Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$22,488

3.39% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$27,302

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

55.4%

84,675 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

113,863

81.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

52.6%

9,659 Graduates

About

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools were Illustration (1,458 degrees awarded), Graphic Design (1,238 degrees), and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (952 degrees).

In 2017, 32,700 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools. 59.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (12,791 degrees), 3.12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4098 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is $22,488, which is $11,788 more than than the national median of $10,700. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $22,944, which is 102% of the cost for in-state students, and is $8,872 more than than the national median $14,072.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $22,488, which is $11,722 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,766. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $22,944, which is 102% of the cost for in-state students, and is $8,872 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,072.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,302.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$22,488

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was $22,944, which is 102% of the cost for in-state students, which was $22,488. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is $8,872 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,072, and the in-state tuition is $11,722 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,766.

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Average Net Price

$27,302

2017 Value

1.14%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,302. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools grew by 1.14%.

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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

$10,746

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was of $10,746 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 0.618% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.27% with respect to 2016, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Admissions

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools received 84,675 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.06% annual decline. Out of those 84,675 applicants, 46,912 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.4% acceptance rate.

There were 113,863 students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in 2017, and 34.8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools has an overall enrollment yield of 28.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

46,912

Accepted Out of 84,675

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was 55.4% (46,912 admissions from 84,675 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 51.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -4.06%, while admissions grew by 2.47%.

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SAT Scores

34.8%

Submission Percentage

3,467

Scores Submitted

34.8% of enrolled first-time students at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools has a total enrollment of 113,863 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is 92,661 students and the part-time enrollment is 21,202. This means that 81.4% of students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.5% White, 13.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.24% Black or African American, 6.78% Asian, 2.41% Two or More Races, 0.515% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.425% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (23.8%), followed by White Male (14.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (16.5%), followed by White Male (11.2%) and Asian Female (4.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools, both undergraduate and graduate, is 113,863 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is 92,661 and the part-time enrollment is 21,202. This means that 81.4% of students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

74.5%

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 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was 74.5%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    41,561

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    15,140

  3. Black or African American

    10,523

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is 36.5% White, 13.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.24% Black or African American, 6.78% Asian, 2.41% Two or More Races, 0.515% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.425% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% 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, 10,427 students (9.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 6100 more women than men received degrees from Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools. The majority of degree recipients at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are white (12,791 degrees awarded). There were 3.12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4098 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is Illustration (1,458 degrees awarded), followed by Graphic Design (1,238 degrees) and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (952 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (22,292 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (1,983 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (1,163 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 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Elementary & middle school teachers (103,858 people), Graphic designers (98,822 people), Other managers (96,911 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (94,617 people), and Other designers (80,832 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Visual & Performing Arts (22,292 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (1,983 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (1,163 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (1,636 degrees), and Library Science (58 degrees).

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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 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Physicians, Property, real estate, & community association managers, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Visual & Performing Arts (22,292 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (1,983 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (1,163 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (1,636 degrees), and Library Science (58 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 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Elementary & secondary schools (183,601 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (161,321 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (127,683 people), Restaurants & Food Services (77,854 people), and Computer Systems Design (74,016 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Visual & Performing Arts (22,292 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (1,983 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (1,163 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (1,636 degrees), and Library Science (58 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 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools.

Most Common

  1. 1458 degrees awarded

  2. 1238 degrees awarded

  3. 952 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was Illustration with 1458 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree recipients from bachelors degree programs at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools according to their major.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 13,300

  2. 19,400

In 2017, 13,300 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools, which is 0.686 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (19,400).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 864 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in Cinematography & Film Production, which is 1.86 times more than the 465 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 1186 degrees were awarded to women at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in Graphic Design, which is 1.65 times more than the 720 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%

100% Completion Time

50%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 39% of students graduating from Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Special Focus Institutions Carnegie Classification group.

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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (68.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is Female and Asian (68.6% 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, 9.4% of graduates (908 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    12,791 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4,098 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    2,974 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is white (12,791 degrees awarded). There were 3.12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4098 degrees).

9.09% of degree recipients (2,974 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    7,567 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    5,224 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    2,365 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is white female (7,567 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (5,224 degrees).

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Operations

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools has an endowment valued at nearly $17.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $394M (2.29k%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools had a total salary expenditure of $15.2M. Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools employs 1,410 Professors, 1,163 Instructors, and 1,125 No academic ranks. Most academics at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Male Professors (842), Male Instructors(723), and Male No academic ranks (664).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are: Management, with 2775 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 2488 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 2026 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$17.2M

2017 Endowment

10.6%

decline from 2016

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools has an endowment valued at about $17.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools declined 10.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.12M higher 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: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $170M - Federal

  2. $17M - State

  3. $5.67M - Local

As of 2017, Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools received $170M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $17M from state grants and contracts, and $5.67M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.49M

2017 Salaries

6.25%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools paid a median of $5.49M in salaries, which represents 36.2% of their overall expenditure ($15.2M) and a 6.25% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.43% decline from 2015 and a 11.8% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$373M

Instructional Salaries

5,076

Number of Employees

In 2017, Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools paid a total of $373M to 5,076 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $727k (28.1%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

1410 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

2775 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools were Professor with 1,410 employees; Instructor with 1,163 employees; and Instructor with 1,125 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools were Management with 2,775 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 2,488 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 2,026 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Male No academic rank

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was Male Professor with 842 employees, Male Instructor with 723 employees, and Male No academic rank with 664 employees.

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