Trine University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,330
1.99% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$23,202
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.9%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
81.6%
4,063 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,970
57.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
64.7%
302 Graduates

About

Trine University is a higher education institution located in Steuben County, IN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Trine University were CAD/CADD Drafting & Design Technology (51 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (50 degrees), and General Civil Engineering (33 degrees).

In 2019, 449 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Trine University. 32.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 67.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (353 degrees), 11.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (31 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Trine University is $32,330, which is $5,050 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Trine University is $32,330, which is $5,050 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,202.

In 2019, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,330
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Trine University was $32,330. The cost of tuition at Trine University is $5,050 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$23,202
2019 Value
7.09%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Trine University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,202. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Trine University grew by 7.09%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,655
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Trine University was of $8,655 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board decreased by 15.8% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
35%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Trine University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 6.82% with respect to 2018, when 44% 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.
4.9%
2017 Default Rate
34
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Trine University was 4.9%, which represents 34 out of the 694 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

Trine University received 4,063 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.75% annual growth. Out of those 4,063 applicants, 3,314 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,970 students enrolled at Trine University in 2019, and 66% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Trine University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,314
Accepted Out of 4,063

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Trine University was 81.6% (3,314 admissions from 4,063 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 73.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.75%, while admissions grew by 13.1%.

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SAT Scores

66%
Submission Percentage
399
Scores Submitted

66% of enrolled first-time students at Trine University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Trine University has a total enrollment of 3,970 students. The full-time enrollment at Trine University is 2,284 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,686. This means that 57.5% of students enrolled at Trine University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Trine University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.3% White, 7.41% Hispanic or Latino, 3.75% Two or More Races, 3.65% Black or African American, 2.27% Asian, 0.202% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Trine University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (51.8%), followed by White Female (28.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.6%), followed by White Male (23.3%) and Two or More Races Female (2.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

57.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Trine University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,970 students. The full-time enrollment at Trine University is 2,284 and the part-time enrollment is 1,686. This means that 57.5% of students enrolled at Trine University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 Trine University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Trine University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,107
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    294
  3. Two or More Races
    149

The enrolled student population at Trine University is 78.3% White, 7.41% Hispanic or Latino, 3.75% Two or More Races, 3.65% Black or African American, 2.27% Asian, 0.202% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 87 students (2.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 157 fewer women than men received degrees from Trine University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Trine University is white (353 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (31 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Trine University is CAD/CADD Drafting & Design Technology (51 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (50 degrees) and General Civil Engineering (33 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Trine University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (142 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (53 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 Trine University are Other managers (458,559 people), Software developers (457,965 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (344,166 people), Civil engineers (273,854 people), and Mechanical engineers (212,834 people).

The most specialized majors at Trine University are Engineering (142 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees), Engineering Technologies (53 degrees), Protective Services (26 degrees), and Communications (11 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at Trine University are Engineering (142 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees), Engineering Technologies (53 degrees), Protective Services (26 degrees), and Communications (11 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 Trine University are Computer Systems Design (543,831 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (435,427 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (382,554 people), Construction (357,570 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (333,192 people).

The most specialized majors at Trine University are Engineering (142 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees), Engineering Technologies (53 degrees), Protective Services (26 degrees), and Communications (11 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 Trine University.
Most Common
  1. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 50 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 33 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Trine University was CAD/CADD Drafting & Design Technology with 51 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

303
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
146
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 303 degrees were awarded to men at Trine University, which is 2.08 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (146).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Trine University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 24 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 18 degrees were awarded to women at Trine University in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 1.29 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 42% of students graduating from Trine University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (67%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Trine University is Female and White (67% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 4.64% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    353 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    31 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Trine University is white (353 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (31 degrees).

6.9% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    242 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    111 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Trine University is white male (242 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (111 degrees).

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Operations

Trine University has an endowment valued at nearly $38.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.37M (8.7%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Trine University had a total salary expenditure of $60.4M. Trine University employs 56 Assistant professors, 35 Associate professors, and 11 Lecturers. Most academics at Trine University are Male Assistant professors (29), Female Assistant professors(27), and Male Associate professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Trine University are: Service, with 125 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 50 employees, and Management with 43 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$38.7M
2019 Endowment
11.9%
growth from 2018

Trine University has an endowment valued at about $38.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Trine University grew 11.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $372k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Trine University received $372k 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

$21.6M
2019 Salaries
1.17%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Trine University paid a median of $21.6M in salaries, which represents 35.8% of their overall expenditure ($60.4M) and a 1.17% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.39% growth from 2017 and a 5.81% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.74M
Instructional Salaries
123
Number of Employees

In 2019, Trine University paid a total of $8.74M to 123 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
56 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
125 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Trine University were Assistant professor with 56 employees; Associate professor with 35 employees; and Associate professor with 11 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Trine University were Service with 125 employees; Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 50 employees; and Management with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Trine University was Male Assistant professor with 29 employees, Female Assistant professor with 27 employees, and Male Associate professor with 23 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Trine University.

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