Samuel Merritt University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$45,526

21% growth from 2016

2016 Student Loan

0.492%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

2,141

66.7% Full-Time

About

Samuel Merritt University is a higher education institution located in Alameda County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Samuel Merritt University were Registered Nursing (363 degrees awarded).

In 2017, 716 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Samuel Merritt University. 76% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (280 degrees), 1.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (210 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Samuel Merritt University is $45,526, which is $31,526 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Samuel Merritt University is $45,526, which is $31,526 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2017, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$45,526

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Samuel Merritt University was $45,526. The cost of tuition at Samuel Merritt University is $31,526 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

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2017 Value

In 2017 Samuel Merritt University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $N/A. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Samuel Merritt University grew by 0%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Samuel Merritt University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.92% with respect to 2016, when 51% 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.

0.492%

2016 Default Rate

3

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Samuel Merritt University was 0.492%, which represents 3 out of the 610 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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Enrollment

Samuel Merritt University has a total enrollment of 2,141 students. The full-time enrollment at Samuel Merritt University is 1,429 students and the part-time enrollment is 712. This means that 66.7% of students enrolled at Samuel Merritt University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Samuel Merritt University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.2% White, 28.1% Asian, 18.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.79% Black or African American, 5.79% Two or More Races, 1.21% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.327% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Samuel Merritt University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (25.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (19%) and Asian Female (18.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Asian Female (22.9%), followed by White Female (19.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Samuel Merritt University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,141 students. The full-time enrollment at Samuel Merritt University is 1,429 and the part-time enrollment is 712. This means that 66.7% of students enrolled at Samuel Merritt University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 Samuel Merritt University was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Samuel Merritt University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    689

  2. Asian

    602

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    404

The enrolled student population at Samuel Merritt University is 32.2% White, 28.1% Asian, 18.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.79% Black or African American, 5.79% Two or More Races, 1.21% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.327% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 372 more women than men received degrees from Samuel Merritt University. The majority of degree recipients at Samuel Merritt University are white (280 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (210 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Samuel Merritt University is Registered Nursing (363 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Samuel Merritt University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (716 degrees awarded).

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 Samuel Merritt University are Registered nurses (1,293,105 people), Medical & health services managers (134,634 people), Pharmacists (128,892 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (120,345 people), and Physicians (99,786 people).

The most specialized majors at Samuel Merritt University are Health (716 degrees awarded).

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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 Samuel Merritt University are Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Samuel Merritt University are Health (716 degrees awarded).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Samuel Merritt University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,404,787 people), Elementary & secondary schools (203,475 people), Outpatient care centers (190,696 people), Offices of physicians (183,832 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (124,020 people).

The most specialized majors at Samuel Merritt University are Health (716 degrees awarded).

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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 Samuel Merritt University.

Most Common

  1. 363 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Samuel Merritt University was Registered Nursing with 363 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 172

  2. 544

In 2017, 172 degrees were awarded to men at Samuel Merritt University, which is 0.316 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (544).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 78 degrees were awarded to men at Samuel Merritt University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.239 times less than the 326 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 326 degrees were awarded to women at Samuel Merritt University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.18 times more than the 78 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Samuel Merritt University is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    280 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    210 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    120 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Samuel Merritt University is white (280 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (210 degrees).

6.01% of degree recipients (43 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    204 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Female

    159 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    100 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Samuel Merritt University is white female (204 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (159 degrees).

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Operations

Samuel Merritt University has an endowment valued at nearly $29.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.2M (40.8%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Samuel Merritt University had a total salary expenditure of $65.4M. Samuel Merritt University employs 87 Assistant professors, 35 Instructors, and 24 Associate professors. Most academics at Samuel Merritt University are Female Assistant professors (65), Female Instructors(29), and Male Assistant professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Samuel Merritt University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 49 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 42 employees, and Management with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$29.9M

2017 Endowment

3.77%

growth from 2016

Samuel Merritt University has an endowment valued at about $29.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Samuel Merritt University grew 3.77% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.8M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $261k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $937k - Local

As of 2017, Samuel Merritt University received $261k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $937k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$34.9M

2017 Salaries

8.81%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Samuel Merritt University paid a median of $34.9M in salaries, which represents 53.4% of their overall expenditure ($65.4M) and a 8.81% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.67% growth from 2015 and a 7.2% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.1M

Instructional Salaries

164

Number of Employees

In 2017, Samuel Merritt University paid a total of $20.1M to 164 employees working as instructors, which represents 57.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.33M (32.3%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

87 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

49 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Samuel Merritt University were Assistant professor with 87 employees; Instructor with 35 employees; and Instructor with 24 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Samuel Merritt University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 49 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 42 employees; and Management with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Samuel Merritt University was Female Assistant professor with 65 employees, Female Instructor with 29 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 22 employees.

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

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