Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$24,210

3.02% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$27,390

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

8.26%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

82.1%

904 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

851

99.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

40.4%

103 Graduates

About

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science were Natural Resource Management & Policy (27 degrees awarded), Culinary Arts & Chef Training (16 degrees), and Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (16 degrees).

In 2016, 241 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science. 41.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 58.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (204 degrees), 11.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is $24,210, which is $-205 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is $24,210, which is $-205 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,390.

In 2016, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 81% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$24,210

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was $24,210. The cost of tuition at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is $-205 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$27,390

2016 Value

14%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,390. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science grew by 14%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,460

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was of $12,460 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 17.4% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.02% with respect to 2015, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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8.26%

2015 Default Rate

30

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was 8.26%, which represents 30 out of the 363 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

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science received 904 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 37.7% annual decline. Out of those 904 applicants, 742 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.1% acceptance rate.

There were 851 students enrolled at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science has an overall enrollment yield of 30.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

742

Accepted Out of 904

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was 82.1% (742 admissions from 904 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 68.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -37.7%, while admissions declined by -25.7%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science has a total enrollment of 851 students. The full-time enrollment at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is 844 students and the part-time enrollment is 7. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.8% White, 6.11% Hispanic or Latino, 2.47% Black or African American, 1.41% Two or More Races, 0.47% Asian, 0.235% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (52.3%), followed by White Female (28.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.55%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science, both undergraduate and graduate, is 851 students. The full-time enrollment at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is 844 and the part-time enrollment is 7. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

2016 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 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    688

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    52

  3. Black or African American

    21

The enrolled student population at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is 80.8% White, 6.11% Hispanic or Latino, 2.47% Black or African American, 1.41% Two or More Races, 0.47% Asian, 0.235% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 69 students (8.11%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 41 fewer women than men received degrees from Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science. The majority of degree recipients at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are white (204 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (18 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is Natural Resource Management & Policy (27 degrees awarded), followed by Culinary Arts & Chef Training (16 degrees) and Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (16 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (123 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (53 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (20 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 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Miscellaneous managers (119,985 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (86,845 people), Physicians & surgeons (48,267 people), Registered nurses (44,357 people), and Software developers, applications & systems software (40,076 people).

The most specialized majors at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Natural Resources & Conservation (123 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (53 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (20 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (5 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 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, Personal financial advisors, and Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists

The most specialized majors at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Natural Resources & Conservation (123 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (53 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (20 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (5 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 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Hospitals (160,269 people), Elementary & secondary schools (159,451 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (90,578 people), Computer Systems Design (79,629 people), and Construction (59,696 people).

The most specialized majors at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Natural Resources & Conservation (123 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (53 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (20 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (5 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 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was Natural Resource Management & Policy with 27 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 141

  2. 100

In 2016, 141 degrees were awarded to men at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science, which is 1.41 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (100).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science in Natural Resource Management & Policy, which is 3.5 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 21 degrees were awarded to women at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science in Baking & Pastry Arts, which is 10.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%

100% Completion Time

43%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 29% of students graduating from Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.971% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    204 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    18 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is white (204 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (18 degrees).

7.47% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    115 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    89 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is white male (115 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (89 degrees).

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Operations

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science has an endowment valued at nearly $26.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $336k (1.26%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science had a total expenditure of $26M. Of that $26M, they spent $8.66M on salaries and $26M on benefits.

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science employs 18 Professors, 14 Associate professors, and 6 Assistant professors. Most academics at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Female Professors (11), Male Associate professors(10), and Male Professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 25 employees, Management, with 24 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$26.7M

2015 Endowment

5.74%

growth from 2014

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science has an endowment valued at about $26.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science grew 5.74% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.94M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.3M - Federal

  2. $215k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science received $1.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $215k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$8.66M

Salary Expenditure

$26M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science had a total expenditure of $26M. Of that $26M, they spent $8.66M on salaries and $26M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.66M

2015 Salaries

4.4%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science paid a median of $8.66M in salaries, which represents 33.3% of their overall expenditure ($26M) and a 4.4% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.684% growth from 2013 and a 3.51% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.47M

Instructional Salaries

50

Number of Employees

In 2015, Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science paid a total of $2.47M to 50 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

18 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

25 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science were Professor with 18 employees; Associate professor with 14 employees; and Associate professor with 6 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 25 employees; Management with 24 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was Female Professor with 11 employees, Male Associate professor with 10 employees, and Male Professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science.

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