Colgate University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$57,695
3.9% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$23,503
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.42%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
22.6%
9,951 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,992
99.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
88.9%
672 Graduates

About

Colgate University is a higher education institution located in Madison County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Colgate University were General Political Science & Government (97 degrees awarded), General Economics (64 degrees), and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (55 degrees).

In 2019, 899 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colgate University. 55.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (575 degrees), 5.99 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (96 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colgate University is $57,695, which is $30,415 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colgate University is $57,695, which is $30,415 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,503.

In 2019, 48% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 22% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$57,695
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Colgate University was $57,695. The cost of tuition at Colgate University is $30,415 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$23,503
2019 Value
1.93%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Colgate University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,503. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Colgate University grew by 1.93%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,995
Room and Board
$1,040
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colgate University was of $13,995 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,040. The cost of room and board increased by 3.51% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
22%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Colgate University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.13% with respect to 2018, when 47% 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.
2.42%
2017 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Colgate University was 2.42%, which represents 6 out of the 248 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

Colgate University received 9,951 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.42% annual growth. Out of those 9,951 applicants, 2,247 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 22.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,992 students enrolled at Colgate University in 2019, and 56% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Colgate University has an overall enrollment yield of 35%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

22.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,247
Accepted Out of 9,951

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colgate University was 22.6% (2,247 admissions from 9,951 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 24.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.42%, while admissions declined by −7.23%.

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SAT Scores

56%
Submission Percentage
438
Scores Submitted

56% of enrolled first-time students at Colgate University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Colgate University has a total enrollment of 2,992 students. The full-time enrollment at Colgate University is 2,973 students and the part-time enrollment is 19. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Colgate University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colgate University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.2% White, 8.56% Hispanic or Latino, 5.01% Asian, 3.98% Two or More Races, 3.91% Black or African American, 0.167% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0668% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Colgate University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.2%), followed by White Male (28.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.78%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (40%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (20%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colgate University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,992 students. The full-time enrollment at Colgate University is 2,973 and the part-time enrollment is 19. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Colgate University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%
2019 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 Colgate University was 95%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Colgate University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,952
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    256
  3. Asian
    150

The enrolled student population at Colgate University is 65.2% White, 8.56% Hispanic or Latino, 5.01% Asian, 3.98% Two or More Races, 3.91% Black or African American, 0.167% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0668% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 103 students (3.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 101 more women than men received degrees from Colgate University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Colgate University is white (575 degrees awarded). There were 5.99 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (96 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colgate University is General Political Science & Government (97 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (64 degrees) and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (55 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Colgate University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (44 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (296 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (48 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 Colgate University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (423,317 people), Other managers (286,095 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (177,011 people), Postsecondary teachers (170,052 people), and Chief executives & legislators (135,846 people).

The most specialized majors at Colgate University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (44 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (296 degrees), Language & Linguistics (48 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (36 degrees), and History (36 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 Colgate University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Colgate University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (44 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (296 degrees), Language & Linguistics (48 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (36 degrees), and History (36 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 Colgate University are Elementary & secondary schools (472,063 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (352,788 people), Legal services (323,150 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (206,579 people), and Computer Systems Design (203,228 people).

The most specialized majors at Colgate University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (44 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (296 degrees), Language & Linguistics (48 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (36 degrees), and History (36 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 Colgate University.
Most Common
  1. 97 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 64 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 55 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colgate University was General Political Science & Government with 97 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

399
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
500
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 399 degrees were awarded to men at Colgate University, which is 0.798 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (500).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 53 degrees were awarded to men at Colgate University in General Political Science & Government, which is 1.2 times more than the 44 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 44 degrees were awarded to women at Colgate University in General Political Science & Government, which is 0.83 times less than the 53 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

88%
100% Completion Time
91%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 88% of students graduating from Colgate University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 91% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 92% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Colgate University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 4.91% of graduates (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    575 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    96 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    48 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colgate University is white (575 degrees awarded). There were 5.99 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (96 degrees).

3.34% 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
    317 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    258 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Colgate University is white female (317 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (258 degrees).

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Operations

Colgate University has an endowment valued at nearly $934M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $51.7M (5.54%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Colgate University had a total salary expenditure of $219M. Colgate University employs 119 Assistant professors, 107 Professors, and 78 Associate professors. Most academics at Colgate University are Male Professors (70), Male Assistant professors(66), and Female Assistant professors (53).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colgate University are: Service, with 125 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 125 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 114 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$934M
2019 Endowment
1.17%
growth from 2018

Colgate University has an endowment valued at about $934M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Colgate University grew 1.17% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $894M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.72M - Federal
  2. $20.2k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Colgate University received $1.72M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $20.2k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$82.6M
2019 Salaries
6.65%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Colgate University paid a median of $82.6M in salaries, which represents 37.7% of their overall expenditure ($219M) and a 6.65% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.07% growth from 2017 and a 6.24% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$37.8M
Instructional Salaries
348
Number of Employees

In 2019, Colgate University paid a total of $37.8M to 348 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
119 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
125 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colgate University were Assistant professor with 119 employees; Professor with 107 employees; and Professor with 78 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colgate University were Service with 125 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 125 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 114 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colgate University was Male Professor with 70 employees, Male Assistant professor with 66 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 53 employees.

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

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