Niagara University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$30,500

3.39% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,768

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.21%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

84.2%

3,101 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,949

83.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

67.7%

423 Graduates

About

Niagara University is a higher education institution located in Niagara County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Niagara University were General Education (109 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (92 degrees), and Accounting (61 degrees).

In 2017, 1,298 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Niagara University. 64.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (852 degrees), 15.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (56 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Niagara University is $30,500, which is $9,767 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Niagara University is $30,500, which is $9,767 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 $18,768.

In 2017, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,500

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Niagara University was $30,500. The cost of tuition at Niagara University is $9,767 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$18,768

2017 Value

1.32%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Niagara University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,768. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Niagara University grew by 1.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,050

Room and Board

$1,050

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Niagara University was of $11,050 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board increased by 3.76% 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

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Niagara University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 9.52% with respect to 2016, when 84% 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.

5.21%

2016 Default Rate

50

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Niagara University was 5.21%, which represents 50 out of the 959 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

Niagara University received 3,101 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.68% annual decline. Out of those 3,101 applicants, 2,611 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.2% acceptance rate.

There were 3,949 students enrolled at Niagara University in 2017, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Niagara University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,611

Accepted Out of 3,101

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Niagara University was 84.2% (2,611 admissions from 3,101 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 82.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -7.68%, while admissions declined by -6.21%.

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SAT Scores

86%

Submission Percentage

510

Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at Niagara University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Niagara University has a total enrollment of 3,949 students. The full-time enrollment at Niagara University is 3,304 students and the part-time enrollment is 645. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at Niagara University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Niagara University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.9% White, 4.84% Black or African American, 4.08% Hispanic or Latino, 2.53% Two or More Races, 1.47% Asian, 0.582% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Niagara University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.8%), followed by White Male (27.1%) and Black or African American Female (3.08%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.9%), followed by White Male (19.5%) and Black or African American Female (3.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Niagara University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,949 students. The full-time enrollment at Niagara University is 3,304 and the part-time enrollment is 645. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at Niagara University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

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 Niagara University was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Niagara University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,682

  2. Black or African American

    191

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    161

The enrolled student population at Niagara University is 67.9% White, 4.84% Black or African American, 4.08% Hispanic or Latino, 2.53% Two or More Races, 1.47% Asian, 0.582% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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, 151 students (3.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 368 more women than men received degrees from Niagara University. The majority of degree recipients at Niagara University are white (852 degrees awarded). There were 15.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (56 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Niagara University is General Education (109 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (92 degrees) and Accounting (61 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Niagara University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (387 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees), and Social Sciences (103 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 Niagara University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,212,319 people), Accountants & auditors (1,181,244 people), Other managers (867,852 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (526,844 people), and Financial managers (510,983 people).

The most specialized majors at Niagara University are Education (387 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees), Social Sciences (103 degrees), Business (390 degrees), and History (14 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Niagara University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Niagara University are Education (387 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees), Social Sciences (103 degrees), Business (390 degrees), and History (14 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 Niagara University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,414,377 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (747,446 people), Banking & related activities (619,214 people), Computer Systems Design (566,227 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (529,717 people).

The most specialized majors at Niagara University are Education (387 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees), Social Sciences (103 degrees), Business (390 degrees), and History (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 Niagara University.

Most Common

  1. 109 degrees awarded

  2. 92 degrees awarded

  3. 61 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Niagara University was General Education with 109 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 465

  2. 833

In 2017, 465 degrees were awarded to men at Niagara University, which is 0.558 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (833).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 49 degrees were awarded to men at Niagara University in General Business, which is 1.69 times more than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 86 degrees were awarded to women at Niagara University in General Education, which is 3.74 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%

100% Completion Time

63%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 56% of students graduating from Niagara University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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 Niagara 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, 1.89% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    852 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    56 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Niagara University is white (852 degrees awarded). There were 15.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (56 degrees).

3.47% of degree recipients (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    552 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    300 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Niagara University is white female (552 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (300 degrees).

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Operations

Niagara University has an endowment valued at nearly $98M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.7M (13%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Niagara University had a total salary expenditure of $86.8M. Niagara University employs 74 Associate professors, 40 Professors, and 31 Assistant professors. Most academics at Niagara University are Male Associate professors (42), Female Associate professors(32), and Male Professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Niagara University are: Management, with 116 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 76 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 59 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$98M

2017 Endowment

12.3%

growth from 2016

Niagara University has an endowment valued at about $98M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Niagara University grew 12.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $64.9M higher 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. $1.54M - Federal

  2. $1.62M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Niagara University received $1.54M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.62M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$33.9M

2017 Salaries

7.67%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Niagara University paid a median of $33.9M in salaries, which represents 39% of their overall expenditure ($86.8M) and a 7.67% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.66% decline from 2015 and a 0.00108% 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

$12.9M

Instructional Salaries

166

Number of Employees

In 2017, Niagara University paid a total of $12.9M to 166 employees working as instructors, which represents 38% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

74 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

116 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Niagara University were Associate professor with 74 employees; Professor with 40 employees; and Professor with 31 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Niagara University were Management with 116 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 76 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 59 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Niagara University was Male Associate professor with 42 employees, Female Associate professor with 32 employees, and Male Professor with 27 employees.

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

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