Stephens College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$22,500
26.8% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$22,604
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.2%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
56.3%
992 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
652
83.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
49.6%
68 Graduates

About

Stephens College is a higher education institution located in Boone County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Stephens College were Health Information & Medical Records Administration (25 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (23 degrees), and Fashion Merchandising (17 degrees).

In 2019, 221 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stephens College. 95% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 4.98% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (161 degrees), 5.55 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stephens College is $22,500, which is $474 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Stephens College is $22,500, which is $474 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,604.

In 2019, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 88% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$22,500
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Stephens College was $22,500. The cost of tuition at Stephens College is $474 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$22,604
2019 Value
3.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Stephens College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,604. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Stephens College grew by 3.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,036
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stephens College was of $9,036 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.91% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
88%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Stephens College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.45% with respect to 2018, when 87% 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.
6.2%
2017 Default Rate
17
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Stephens College was 6.2%, which represents 17 out of the 274 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

Stephens College received 992 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.02% annual growth. Out of those 992 applicants, 558 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.3% acceptance rate.

There were 652 students enrolled at Stephens College in 2019, and 23% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Stephens College has an overall enrollment yield of 19.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
558
Accepted Out of 992

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Stephens College was 56.3% (558 admissions from 992 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 58.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.02%, while admissions declined by −3.46%.

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SAT Scores

23%
Submission Percentage
25
Scores Submitted

23% of enrolled first-time students at Stephens College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Stephens College has a total enrollment of 652 students. The full-time enrollment at Stephens College is 546 students and the part-time enrollment is 106. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at Stephens College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stephens College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.3% White, 11.7% Black or African American, 7.36% Two or More Races, 5.06% Hispanic or Latino, 1.07% Asian, 0.46% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Stephens College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (68.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (11.2%) and Two or More Races Female (9.98%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (61.5%), followed by White Male (16.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stephens College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 652 students. The full-time enrollment at Stephens College is 546 and the part-time enrollment is 106. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at Stephens College are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2019 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 Stephens College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Stephens College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    465
  2. Black or African American
    76
  3. Two or More Races
    48

The enrolled student population at Stephens College is 71.3% White, 11.7% Black or African American, 7.36% Two or More Races, 5.06% Hispanic or Latino, 1.07% Asian, 0.46% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 17 students (2.61%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 199 more women than men received degrees from Stephens College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Stephens College is white (161 degrees awarded). There were 5.55 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (29 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Stephens College is Health Information & Medical Records Administration (25 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (23 degrees) and Fashion Merchandising (17 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Stephens College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (7 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (52 degrees), and Agriculture (8 degrees).

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 Stephens College are Physicians (402,268 people), Other managers (243,476 people), Postsecondary teachers (228,017 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (206,860 people), and Secondary school teachers (167,081 people).

The most specialized majors at Stephens College are Communication Technologies (7 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (52 degrees), Agriculture (8 degrees), Biology (23 degrees), and English (6 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 Stephens College are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Actuaries, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Stephens College are Communication Technologies (7 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (52 degrees), Agriculture (8 degrees), Biology (23 degrees), and English (6 degrees).

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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 Stephens College are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (528,380 people), Elementary & secondary schools (524,595 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (489,756 people), Offices of physicians (220,464 people), and Computer Systems Design (164,085 people).

The most specialized majors at Stephens College are Communication Technologies (7 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (52 degrees), Agriculture (8 degrees), Biology (23 degrees), and English (6 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 Stephens College.
Most Common
  1. 25 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 23 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 17 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Stephens College was Health Information & Medical Records Administration with 25 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

11
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
210
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Stephens College, which is 0.0524 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (210).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Stephens College in Playwriting & Screenwriting, which is 0.556 times less than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 27 degrees were awarded to women at Stephens College in School Counseling & Guidance Services, which is Infinityk times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 59% of students graduating from Stephens College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Stephens College is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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. White
    161 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Stephens College is white (161 degrees awarded). There were 5.55 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (29 degrees).

0.452% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    154 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    26 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Stephens College is white female (154 degrees awarded). There were 5.92 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (26 degrees).

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Operations

Stephens College has an endowment valued at nearly $51M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.54M (6.94%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Stephens College had a total salary expenditure of $22.7M. Stephens College employs 23 Assistant professors, 9 Associate professors, and 5 Instructors. Most academics at Stephens College are Female Assistant professors (20), Male Associate professors(6), and Male Instructors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stephens College are: Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 28 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 19 employees, and Management with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$51M
2019 Endowment
2.95%
growth from 2018

Stephens College has an endowment valued at about $51M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Stephens College grew 2.95% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.5M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $131k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Stephens College received $131k 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

$9.14M
2019 Salaries
6.86%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Stephens College paid a median of $9.14M in salaries, which represents 40.2% of their overall expenditure ($22.7M) and a 6.86% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.62% decline from 2017 and a 1.17% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.52M
Instructional Salaries
41
Number of Employees

In 2019, Stephens College paid a total of $2.52M to 41 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
28 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stephens College were Assistant professor with 23 employees; Associate professor with 9 employees; and Associate professor with 5 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stephens College were Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 28 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees; and Management with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stephens College was Female Assistant professor with 20 employees, Male Associate professor with 6 employees, and Male Instructor with 4 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Stephens College.

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