Chatham University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$35,220

3% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$25,525

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.61%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

54.5%

2,231 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,269

74.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

63.1%

82 Graduates

About

Chatham University is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Chatham University were Registered Nursing (56 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (24 degrees), and General Psychology (15 degrees).

In 2017, 741 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Chatham University. 85.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 14.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (508 degrees), 6.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (73 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Chatham University is $35,220, which is $14,487 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Chatham University is $35,220, which is $14,487 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,525.

In 2017, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,220

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Chatham University was $35,220. The cost of tuition at Chatham University is $14,487 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$25,525

2017 Value

3.29%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Chatham University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,525. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Chatham University grew by 3.29%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,042

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Chatham University was of $11,042 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Chatham University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 15.2% with respect to 2016, when 66% 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.

3.61%

2016 Default Rate

25

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Chatham University was 3.61%, which represents 25 out of the 692 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

Chatham University received 2,231 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 15.8% annual growth. Out of those 2,231 applicants, 1,217 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,269 students enrolled at Chatham University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Chatham University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,217

Accepted Out of 2,231

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Chatham University was 54.5% (1,217 admissions from 2,231 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 52.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 15.8%, while admissions grew by 19.8%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Chatham University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Chatham University has a total enrollment of 2,269 students. The full-time enrollment at Chatham University is 1,687 students and the part-time enrollment is 582. This means that 74.3% of students enrolled at Chatham University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Chatham University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.9% White, 8.37% Black or African American, 3.35% Hispanic or Latino, 2.73% Asian, 1.32% Two or More Races, 0.264% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0881% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Chatham University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (56.9%), followed by White Male (17.4%) and Black or African American Female (4.94%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (57.7%), followed by White Male (16%) and Black or African American Female (7.47%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Chatham University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,269 students. The full-time enrollment at Chatham University is 1,687 and the part-time enrollment is 582. This means that 74.3% of students enrolled at Chatham University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

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 Chatham University was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Chatham University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,517

  2. Black or African American

    190

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    76

The enrolled student population at Chatham University is 66.9% White, 8.37% Black or African American, 3.35% Hispanic or Latino, 2.73% Asian, 1.32% Two or More Races, 0.264% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0881% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 276 students (12.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 529 more women than men received degrees from Chatham University. The majority of degree recipients at Chatham University are white (508 degrees awarded). There were 6.96 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (73 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Chatham University is Registered Nursing (56 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (24 degrees) and General Psychology (15 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Chatham University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (24 degrees awarded), English (49 degrees), and Biology (80 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 Chatham University are Physicians (431,667 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (328,263 people), Other managers (252,045 people), Postsecondary teachers (236,675 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (149,204 people).

The most specialized majors at Chatham University are Architecture and Related Services (24 degrees awarded), English (49 degrees), Biology (80 degrees), Agriculture (18 degrees), and Psychology (77 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 Chatham University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

The most specialized majors at Chatham University are Architecture and Related Services (24 degrees awarded), English (49 degrees), Biology (80 degrees), Agriculture (18 degrees), and Psychology (77 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Chatham University are Elementary & secondary schools (684,295 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (635,598 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (536,251 people), Offices of physicians (219,883 people), and Outpatient care centers (205,713 people).

The most specialized majors at Chatham University are Architecture and Related Services (24 degrees awarded), English (49 degrees), Biology (80 degrees), Agriculture (18 degrees), and Psychology (77 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 Chatham University.

Most Common

  1. 56 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Chatham University was Registered Nursing with 56 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 106

  2. 635

In 2017, 106 degrees were awarded to men at Chatham University, which is 0.167 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (635).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Chatham University in General Biological Sciences, which is 0.31 times less than the 58 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 127 degrees were awarded to women at Chatham University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.94 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%

100% Completion Time

56%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 50% of students graduating from Chatham University 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 58% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Chatham University is Female and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 2.44% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    508 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    73 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Chatham University is white (508 degrees awarded). There were 6.96 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (73 degrees).

7.42% of degree recipients (55 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    435 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    73 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Chatham University is white female (435 degrees awarded). There were 5.96 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (73 degrees).

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Operations

Chatham University has an endowment valued at nearly $77.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.13M (10.5%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Chatham University had a total salary expenditure of $63.3M. Chatham University employs 73 Assistant professors, 35 Associate professors, and 12 Professors. Most academics at Chatham University are Female Assistant professors (51), Female Associate professors(24), and Male Assistant professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chatham University are: Management, with 52 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 50 employees, and Service with 45 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$77.7M

2017 Endowment

3.61%

growth from 2016

Chatham University has an endowment valued at about $77.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Chatham University grew 3.61% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $44.6M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $545k - Federal

  2. $421k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Chatham University received $545k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $421k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24.4M

2017 Salaries

19.1%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Chatham University paid a median of $24.4M in salaries, which represents 38.6% of their overall expenditure ($63.3M) and a 19.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 15.3% decline from 2015 and a 4.04% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.85M

Instructional Salaries

120

Number of Employees

In 2017, Chatham University paid a total of $8.85M to 120 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

73 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

52 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Chatham University were Assistant professor with 73 employees; Associate professor with 35 employees; and Associate professor with 12 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chatham University were Management with 52 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 50 employees; and Service with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Chatham University was Female Assistant professor with 51 employees, Female Associate professor with 24 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 22 employees.

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

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