Friends University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,944
3.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$20,641
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.64%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
45.8%
1,266 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,818
55.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
40.6%
76 Graduates

About

Friends University is a higher education institution located in Sedgwick County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Friends University were General Business Administration & Management (49 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (25 degrees), and Wildlife Biology (23 degrees).

In 2019, 564 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Friends University. 61.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (384 degrees), 5.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (76 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Friends University is $28,944, which is $6,918 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Friends University is $28,944, which is $6,918 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,641.

In 2019, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,944
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Friends University was $28,944. The cost of tuition at Friends University is $6,918 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$20,641
2019 Value
9.91%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Friends University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,641. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Friends University grew by 9.91%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,972
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Friends University was of $7,972 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 3.08% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 50% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Friends University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 13.2% with respect to 2018, when 76% 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.
8.64%
2017 Default Rate
61
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Friends University was 8.64%, which represents 61 out of the 706 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

Friends University received 1,266 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 18.1% annual growth. Out of those 1,266 applicants, 580 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,818 students enrolled at Friends University in 2019, and 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Friends University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
580
Accepted Out of 1,266

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Friends University was 45.8% (580 admissions from 1,266 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 47.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 18.1%, while admissions grew by 14.2%.

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SAT Scores

18%
Submission Percentage
31
Scores Submitted

18% of enrolled first-time students at Friends University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Friends University has a total enrollment of 1,818 students. The full-time enrollment at Friends University is 1,009 students and the part-time enrollment is 809. This means that 55.5% of students enrolled at Friends University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Friends University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.3% White, 8.58% Hispanic or Latino, 7.92% Black or African American, 4.13% Asian, 4.07% Two or More Races, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Friends University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.4%), followed by White Male (24.1%) and Black or African American Male (6.74%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.7%), followed by White Male (17.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Friends University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,818 students. The full-time enrollment at Friends University is 1,009 and the part-time enrollment is 809. This means that 55.5% of students enrolled at Friends University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
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 Friends University was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Friends University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,097
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    156
  3. Black or African American
    144

The enrolled student population at Friends University is 60.3% White, 8.58% Hispanic or Latino, 7.92% Black or African American, 4.13% Asian, 4.07% Two or More Races, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 199 students (10.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 134 more women than men received degrees from Friends University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Friends University is white (384 degrees awarded). There were 5.05 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (76 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Friends University is General Business Administration & Management (49 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (25 degrees) and Wildlife Biology (23 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Friends University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Education (105 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 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 Friends University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,592,874 people), Accountants & auditors (1,010,826 people), Other managers (831,991 people), Software developers (641,810 people), and Secondary school teachers (564,490 people).

The most specialized majors at Friends University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Education (105 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), Business (193 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (37 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Friends University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Friends University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Education (105 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), Business (193 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (37 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 Friends University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,136,863 people), Computer Systems Design (1,008,230 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (612,757 people), Banking & related activities (554,706 people), and Insurance carriers (483,556 people).

The most specialized majors at Friends University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Education (105 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), Business (193 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (37 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 Friends University.
Most Common
  1. 49 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 25 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 23 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Friends University was General Business Administration & Management with 49 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

215
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
349
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 215 degrees were awarded to men at Friends University, which is 0.616 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (349).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Friends University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.729 times less than the 70 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 70 degrees were awarded to women at Friends University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.37 times more than the 51 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 21% of students graduating from Friends University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Friends University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 2.63% 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
    384 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    76 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Friends University is white (384 degrees awarded). There were 5.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (76 degrees).

13.5% of degree recipients (76 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    250 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    134 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Friends University is white female (250 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (134 degrees).

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Operations

Friends University has an endowment valued at nearly $53.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.74M (5.13%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Friends University had a total salary expenditure of $27.6M. Friends University employs 33 Assistant professors, 15 Professors, and 11 Associate professors. Most academics at Friends University are Female Assistant professors (18), Male Assistant professors(15), and Male Professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Friends University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 41 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 33 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$53.3M
2019 Endowment
2.93%
growth from 2018

Friends University has an endowment valued at about $53.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Friends University grew 2.93% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.9M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $139k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Friends University received $139k 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

$13.1M
2019 Salaries
4.13%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Friends University paid a median of $13.1M in salaries, which represents 47.6% of their overall expenditure ($27.6M) and a 4.13% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.73% growth from 2017 and a 8.74% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.8M
Instructional Salaries
60
Number of Employees

In 2019, Friends University paid a total of $3.8M to 60 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
33 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
41 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Friends University were Assistant professor with 33 employees; Professor with 15 employees; and Professor with 11 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Friends University were Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 33 employees; and Management with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Friends University was Female Assistant professor with 18 employees, Male Assistant professor with 15 employees, and Male Professor with 10 employees.

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

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