Trinity University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$45,840
4.03% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$31,141
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.02%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
33.6%
9,394 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,677
96.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
79.2%
517 Graduates

About

Trinity University is a higher education institution located in Bexar County, TX. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Trinity University were Mass Communication & Media Studies (40 degrees awarded), Other Research & Experimental Psychology (38 degrees), and General Economics (35 degrees).

In 2020, 772 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Trinity University. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (416 degrees), 2.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (190 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Trinity University is $45,840, which is $23,310 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Trinity University is $45,840, which is $23,310 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,141.

In 2020, 97% of undergraduate students attending Trinity University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 33% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$45,840
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Trinity University was $45,840. The cost of tuition at Trinity University is $23,310 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$31,141
2020 Value
2.08%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Trinity University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,141. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Trinity University grew by 2.08%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,129
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Trinity University was of $12,129 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.6% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Trinity University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.11% with respect to 2019, when 95% 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.
2.02%
2018 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Trinity University was 2.02%, which represents 7 out of the 347 total borrowers.

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Trinity University received 9,394 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.76% annual decline. Out of those 9,394 applicants, 3,158 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 33.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,677 students enrolled at Trinity University in 2020, and 69% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Trinity University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

33.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,158
Accepted Out of 9,394

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Trinity University was 33.6% (3,158 admissions from 9,394 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 28.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −4.76%, while admissions grew by 11.3%.

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SAT Scores

69%
Submission Percentage
438
Scores Submitted

69% of enrolled first-time students at Trinity University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Trinity University has a total enrollment of 2,677 students. The full-time enrollment at Trinity University is 2,580 students and the part-time enrollment is 97. This means that 96.4% of students enrolled at Trinity University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Trinity University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.2% White, 22.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.84% Asian, 4.89% Two or More Races, 4.11% Black or African American, 0.299% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0747% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Trinity University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.6%), followed by White Male (28%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (22.8%) and White Male (22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Trinity University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,677 students. The full-time enrollment at Trinity University is 2,580 and the part-time enrollment is 97. This means that 96.4% of students enrolled at Trinity University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2020 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
    1,504
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    592
  3. Asian
    210

The enrolled student population at Trinity University is 56.2% White, 22.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.84% Asian, 4.89% Two or More Races, 4.11% Black or African American, 0.299% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0747% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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In 2020, 110 more women than men received degrees from Trinity University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Trinity University is white (416 degrees awarded). There were 2.19 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (190 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Trinity University is Mass Communication & Media Studies (40 degrees awarded), followed by Other Research & Experimental Psychology (38 degrees) and General Economics (35 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 (41 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), and English (42 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Trinity University are Elementary & middle school teachers (225,150 people), Postsecondary teachers (213,690 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (210,418 people), Other managers (164,064 people), and Secondary school teachers (126,571 people).

The most specialized majors at Trinity University are Language & Linguistics (41 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), English (42 degrees), History (22 degrees), and Physical Sciences (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 Trinity University are Surgeons, Physicians, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at Trinity University are Language & Linguistics (41 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), English (42 degrees), History (22 degrees), and Physical Sciences (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 Trinity University are Elementary & secondary schools (472,787 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (400,039 people), Legal services (169,926 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (148,460 people), and Computer Systems Design (139,271 people).

The most specialized majors at Trinity University are Language & Linguistics (41 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), English (42 degrees), History (22 degrees), and Physical Sciences (30 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 38 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 35 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Trinity University was Mass Communication & Media Studies with 40 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

331
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
441
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 331 degrees were awarded to men at Trinity University, which is 0.751 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (441).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 26 degrees were awarded to men at Trinity University in Accounting, which is 1.37 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 32 degrees were awarded to women at Trinity University in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is 5.33 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
76%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 65% of students graduating from Trinity University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 76% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (88.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Trinity University is Female and Asian (88.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.74% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    416 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    190 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    48 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Trinity University is white (416 degrees awarded). There were 2.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (190 degrees).

1.68% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    242 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    174 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Trinity University is white female (242 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (174 degrees).

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Trinity University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.38B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $40.7M (2.95%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Trinity University had a total salary expenditure of $145M. Trinity University employs 99 Professors, 88 Associate professors, and 68 Assistant professors. Most academics at Trinity University are Male Professors (61), Male Associate professors(53), and Female Professors (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Trinity University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 105 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 96 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 73 employees.

Endowment

$1.38B
2020 Endowment
7.31%
growth from 2019

Trinity University has an endowment valued at about $1.38B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Trinity University grew 7.31% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.34B 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. $3.13M - Federal
  2. $1.85M - State
  3. $336k - Local

As of 2020, Trinity University received $3.13M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.85M from state grants and contracts, and $336k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$65.7M
2020 Salaries
7.68%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Trinity University paid a median of $65.7M in salaries, which represents 45.3% of their overall expenditure ($145M) and a 7.68% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.7% growth from 2018 and a 4.74% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$26.9M
Instructional Salaries
267
Number of Employees

In 2020, Trinity University paid a total of $26.9M to 267 employees working as instructors, which represents 41% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
99 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
105 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Trinity University were Professor with 99 employees; Associate professor with 88 employees; and Associate professor with 68 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Trinity University were Office and Administrative Support with 105 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 96 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 73 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Trinity University was Male Professor with 61 employees, Male Associate professor with 53 employees, and Female Professor with 38 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Trinity University.

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