Christian Brothers University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,000

3.37% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,023

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.92%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

52.6%

2,757 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,157

71.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

43.3%

133 Graduates

About

Christian Brothers University is a higher education institution located in Shelby County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Christian Brothers University were General Business Administration & Management (47 degrees awarded), General Psychology (25 degrees), and Nursing Practice (20 degrees).

In 2017, 615 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Christian Brothers University. 53.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (276 degrees), 1.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (150 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Christian Brothers University is $31,000, which is $10,267 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Christian Brothers University is $31,000, which is $10,267 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 $17,023.

In 2017, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,000

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Christian Brothers University was $31,000. The cost of tuition at Christian Brothers University is $10,267 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$17,023

2017 Value

2.18%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Christian Brothers University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,023. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Christian Brothers University grew by 2.18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,700

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Christian Brothers University was of $8,700 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 10% 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

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Christian Brothers University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 13.5% with respect to 2016, when 96% 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.

7.92%

2016 Default Rate

38

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Christian Brothers University was 7.92%, which represents 38 out of the 480 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

Christian Brothers University received 2,757 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 15.5% annual growth. Out of those 2,757 applicants, 1,451 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,157 students enrolled at Christian Brothers University in 2017, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Christian Brothers University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,451

Accepted Out of 2,757

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Christian Brothers University was 52.6% (1,451 admissions from 2,757 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 52.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 15.5%, while admissions grew by 16.4%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Christian Brothers University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Christian Brothers University has a total enrollment of 2,157 students. The full-time enrollment at Christian Brothers University is 1,534 students and the part-time enrollment is 623. This means that 71.1% of students enrolled at Christian Brothers University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Christian Brothers University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.1% White, 27.8% Black or African American, 7.14% Hispanic or Latino, 4.31% Asian, 2.5% Two or More Races, 0.371% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Christian Brothers University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (22.4%), followed by White Female (17.7%) and Black or African American Female (17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (16.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (15.7%) and White Male (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Christian Brothers University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,157 students. The full-time enrollment at Christian Brothers University is 1,534 and the part-time enrollment is 623. This means that 71.1% of students enrolled at Christian Brothers University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

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 Christian Brothers University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Christian Brothers University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    865

  2. Black or African American

    600

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    154

The enrolled student population at Christian Brothers University is 40.1% White, 27.8% Black or African American, 7.14% Hispanic or Latino, 4.31% Asian, 2.5% Two or More Races, 0.371% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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, 244 students (11.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 47 more women than men received degrees from Christian Brothers University. The majority of degree recipients at Christian Brothers University are white (276 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (150 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Christian Brothers University is General Business Administration & Management (47 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (25 degrees) and Nursing Practice (20 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Christian Brothers University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (100 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), and History (11 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Christian Brothers University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,996,230 people), Secondary school teachers (332,964 people), Education administrators (305,133 people), Other managers (213,766 people), and Postsecondary teachers (192,549 people).

The most specialized majors at Christian Brothers University are Engineering Technologies (100 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), History (11 degrees), Psychology (44 degrees), and Education (76 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 Christian Brothers University are Surgeons, Physicians, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Christian Brothers University are Engineering Technologies (100 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), History (11 degrees), Psychology (44 degrees), and Education (76 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 Christian Brothers University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,040,819 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (426,724 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (281,004 people), Outpatient care centers (164,817 people), and Individual & family services (164,539 people).

The most specialized majors at Christian Brothers University are Engineering Technologies (100 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), History (11 degrees), Psychology (44 degrees), and Education (76 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 Christian Brothers University.

Most Common

  1. 47 degrees awarded

  2. 25 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Christian Brothers University was General Business Administration & Management with 47 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 284

  2. 331

In 2017, 284 degrees were awarded to men at Christian Brothers University, which is 0.858 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (331).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 80 degrees were awarded to men at Christian Brothers University in Engineering & Industrial Management, which is 4.21 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 47 degrees were awarded to women at Christian Brothers University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 47 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%

100% Completion Time

52%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 33% of students graduating from Christian Brothers University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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 Christian Brothers University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 1.5% 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

    276 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    150 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Christian Brothers University is white (276 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (150 degrees).

4.88% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    142 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    134 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Christian Brothers University is white female (142 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (134 degrees).

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Operations

Christian Brothers University has an endowment valued at nearly $38.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.54M (9.17%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Christian Brothers University had a total salary expenditure of $58.6M. Christian Brothers University employs 43 Associate professors, 34 Professors, and 23 Assistant professors. Most academics at Christian Brothers University are Male Associate professors (30), Male Professors(21), and Female Professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Christian Brothers University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 40 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 29 employees, and Management with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$38.6M

2017 Endowment

14.6%

growth from 2016

Christian Brothers University has an endowment valued at about $38.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Christian Brothers University grew 14.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.46M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $295k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Christian Brothers University received $295k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$17.8M

2017 Salaries

8.58%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Christian Brothers University paid a median of $17.8M in salaries, which represents 30.4% of their overall expenditure ($58.6M) and a 8.58% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.13% growth from 2015 and a 3.82% 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

$6.84M

Instructional Salaries

107

Number of Employees

In 2017, Christian Brothers University paid a total of $6.84M to 107 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

43 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

40 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Christian Brothers University were Associate professor with 43 employees; Professor with 34 employees; and Professor with 23 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Christian Brothers University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees; and Management with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Christian Brothers University was Male Associate professor with 30 employees, Male Professor with 21 employees, and Female Professor with 13 employees.

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