Trine University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,080

1.9% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$23,176

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.63%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

70.1%

3,502 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

4,296

48.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

54.5%

230 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 (45 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (41 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (32 degrees).

In 2017, 591 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Trine University. 30.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 69.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (319 degrees), 9.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (34 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Trine University is $31,080, which is $5,886 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Trine University is $31,080, which is $5,886 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,176.

In 2017, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,080

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Trine University was $31,080. The cost of tuition at Trine University is $5,886 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$23,176

2017 Value

7.96%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Trine University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,176. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Trine University grew by 7.96%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,525

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Trine University was of $8,525 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board decreased by 15.6% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 18.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

37%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Trine University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 6% with respect to 2016, when 50% 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.

6.63%

2016 Default Rate

43

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Trine University was 6.63%, which represents 43 out of the 649 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 3,502 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 21.2% annual growth. Out of those 3,502 applicants, 2,455 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.1% acceptance rate.

There were 4,296 students enrolled at Trine University in 2017, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Trine University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,455

Accepted Out of 3,502

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Trine University was 70.1% (2,455 admissions from 3,502 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 76.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 21.2%, while admissions grew by 10.7%.

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SAT Scores

58%

Submission Percentage

349

Scores Submitted

58% of enrolled first-time students at Trine University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Trine University has a total enrollment of 4,296 students. The full-time enrollment at Trine University is 2,088 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,208. This means that 48.6% of students enrolled at Trine University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Trine University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.3% White, 7.84% Hispanic or Latino, 4.21% Black or African American, 2.91% Two or More Races, 2.42% Asian, 0.396% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0931% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Trine University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (56.2%), followed by White Female (24.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.84%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (9.33%), followed by White Male (5.33%) and Two or More Races Male (0.667%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Trine University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,296 students. The full-time enrollment at Trine University is 2,088 and the part-time enrollment is 2,208. This means that 48.6% of students enrolled at Trine University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

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 Trine University was 80%. 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

    3,150

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    337

  3. Black or African American

    181

The enrolled student population at Trine University is 73.3% White, 7.84% Hispanic or Latino, 4.21% Black or African American, 2.91% Two or More Races, 2.42% Asian, 0.396% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0931% 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 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, 148 students (3.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 227 fewer women than men received degrees from Trine University. The majority of degree recipients at Trine University are white (319 degrees awarded). There were 9.38 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (34 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Trine University is CAD/CADD Drafting & Design Technology (45 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (41 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (32 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 Technologies (221 degrees awarded), Engineering (114 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 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 (446,871 people), Software developers (376,584 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (317,674 people), Civil engineers (235,999 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (218,372 people).

The most specialized majors at Trine University are Engineering Technologies (221 degrees awarded), Engineering (114 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), Protective Services (39 degrees), and Psychology (30 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 Trine University are Surgeons, Physicians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, Marketing managers, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Trine University are Engineering Technologies (221 degrees awarded), Engineering (114 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), Protective Services (39 degrees), and Psychology (30 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 Elementary & secondary schools (506,153 people), Computer Systems Design (480,862 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (415,414 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (372,644 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (364,107 people).

The most specialized majors at Trine University are Engineering Technologies (221 degrees awarded), Engineering (114 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), Protective Services (39 degrees), and Psychology (30 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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Trine University was CAD/CADD Drafting & Design Technology with 45 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 409

  2. 182

In 2017, 409 degrees were awarded to men at Trine University, which is 2.25 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (182).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 162 degrees were awarded to men at Trine University in Engineering & Industrial Management, which is 11.6 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 23 degrees were awarded to women at Trine University in Physical Therapy, which is 2.56 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%

100% Completion Time

56%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 38% of students graduating from Trine University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Trine University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 4.78% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    319 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    34 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Trine University is white (319 degrees awarded). There were 9.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (34 degrees).

5.75% of degree recipients (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    195 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    124 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Trine University is white male (195 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (124 degrees).

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Operations

Trine University has an endowment valued at nearly $32M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.1M (9.67%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Trine University had a total salary expenditure of $55M. Trine University employs 49 Assistant professors, 38 Associate professors, and 15 Professors. Most academics at Trine University are Male Assistant professors (27), Male Associate professors(26), and Female Assistant professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Trine University are: Service, with 112 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 43 employees, and Management with 41 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$32M

2017 Endowment

9.15%

growth from 2016

Trine University has an endowment valued at about $32M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Trine University grew 9.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.09M 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. $236k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Trine University received $236k 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

$19.9M

2017 Salaries

5.81%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Trine University paid a median of $19.9M in salaries, which represents 36.2% of their overall expenditure ($55M) and a 5.81% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 16% growth from 2015 and a 11.1% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$8.29M

Instructional Salaries

122

Number of Employees

In 2017, Trine University paid a total of $8.29M to 122 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

49 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

112 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Trine University were Assistant professor with 49 employees; Associate professor with 38 employees; and Associate professor with 15 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Trine University were Service with 112 employees; Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 43 employees; and Management with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Trine University was Male Assistant professor with 27 employees, Male Associate professor with 26 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 22 employees.

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

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