Sterling College (231095)

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$33,570

2.99% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$34,352

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.88%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

94.3%

70 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

154

77.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

42.1%

8 Graduates

About

Sterling College (231095) is a higher education institution located in Orleans County, VT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Sterling College (231095) were Agroecology & Sustainable Agriculture (12 degrees awarded), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (10 degrees), and Ecology (6 degrees).

In 2017, 32 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sterling College (231095). 40.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 59.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (26 degrees), 8.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sterling College (231095) is $33,570, which is $8,376 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Sterling College (231095) is $33,570, which is $8,376 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,352.

In 2017, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,570

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Sterling College (231095) was $33,570. The cost of tuition at Sterling College (231095) is $8,376 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$34,352

2017 Value

38.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Sterling College (231095) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,352. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Sterling College (231095) grew by 38.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,560

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sterling College (231095) was of $9,560 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 5.01% 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

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Sterling College (231095) received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 15.3% with respect to 2016, when 98% 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.

5.88%

2016 Default Rate

2

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Sterling College (231095) was 5.88%, which represents 2 out of the 34 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

Sterling College (231095) received 70 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.11% annual decline. Out of those 70 applicants, 66 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.3% acceptance rate.

There were 154 students enrolled at Sterling College (231095) in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Sterling College (231095) has an overall enrollment yield of 42.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

66

Accepted Out of 70

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Sterling College (231095) was 94.3% (66 admissions from 70 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 95.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -4.11%, while admissions declined by -5.71%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Sterling College (231095) in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Sterling College (231095) has a total enrollment of 154 students. The full-time enrollment at Sterling College (231095) is 120 students and the part-time enrollment is 34. This means that 77.9% of students enrolled at Sterling College (231095) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sterling College (231095), both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.6% White, 2.6% Hispanic or Latino, 1.3% Black or African American, 1.3% Two or More Races, 1.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.649% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Asian.

Students enrolled at Sterling College (231095) in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.5%), followed by White Male (30.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.33%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sterling College (231095), both undergraduate and graduate, is 154 students. The full-time enrollment at Sterling College (231095) is 120 and the part-time enrollment is 34. This means that 77.9% of students enrolled at Sterling College (231095) are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%

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 Sterling College (231095) was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Sterling College (231095) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    101

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4

  3. Black or African American

    2

The enrolled student population at Sterling College (231095) is 65.6% White, 2.6% Hispanic or Latino, 1.3% Black or African American, 1.3% Two or More Races, 1.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.649% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 37 students (24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 6 fewer women than men received degrees from Sterling College (231095). The majority of degree recipients at Sterling College (231095) are white (26 degrees awarded). There were 8.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Sterling College (231095) is Agroecology & Sustainable Agriculture (12 degrees awarded), followed by Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (10 degrees) and Ecology (6 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Sterling College (231095), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (12 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4 degrees), and Biology (6 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 Sterling College (231095) are Physicians (394,243 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (188,806 people), Other managers (144,683 people), Postsecondary teachers (128,011 people), and Other Physical Scientists (87,384 people).

The most specialized majors at Sterling College (231095) are Agriculture (12 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4 degrees), Biology (6 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (10 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 Sterling College (231095) are Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Sterling College (231095) are Agriculture (12 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4 degrees), Biology (6 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (10 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 Sterling College (231095) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (502,751 people), Elementary & secondary schools (327,192 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (322,144 people), Offices of physicians (189,495 people), and Scientific research & development services (124,265 people).

The most specialized majors at Sterling College (231095) are Agriculture (12 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4 degrees), Biology (6 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (10 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 Sterling College (231095).

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Sterling College (231095) was Agroecology & Sustainable Agriculture with 12 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 19

  2. 13

In 2017, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Sterling College (231095), which is 1.46 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (13).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Sterling College (231095) in Agroecology & Sustainable Agriculture, which is 2 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 5 degrees were awarded to women at Sterling College (231095) in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1 times approximately the same the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%

100% Completion Time

36%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 32% of students graduating from Sterling College (231095) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (55.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Sterling College (231095) is Male and White (55.6% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 12.5% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    26 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sterling College (231095) is white (26 degrees awarded). There were 8.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (3 degrees).

9.38% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    13 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    13 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Sterling College (231095) is white female (13 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (13 degrees).

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Operations

Sterling College (231095) has an endowment valued at nearly $941k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $103k (10.9%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Sterling College (231095) had a total salary expenditure of $4.65M. Sterling College (231095) employs 16 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Sterling College (231095) are Male Instructors (8), Female Instructors(8), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sterling College (231095) are: Service, with 11 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 8 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 7 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$941k

2017 Endowment

9.15%

decline from 2016

Sterling College (231095) has an endowment valued at about $941k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Sterling College (231095) declined 9.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.2M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $104k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Sterling College (231095) received $104k 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

$2.1M

2017 Salaries

0.566%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Sterling College (231095) paid a median of $2.1M in salaries, which represents 45.3% of their overall expenditure ($4.65M) and a 0.566% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.72% growth from 2015 and a 17.8% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$683k

Instructional Salaries

16

Number of Employees

In 2017, Sterling College (231095) paid a total of $683k to 16 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

16 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

11 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sterling College (231095) were Instructor with 16 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sterling College (231095) were Service with 11 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 8 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sterling College (231095) was Male Instructor with 8 employees, Female Instructor with 8 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Sterling College (231095).

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