Kettering University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$40,616
0.944% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$39,255
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.71%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
73%
2,262 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,221
83.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
62.8%
233 Graduates

About

Kettering University is a higher education institution located in Genesee County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kettering University were Mechanical Engineering (198 degrees awarded), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (41 degrees), and General Computer Engineering (29 degrees).

In 2019, 566 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kettering University. 23.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 76.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (395 degrees), 9.88 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (40 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kettering University is $40,616, which is $18,590 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kettering University is $40,616, which is $18,590 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 $39,255.

In 2019, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$40,616
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Kettering University was $40,616. The cost of tuition at Kettering University is $18,590 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$39,255
2019 Value
0.561%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Kettering University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $39,255. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Kettering University grew by 0.561%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,240
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kettering University was of $8,240 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.49% between 2018 and 2019. 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
57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Kettering University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 97% 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.
2.71%
2017 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Kettering University was 2.71%, which represents 10 out of the 369 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

Kettering University received 2,262 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.12% annual growth. Out of those 2,262 applicants, 1,651 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73% acceptance rate.

There were 2,221 students enrolled at Kettering University in 2019, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kettering University has an overall enrollment yield of 21%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,651
Accepted Out of 2,262

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kettering University was 73% (1,651 admissions from 2,262 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 70.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.12%, while admissions grew by 5.03%.

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SAT Scores

89%
Submission Percentage
308
Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Kettering University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kettering University has a total enrollment of 2,221 students. The full-time enrollment at Kettering University is 1,857 students and the part-time enrollment is 364. This means that 83.6% of students enrolled at Kettering University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kettering University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.4% White, 5.54% Asian, 4.91% Hispanic or Latino, 3.33% Two or More Races, 2.52% Black or African American, 0.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kettering University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (60.8%), followed by White Female (15.1%) and Asian Male (3.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (35%), followed by White Female (10.9%) and Asian Male (4.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kettering University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,221 students. The full-time enrollment at Kettering University is 1,857 and the part-time enrollment is 364. This means that 83.6% of students enrolled at Kettering University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
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 Kettering University was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Kettering University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,586
  2. Asian
    123
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    109

The enrolled student population at Kettering University is 71.4% White, 5.54% Asian, 4.91% Hispanic or Latino, 3.33% Two or More Races, 2.52% Black or African American, 0.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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, 93 students (4.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 304 fewer women than men received degrees from Kettering University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kettering University is white (395 degrees awarded). There were 9.88 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (40 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kettering University is Mechanical Engineering (198 degrees awarded), followed by Electrical & Electronics Engineering (41 degrees) and General Computer Engineering (29 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Kettering University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (348 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), and Math & Statistics (14 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 Kettering University are Other managers (1,016,341 people), Accountants & auditors (1,012,853 people), Software developers (638,203 people), Financial managers (516,324 people), and Chief executives & legislators (498,682 people).

The most specialized majors at Kettering University are Engineering (348 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), Math & Statistics (14 degrees), Business (131 degrees), and Physical Sciences (7 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 Kettering University are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Kettering University are Engineering (348 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), Math & Statistics (14 degrees), Business (131 degrees), and Physical Sciences (7 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 Kettering University are Computer Systems Design (972,754 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (656,883 people), Construction (648,510 people), Elementary & secondary schools (643,275 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (555,427 people).

The most specialized majors at Kettering University are Engineering (348 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), Math & Statistics (14 degrees), Business (131 degrees), and Physical Sciences (7 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 Kettering University.
Most Common
  1. 198 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 29 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kettering University was Mechanical Engineering with 198 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

435
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
131
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 435 degrees were awarded to men at Kettering University, which is 3.32 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (131).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 168 degrees were awarded to men at Kettering University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 5.6 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 30 degrees were awarded to women at Kettering University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 0.179 times less than the 168 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 9% of students graduating from Kettering University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kettering University is Female and Two or More Races (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, 4.29% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    395 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    40 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kettering University is white (395 degrees awarded). There were 9.88 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (40 degrees).

7.07% of degree recipients (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    310 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    85 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kettering University is white male (310 degrees awarded). There were 3.65 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (85 degrees).

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Operations

Kettering University has an endowment valued at nearly $90.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.87M (5.39%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Kettering University had a total salary expenditure of $65.7M. Kettering University employs 36 Associate professors, 33 Professors, and 24 Lecturers. Most academics at Kettering University are Male Professors (29), Male Associate professors(23), and Male Lecturers (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kettering University are: Management, with 58 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 40 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 37 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$90.4M
2019 Endowment
4.39%
growth from 2018

Kettering University has an endowment valued at about $90.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Kettering University grew 4.39% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $51.9M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.83M - Federal
  2. $182k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Kettering University received $1.83M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $182k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$30.1M
2019 Salaries
4.01%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Kettering University paid a median of $30.1M in salaries, which represents 45.8% of their overall expenditure ($65.7M) and a 4.01% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.765% decline from 2017 and a 5.55% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$9.3M
Instructional Salaries
113
Number of Employees

In 2019, Kettering University paid a total of $9.3M to 113 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.9% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
36 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
58 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kettering University were Associate professor with 36 employees; Professor with 33 employees; and Professor with 24 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kettering University were Management with 58 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Lecturer

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kettering University was Male Professor with 29 employees, Male Associate professor with 23 employees, and Male Lecturer with 16 employees.

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

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