Tarleton State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,008

2.77% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,831

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.75%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

50.4%

10,681 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

13,019

67.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

46.3%

704 Graduates

About

Tarleton State University is a higher education institution located in Erath County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Tarleton State University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (347 degrees awarded), General Business (253 degrees), and Registered Nursing (175 degrees).

In 2017, 2,932 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tarleton State University. 61.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,136 degrees), 4.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (444 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tarleton State University is $4,008, which is $-16,725 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tarleton State University is $4,008, which is $-16,725 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,831.

In 2017, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,008

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Tarleton State University was $4,008. The cost of tuition at Tarleton State University is $-16,725 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$12,831

2017 Value

20.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Tarleton State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,831. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Tarleton State University grew by 20.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,665

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tarleton State University was of $8,665 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 7.65% 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

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Tarleton State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 63% 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.

7.75%

2016 Default Rate

264

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Tarleton State University was 7.75%, which represents 264 out of the 3405 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

Tarleton State University received 10,681 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 11.5% annual growth. Out of those 10,681 applicants, 5,381 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.4% acceptance rate.

There were 13,019 students enrolled at Tarleton State University in 2017, and 63% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tarleton State University has an overall enrollment yield of 35.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,381

Accepted Out of 10,681

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tarleton State University was 50.4% (5,381 admissions from 10,681 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 50.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 11.5%, while admissions grew by 11.4%.

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SAT Scores

63%

Submission Percentage

1,204

Scores Submitted

63% of enrolled first-time students at Tarleton State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tarleton State University has a total enrollment of 13,019 students. The full-time enrollment at Tarleton State University is 8,779 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,240. This means that 67.4% of students enrolled at Tarleton State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tarleton State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.2% White, 18.7% Hispanic or Latino, 8.79% Black or African American, 3.24% Two or More Races, 1.28% Asian, 0.507% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tarleton State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.3%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.4%), followed by White Male (22.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tarleton State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,019 students. The full-time enrollment at Tarleton State University is 8,779 and the part-time enrollment is 4,240. This means that 67.4% of students enrolled at Tarleton State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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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 Tarleton State University was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Tarleton State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,614

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,435

  3. Black or African American

    1,145

The enrolled student population at Tarleton State University is 66.2% White, 18.7% Hispanic or Latino, 8.79% Black or African American, 3.24% Two or More Races, 1.28% Asian, 0.507% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.131% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 103 students (0.791%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 686 more women than men received degrees from Tarleton State University. The majority of degree recipients at Tarleton State University are white (2,136 degrees awarded). There were 4.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (444 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tarleton State University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (347 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (253 degrees) and Registered Nursing (175 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Tarleton State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (304 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (349 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (182 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 Tarleton State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (133,885 people), Police officers (131,051 people), Other managers (126,408 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (55,552 people), and Registered nurses (52,938 people).

The most specialized majors at Tarleton State University are Agriculture (304 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (349 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (182 degrees), Protective Services (226 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (38 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 Tarleton State University are Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Tarleton State University are Agriculture (304 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (349 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (182 degrees), Protective Services (226 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (38 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 Tarleton State University are Justice, public order, & safety activities (325,587 people), Elementary & secondary schools (254,039 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (170,389 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (144,170 people), and Construction (79,618 people).

The most specialized majors at Tarleton State University are Agriculture (304 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (349 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (182 degrees), Protective Services (226 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (38 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 Tarleton State University.

Most Common

  1. 347 degrees awarded

  2. 253 degrees awarded

  3. 175 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tarleton State University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 347 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,123

  2. 1,809

In 2017, 1,123 degrees were awarded to men at Tarleton State University, which is 0.621 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,809).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 109 degrees were awarded to men at Tarleton State University in General Business, which is 0.757 times less than the 144 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 269 degrees were awarded to women at Tarleton State University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 3.45 times more than the 78 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

44%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 24% of students graduating from Tarleton State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tarleton State University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (57.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 0.71% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,136 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    444 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    177 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tarleton State University is white (2,136 degrees awarded). There were 4.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (444 degrees).

0.887% of degree recipients (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,319 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    817 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    288 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tarleton State University is white female (1,319 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (817 degrees).

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Operations

Tarleton State University has an endowment valued at nearly $42.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $11.8M (27.5%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Tarleton State University had a total salary expenditure of $208M. Tarleton State University employs 188 Assistant professors, 75 Instructors, and 75 Associate professors. Most academics at Tarleton State University are Male Assistant professors (94), Female Assistant professors(94), and Male Professors (47).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tarleton State University are: Management, with 131 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 125 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 114 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$42.8M

2017 Endowment

1.84%

growth from 2016

Tarleton State University has an endowment valued at about $42.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Tarleton State University grew 1.84% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.62M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $7.05M - Federal

  2. $8.37M - State

  3. $48.9k - Local

As of 2017, Tarleton State University received $7.05M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.37M from state grants and contracts, and $48.9k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$75.3M

2017 Salaries

6.3%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Tarleton State University paid a median of $75.3M in salaries, which represents 36.2% of their overall expenditure ($208M) and a 6.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.18% growth from 2015 and a 8.7% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$29.9M

Instructional Salaries

408

Number of Employees

In 2017, Tarleton State University paid a total of $29.9M to 408 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

188 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

131 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tarleton State University were Assistant professor with 188 employees; Instructor with 75 employees; and Instructor with 75 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tarleton State University were Management with 131 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 125 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 114 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tarleton State University was Male Assistant professor with 94 employees, Female Assistant professor with 94 employees, and Male Professor with 47 employees.

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