Methodist University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$32,504

2.75% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$30,580

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.3%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

57.2%

3,762 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,259

89.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

34.9%

150 Graduates

About

Methodist University is a higher education institution located in Cumberland County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Methodist University were General Business Administration & Management (46 degrees awarded), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (33 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (27 degrees).

In 2017, 479 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Methodist University. 48.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (256 degrees), 4.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (63 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Methodist University is $32,504, which is $11,771 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Methodist University is $32,504, which is $11,771 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,580.

In 2017, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,504

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Methodist University was $32,504. The cost of tuition at Methodist University is $11,771 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$30,580

2017 Value

0.121%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Methodist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,580. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Methodist University grew by 0.121%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,102

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Methodist University was of $12,102 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.0826% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Methodist University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 87% 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.

10.3%

2016 Default Rate

74

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Methodist University was 10.3%, which represents 74 out of the 718 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

Methodist University received 3,762 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 19.1% annual decline. Out of those 3,762 applicants, 2,152 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,259 students enrolled at Methodist University in 2017, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Methodist University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,152

Accepted Out of 3,762

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Methodist University was 57.2% (2,152 admissions from 3,762 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 54.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -19.1%, while admissions declined by -15.6%.

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SAT Scores

57%

Submission Percentage

233

Scores Submitted

57% of enrolled first-time students at Methodist University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Methodist University has a total enrollment of 2,259 students. The full-time enrollment at Methodist University is 2,016 students and the part-time enrollment is 243. This means that 89.2% of students enrolled at Methodist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Methodist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.8% White, 15.8% Black or African American, 7.61% Hispanic or Latino, 2.48% Two or More Races, 1.77% Asian, 0.974% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Methodist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (24.5%), followed by White Female (20.2%) and Black or African American Male (9.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (21.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Methodist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,259 students. The full-time enrollment at Methodist University is 2,016 and the part-time enrollment is 243. This means that 89.2% of students enrolled at Methodist University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%

2017 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 Methodist University was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Methodist University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    989

  2. Black or African American

    356

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    172

The enrolled student population at Methodist University is 43.8% White, 15.8% Black or African American, 7.61% Hispanic or Latino, 2.48% Two or More Races, 1.77% Asian, 0.974% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.31% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 409 students (18.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 13 fewer women than men received degrees from Methodist University. The majority of degree recipients at Methodist University are white (256 degrees awarded). There were 4.06 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (63 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Methodist University is General Business Administration & Management (46 degrees awarded), followed by Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (33 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (27 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Methodist University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (69 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (21 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 Methodist University are Accountants & auditors (1,108,184 people), Other managers (723,106 people), Financial managers (434,084 people), Physicians (402,696 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (347,462 people).

The most specialized majors at Methodist University are Protective Services (69 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (21 degrees), Business (154 degrees), and Biology (24 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 Methodist University are Surgeons, Physicians, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Methodist University are Protective Services (69 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (21 degrees), Business (154 degrees), and Biology (24 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Methodist University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (822,056 people), Elementary & secondary schools (733,616 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (602,333 people), Banking & related activities (505,047 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (498,487 people).

The most specialized majors at Methodist University are Protective Services (69 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (21 degrees), Business (154 degrees), and Biology (24 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 Methodist University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Methodist University was General Business Administration & Management with 46 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 246

  2. 233

In 2017, 246 degrees were awarded to men at Methodist University, which is 1.06 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (233).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Methodist University in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 1.53 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 21 degrees were awarded to women at Methodist University in Physician Assistant, which is 1.31 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

39%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% of students graduating from Methodist University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Methodist University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 6.67% 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

    256 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    63 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Methodist University is white (256 degrees awarded). There were 4.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (63 degrees).

10.2% of degree recipients (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    130 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    126 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Methodist University is white male (130 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (126 degrees).

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Operations

Methodist University has an endowment valued at nearly $26.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.47M (9.35%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Methodist University had a total salary expenditure of $55.6M. Methodist University employs 55 Assistant professors, 44 Associate professors, and 39 Professors. Most academics at Methodist University are Male Associate professors (29), Male Assistant professors(29), and Female Assistant professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Methodist University are: Service, with 78 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 57 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$26.5M

2017 Endowment

17.6%

growth from 2016

Methodist University has an endowment valued at about $26.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Methodist University grew 17.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.66M 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. $604k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Methodist University received $604k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24.3M

2017 Salaries

4.79%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Methodist University paid a median of $24.3M in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($55.6M) and a 4.79% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.45% decline from 2015 and a 5.04% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11M

Instructional Salaries

160

Number of Employees

In 2017, Methodist University paid a total of $11M to 160 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

55 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

78 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Methodist University were Assistant professor with 55 employees; Associate professor with 44 employees; and Associate professor with 39 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Methodist University were Service with 78 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 57 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Methodist University was Male Associate professor with 29 employees, Male Assistant professor with 29 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 26 employees.

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

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