Friends University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,670
2.51% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$21,609
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.53%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
57.5%
1,154 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,671
59.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
42%
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 (56 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (24 degrees), and Accounting (24 degrees).

In 2020, 551 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Friends University. 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (359 degrees), 5.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (61 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Friends University is $29,670, which is $7,140 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Friends University is $29,670, which is $7,140 more 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 $21,609.

In 2020, 63% of undergraduate students attending Friends University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,670
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Friends University was $29,670. The cost of tuition at Friends University is $7,140 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$21,609
2020 Value
4.69%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Friends University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,609. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Friends University grew by 4.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,015
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Friends University was of $7,015 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board decreased by 12% 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

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Friends University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 4.55% 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.
5.53%
2018 Default Rate
35
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Friends University was 5.53%, which represents 35 out of the 633 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 1,154 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 8.85% annual decline. Out of those 1,154 applicants, 664 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,671 students enrolled at Friends University in 2020, and 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Friends University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
664
Accepted Out of 1,154

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Friends University was 57.5% (664 admissions from 1,154 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 45.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −8.85%, while admissions grew by 14.5%.

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage
18
Scores Submitted

9% of enrolled first-time students at Friends University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Friends University has a total enrollment of 1,671 students. The full-time enrollment at Friends University is 996 students and the part-time enrollment is 675. This means that 59.6% of students enrolled at Friends University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Friends University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.1% White, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 11% Black or African American, 3.29% Asian, 2.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.539% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Friends University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.8%), followed by White Male (22.8%) and Black or African American Male (9.65%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (54.8%), followed by White Male (16.4%) and Black or African American Female (8.22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Friends University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,671 students. The full-time enrollment at Friends University is 996 and the part-time enrollment is 675. This means that 59.6% of students enrolled at Friends University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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 Friends University was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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
    1,005
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    219
  3. Black or African American
    184

The enrolled student population at Friends University is 60.1% White, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 11% Black or African American, 3.29% Asian, 2.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.539% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. 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, 119 more women than men received degrees from Friends University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Friends University is white (359 degrees awarded). There were 5.89 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (61 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Friends University is General Business Administration & Management (56 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (24 degrees) and Accounting (24 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 (26 degrees awarded), Education (116 degrees), and Business (192 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 (1,879,738 people), Accountants & auditors (1,060,678 people), Other managers (742,084 people), Financial managers (464,417 people), and Secondary school teachers (446,876 people).

The most specialized majors at Friends University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees awarded), Education (116 degrees), Business (192 degrees), Theology (5 degrees), and Biology (31 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 Friends University are Surgeons, Aerospace engineers, Physicians, Podiatrists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Friends University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees awarded), Education (116 degrees), Business (192 degrees), Theology (5 degrees), and Biology (31 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 (3,152,732 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (787,831 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (730,767 people), Banking & related activities (500,916 people), and Computer Systems Design (488,869 people).

The most specialized majors at Friends University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees awarded), Education (116 degrees), Business (192 degrees), Theology (5 degrees), and Biology (31 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. 56 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 24 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 24 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Friends University was General Business Administration & Management with 56 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

216
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
335
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 216 degrees were awarded to men at Friends University, which is 0.645 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (335).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 72 degrees were awarded to men at Friends University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.24 times more than the 58 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 58 degrees were awarded to women at Friends University in Teacher Education, which is 5.8 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 29% of students graduating from Friends University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Friends University is Female and Black or African American (75% 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, 6.58% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    359 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    61 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Friends University is white (359 degrees awarded). There were 5.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (61 degrees).

11.1% of degree recipients (61 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    228 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    131 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Friends University is white female (228 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (131 degrees).

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Operations

Friends University has an endowment valued at nearly $52.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.78M (3.42%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Friends University had a total salary expenditure of $28M. Friends University employs 29 Assistant professors, 17 Professors, and 11 Associate professors. Most academics at Friends University are Female Assistant professors (15), Male Assistant professors(14), and Male Professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Friends University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 38 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 36 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$52.2M
2020 Endowment
2.14%
decline from 2019

Friends University has an endowment valued at about $52.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Friends University declined 2.14% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.6M 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. $1.1M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Friends University received $1.1M 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

$13.3M
2020 Salaries
1.5%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Friends University paid a median of $13.3M in salaries, which represents 47.7% of their overall expenditure ($28M) and a 1.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.13% decline from 2018 and a 2.73% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.65M
Instructional Salaries
58
Number of Employees

In 2020, Friends University paid a total of $3.65M to 58 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.4% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
29 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
38 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Friends University were Assistant professor with 29 employees; Professor with 17 employees; and Professor with 11 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Friends University were Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees; and Management with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Friends University was Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Male Professor with 12 employees.

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

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