Selma University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,491

7.95% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$4,173

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

31.1%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

172

96.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

8.93%

25 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 Pastoral Studies & Counseling (19 degrees awarded), Christian Studies (3 degrees), and Religious Studies (2 degrees).

In 2016, 29 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Selma University. 55.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (24 degrees), 8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Selma University is $5,491, which is $-8,480 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Selma University is $5,491, which is $-8,480 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,173.

In 2016, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 14% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,491

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Selma University was $5,491. The cost of tuition at Selma University is $-8,480 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

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Average Net Price

$4,173

2016 Value

64.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Selma University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,173. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Selma University grew by 64.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,500

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Selma University was of $5,500 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

14%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Selma University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.19% with respect to 2015, when 94% 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.

31.1%

2015 Default Rate

111

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Selma University was 31.1%, which represents 111 out of the 357 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

Selma University received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 172 students enrolled at Selma University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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SAT Scores

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Submission Percentage

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Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Selma University in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Selma University has a total enrollment of 172 students. The full-time enrollment at Selma University is 166 students and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 96.5% of students enrolled at Selma University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Selma University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.1% Black or African American, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Two or More Races, 0% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% White.

Students enrolled at Selma University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (62.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (20.5%) and Two or More Races Female (0%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (40%), followed by Black or African American Male (20%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Selma University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 172 students. The full-time enrollment at Selma University is 166 and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 96.5% of students enrolled at Selma University are enrolled full-time compared with 70.8% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%

2016 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 67%. 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

    143

  2. Asian

    0

  3. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders

    0

The enrolled student population at Selma University is 83.1% Black or African American, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Two or More Races, 0% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% White. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, and 15.3% 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, 21 students (12.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 3 more women than men received degrees from Selma University. The majority of degree recipients at Selma University are black or african american (24 degrees awarded). There were 8 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Selma University is Pastoral Studies & Counseling (19 degrees awarded), followed by Christian Studies (3 degrees) and Religious Studies (2 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 (19 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (4 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 (2,056,999 people), Accountants & auditors (1,097,202 people), Miscellaneous managers (753,235 people), Financial managers (431,962 people), and Chief executives & legislators (341,372 people).

The most specialized majors at Selma University are Theology (19 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (4 degrees), Business (1 degrees), and Education (0 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 Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Selma University are Theology (19 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (4 degrees), Business (1 degrees), and Education (0 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 (3,138,155 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (566,287 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (513,955 people), Banking & related activities (499,533 people), and Computer Systems Design (423,913 people).

The most specialized majors at Selma University are Theology (19 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (4 degrees), Business (1 degrees), and Education (0 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.

Most Common

  1. 19 degrees awarded

  2. 3 degrees awarded

  3. 2 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Selma University was Pastoral Studies & Counseling with 19 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 13

  2. 16

In 2016, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Selma University, which is 0.813 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (16).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 9 degrees were awarded to men at Selma University in Pastoral Studies & Counseling, which is 0.9 times less than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 10 degrees were awarded to women at Selma University in Pastoral Studies & Counseling, which is 1.11 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

N/A%

100% Completion Time

N/A%

150% Completion Time

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

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Selma University is Female and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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

    24 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3 degrees awarded

  3. White

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Selma University is black or african american (24 degrees awarded). There were 8 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 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

    14 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    10 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Selma University is black or african american female (14 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (10 degrees).

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Operations

Selma University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $73.3k (N/A%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, Selma University had a total expenditure of $2.99M. Of that $2.99M, they spent $1.69M on salaries and $2.99M on benefits.

Selma University employs 4 Instructors, 2 Professors, and 2 Associate professors. Most academics at Selma University are Female Instructors (4), Male Professors(2), and Male Associate professors (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Selma University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 8 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 7 employees, and Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 6 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

Selma University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Selma University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as 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. $21.5k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Selma University received $21.5k 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$1.69M

Salary Expenditure

$2.99M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Selma University had a total expenditure of $2.99M. Of that $2.99M, they spent $1.69M on salaries and $2.99M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$1.69M

2015 Salaries

11.1%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Selma University paid a median of $1.69M in salaries, which represents 56.4% of their overall expenditure ($2.99M) and a 11.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.6% growth from 2013 and a 0% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.52M (38.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.13M

Instructional Salaries

45

Number of Employees

In 2015, Selma University paid a total of $1.13M to 45 employees working as instructors, which represents 67.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $639k (25.3%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

4 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

8 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Selma University were Instructor with 4 employees; Professor with 2 employees; and Professor with 2 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Selma University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 8 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 7 employees; and Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Selma University was Female Instructor with 4 employees, Male Professor with 2 employees, and Male Associate professor with 1 employees.

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

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