Unity College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$26,370

3.01% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$25,171

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.59%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

92.8%

991 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

739

96.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

58.2%

85 Graduates

About

Unity College is a higher education institution located in Waldo County, ME. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Unity College were Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (41 degrees awarded), Natural Resource Law Enforcement & Protective Services (34 degrees), and Wildlife Biology (16 degrees).

In 2016, 131 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Unity College. 47.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (113 degrees), 7.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Unity College is $26,370, which is $1,955 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Unity College is $26,370, which is $1,955 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,171.

In 2016, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 83% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,370

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Unity College was $26,370. The cost of tuition at Unity College is $1,955 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$25,171

2016 Value

15%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Unity College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,171. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Unity College grew by 15%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,600

Room and Board

$500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Unity College was of $7,600 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $500. The cost of room and board increased by 3.9% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Unity College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.04% with respect to 2015, when 96% 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.

4.59%

2015 Default Rate

10

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Unity College was 4.59%, which represents 10 out of the 218 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

Unity College received 991 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 19.3% annual growth. Out of those 991 applicants, 920 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.8% acceptance rate.

There were 739 students enrolled at Unity College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Unity College has an overall enrollment yield of 23.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

920

Accepted Out of 991

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Unity College was 92.8% (920 admissions from 991 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 91%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 19.3%, while admissions grew by 21.7%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Unity College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Unity College has a total enrollment of 739 students. The full-time enrollment at Unity College is 710 students and the part-time enrollment is 29. This means that 96.1% of students enrolled at Unity College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Unity College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.7% White, 3.11% Two or More Races, 1.89% Hispanic or Latino, 1.49% Asian, 1.49% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.677% Black or African American, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Unity College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (44.7%), followed by White Female (41.6%) and Two or More Races Female (2.41%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (60%), followed by White Male (20%) and Two or More Races Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Unity College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 739 students. The full-time enrollment at Unity College is 710 and the part-time enrollment is 29. This means that 96.1% of students enrolled at Unity College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

2016 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 Unity College was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Unity College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    633

  2. Two or More Races

    23

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    14

The enrolled student population at Unity College is 85.7% White, 3.11% Two or More Races, 1.89% Hispanic or Latino, 1.49% Asian, 1.49% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.677% Black or African American, 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2016, 7 fewer women than men received degrees from Unity College. The majority of degree recipients at Unity College are white (113 degrees awarded). There were 7.53 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Unity College is Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (41 degrees awarded), followed by Natural Resource Law Enforcement & Protective Services (34 degrees) and Wildlife Biology (16 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Unity College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (85 degrees awarded), Biology (27 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4 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 Unity College are Physicians & surgeons (399,756 people), Miscellaneous managers (297,086 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (189,453 people), Postsecondary teachers (161,571 people), and Marketing & sales managers (116,014 people).

The most specialized majors at Unity College are Natural Resources & Conservation (85 degrees awarded), Biology (27 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4 degrees), Agriculture (1 degrees), and Communications (3 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 Unity College are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Radiation therapists

The most specialized majors at Unity College are Natural Resources & Conservation (85 degrees awarded), Biology (27 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4 degrees), Agriculture (1 degrees), and Communications (3 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 Unity College are Hospitals (559,230 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (385,302 people), Elementary & secondary schools (362,618 people), Offices of physicians (171,259 people), and Scientific research & development services (129,258 people).

The most specialized majors at Unity College are Natural Resources & Conservation (85 degrees awarded), Biology (27 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4 degrees), Agriculture (1 degrees), and Communications (3 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 Unity College.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Unity College was Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science with 41 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 69

  2. 62

In 2016, 69 degrees were awarded to men at Unity College, which is 1.11 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (62).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Unity College in Natural Resource Law Enforcement & Protective Services, which is 4.67 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 28 degrees were awarded to women at Unity College in Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science, which is 2.15 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%

100% Completion Time

58%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 56% of students graduating from Unity College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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 Unity College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    113 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    15 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Unity College is white (113 degrees awarded). There were 7.53 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (15 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    62 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    51 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Unity College is white male (62 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (51 degrees).

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Operations

Unity College has an endowment valued at nearly $14.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $784k (5.51%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Unity College had a total expenditure of $15.8M. Of that $15.8M, they spent $7.43M on salaries and $15.8M on benefits.

Unity College employs 15 Assistant professors, 13 Professors, and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at Unity College are Male Assistant professors (8), Male Professors(7), and Female Assistant professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Unity College are: Service, with 39 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 29 employees, and Management with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$14.2M

2015 Endowment

0.0879%

decline from 2014

Unity College has an endowment valued at about $14.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Unity College declined 0.0879% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.4M 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. $387k - Federal

  2. $5k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Unity College received $387k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$7.43M

Salary Expenditure

$15.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Unity College had a total expenditure of $15.8M. Of that $15.8M, they spent $7.43M on salaries and $15.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Unity College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$7.43M

2015 Salaries

3.19%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Unity College paid a median of $7.43M in salaries, which represents 46.9% of their overall expenditure ($15.8M) and a 3.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 18% growth from 2013 and a 4.8% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.17M

Instructional Salaries

40

Number of Employees

In 2015, Unity College paid a total of $2.17M to 40 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

15 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

39 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Unity College were Assistant professor with 15 employees; Professor with 13 employees; and Professor with 10 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Unity College were Service with 39 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees; and Management with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Unity College was Male Assistant professor with 8 employees, Male Professor with 7 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 7 employees.

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

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