Friends University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$27,150

2.26% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$21,304

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.66%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

48%

881 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,895

55.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

35.8%

78 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 (61 degrees awarded), Accounting (25 degrees), and Wildlife Biology (18 degrees).

In 2017, 542 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Friends University. 61.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (381 degrees), 7.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (51 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Friends University is $27,150, which is $6,417 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Friends University is $27,150, which is $6,417 more 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 $21,304.

In 2017, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,150

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Friends University was $27,150. The cost of tuition at Friends University is $6,417 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$21,304

2017 Value

8.45%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Friends University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,304. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Friends University grew by 8.45%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,590

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Friends University was of $7,590 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 3.69% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 50% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Friends University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.44% with respect to 2016, when 82% 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.

5.66%

2016 Default Rate

41

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Friends University was 5.66%, which represents 41 out of the 724 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 881 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 17.6% annual growth. Out of those 881 applicants, 423 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48% acceptance rate.

There were 1,895 students enrolled at Friends University in 2017, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Friends University has an overall enrollment yield of 41.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

423

Accepted Out of 881

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Friends University was 48% (423 admissions from 881 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 55%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 17.6%, while admissions grew by 2.67%.

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SAT Scores

10%

Submission Percentage

18

Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at Friends University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Friends University has a total enrollment of 1,895 students. The full-time enrollment at Friends University is 1,058 students and the part-time enrollment is 837. This means that 55.8% of students enrolled at Friends University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Friends University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.3% White, 7.81% Black or African American, 7.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.06% Asian, 1.85% Two or More Races, 1.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.264% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Friends University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34%), followed by White Male (24.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (6.18%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (55.9%), followed by White Male (15.8%) and Black or African American Female (7.24%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Friends University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,895 students. The full-time enrollment at Friends University is 1,058 and the part-time enrollment is 837. This means that 55.8% of students enrolled at Friends University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

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 Friends University was 74%. 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

    1,047

  2. Black or African American

    148

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    144

The enrolled student population at Friends University is 55.3% White, 7.81% Black or African American, 7.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.06% Asian, 1.85% Two or More Races, 1.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.264% 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.

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Graduates

In 2017, 124 more women than men received degrees from Friends University. The majority of degree recipients at Friends University are white (381 degrees awarded). There were 7.47 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (51 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Friends University is General Business Administration & Management (61 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (25 degrees) and Wildlife Biology (18 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 Business (239 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Friends University are Accountants & auditors (1,121,900 people), Other managers (795,436 people), Software developers (528,036 people), Financial managers (450,139 people), and Physicians (413,937 people).

The most specialized majors at Friends University are Business (239 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), Biology (27 degrees), and History (5 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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Friends University are Business (239 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), Biology (27 degrees), and History (5 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 Computer Systems Design (905,763 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (818,793 people), Elementary & secondary schools (791,471 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (692,533 people), and Banking & related activities (565,582 people).

The most specialized majors at Friends University are Business (239 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), Biology (27 degrees), and History (5 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. 61 degrees awarded

  2. 25 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Friends University was General Business Administration & Management with 61 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 209

  2. 333

In 2017, 209 degrees were awarded to men at Friends University, which is 0.628 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (333).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 75 degrees were awarded to men at Friends University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.915 times less than the 82 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 82 degrees were awarded to women at Friends University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.09 times more than the 75 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%

100% Completion Time

44%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 27% of students graduating from Friends University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Friends University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% 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, 10.3% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    381 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    51 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Friends University is white (381 degrees awarded). There were 7.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (51 degrees).

6.09% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    239 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    142 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Friends University is white female (239 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (142 degrees).

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Operations

Friends University has an endowment valued at nearly $49.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.26M (12.7%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Friends University had a total salary expenditure of $28M. Friends University employs 25 Assistant professors, 23 Professors, and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at Friends University are Male Professors (16), Female Assistant professors(13), and Male Assistant professors (12).

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 31 employees, and Management with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$49.1M

2017 Endowment

13.7%

growth from 2016

Friends University has an endowment valued at about $49.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Friends University grew 13.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16M 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. $145k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Friends University received $145k 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

2017 Salaries

8.74%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Friends University paid a median of $13.3M in salaries, which represents 47.7% of their overall expenditure ($28M) and a 8.74% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.79% decline from 2015 and a 10.5% 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

$3.83M

Instructional Salaries

60

Number of Employees

In 2017, Friends University paid a total of $3.83M to 60 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

25 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

41 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Friends University were Assistant professor with 25 employees; Professor with 23 employees; and Professor with 10 employees.

In 2017, 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 31 employees; and Management with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Friends University was Male Professor with 16 employees, Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 12 employees.

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

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