Robert Morris University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,210

3.26% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$25,645

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.58%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

83.3%

6,407 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

5,076

75.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

60.7%

474 Graduates

About

Robert Morris University is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Robert Morris University were Other Engineering (138 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (130 degrees), and Accounting (79 degrees).

In 2017, 1,372 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Robert Morris University. 48.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,030 degrees), 14.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (71 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Robert Morris University is $28,210, which is $1,710 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Robert Morris University is $28,210, which is $1,710 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,645.

In 2017, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,210

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Robert Morris University was $28,210. The cost of tuition at Robert Morris University is $1,710 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$25,645

2017 Value

4.52%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Robert Morris University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,645. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Robert Morris University grew by 4.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,484

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Robert Morris University was of $9,484 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.94% 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

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Robert Morris University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.28% with respect to 2016, when 78% 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.

4.58%

2016 Default Rate

64

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Robert Morris University was 4.58%, which represents 64 out of the 1396 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

Robert Morris University received 6,407 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 10.6% annual decline. Out of those 6,407 applicants, 5,338 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.3% acceptance rate.

There were 5,076 students enrolled at Robert Morris University in 2017, and 73% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Robert Morris University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,338

Accepted Out of 6,407

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Robert Morris University was 83.3% (5,338 admissions from 6,407 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 79.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -10.6%, while admissions declined by -6.68%.

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SAT Scores

73%

Submission Percentage

633

Scores Submitted

73% of enrolled first-time students at Robert Morris University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Robert Morris University has a total enrollment of 5,076 students. The full-time enrollment at Robert Morris University is 3,840 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,236. This means that 75.7% of students enrolled at Robert Morris University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Robert Morris University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.6% White, 6.07% Black or African American, 2.9% Two or More Races, 2.11% Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% Asian, 0.0985% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0591% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Robert Morris University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (39%), followed by White Female (34%) and Black or African American Male (3.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Robert Morris University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,076 students. The full-time enrollment at Robert Morris University is 3,840 and the part-time enrollment is 1,236. This means that 75.7% of students enrolled at Robert Morris University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

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 Robert Morris University was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Robert Morris University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,686

  2. Black or African American

    308

  3. Two or More Races

    147

The enrolled student population at Robert Morris University is 72.6% White, 6.07% Black or African American, 2.9% Two or More Races, 2.11% Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% Asian, 0.0985% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0591% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 172 students (3.39%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 36 fewer women than men received degrees from Robert Morris University. The majority of degree recipients at Robert Morris University are white (1,030 degrees awarded). There were 14.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (71 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Robert Morris University is Other Engineering (138 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (130 degrees) and Accounting (79 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Robert Morris University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (156 degrees awarded), Business (511 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (101 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 Robert Morris University are Accountants & auditors (1,148,100 people), Other managers (1,054,983 people), Software developers (857,404 people), Financial managers (479,554 people), and Chief executives & legislators (454,549 people).

The most specialized majors at Robert Morris University are Engineering (156 degrees awarded), Business (511 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (101 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), and Communications (48 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 Robert Morris University are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, Dentists, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Robert Morris University are Engineering (156 degrees awarded), Business (511 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (101 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), and Communications (48 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 Robert Morris University are Computer Systems Design (1,289,134 people), Elementary & secondary schools (735,284 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (649,919 people), Banking & related activities (629,332 people), and Construction (620,714 people).

The most specialized majors at Robert Morris University are Engineering (156 degrees awarded), Business (511 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (101 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), and Communications (48 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 Robert Morris University.

Most Common

  1. 138 degrees awarded

  2. 130 degrees awarded

  3. 79 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Robert Morris University was Other Engineering with 138 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 704

  2. 668

In 2017, 704 degrees were awarded to men at Robert Morris University, which is 1.05 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (668).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 120 degrees were awarded to men at Robert Morris University in Other Engineering, which is 6.67 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 149 degrees were awarded to women at Robert Morris University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.76 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%

100% Completion Time

58%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 40% of students graduating from Robert Morris University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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 (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Robert Morris University is Female and Asian (80% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 1.05% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,030 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    71 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Robert Morris University is white (1,030 degrees awarded). There were 14.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (71 degrees).

3.35% of degree recipients (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    550 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    480 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Robert Morris University is white female (550 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (480 degrees).

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Operations

Robert Morris University has an endowment valued at nearly $33.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.57M (4.67%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Robert Morris University had a total salary expenditure of $126M. Robert Morris University employs 86 Professors, 63 Associate professors, and 43 Assistant professors. Most academics at Robert Morris University are Male Professors (52), Female Professors(34), and Male Associate professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Robert Morris University are: Management, with 123 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 72 employees, and Service with 60 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$33.6M

2017 Endowment

10.9%

growth from 2016

Robert Morris University has an endowment valued at about $33.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Robert Morris University grew 10.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $253M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $852k - Federal

  2. $964k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Robert Morris University received $852k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $964k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$53.4M

2017 Salaries

0.531%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Robert Morris University paid a median of $53.4M in salaries, which represents 42.5% of their overall expenditure ($126M) and a 0.531% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.94% growth from 2015 and a 8.07% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.6M

Instructional Salaries

203

Number of Employees

In 2017, Robert Morris University paid a total of $21.6M to 203 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

86 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

123 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Robert Morris University were Professor with 86 employees; Associate professor with 63 employees; and Associate professor with 43 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Robert Morris University were Management with 123 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 72 employees; and Service with 60 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Robert Morris University was Male Professor with 52 employees, Female Professor with 34 employees, and Male Associate professor with 32 employees.

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

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