Trinity University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$40,728

4.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$28,540

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

0.995%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

38.4%

7,663 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,571

96% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

79.7%

507 Graduates

About

Trinity University is a higher education institution located in Bexar County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Trinity University were Mass Communication & Media Studies (45 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (35 degrees), and General Psychology (33 degrees).

In 2017, 669 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Trinity University. 56.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (359 degrees), 2.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (128 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Trinity University is $40,728, which is $19,995 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Trinity University is $40,728, which is $19,995 more 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 $28,540.

In 2017, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$40,728

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Trinity University was $40,728. The cost of tuition at Trinity University is $19,995 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$28,540

2017 Value

0.102%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Trinity University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,540. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Trinity University grew by 0.102%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,309

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Trinity University was of $11,309 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.1% 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

96%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

37%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Trinity University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.23% with respect to 2016, when 93% 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.

0.995%

2016 Default Rate

4

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Trinity University was 0.995%, which represents 4 out of the 402 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

Trinity University received 7,663 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.62% annual growth. Out of those 7,663 applicants, 2,946 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 38.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,571 students enrolled at Trinity University in 2017, and 45% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Trinity University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

38.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,946

Accepted Out of 7,663

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Trinity University was 38.4% (2,946 admissions from 7,663 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 40.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.62%, while admissions declined by -0.136%.

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SAT Scores

45%

Submission Percentage

286

Scores Submitted

45% of enrolled first-time students at Trinity University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Trinity University has a total enrollment of 2,571 students. The full-time enrollment at Trinity University is 2,469 students and the part-time enrollment is 102. This means that 96% of students enrolled at Trinity University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Trinity University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.8% White, 21.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.73% Asian, 4.4% Two or More Races, 4.12% Black or African American, 0.272% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Trinity University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30%), followed by White Male (25.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (27.6%), followed by White Female (25.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (24.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Trinity University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,571 students. The full-time enrollment at Trinity University is 2,469 and the part-time enrollment is 102. This means that 96% of students enrolled at Trinity University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%

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 Trinity University was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Trinity University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,434

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    544

  3. Asian

    173

The enrolled student population at Trinity University is 55.8% White, 21.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.73% Asian, 4.4% Two or More Races, 4.12% Black or African American, 0.272% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 85 more women than men received degrees from Trinity University. The majority of degree recipients at Trinity University are white (359 degrees awarded). There were 2.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (128 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Trinity University is Mass Communication & Media Studies (45 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (35 degrees) and General Psychology (33 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Trinity University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (37 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (36 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 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 Trinity University are Postsecondary teachers (166,411 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (126,267 people), Other managers (116,056 people), Physicians (87,896 people), and Software developers (79,341 people).

The most specialized majors at Trinity University are Language & Linguistics (37 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (36 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees), and Math & Statistics (26 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Trinity University are Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, Sales managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Trinity University are Language & Linguistics (37 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (36 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees), and Math & Statistics (26 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 Trinity University are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (286,833 people), Elementary & secondary schools (246,061 people), Computer Systems Design (128,583 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (116,175 people), and Scientific research & development services (66,407 people).

The most specialized majors at Trinity University are Language & Linguistics (37 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (36 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees), and Math & Statistics (26 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 Trinity University.

Most Common

  1. 45 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Trinity University was Mass Communication & Media Studies with 45 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 292

  2. 377

In 2017, 292 degrees were awarded to men at Trinity University, which is 0.775 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (377).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Trinity University in General Finance, which is 3.43 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 33 degrees were awarded to women at Trinity University in Mass Communication & Media Studies, which is 2.75 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

73%

100% Completion Time

83%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 73% of students graduating from Trinity University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Trinity University is Male and Two or More Races (100% 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, 3.75% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    359 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    128 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Trinity University is white (359 degrees awarded). There were 2.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (128 degrees).

2.99% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    203 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    156 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Trinity University is white female (203 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (156 degrees).

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Operations

Trinity University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.2B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $141M (11.8%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Trinity University had a total salary expenditure of $130M. Trinity University employs 94 Associate professors, 88 Professors, and 63 Assistant professors. Most academics at Trinity University are Male Associate professors (56), Male Professors(55), and Female Associate professors (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Trinity University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 109 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 95 employees, and Management with 66 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.2B

2017 Endowment

9.99%

growth from 2016

Trinity University has an endowment valued at about $1.2B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Trinity University grew 9.99% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.17B 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. $2.82M - Federal

  2. $1.88M - State

  3. $511k - Local

As of 2017, Trinity University received $2.82M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.88M from state grants and contracts, and $511k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$54.6M

2017 Salaries

4.33%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Trinity University paid a median of $54.6M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($130M) and a 4.33% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.822% growth from 2015 and a 3.02% 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

$24.6M

Instructional Salaries

252

Number of Employees

In 2017, Trinity University paid a total of $24.6M to 252 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

94 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

109 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Trinity University were Associate professor with 94 employees; Professor with 88 employees; and Professor with 63 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Trinity University were Office and Administrative Support with 109 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 95 employees; and Management with 66 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Trinity University was Male Associate professor with 56 employees, Male Professor with 55 employees, and Female Associate professor with 38 employees.

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