Converse College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$16,680

4.25% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$19,245

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.22%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

71.3%

1,496 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,478

68.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

58.2%

113 Graduates

About

Converse College is a higher education institution located in Spartanburg County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Converse College were General Psychology (39 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (15 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (14 degrees).

In 2017, 292 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Converse College. 96.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 3.08% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (229 degrees), 8.48 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (27 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Converse College is $16,680, which is $-4,053 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Converse College is $16,680, which is $-4,053 less 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 $19,245.

In 2017, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 74% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,680

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Converse College was $16,680. The cost of tuition at Converse College is $-4,053 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$19,245

2017 Value

2.23%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Converse College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,245. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Converse College grew by 2.23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,300

Room and Board

$1,350

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Converse College was of $10,300 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 21.2% 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

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Converse College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.57% with respect to 2016, when 84% 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.

7.22%

2016 Default Rate

26

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Converse College was 7.22%, which represents 26 out of the 360 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

Converse College received 1,496 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 10.1% annual growth. Out of those 1,496 applicants, 1,066 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,478 students enrolled at Converse College in 2017, and 41% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Converse College has an overall enrollment yield of 24.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,066

Accepted Out of 1,496

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Converse College was 71.3% (1,066 admissions from 1,496 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 60.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 10.1%, while admissions grew by 29.8%.

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SAT Scores

41%

Submission Percentage

109

Scores Submitted

41% of enrolled first-time students at Converse College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Converse College has a total enrollment of 1,478 students. The full-time enrollment at Converse College is 1,013 students and the part-time enrollment is 465. This means that 68.5% of students enrolled at Converse College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Converse College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.8% White, 8.46% Black or African American, 3.52% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Two or More Races, 0.812% Asian, 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0677% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Converse College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (66.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (9.19%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (49.7%), followed by White Male (19%) and Black or African American Female (5.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Converse College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,478 students. The full-time enrollment at Converse College is 1,013 and the part-time enrollment is 465. This means that 68.5% of students enrolled at Converse College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

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 Converse College was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Converse College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    988

  2. Black or African American

    125

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    52

The enrolled student population at Converse College is 66.8% White, 8.46% Black or African American, 3.52% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Two or More Races, 0.812% Asian, 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0677% 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, 220 students (14.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 274 more women than men received degrees from Converse College. The majority of degree recipients at Converse College are white (229 degrees awarded). There were 8.48 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (27 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Converse College is General Psychology (39 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (15 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (14 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Converse College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (13 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and English (21 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 Converse College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,024,637 people), Secondary school teachers (369,761 people), Education administrators (299,066 people), Postsecondary teachers (223,893 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (211,702 people).

The most specialized majors at Converse College are Language & Linguistics (13 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), English (21 degrees), History (10 degrees), and Education (89 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 Converse College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Converse College are Language & Linguistics (13 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), English (21 degrees), History (10 degrees), and Education (89 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 Converse College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,006,046 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (434,966 people), Legal services (179,388 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (169,620 people), and Computer Systems Design (124,104 people).

The most specialized majors at Converse College are Language & Linguistics (13 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), English (21 degrees), History (10 degrees), and Education (89 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 Converse College.

Most Common

  1. 39 degrees awarded

  2. 15 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Converse College was General Psychology with 39 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 9

  2. 283

In 2017, 9 degrees were awarded to men at Converse College, which is 0.0318 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (283).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 4 degrees were awarded to men at Converse College in Creative Writing, which is 0.5 times less than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 39 degrees were awarded to women at Converse College in General Psychology, which is N/A times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%

100% Completion Time

54%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 49% of students graduating from Converse College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (88.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Converse College is Female and White (88.9% 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, 18.6% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    229 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Converse College is white (229 degrees awarded). There were 8.48 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (27 degrees).

2.05% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    221 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Converse College is white female (221 degrees awarded). There were 8.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (26 degrees).

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Operations

Converse College has an endowment valued at nearly $79.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.92M (9.91%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Converse College had a total salary expenditure of $29.5M. Converse College employs 36 Assistant professors, 29 Associate professors, and 19 Professors. Most academics at Converse College are Female Assistant professors (29), Female Associate professors(19), and Male Professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Converse College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 42 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 28 employees, and Service with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$79.9M

2017 Endowment

2.85%

decline from 2016

Converse College has an endowment valued at about $79.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Converse College declined 2.85% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $46.8M 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. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Converse College received $0 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

$12.1M

2017 Salaries

2.72%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Converse College paid a median of $12.1M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($29.5M) and a 2.72% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.745% decline from 2015 and a 2.07% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.82M

Instructional Salaries

85

Number of Employees

In 2017, Converse College paid a total of $4.82M to 85 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.9% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

36 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

42 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Converse College were Assistant professor with 36 employees; Associate professor with 29 employees; and Associate professor with 19 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Converse College were Office and Administrative Support with 42 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 28 employees; and Service with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Converse College was Female Assistant professor with 29 employees, Female Associate professor with 19 employees, and Male Professor with 12 employees.

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