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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
1.9% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
1,911 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
75.4% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
237 Graduates

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The median tuition at Shenandoah University is $30,132, which is $2,078 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,310.

In 2016, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Shenandoah University received 1,911 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.51% annual decline. Out of those 1,911 applicants, 1,682 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88% acceptance rate.

There were 3,918 students enrolled at Shenandoah University in 2016, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Shenandoah University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Shenandoah University has a total enrollment of 3,918 students. The full-time enrollment at Shenandoah University is 2,956 students and the part-time enrollment is 962. This means that 75.4% of students enrolled at Shenandoah University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Shenandoah University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59% White, 10.5% Black or African American, 5.79% Asian, 5.28% Hispanic or Latino, 1.89% Two or More Races, 0.48% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.15% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Shenandoah University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (18.6%), followed by White Male (10.4%) and Black or African American Male (3.27%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (10.7%), followed by White Male (3.32%) and Asian Female (1.81%).

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In 2016, 422 more women than men graduated from Shenandoah University. The majority of students graduating from Shenandoah University are White. These 743 graduates mean that there were 8.44 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 88 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Shenandoah University is Registered Nursing with 115 graduates, followed by General Business Administration & Management with 52 graduates and General Psychology with 35 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Shenandoah University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Education, with 196 graduates, followed by Visual & Performing Arts with 95 graduates and Health with 542 graduates.


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Shenandoah University has an endowment valued at nearly $63M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.36M (3.74%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Shenandoah University had a total expenditure of $85.7M. Of that $85.7M, they spent $41M on salaries and $9.1M on benefits.

Shenandoah University employs 104 Assistant professors, 86 Associate professors, and 53 Professors. Most academics at Shenandoah University are Female Assistant professors (70), Female Associate professors (50), and Male Associate professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shenandoah University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 93 employees, Management, with 63 employees, and Service with 59 employees.



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