Methodist University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,148
2% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$32,578
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.04%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
63%
3,206 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,968
91.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
38.7%
157 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 (51 degrees awarded), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (37 degrees), and Adult Health Nurse (28 degrees).

In 2019, 510 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Methodist University. 56.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (283 degrees), 4.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (70 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Methodist University is $34,148, which is $12,122 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Methodist University is $34,148, which is $12,122 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 $32,578.

In 2019, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,148
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Methodist University was $34,148. The cost of tuition at Methodist University is $12,122 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$32,578
2019 Value
4.13%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Methodist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,578. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Methodist University grew by 4.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,772
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Methodist University was of $12,772 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 2.15% 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

87%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Methodist University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, 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.
8.04%
2017 Default Rate
53
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Methodist University was 8.04%, which represents 53 out of the 659 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 3,206 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 11.8% annual decline. Out of those 3,206 applicants, 2,020 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63% acceptance rate.

There were 1,968 students enrolled at Methodist University in 2019, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Methodist University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,020
Accepted Out of 3,206

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Methodist University was 63% (2,020 admissions from 3,206 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 54.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −11.8%, while admissions grew by 1.66%.

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SAT Scores

57%
Submission Percentage
214
Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Methodist University has a total enrollment of 1,968 students. The full-time enrollment at Methodist University is 1,808 students and the part-time enrollment is 160. This means that 91.9% of students enrolled at Methodist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Methodist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.5% White, 15.7% Black or African American, 8.23% Hispanic or Latino, 1.63% Two or More Races, 1.47% Asian, 1.07% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.203% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Methodist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (23.4%), followed by White Female (18.6%) and Black or African American Male (11.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.9%), followed by White Male (14.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.87%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Methodist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,968 students. The full-time enrollment at Methodist University is 1,808 and the part-time enrollment is 160. This means that 91.9% of students enrolled at Methodist University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
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 Methodist University was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    798
  2. Black or African American
    308
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    162

The enrolled student population at Methodist University is 40.5% White, 15.7% Black or African American, 8.23% Hispanic or Latino, 1.63% Two or More Races, 1.47% Asian, 1.07% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.203% 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, 450 students (22.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 64 more women than men received degrees from Methodist University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Methodist University is white (283 degrees awarded). There were 4.04 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (70 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Methodist University is General Business Administration & Management (51 degrees awarded), followed by Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (37 degrees) and Adult Health Nurse (28 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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees awarded), Protective Services (64 degrees), and Business (151 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 Registered nurses (1,472,812 people), Accountants & auditors (1,004,378 people), Other managers (791,207 people), Financial managers (500,742 people), and Chief executives & legislators (387,783 people).

The most specialized majors at Methodist University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees awarded), Protective Services (64 degrees), Business (151 degrees), Health (139 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (14 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, Public relations specialists, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Methodist University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees awarded), Protective Services (64 degrees), Business (151 degrees), Health (139 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (14 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 (1,824,918 people), Elementary & secondary schools (804,654 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (533,618 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (507,701 people), and Computer Systems Design (499,293 people).

The most specialized majors at Methodist University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees awarded), Protective Services (64 degrees), Business (151 degrees), Health (139 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (14 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.
Most Common
  1. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 37 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 28 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Methodist University was General Business Administration & Management with 51 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

223
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
287
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 223 degrees were awarded to men at Methodist University, which is 0.777 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (287).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Methodist University in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 1.79 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 30 degrees were awarded to women at Methodist University in Physical Therapy, which is 2.31 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 17% of students graduating from Methodist University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Methodist University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 3.82% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    283 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    70 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Methodist University is white (283 degrees awarded). There were 4.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (70 degrees).

7.06% of degree recipients (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    156 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    127 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Methodist University is white female (156 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (127 degrees).

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Operations

Methodist University has an endowment valued at nearly $21.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.02M (4.85%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Methodist University had a total salary expenditure of $49.9M. Methodist University employs 51 Assistant professors, 45 Associate professors, and 41 Professors. Most academics at Methodist University are Male Associate professors (29), Male Assistant professors(28), and Male Professors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Methodist University are: Service, with 63 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 54 employees, and Management with 37 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21.1M
2019 Endowment
2.95%
decline from 2018

Methodist University has an endowment valued at about $21.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Methodist University declined 2.95% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.4M 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. $998k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Methodist University received $998k 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

$22.7M
2019 Salaries
4.39%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Methodist University paid a median of $22.7M in salaries, which represents 45.4% of their overall expenditure ($49.9M) and a 4.39% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.55% decline from 2017 and a 4.79% 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

$10.9M
Instructional Salaries
157
Number of Employees

In 2019, Methodist University paid a total of $10.9M to 157 employees working as instructors, which represents 48.1% 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
51 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
63 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Methodist University were Assistant professor with 51 employees; Associate professor with 45 employees; and Associate professor with 41 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Methodist University were Service with 63 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 54 employees; and Management with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Methodist University was Male Associate professor with 29 employees, Male Assistant professor with 28 employees, and Male Professor with 25 employees.

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

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