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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,694 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
N/A Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
14,402 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
80% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,219 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $10,872, which is $3,881 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $25,694, which is 236% of the cost for in-state students, and is $7,318 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,539.

In 2016, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Doctoral Universities received 14,402 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.62% annual growth. Out of those 14,402 applicants, 7,738 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.7% acceptance rate.

There were 15,323 students enrolled at Doctoral Universities in 2016, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Doctoral Universities have an overall enrollment yield of 30.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Doctoral Universities have a median enrollment of 15,323 students. The full-time enrollment at Doctoral Universities is 12,254 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,069. This means that 80% of students enrolled at Doctoral Universities are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Doctoral Universities, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.6% White, 8.75% Hispanic or Latino, 8.08% Black or African American, 5.03% Asian, 3.44% Two or More Races, 0.26% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Doctoral Universities in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (19%), followed by White Male (17.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.15%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (4.18%), followed by White Male (3.15%) and Black or African American Female (0.58%).

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In 2016, 530 more women than men graduated from Doctoral Universities. The majority of students graduating from Doctoral Universities are White. These 2,319 graduates mean that there were 8.49 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 273 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Doctoral Universities is Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 232 graduates, followed by Anatomy with 187 graduates and Hopsitality & Recreation Marketing Operations with 185 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Doctoral Universities, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Library Science, with 57 graduates, followed by Agriculture with 172 graduates and Architecture and Related Services with 60 graduates.


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Doctoral Universities have a median endowment valued at nearly $270M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.96M (1.09%).

In 2015, Doctoral Universities had a median expenditure of $474M. Of that $474M, they spent $219M on salaries and $67.4M on benefits.

Doctoral Universities employs 195 Professors, 186 Associate professors, and 159 Assistant professors. Most academics at Doctoral Universities are Male Professors (137), Male Associate professors (106), and Male Assistant professors (80).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Doctoral Universities are: Office and Administrative Support, with 284 employees, Management, with 203 employees, and Service with 191 employees.



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