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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
5.99% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
749 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
65.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
71 Graduates

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The median tuition at Friends University is $26,550, which is $5,660 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,644.

In 2016, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Friends University received 749 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.6% annual growth. Out of those 749 applicants, 412 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55% acceptance rate.

There were 1,676 students enrolled at Friends University in 2016, and 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Friends University has an overall enrollment yield of 40%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Friends University has a total enrollment of 1,676 students. The full-time enrollment at Friends University is 1,105 students and the part-time enrollment is 571. This means that 65.9% of students enrolled at Friends University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Friends University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.9% White, 12.6% Black or African American, 5.85% Two or More Races, 5.25% Hispanic or Latino, 1.91% Asian, 1.85% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.18% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Friends University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (20.1%), followed by White Male (15.5%) and Black or African American Male (3.76%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (5.55%), followed by White Male (1.31%) and Black or African American Female (0.84%).

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In 2016, 193 more women than men graduated from Friends University. The majority of students graduating from Friends University are White. These 437 graduates mean that there were 8.09 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 54 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Friends University is General Business Administration & Management with 71 graduates, followed by Organizational Leadership with 45 graduates and Accounting with 27 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Friends University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Business, with 331 graduates, followed by Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services with 43 graduates and Theology with 6 graduates.


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Friends University has an endowment valued at nearly $45.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-797,000 (-1.74%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Friends University had a total expenditure of $32.5M. Of that $32.5M, they spent $15M on salaries and $3.78M on benefits.

Friends University employs 31 Professors, 22 Assistant professors, and 12 Associate professors. Most academics at Friends University are Male Professors (20), Female Assistant professors (13), and Female Professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Friends University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 51 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 31 employees, and Management with 30 employees.



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