Gustavus Adolphus College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$43,590

2.9% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$29,894

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.48%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

67.8%

4,834 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,181

98.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

79.8%

574 Graduates

About

Gustavus Adolphus College is a higher education institution located in Nicollet County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Gustavus Adolphus College were General Business (57 degrees awarded), General Psychology (51 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (48 degrees).

In 2017, 613 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gustavus Adolphus College. 55.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (522 degrees), 23.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (22 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gustavus Adolphus College is $43,590, which is $18,396 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Gustavus Adolphus College is $43,590, which is $18,396 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,894.

In 2017, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$43,590

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Gustavus Adolphus College was $43,590. The cost of tuition at Gustavus Adolphus College is $18,396 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$29,894

2017 Value

23.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Gustavus Adolphus College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,894. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Gustavus Adolphus College grew by 23.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,400

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gustavus Adolphus College was of $9,400 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 2.44% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Gustavus Adolphus College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.04% with respect to 2016, when 96% 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.

1.48%

2016 Default Rate

9

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Gustavus Adolphus College was 1.48%, which represents 9 out of the 609 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

Gustavus Adolphus College received 4,834 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.687% annual growth. Out of those 4,834 applicants, 3,279 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,181 students enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gustavus Adolphus College has an overall enrollment yield of 17.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,279

Accepted Out of 4,834

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gustavus Adolphus College was 67.8% (3,279 admissions from 4,834 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 64.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.687%, while admissions grew by 5.4%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Gustavus Adolphus College has a total enrollment of 2,181 students. The full-time enrollment at Gustavus Adolphus College is 2,150 students and the part-time enrollment is 31. This means that 98.6% of students enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gustavus Adolphus College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.3% White, 5.09% Hispanic or Latino, 5% Asian, 3.81% Two or More Races, 2.43% Black or African American, 0.138% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0459% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.7%), followed by White Male (34.5%) and Asian Female (3.26%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gustavus Adolphus College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,181 students. The full-time enrollment at Gustavus Adolphus College is 2,150 and the part-time enrollment is 31. This means that 98.6% of students enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%

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 Gustavus Adolphus College was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Gustavus Adolphus College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,707

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    111

  3. Asian

    109

The enrolled student population at Gustavus Adolphus College is 78.3% White, 5.09% Hispanic or Latino, 5% Asian, 3.81% Two or More Races, 2.43% Black or African American, 0.138% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0459% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 14 students (0.642%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 67 more women than men received degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College. The majority of degree recipients at Gustavus Adolphus College are white (522 degrees awarded). There were 23.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (22 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gustavus Adolphus College is General Business (57 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (51 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (48 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Gustavus Adolphus College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (52 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (23 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 Gustavus Adolphus College are Postsecondary teachers (129,177 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (119,497 people), Other managers (107,013 people), Physicians (88,275 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (63,326 people).

The most specialized majors at Gustavus Adolphus College are Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (52 degrees), Language & Linguistics (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 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 Gustavus Adolphus College are Surgeons, Sales managers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Gustavus Adolphus College are Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (52 degrees), Language & Linguistics (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gustavus Adolphus College are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (255,743 people), Elementary & secondary schools (228,066 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (146,686 people), Computer Systems Design (79,688 people), and Scientific research & development services (58,322 people).

The most specialized majors at Gustavus Adolphus College are Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (52 degrees), Language & Linguistics (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 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 Gustavus Adolphus College.

Most Common

  1. 57 degrees awarded

  2. 51 degrees awarded

  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gustavus Adolphus College was General Business with 57 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 273

  2. 340

In 2017, 273 degrees were awarded to men at Gustavus Adolphus College, which is 0.803 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (340).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Gustavus Adolphus College in General Business, which is 1.38 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 38 degrees were awarded to women at Gustavus Adolphus College in General Psychology, which is 2.92 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

81%

100% Completion Time

82%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 81% of students graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% within 200%.

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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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Gustavus Adolphus College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    522 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    22 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gustavus Adolphus College is white (522 degrees awarded). There were 23.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (22 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    294 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    228 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Gustavus Adolphus College is white female (294 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (228 degrees).

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Operations

Gustavus Adolphus College has an endowment valued at nearly $167M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $18.6M (11.1%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Gustavus Adolphus College had a total salary expenditure of $81M. Gustavus Adolphus College employs 76 Associate professors, 62 Assistant professors, and 46 Professors. Most academics at Gustavus Adolphus College are Female Associate professors (42), Male Associate professors(34), and Female Assistant professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gustavus Adolphus College are: Service, with 122 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 84 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$167M

2017 Endowment

18.5%

growth from 2016

Gustavus Adolphus College has an endowment valued at about $167M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Gustavus Adolphus College grew 18.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $130M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.14M - Federal

  2. $264k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Gustavus Adolphus College received $1.14M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $264k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$34.4M

2017 Salaries

0.802%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Gustavus Adolphus College paid a median of $34.4M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($81M) and a 0.802% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.6% decline from 2015 and a 2.56% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.4M

Instructional Salaries

207

Number of Employees

In 2017, Gustavus Adolphus College paid a total of $13.4M to 207 employees working as instructors, which represents 39% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

76 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

122 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gustavus Adolphus College were Associate professor with 76 employees; Assistant professor with 62 employees; and Assistant professor with 46 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gustavus Adolphus College were Service with 122 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 84 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gustavus Adolphus College was Female Associate professor with 42 employees, Male Associate professor with 34 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 34 employees.

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