Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$19,632
2.32% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,818
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
70.3%
301,223 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
349,116
70.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
53%
24,904 Graduates

About

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs were General Business Administration & Management (5,244 degrees awarded), General Psychology (4,290 degrees), and Registered Nursing (3,496 degrees).

In 2020, 86,886 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs. 61.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (51,495 degrees), 4.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (11776 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is $19,632, which is $9,611 more than than the national median of $10,021. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $21,185, which is 108% of the cost for in-state students, and is $6,650 more than than the national median $14,535.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is $19,632, which is $9,432 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,200. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $21,185, which is 108% of the cost for in-state students, and is $6,650 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,535.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,818.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$19,632
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was $21,185, which is 108% of the cost for in-state students, which was $19,632. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is $6,650 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,535, and the in-state tuition is $9,432 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,200.

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Average Net Price

$18,818
2020 Value
1.37%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,818. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs grew by 1.37%.

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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

$9,656
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was of $9,656 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 4.32% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.66% with respect to 2019, when 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs received 301,223 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.492% annual decline. Out of those 301,223 applicants, 211,713 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.3% acceptance rate.

There were 349,116 students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in 2020, and 49.5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs has an overall enrollment yield of 20.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
211,713
Accepted Out of 301,223

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was 70.3% (211,713 admissions from 301,223 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 65.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −0.492%, while admissions grew by 7.07%.

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SAT Scores

49.5%
Submission Percentage
15,230
Scores Submitted

49.5% of enrolled first-time students at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs has a total enrollment of 349,116 students. The full-time enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is 245,980 students and the part-time enrollment is 103,136. This means that 70.5% of students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.5% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 13.7% Black or African American, 3.42% Two or More Races, 3.23% Asian, 0.607% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.313% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.1%), followed by White Male (23.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.3%), followed by White Male (15%) and Black or African American Female (9.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 349,116 students. The full-time enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is 245,980 and the part-time enrollment is 103,136. This means that 70.5% of students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2020 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: Small Programs was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    193,652
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    55,875
  3. Black or African American
    47,819

The enrolled student population at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is 55.5% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 13.7% Black or African American, 3.42% Two or More Races, 3.23% Asian, 0.607% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.313% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 14,911 students (4.27%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 19522 more women than men received degrees from Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is white (51,495 degrees awarded). There were 4.37 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (11776 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is General Business Administration & Management (5,244 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (4,290 degrees) and Registered Nursing (3,496 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (1,436 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (1,022 degrees), and Psychology (5,188 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: Small Programs are Elementary & middle school teachers (234,504 people), Other managers (192,457 people), Postsecondary teachers (126,934 people), Social workers, all other (102,266 people), and Clergy (99,445 people).

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Theology (1,436 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (1,022 degrees), Psychology (5,188 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (1,854 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (3,905 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: Small Programs are Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Theology (1,436 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (1,022 degrees), Psychology (5,188 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (1,854 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (3,905 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: Small Programs are Elementary & secondary schools (566,152 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (317,839 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (269,944 people), Outpatient care centers (174,280 people), and Individual & family services (141,502 people).

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Theology (1,436 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (1,022 degrees), Psychology (5,188 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (1,854 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (3,905 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: Small Programs.
Most Common
  1. 5244 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 4290 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 3496 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was General Business Administration & Management with 5244 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

33,682
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
53,204
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 33,682 degrees were awarded to men at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs, which is 0.633 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (53,204).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 4098 degrees were awarded to men at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.01 times more than the 4045 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 4045 degrees were awarded to women at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.987 times less than the 4098 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 31% of students graduating from Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (64.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is Female and Asian (64.9% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.71% of graduates (674 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    51,495 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    11,776 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    9,997 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is white (51,495 degrees awarded). There were 4.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (11776 degrees).

3.96% of degree recipients (3,445 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    30,735 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    20,760 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    7,729 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is white female (30,735 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (20,760 degrees).

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Operations

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs has an endowment valued at nearly $24.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $134M (553%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs had a total salary expenditure of $47.7M. Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs employs 4,306 Assistant professors, 3,810 Associate professors, and 3,250 Professors. Most academics at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Female Assistant professors (2,366), Male Associate professors(2,098), and Male Professors (2,060).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are: Office and Administrative Support, with 4868 employees, Management, with 4585 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 3732 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$24.2M
2020 Endowment
8.59%
growth from 2019

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs has an endowment valued at about $24.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs grew 8.59% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.4M 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $390M - Federal
  2. $92.9M - State
  3. $14.4M - Local

As of 2020, Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs received $390M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $92.9M from state grants and contracts, and $14.4M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.7M
2020 Salaries
4.72%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs paid a median of $19.7M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($47.7M) and a 4.72% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.661% growth from 2018 and a 11% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$990M
Instructional Salaries
13,474
Number of Employees

In 2020, Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs paid a total of $990M to 13,474 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
4306 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
4868 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs were Assistant professor with 4,306 employees; Associate professor with 3,810 employees; and Associate professor with 3,250 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs were Office and Administrative Support with 4,868 employees; Management with 4,585 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 3,732 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was Female Assistant professor with 2,366 employees, Male Associate professor with 2,098 employees, and Male Professor with 2,060 employees.

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

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