Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$19,186
6.58% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,079
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
65.3%
302,713 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
359,490
71% Full-Time
2019 Graduation Rate
52.7%
25,370 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 (5,407 degrees awarded), General Psychology (4,396 degrees), and Registered Nursing (3,448 degrees).

In 2019, 84,980 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs. 61.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (50,259 degrees), 4.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (11476 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is $19,186, which is $9,106 more than than the national median of $10,080. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $20,759, which is 108% of the cost for in-state students, and is $6,174 more than than the national median $14,585.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $19,186, which is $9,036 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,150. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $20,759, which is 108% of the cost for in-state students, and is $6,174 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 $19,079.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$19,186
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was $20,759, which is 108% of the cost for in-state students, which was $19,186. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is $6,174 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,585, and the in-state tuition is $9,036 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,150.

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Average Net Price

$19,079
2019 Value
3.06%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,079. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs grew by 3.06%.

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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

$9,256
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was of $9,256 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 1.69% 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
57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.2% with respect to 2018, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs received 302,713 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.8% annual growth. Out of those 302,713 applicants, 197,729 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.3% acceptance rate.

There were 359,490 students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in 2019, and 55.5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs has an overall enrollment yield of 24%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
197,729
Accepted Out of 302,713

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was 65.3% (197,729 admissions from 302,713 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 65.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 3.8%, while admissions grew by 4.06%.

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SAT Scores

55.5%
Submission Percentage
21,716
Scores Submitted

55.5% of enrolled first-time students at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs has a total enrollment of 359,490 students. The full-time enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is 255,397 students and the part-time enrollment is 104,093. This means that 71% 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 55.7% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, 13.4% Black or African American, 3.29% Two or More Races, 3.17% Asian, 0.639% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.333% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.7%), followed by White Male (24%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.5%), followed by White Male (15%) and Black or African American Female (9.07%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 359,490 students. The full-time enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is 255,397 and the part-time enrollment is 104,093. This means that 71% of students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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: Small Programs was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    200,283
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    55,790
  3. Black or African American
    47,994

The enrolled student population at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is 55.7% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, 13.4% Black or African American, 3.29% Two or More Races, 3.17% Asian, 0.639% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.333% 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, 15,882 students (4.42%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 20064 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 (50,259 degrees awarded). There were 4.38 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (11476 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is General Business Administration & Management (5,407 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (4,396 degrees) and Registered Nursing (3,448 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 (1,483 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (969 degrees), and Psychology (5,365 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 (1,540,498 people), Secondary school teachers (513,359 people), Education administrators (295,084 people), Special education teachers (226,174 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (206,406 people).

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Theology (1,483 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (969 degrees), Psychology (5,365 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (1,980 degrees), and Education (8,007 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, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Theology (1,483 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (969 degrees), Psychology (5,365 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (1,980 degrees), and Education (8,007 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 (2,983,349 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (393,897 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (288,225 people), Outpatient care centers (201,105 people), and Individual & family services (163,507 people).

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Theology (1,483 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (969 degrees), Psychology (5,365 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (1,980 degrees), and Education (8,007 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. 5407 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 4396 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 3448 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was General Business Administration & Management with 5407 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

32,458
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
52,522
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 32,458 degrees were awarded to men at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs, which is 0.618 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (52,522).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 4289 degrees were awarded to men at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.05 times more than the 4090 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 4090 degrees were awarded to women at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.954 times less than the 4289 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 29% 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, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (65%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is Female and Asian (65% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (70.6%).

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, 3.58% of graduates (907 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    50,259 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    11,476 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    10,171 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is white (50,259 degrees awarded). There were 4.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (11476 degrees).

3.86% of degree recipients (3,281 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    30,558 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    19,701 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    7,466 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is white female (30,558 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (19,701 degrees).

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Operations

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs has an endowment valued at nearly $22.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $298M (1.34k%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs had a total salary expenditure of $45.2M. Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs employs 4,486 Assistant professors, 3,854 Associate professors, and 3,285 Professors. Most academics at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Female Assistant professors (2,462), Male Associate professors(2,106), and Male Professors (2,093).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are: Office and Administrative Support, with 5242 employees, Management, with 4739 employees, and Service with 3917 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.3M
2019 Endowment
7.59%
growth from 2018

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs has an endowment valued at about $22.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs grew 7.59% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.2M 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. $321M - Federal
  2. $96.4M - State
  3. $12M - Local

As of 2019, Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs received $321M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $96.4M from state grants and contracts, and $12M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.8M
2019 Salaries
0.661%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs paid a median of $18.8M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($45.2M) and a 0.661% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11% growth from 2017 and a 9.26% 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

$997M
Instructional Salaries
13,783
Number of Employees

In 2019, Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs paid a total of $997M to 13,783 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.5% 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
4486 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
5242 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs were Assistant professor with 4,486 employees; Associate professor with 3,854 employees; and Associate professor with 3,285 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs were Office and Administrative Support with 5,242 employees; Management with 4,739 employees; and Service with 3,917 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was Female Assistant professor with 2,462 employees, Male Associate professor with 2,106 employees, and Male Professor with 2,093 employees.

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

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