Roosevelt University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,876
3.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$24,036
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.79%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
67.3%
4,966 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,071
73.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
39%
208 Graduates

About

Roosevelt University is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Roosevelt University were General Psychology (102 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (52 degrees), and Management Science (41 degrees).

In 2019, 1,379 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Roosevelt University. 67.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (602 degrees), 2.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (248 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Roosevelt University is $30,876, which is $8,850 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Roosevelt University is $30,876, which is $8,850 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 $24,036.

In 2019, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,876
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Roosevelt University was $30,876. The cost of tuition at Roosevelt University is $8,850 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$24,036
2019 Value
1.39%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Roosevelt University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,036. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Roosevelt University grew by 1.39%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,912
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Roosevelt University was of $10,912 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.38% 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

84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Roosevelt University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.18% with respect to 2018, when 85% 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.
6.79%
2017 Default Rate
224
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Roosevelt University was 6.79%, which represents 224 out of the 3299 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

Roosevelt University received 4,966 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 25.9% annual growth. Out of those 4,966 applicants, 3,342 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.3% acceptance rate.

There were 4,071 students enrolled at Roosevelt University in 2019, and 66% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Roosevelt University has an overall enrollment yield of 9.13%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,342
Accepted Out of 4,966

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Roosevelt University was 67.3% (3,342 admissions from 4,966 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 64.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 25.9%, while admissions grew by 30.7%.

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SAT Scores

66%
Submission Percentage
201
Scores Submitted

66% of enrolled first-time students at Roosevelt University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Roosevelt University has a total enrollment of 4,071 students. The full-time enrollment at Roosevelt University is 2,977 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,094. This means that 73.1% of students enrolled at Roosevelt University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Roosevelt University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.8% White, 20.8% Hispanic or Latino, 15.5% Black or African American, 7.44% Asian, 3.14% Two or More Races, 0.418% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.147% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Roosevelt University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (19.2%) and White Male (14.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.7%), followed by White Male (13.1%) and Asian Female (9.19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Roosevelt University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,071 students. The full-time enrollment at Roosevelt University is 2,977 and the part-time enrollment is 1,094. This means that 73.1% of students enrolled at Roosevelt University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Roosevelt University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Roosevelt University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,742
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    845
  3. Black or African American
    632

The enrolled student population at Roosevelt University is 42.8% White, 20.8% Hispanic or Latino, 15.5% Black or African American, 7.44% Asian, 3.14% Two or More Races, 0.418% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.147% 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, 137 students (3.37%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 475 more women than men received degrees from Roosevelt University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Roosevelt University is white (602 degrees awarded). There were 2.43 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (248 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Roosevelt University is General Psychology (102 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (52 degrees) and Management Science (41 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Roosevelt University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (211 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (134 degrees), and Biology (130 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 Roosevelt University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,757,032 people), Accountants & auditors (1,039,213 people), Other managers (953,603 people), Secondary school teachers (656,005 people), and Financial managers (541,726 people).

The most specialized majors at Roosevelt University are Psychology (211 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (134 degrees), Biology (130 degrees), Business (462 degrees), and Education (128 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 Roosevelt University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Roosevelt University are Psychology (211 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (134 degrees), Biology (130 degrees), Business (462 degrees), and Education (128 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 Roosevelt University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,605,320 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (998,411 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (923,015 people), Computer Systems Design (630,832 people), and Banking & related activities (556,394 people).

The most specialized majors at Roosevelt University are Psychology (211 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (134 degrees), Biology (130 degrees), Business (462 degrees), and Education (128 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 Roosevelt University.
Most Common
  1. 102 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 52 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 41 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Roosevelt University was General Psychology with 102 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

452
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
927
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 452 degrees were awarded to men at Roosevelt University, which is 0.488 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (927).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Roosevelt University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.759 times less than the 54 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 84 degrees were awarded to women at Roosevelt University in General Psychology, which is 4.67 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 31% of students graduating from Roosevelt University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Roosevelt University is Male 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, 1.44% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    602 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    248 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    223 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Roosevelt University is white (602 degrees awarded). There were 2.43 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (248 degrees).

2.68% of degree recipients (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    399 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    203 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    175 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Roosevelt University is white female (399 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (203 degrees).

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Operations

Roosevelt University has an endowment valued at nearly $124M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.91M (2.34%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Roosevelt University had a total salary expenditure of $112M. Roosevelt University employs 82 Associate professors, 52 Assistant professors, and 38 Professors. Most academics at Roosevelt University are Female Associate professors (42), Male Associate professors(40), and Male Assistant professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Roosevelt University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 109 employees, Management, with 69 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$124M
2019 Endowment
1.54%
decline from 2018

Roosevelt University has an endowment valued at about $124M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Roosevelt University declined 1.54% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $85.6M 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. $3.15M - Federal
  2. $807k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Roosevelt University received $3.15M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $807k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$51.4M
2019 Salaries
0.106%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Roosevelt University paid a median of $51.4M in salaries, which represents 46.1% of their overall expenditure ($112M) and a 0.106% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.7% decline from 2017 and a 1.6% 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

$15.3M
Instructional Salaries
197
Number of Employees

In 2019, Roosevelt University paid a total of $15.3M to 197 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.7% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
82 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
109 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Roosevelt University were Associate professor with 82 employees; Assistant professor with 52 employees; and Assistant professor with 38 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Roosevelt University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 109 employees; Management with 69 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Roosevelt University was Female Associate professor with 42 employees, Male Associate professor with 40 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 30 employees.

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