Union College (181738)

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$21,970

2.4% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$20,928

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.56%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

59.9%

1,573 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

868

91.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

54.2%

78 Graduates

About

Union College (181738) is a higher education institution located in Lancaster County, NE. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Union College (181738) were Registered Nursing (35 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (24 degrees), and International Public Health (18 degrees).

In 2017, 213 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Union College (181738). 65.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (133 degrees), 4.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Union College (181738) is $21,970, which is $-3,224 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Union College (181738) is $21,970, which is $-3,224 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,928.

In 2017, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,970

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Union College (181738) was $21,970. The cost of tuition at Union College (181738) is $-3,224 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$20,928

2017 Value

0.312%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Union College (181738) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,928. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Union College (181738) grew by 0.312%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,700

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Union College (181738) was of $7,700 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 9.09% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Union College (181738) received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.06% with respect to 2016, when 94% 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.

5.56%

2016 Default Rate

12

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Union College (181738) was 5.56%, which represents 12 out of the 216 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

Union College (181738) received 1,573 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 13.1% annual decline. Out of those 1,573 applicants, 943 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.9% acceptance rate.

There were 868 students enrolled at Union College (181738) in 2017, and 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Union College (181738) has an overall enrollment yield of 16.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

943

Accepted Out of 1,573

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Union College (181738) was 59.9% (943 admissions from 1,573 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 63.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -13.1%, while admissions declined by -18%.

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SAT Scores

22%

Submission Percentage

34

Scores Submitted

22% of enrolled first-time students at Union College (181738) in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Union College (181738) has a total enrollment of 868 students. The full-time enrollment at Union College (181738) is 794 students and the part-time enrollment is 74. This means that 91.5% of students enrolled at Union College (181738) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Union College (181738), both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.1% White, 19.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.03% Black or African American, 4.15% Asian, 3.34% Two or More Races, 0.691% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.461% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Union College (181738) in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.3%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (64.4%), followed by White Male (21.8%) and Asian Female (4.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Union College (181738), both undergraduate and graduate, is 868 students. The full-time enrollment at Union College (181738) is 794 and the part-time enrollment is 74. This means that 91.5% of students enrolled at Union College (181738) 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 Union College (181738) was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Union College (181738) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    487

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    168

  3. Black or African American

    61

The enrolled student population at Union College (181738) is 56.1% White, 19.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.03% Black or African American, 4.15% Asian, 3.34% Two or More Races, 0.691% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.461% 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, 14 students (1.61%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 67 more women than men received degrees from Union College (181738). The majority of degree recipients at Union College (181738) are white (133 degrees awarded). There were 4.75 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Union College (181738) is Registered Nursing (35 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (24 degrees) and International Public Health (18 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Union College (181738), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (11 degrees awarded), Health (97 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (9 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 Union College (181738) are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,952,681 people), Registered nurses (1,347,649 people), Secondary school teachers (328,680 people), Education administrators (283,983 people), and Social workers, all other (214,112 people).

The most specialized majors at Union College (181738) are Theology (11 degrees awarded), Health (97 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees), History (2 degrees), and Education (17 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 Union College (181738) are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Union College (181738) are Theology (11 degrees awarded), Health (97 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees), History (2 degrees), and Education (17 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 Union College (181738) are Elementary & secondary schools (2,996,816 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,562,999 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (399,026 people), Outpatient care centers (277,990 people), and Offices of physicians (217,459 people).

The most specialized majors at Union College (181738) are Theology (11 degrees awarded), Health (97 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees), History (2 degrees), and Education (17 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 Union College (181738).

Most Common

  1. 35 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Union College (181738) was Registered Nursing with 35 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 73

  2. 140

In 2017, 73 degrees were awarded to men at Union College (181738), which is 0.521 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (140).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Union College (181738) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.933 times less than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 28 degrees were awarded to women at Union College (181738) in Registered Nursing, which is 4 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

54%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 24% of students graduating from Union College (181738) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Union College (181738) is Female and Asian (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, 2.56% 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

    133 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    28 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Union College (181738) is white (133 degrees awarded). There were 4.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

1.88% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    91 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    42 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Union College (181738) is white female (91 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (42 degrees).

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Operations

Union College (181738) has an endowment valued at nearly $19.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $429k (2.17%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Union College (181738) had a total salary expenditure of $25.5M. Union College (181738) employs 22 Assistant professors, 17 Professors, and 17 Associate professors. Most academics at Union College (181738) are Female Assistant professors (13), Male Professors(11), and Female Associate professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union College (181738) are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 18 employees, Management, with 16 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.7M

2017 Endowment

3.64%

growth from 2016

Union College (181738) has an endowment valued at about $19.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Union College (181738) grew 3.64% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.4M 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. $235k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Union College (181738) received $235k 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

$9.54M

2017 Salaries

8.83%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Union College (181738) paid a median of $9.54M in salaries, which represents 37.4% of their overall expenditure ($25.5M) and a 8.83% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.55% decline from 2015 and a 3.56% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.52M

Instructional Salaries

62

Number of Employees

In 2017, Union College (181738) paid a total of $3.52M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.9% 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

22 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

18 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Union College (181738) were Assistant professor with 22 employees; Professor with 17 employees; and Professor with 17 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union College (181738) were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 18 employees; Management with 16 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Union College (181738) was Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, Male Professor with 11 employees, and Female Associate professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Union College (181738).

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