McKendree University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,540
3.81% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$21,764
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.9%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
63.3%
1,997 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,292
71.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
54.4%
160 Graduates

About

McKendree University is a higher education institution located in St. Clair County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at McKendree University were General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (65 degrees), and Sociology (45 degrees).

In 2019, 683 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at McKendree University. 59% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (497 degrees), 6.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (72 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at McKendree University is $30,540, which is $8,514 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at McKendree University is $30,540, which is $8,514 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 $21,764.

In 2019, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,540
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at McKendree University was $30,540. The cost of tuition at McKendree University is $8,514 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$21,764
2019 Value
10.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 McKendree University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,764. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of McKendree University grew by 10.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,485
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at McKendree University was of $8,485 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.712% 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

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at McKendree University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 14.9% with respect to 2018, when 74% 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.
6.9%
2017 Default Rate
49
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at McKendree University was 6.9%, which represents 49 out of the 710 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

McKendree University received 1,997 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 14.1% annual growth. Out of those 1,997 applicants, 1,265 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,292 students enrolled at McKendree University in 2019, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

McKendree University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,265
Accepted Out of 1,997

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of McKendree University was 63.3% (1,265 admissions from 1,997 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 66.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 14.1%, while admissions grew by 8.49%.

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SAT Scores

57%
Submission Percentage
189
Scores Submitted

57% of enrolled first-time students at McKendree University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

McKendree University has a total enrollment of 2,292 students. The full-time enrollment at McKendree University is 1,641 students and the part-time enrollment is 651. This means that 71.6% of students enrolled at McKendree University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at McKendree University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65% White, 11.3% Black or African American, 4.84% Hispanic or Latino, 3.27% Two or More Races, 0.698% Asian, 0.175% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at McKendree University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33%), followed by White Male (27.4%) and Black or African American Male (7.95%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.2%), followed by White Male (21.7%) and Black or African American Female (4.46%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at McKendree University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,292 students. The full-time enrollment at McKendree University is 1,641 and the part-time enrollment is 651. This means that 71.6% of students enrolled at McKendree University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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 McKendree University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), McKendree University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,490
  2. Black or African American
    259
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    111

The enrolled student population at McKendree University is 65% White, 11.3% Black or African American, 4.84% Hispanic or Latino, 3.27% Two or More Races, 0.698% Asian, 0.175% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.131% 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, 234 students (10.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 123 more women than men received degrees from McKendree University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at McKendree University is white (497 degrees awarded). There were 6.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (72 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at McKendree University is General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (65 degrees) and Sociology (45 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at McKendree University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees awarded), Education (122 degrees), and Math & Statistics (17 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 McKendree University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,680,305 people), Accountants & auditors (1,061,971 people), Other managers (958,689 people), Secondary school teachers (648,361 people), and Financial managers (583,779 people).

The most specialized majors at McKendree University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees awarded), Education (122 degrees), Math & Statistics (17 degrees), Social Sciences (60 degrees), and Business (243 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 McKendree University are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at McKendree University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees awarded), Education (122 degrees), Math & Statistics (17 degrees), Social Sciences (60 degrees), and Business (243 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 McKendree University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,385,325 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (766,185 people), Computer Systems Design (681,254 people), Banking & related activities (607,928 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (552,093 people).

The most specialized majors at McKendree University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees awarded), Education (122 degrees), Math & Statistics (17 degrees), Social Sciences (60 degrees), and Business (243 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 McKendree University.
Most Common
  1. 67 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 65 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 45 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at McKendree University was General Business Administration & Management with 67 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

280
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
403
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 280 degrees were awarded to men at McKendree University, which is 0.695 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (403).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 76 degrees were awarded to men at McKendree University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.09 times more than the 70 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 76 degrees were awarded to women at McKendree University in Registered Nursing, which is 19 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 37% of students graduating from McKendree University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at McKendree University is Male 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, 1.25% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    497 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    72 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at McKendree University is white (497 degrees awarded). There were 6.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (72 degrees).

8.93% of degree recipients (61 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    315 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    182 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at McKendree University is white female (315 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (182 degrees).

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Operations

McKendree University has an endowment valued at nearly $32.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.17M (6.68%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, McKendree University had a total salary expenditure of $42.9M. McKendree University employs 28 Associate professors, 27 Professors, and 27 Assistant professors. Most academics at McKendree University are Female Professors (17), Female Associate professors(16), and Female Assistant professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at McKendree University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 52 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 28 employees, and Service with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$32.5M
2019 Endowment
25%
decline from 2018

McKendree University has an endowment valued at about $32.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of McKendree University declined 25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.98M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $189k - Federal
  2. $14.7k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, McKendree University received $189k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14.7k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.9M
2019 Salaries
5.49%
decline from 2018

In 2019, McKendree University paid a median of $16.9M in salaries, which represents 39.4% of their overall expenditure ($42.9M) and a 5.49% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.244% growth from 2017 and a 1.85% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$5.59M
Instructional Salaries
92
Number of Employees

In 2019, McKendree University paid a total of $5.59M to 92 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.1% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
28 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
52 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at McKendree University were Associate professor with 28 employees; Professor with 27 employees; and Professor with 27 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at McKendree University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 52 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees; and Service with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at McKendree University was Female Professor with 17 employees, Female Associate professor with 16 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 16 employees.

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

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