Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,500
11% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,342
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
73.1%
685,858 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
744,343
71.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
51.7%
53,502 Graduates

About

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs were Registered Nursing (11,298 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (10,353 degrees), and General Psychology (7,264 degrees).

In 2019, 180,387 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs. 62.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (107,730 degrees), 4.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22689 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is $20,500, which is $10,420 more than than the national median of $10,080. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $23,090, which is 113% of the cost for in-state students, and is $8,505 more than than the national median $14,585.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $20,500, which is $10,350 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,150. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $23,090, which is 113% of the cost for in-state students, and is $8,505 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,585.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,342.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,500
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs was $23,090, which is 113% of the cost for in-state students, which was $20,500. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is $8,505 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,585, and the in-state tuition is $10,350 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,150.

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Average Net Price

$19,342
2019 Value
1.64%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,342. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs grew by 1.64%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,831
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs was of $9,831 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 1.55% 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

82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.23% with respect to 2018, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs received 685,858 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.36% annual growth. Out of those 685,858 applicants, 501,285 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.1% acceptance rate.

There were 744,343 students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs in 2019, and 54.1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs has an overall enrollment yield of 21.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
501,285
Accepted Out of 685,858

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs was 73.1% (501,285 admissions from 685,858 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 71.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.36%, while admissions grew by 4.19%.

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SAT Scores

54.1%
Submission Percentage
50,434
Scores Submitted

54.1% of enrolled first-time students at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs has a total enrollment of 744,343 students. The full-time enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is 530,172 students and the part-time enrollment is 214,171. This means that 71.2% of students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.8% White, 15.7% Hispanic or Latino, 15% Black or African American, 3.3% Two or More Races, 3.1% Asian, 0.683% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.432% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.4%), followed by White Male (22.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (17.2%) and Black or African American Female (9.84%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 744,343 students. The full-time enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is 530,172 and the part-time enrollment is 214,171. This means that 71.2% of students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    400,790
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    117,219
  3. Black or African American
    111,872

The enrolled student population at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is 53.8% White, 15.7% Hispanic or Latino, 15% Black or African American, 3.3% Two or More Races, 3.1% Asian, 0.683% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.432% 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, 38,489 students (5.17%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 43713 more women than men received degrees from Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is white (107,730 degrees awarded). There were 4.75 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22689 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is Registered Nursing (11,298 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (10,353 degrees) and General Psychology (7,264 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4,863 degrees awarded), Theology (2,157 degrees), and Education (19,277 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,549,971 people), Secondary school teachers (512,152 people), Education administrators (303,100 people), Social workers, all other (274,963 people), and Special education teachers (229,157 people).

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4,863 degrees awarded), Theology (2,157 degrees), Education (19,277 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (6,083 degrees), and Psychology (10,732 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4,863 degrees awarded), Theology (2,157 degrees), Education (19,277 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (6,083 degrees), and Psychology (10,732 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are Elementary & secondary schools (3,029,369 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (404,265 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (325,594 people), Individual & family services (255,763 people), and Outpatient care centers (247,303 people).

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4,863 degrees awarded), Theology (2,157 degrees), Education (19,277 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (6,083 degrees), and Psychology (10,732 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.
Most Common
  1. 11298 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 10353 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 7264 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs was Registered Nursing with 11298 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs according to their major.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

68,337
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
112,050
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 68,337 degrees were awarded to men at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs, which is 0.61 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (112,050).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 9358 degrees were awarded to men at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.07 times more than the 8740 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 10917 degrees were awarded to women at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs in Registered Nursing, which is 6.62 times more than the 1649 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
49%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 33% of students graduating from Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (61.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is Female and White (61.4% 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, 3.65% of graduates (1952 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    107,730 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    22,689 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    22,324 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is white (107,730 degrees awarded). There were 4.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22689 degrees).

5.09% of degree recipients (9,174 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    66,827 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    40,903 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    14,985 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is white female (66,827 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (40,903 degrees).

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Operations

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs has an endowment valued at nearly $27.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $442M (1.63k%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs had a total salary expenditure of $61.9M. Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs employs 8,699 Assistant professors, 7,862 Professors, and 7,813 Associate professors. Most academics at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are Female Assistant professors (4,900), Male Professors(4,790), and Male Associate professors (3,992).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are: Office and Administrative Support, with 11466 employees, Management, with 9500 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 8353 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$27.1M
2019 Endowment
2.83%
growth from 2018

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs has an endowment valued at about $27.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs grew 2.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.4M lower 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. $522M - Federal
  2. $234M - State
  3. $9.26M - Local

As of 2019, Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs received $522M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $234M from state grants and contracts, and $9.26M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$25.2M
2019 Salaries
2.4%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs paid a median of $25.2M in salaries, which represents 40.6% of their overall expenditure ($61.9M) and a 2.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.79% growth from 2017 and a 2.35% 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

$2.15B
Instructional Salaries
28,928
Number of Employees

In 2019, Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs paid a total of $2.15B to 28,928 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.1% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
8699 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
11466 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs were Assistant professor with 8,699 employees; Professor with 7,862 employees; and Professor with 7,813 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs were Office and Administrative Support with 11,466 employees; Management with 9,500 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 8,353 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs was Female Assistant professor with 4,900 employees, Male Professor with 4,790 employees, and Male Associate professor with 3,992 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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