Point University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$19,500

7.73% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,348

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12.4%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

35.1%

1,406 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,952

57.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

26.7%

35 Graduates

About

Point University is a higher education institution located in Troup County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Point University were Counseling Psychology (50 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (37 degrees), and Biblical Studies (36 degrees).

In 2017, 272 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Point University. 54.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (122 degrees), 1.26 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (97 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Point University is $19,500, which is $-5,694 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Point University is $19,500, which is $-5,694 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,348.

In 2017, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$19,500

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Point University was $19,500. The cost of tuition at Point University is $-5,694 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$18,348

2017 Value

13.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Point University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,348. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Point University grew by 13.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,850

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Point University was of $6,850 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 8.73% 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

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Point University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 13% with respect to 2016, when 77% 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.

12.4%

2016 Default Rate

67

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Point University was 12.4%, which represents 67 out of the 542 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

Point University received 1,406 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 18.8% annual growth. Out of those 1,406 applicants, 493 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 35.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,952 students enrolled at Point University in 2017, and 38% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Point University has an overall enrollment yield of 56.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

35.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

493

Accepted Out of 1,406

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Point University was 35.1% (493 admissions from 1,406 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 51.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 18.8%, while admissions declined by -19%.

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SAT Scores

38%

Submission Percentage

105

Scores Submitted

38% of enrolled first-time students at Point University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Point University has a total enrollment of 1,952 students. The full-time enrollment at Point University is 1,119 students and the part-time enrollment is 833. This means that 57.3% of students enrolled at Point University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Point University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.3% White, 32.2% Black or African American, 5.84% Hispanic or Latino, 5.58% Two or More Races, 1.28% Asian, 0.256% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.205% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Point University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (24.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (19.7%) and White Male (19.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

57.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Point University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,952 students. The full-time enrollment at Point University is 1,119 and the part-time enrollment is 833. This means that 57.3% of students enrolled at Point University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%

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 Point University was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Point University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    924

  2. Black or African American

    629

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    114

The enrolled student population at Point University is 47.3% White, 32.2% Black or African American, 5.84% Hispanic or Latino, 5.58% Two or More Races, 1.28% Asian, 0.256% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.205% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 111 students (5.69%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 24 more women than men received degrees from Point University. The majority of degree recipients at Point University are white (122 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (97 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Point University is Counseling Psychology (50 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (37 degrees) and Biblical Studies (36 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Point University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (72 degrees awarded), Psychology (60 degrees), and Human Sciences (12 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 Point University are Elementary & middle school teachers (285,260 people), Other managers (154,301 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (150,039 people), Social workers, all other (113,826 people), and Clergy (101,965 people).

The most specialized majors at Point University are Theology (72 degrees awarded), Psychology (60 degrees), Human Sciences (12 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 degrees), and History (3 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 Point University are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Point University are Theology (72 degrees awarded), Psychology (60 degrees), Human Sciences (12 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 degrees), and History (3 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 Point University are Elementary & secondary schools (601,297 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (270,274 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (256,705 people), Outpatient care centers (170,328 people), and Individual & family services (145,350 people).

The most specialized majors at Point University are Theology (72 degrees awarded), Psychology (60 degrees), Human Sciences (12 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 degrees), and History (3 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 Point University.

Most Common

  1. 50 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Point University was Counseling Psychology with 50 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 124

  2. 148

In 2017, 124 degrees were awarded to men at Point University, which is 0.838 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (148).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Point University in Biblical Studies, which is 1.33 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 33 degrees were awarded to women at Point University in Counseling Psychology, which is 1.83 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%

100% Completion Time

47%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 39% of students graduating from Point University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Point University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    122 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    97 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Point University is white (122 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (97 degrees).

8.09% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    63 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    60 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Point University is white female (63 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (60 degrees).

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Operations

Point University has an endowment valued at nearly $4.28M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $162k (3.8%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Point University had a total salary expenditure of $28M. Point University employs 20 Professors, 18 Instructors, and 6 Associate professors. Most academics at Point University are Female Instructors (11), Male Professors(11), and Female Professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Point University are: Management, with 42 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 33 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.28M

2017 Endowment

0.818%

decline from 2016

Point University has an endowment valued at about $4.28M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Point University declined 0.818% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $32.8M 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. $130k - Federal

  2. $4.07M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Point University received $130k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.07M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.4M

2017 Salaries

13.1%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Point University paid a median of $10.4M in salaries, which represents 37.3% of their overall expenditure ($28M) and a 13.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.7% growth from 2015 and a 1.96% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.57M

Instructional Salaries

46

Number of Employees

In 2017, Point University paid a total of $2.57M to 46 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

20 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

42 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Point University were Professor with 20 employees; Instructor with 18 employees; and Instructor with 6 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Point University were Management with 42 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 33 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Point University was Female Instructor with 11 employees, Male Professor with 11 employees, and Female Professor with 9 employees.

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

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