Selma University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,020
27.8% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$12,553
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
34.3%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
324
72.2% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
1.82%
2 Graduates

About

Selma University is a higher education institution located in Dallas County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Selma University were Other Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries (5 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (5 degrees), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (3 degrees).

In 2017, 28 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Selma University. 60.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (28 degrees), NaNy times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Selma University is $7,020, which is $-6,980 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Selma University is $7,020, which is $-6,980 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,553.

In 2017, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 93% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,020
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Selma University was $7,020. The cost of tuition at Selma University is $-6,980 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$12,553
2017 Value
201%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Selma University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,553. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Selma University grew by 201%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,250
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Selma University was of $4,250 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board decreased by 22.7% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 33.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
93%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Selma University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.49% with respect to 2016, when 91% 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.
34.3%
2016 Default Rate
73
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Selma University was 34.3%, which represents 73 out of the 213 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

Selma University has a total enrollment of 324 students. The full-time enrollment at Selma University is 234 students and the part-time enrollment is 90. This means that 72.2% of students enrolled at Selma University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Selma University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 97.2% Black or African American, 1.85% White, 0.926% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Selma University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (60%), followed by Black or African American Male (37%) and White Male (1.74%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Male (100%), followed by Black or African American Female (0%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Selma University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 324 students. The full-time enrollment at Selma University is 234 and the part-time enrollment is 90. This means that 72.2% of students enrolled at Selma University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

33%
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 Selma University was 33%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Selma University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    315
  2. White
    6
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3

The enrolled student population at Selma University is 97.2% Black or African American, 1.85% White, 0.926% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% 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, 6 more women than men received degrees from Selma University. The majority of degree recipients at Selma University are black or african american (28 degrees awarded). There were NaNy times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Selma University is Other Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries (5 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (5 degrees) and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (3 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Selma University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (12 degrees awarded), Biology (2 degrees), and Education (3 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 Selma University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,122,986 people), Registered nurses (1,472,454 people), Accountants & auditors (1,140,979 people), Other managers (767,401 people), and Physicians (496,986 people).

The most specialized majors at Selma University are Theology (12 degrees awarded), Biology (2 degrees), Education (3 degrees), Health (6 degrees), and Business (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 Selma University are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Podiatrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Selma University are Theology (12 degrees awarded), Biology (2 degrees), Education (3 degrees), Health (6 degrees), and Business (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 Selma University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,342,371 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,194,177 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (823,977 people), Banking & related activities (520,334 people), and Computer Systems Design (481,327 people).

The most specialized majors at Selma University are Theology (12 degrees awarded), Biology (2 degrees), Education (3 degrees), Health (6 degrees), and Business (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 Selma University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Selma University was Other Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries with 5 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 11
  2. 17

In 2017, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Selma University, which is 0.647 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (17).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Selma University in Other Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries, which is 1.5 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 6 degrees were awarded to women at Selma University in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is NaNy times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%
100% Completion Time
100%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 0% of students graduating from Selma University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 100% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 100% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (3.03%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Selma University is Female and Black or African American (3.03% 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, 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. Black or African American
    28 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    0 degrees awarded
  3. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders
    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Selma University is black or african american (28 degrees awarded). There were NaNy times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    17 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    11 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Selma University is black or african american female (17 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (11 degrees).

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Operations

Selma University has an endowment valued at nearly $55.6k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Selma University had a total salary expenditure of $4.08M. Selma University employs 3 Instructors, 1 Assistant professors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Selma University are Female Instructors (2), Male Instructors(1), and Male Assistant professors (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Selma University are: Service, with 9 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 7 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 6 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$55.6k
2017 Endowment
Infinityk%
growth from 2016

Selma University has an endowment valued at about $55.6k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Selma University grew Infinityk% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.17M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Selma University received $1.17M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.47M
2017 Salaries
34.5%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Selma University paid a median of $1.47M in salaries, which represents 36% of their overall expenditure ($4.08M) and a 34.5% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 32.9% growth from 2015 and a 11.1% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$104k
Instructional Salaries
4
Number of Employees

In 2017, Selma University paid a total of $104k to 4 employees working as instructors, which represents 7.12% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $421k (25.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
3 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
9 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Selma University were Instructor with 3 employees; Assistant professor with 1 employees; and Assistant professor with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Selma University were Service with 9 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 7 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Selma University was Female Instructor with 2 employees, Male Instructor with 1 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 1 employees.

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

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