CUNY Hunter College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,930
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$4,014
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.12%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
40.5%
32,294 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
24,052
64.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
55.9%
1,139 Graduates

About

CUNY Hunter College is a higher education institution located in New York County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at CUNY Hunter College were General Psychology (670 degrees awarded), Human Biology (307 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (235 degrees).

In 2020, 5,565 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at CUNY Hunter College. 72.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,805 degrees), 1.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1621 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY Hunter College is $6,930, which is $−15,600 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY Hunter College is $6,930, which is $−15,600 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,014.

In 2020, 74% of undergraduate students attending CUNY Hunter College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 9% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,930
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at CUNY Hunter College was $6,930. The cost of tuition at CUNY Hunter College is $−15,600 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$4,014
2020 Value
1.44%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 CUNY Hunter College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,014. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of CUNY Hunter College grew by 1.44%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,743
Room and Board
$1,364
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at CUNY Hunter College was of $12,743 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,364. The cost of room and board increased by 9.93% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
9%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at CUNY Hunter College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 12.1% with respect to 2019, 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.
3.12%
2018 Default Rate
68
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at CUNY Hunter College was 3.12%, which represents 68 out of the 2178 total borrowers.

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Admissions

CUNY Hunter College received 32,294 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.31% annual decline. Out of those 32,294 applicants, 13,072 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40.5% acceptance rate.

There were 24,052 students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College in 2020, and 95% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

CUNY Hunter College has an overall enrollment yield of 20%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

40.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
13,072
Accepted Out of 32,294

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of CUNY Hunter College was 40.5% (13,072 admissions from 32,294 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 35.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −4.31%, while admissions grew by 10.1%.

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SAT Scores

95%
Submission Percentage
2,476
Scores Submitted

95% of enrolled first-time students at CUNY Hunter College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

CUNY Hunter College has a total enrollment of 24,052 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Hunter College is 15,492 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,560. This means that 64.4% of students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at CUNY Hunter College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28.6% Hispanic or Latino, 28.5% White, 24.4% Asian, 11% Black or African American, 2.91% Two or More Races, 0.179% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.15% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (19.9%), followed by Asian Female (19.2%) and White Female (13.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (20.2%) and Black or African American Female (13.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at CUNY Hunter College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 24,052 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Hunter College is 15,492 and the part-time enrollment is 8,560. This means that 64.4% of students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2020 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 CUNY Hunter College was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), CUNY Hunter College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    6,883
  2. White
    6,861
  3. Asian
    5,866

The enrolled student population at CUNY Hunter College is 28.6% Hispanic or Latino, 28.5% White, 24.4% Asian, 11% Black or African American, 2.91% Two or More Races, 0.179% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.15% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 2511 more women than men received degrees from CUNY Hunter College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at CUNY Hunter College is white (1,805 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1621 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at CUNY Hunter College is General Psychology (670 degrees awarded), followed by Human Biology (307 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (235 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at CUNY Hunter College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (613 degrees awarded), English (257 degrees), and Psychology (739 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 CUNY Hunter College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,905,774 people), Secondary school teachers (437,235 people), Education administrators (328,477 people), Social workers, all other (261,304 people), and Other managers (235,085 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY Hunter College are Public Administration and Social Service (613 degrees awarded), English (257 degrees), Psychology (739 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (371 degrees), and Education (1,007 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 CUNY Hunter College are Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, Podiatrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at CUNY Hunter College are Public Administration and Social Service (613 degrees awarded), English (257 degrees), Psychology (739 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (371 degrees), and Education (1,007 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 CUNY Hunter College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,231,243 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (506,828 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (405,466 people), Individual & family services (275,509 people), and Outpatient care centers (238,075 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY Hunter College are Public Administration and Social Service (613 degrees awarded), English (257 degrees), Psychology (739 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (371 degrees), and Education (1,007 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 CUNY Hunter College.
Most Common
  1. 670 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 307 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 235 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at CUNY Hunter College was General Psychology with 670 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,527
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,038
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,527 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Hunter College, which is 0.378 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,038).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 154 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Hunter College in General Psychology, which is 0.288 times less than the 535 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 535 degrees were awarded to women at CUNY Hunter College in General Psychology, which is 3.47 times more than the 154 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 28% of students graduating from CUNY Hunter College 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 60% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at CUNY Hunter College is Female and Asian (66.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,805 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,621 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,161 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at CUNY Hunter College is white (1,805 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1621 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,247 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,212 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    837 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at CUNY Hunter College is white female (1,247 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (1,212 degrees).

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Operations

CUNY Hunter College has an endowment valued at nearly $131M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $527k (0.401%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, CUNY Hunter College had a total salary expenditure of $461M. CUNY Hunter College employs 275 Professors, 184 Associate professors, and 85 Assistant professors. Most academics at CUNY Hunter College are Female Professors (139), Male Professors(136), and Male Associate professors (92).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY Hunter College are: Service, with 187 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 185 employees, and Management with 154 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$131M
2020 Endowment
3.21%
decline from 2019

CUNY Hunter College has an endowment valued at about $131M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of CUNY Hunter College declined 3.21% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $91.8M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $23.1M - Federal
  2. $35.1M - State
  3. $30.7M - Local

As of 2020, CUNY Hunter College received $23.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $35.1M from state grants and contracts, and $30.7M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$227M
2020 Salaries
3.05%
decline from 2019

In 2020, CUNY Hunter College paid a median of $227M in salaries, which represents 49.3% of their overall expenditure ($461M) and a 3.05% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.24% growth from 2018 and a 0.0595% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$67.3M
Instructional Salaries
612
Number of Employees

In 2020, CUNY Hunter College paid a total of $67.3M to 612 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
275 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
187 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at CUNY Hunter College were Professor with 275 employees; Associate professor with 184 employees; and Associate professor with 85 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY Hunter College were Service with 187 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 185 employees; and Management with 154 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at CUNY Hunter College was Female Professor with 139 employees, Male Professor with 136 employees, and Male Associate professor with 92 employees.

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