or African American Male (9.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (0.46%), followed by Black or African American Female (0.15%) and Two or More Races Female (0.08%).

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In 2016, 52 more women than men graduated from Catawba College. The majority of students graduating from Catawba College are White. These 203 graduates mean that there were 3.69 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 55 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Catawba College is General Business Administration & Management with 72 graduates, followed by General Biological Sciences with 24 graduates and Kindergarten & Preschool Education with 23 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Catawba College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Parks, Recreation, & Leisure, with 32 graduates, followed by Natural Resources & Conservation with 6 graduates and Education with 49 graduates.


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Catawba College has an endowment valued at nearly $56.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.05M (7.13%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Catawba College had a total expenditure of $47.2M. Of that $47.2M, they spent $11.6M on salaries and $3.21M on benefits.

Catawba College employs 39 Assistant professors, 23 Associate professors, and 20 Professors. Most academics at Catawba College are Female Assistant professors (21), Male Assistant professors (18), and Male Associate professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catawba College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 50 employees, Service, with 24 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 20 employees.



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