Tusculum College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$23,700

2.49% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,881

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

88.6%

2,139 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,767

90.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

33.4%

102 Graduates

About

Tusculum College is a higher education institution located in Greene County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Tusculum College were General Business Administration & Management (205 degrees awarded), General Psychology (61 degrees), and General Education (56 degrees).

In 2017, 576 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tusculum College. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (455 degrees), 8.58 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (53 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tusculum College is $23,700, which is $2,967 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tusculum College is $23,700, which is $2,967 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 $16,881.

In 2017, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,700

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Tusculum College was $23,700. The cost of tuition at Tusculum College is $2,967 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$16,881

2017 Value

4.06%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Tusculum College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,881. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Tusculum College grew by 4.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,500

Room and Board

$1,485

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tusculum College was of $8,500 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,485. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.952% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Tusculum College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.53% with respect to 2016, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Tusculum College received 2,139 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.42% annual decline. Out of those 2,139 applicants, 1,896 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,767 students enrolled at Tusculum College in 2017, and 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tusculum College has an overall enrollment yield of 16.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,896

Accepted Out of 2,139

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tusculum College was 88.6% (1,896 admissions from 2,139 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 74.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -4.42%, while admissions grew by 13.9%.

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SAT Scores

28%

Submission Percentage

89

Scores Submitted

28% of enrolled first-time students at Tusculum College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tusculum College has a total enrollment of 1,767 students. The full-time enrollment at Tusculum College is 1,602 students and the part-time enrollment is 165. This means that 90.7% of students enrolled at Tusculum College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tusculum College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.8% White, 14.9% Black or African American, 3% Hispanic or Latino, 1.58% Two or More Races, 0.509% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.396% Asian, and 0.0566% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tusculum College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.2%), followed by White Male (29.2%) and Black or African American Male (12.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (62.8%), followed by White Male (25.7%) and Black or African American Male (2.65%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tusculum College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,767 students. The full-time enrollment at Tusculum College is 1,602 and the part-time enrollment is 165. This means that 90.7% of students enrolled at Tusculum College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

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 Tusculum College was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Tusculum College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,287

  2. Black or African American

    263

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    53

The enrolled student population at Tusculum College is 72.8% White, 14.9% Black or African American, 3% Hispanic or Latino, 1.58% Two or More Races, 0.509% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.396% Asian, and 0.0566% 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, 38 students (2.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 130 more women than men received degrees from Tusculum College. The majority of degree recipients at Tusculum College are white (455 degrees awarded). There were 8.58 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (53 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tusculum College is General Business Administration & Management (205 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (61 degrees) and General Education (56 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Tusculum College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees awarded), Education (142 degrees), and Psychology (61 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 Tusculum College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,147,805 people), Accountants & auditors (1,129,353 people), Other managers (743,015 people), Financial managers (446,056 people), and Education administrators (377,417 people).

The most specialized majors at Tusculum College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees awarded), Education (142 degrees), Psychology (61 degrees), Business (243 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (6 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 Tusculum College are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Nurse anesthetists, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Tusculum College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees awarded), Education (142 degrees), Psychology (61 degrees), Business (243 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (6 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 Tusculum College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,376,805 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (657,012 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (574,920 people), Banking & related activities (529,832 people), and Computer Systems Design (473,270 people).

The most specialized majors at Tusculum College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees awarded), Education (142 degrees), Psychology (61 degrees), Business (243 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (6 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 Tusculum College.

Most Common

  1. 205 degrees awarded

  2. 61 degrees awarded

  3. 56 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tusculum College was General Business Administration & Management with 205 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 223

  2. 353

In 2017, 223 degrees were awarded to men at Tusculum College, which is 0.632 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (353).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 118 degrees were awarded to men at Tusculum College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.944 times less than the 125 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 125 degrees were awarded to women at Tusculum College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.06 times more than the 118 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

36%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 24% of students graduating from Tusculum College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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 Tusculum College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 1.96% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    455 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    53 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tusculum College is white (455 degrees awarded). There were 8.58 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (53 degrees).

5.73% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    290 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    165 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tusculum College is white female (290 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (165 degrees).

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Operations

Tusculum College has an endowment valued at nearly $21.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $427k (2.03%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Tusculum College had a total salary expenditure of $30.2M. Tusculum College employs 44 Assistant professors, 19 Associate professors, and 6 Professors. Most academics at Tusculum College are Female Assistant professors (24), Male Assistant professors(20), and Male Associate professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tusculum College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 73 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 32 employees, and Management with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21.1M

2017 Endowment

13.1%

growth from 2016

Tusculum College has an endowment valued at about $21.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Tusculum College grew 13.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12M lower 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.84M - Federal

  2. $478k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Tusculum College received $1.84M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $478k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14M

2017 Salaries

1.49%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Tusculum College paid a median of $14M in salaries, which represents 46.4% of their overall expenditure ($30.2M) and a 1.49% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.54% decline from 2015 and a 0.563% 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

$3.63M

Instructional Salaries

72

Number of Employees

In 2017, Tusculum College paid a total of $3.63M to 72 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

44 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

73 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tusculum College were Assistant professor with 44 employees; Associate professor with 19 employees; and Associate professor with 6 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tusculum College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 73 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 32 employees; and Management with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tusculum College was Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, Male Assistant professor with 20 employees, and Male Associate professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Tusculum College.

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