University of Kansas

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,818

2.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,365

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.69%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

93.4%

14,538 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

27,625

82.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

63.4%

2,213 Graduates

About

University of Kansas is a higher education institution located in Douglas County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Kansas were Journalism (286 degrees awarded), General Psychology (227 degrees), and General Finance (197 degrees).

In 2017, 7,192 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Kansas. 55.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,248 degrees), 13.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (393 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Kansas is $9,818, which is $-16,682 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Kansas is $9,818, which is $-16,682 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,365.

In 2017, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,818

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Kansas was $9,818. The cost of tuition at University of Kansas is $-16,682 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$18,365

2017 Value

1.95%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Kansas had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,365. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Kansas grew by 1.95%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,610

Room and Board

$1,080

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Kansas was of $9,610 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,080. The cost of room and board increased by 4.73% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.85% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at University of Kansas received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.45% with respect to 2016, when 58% 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.

4.69%

2016 Default Rate

224

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Kansas was 4.69%, which represents 224 out of the 4778 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

University of Kansas received 14,538 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.18% annual decline. Out of those 14,538 applicants, 13,576 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.4% acceptance rate.

There were 27,625 students enrolled at University of Kansas in 2017, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Kansas has an overall enrollment yield of 30.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

13,576

Accepted Out of 14,538

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Kansas was 93.4% (13,576 admissions from 14,538 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 93%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -3.18%, while admissions declined by -2.79%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at University of Kansas in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Kansas has a total enrollment of 27,625 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Kansas is 22,888 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,737. This means that 82.9% of students enrolled at University of Kansas are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Kansas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.8% White, 6.6% Hispanic or Latino, 4.78% Two or More Races, 4.51% Asian, 4.13% Black or African American, 0.481% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0507% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Kansas in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.7%), followed by White Male (34.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.29%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35.4%), followed by White Male (28.3%) and Two or More Races Female (2.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Kansas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,625 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Kansas is 22,888 and the part-time enrollment is 4,737. This means that 82.9% of students enrolled at University of Kansas are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

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 University of Kansas was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Kansas had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    19,288

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,824

  3. Two or More Races

    1,320

The enrolled student population at University of Kansas is 69.8% White, 6.6% Hispanic or Latino, 4.78% Two or More Races, 4.51% Asian, 4.13% Black or African American, 0.481% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0507% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 744 more women than men received degrees from University of Kansas. The majority of degree recipients at University of Kansas are white (5,248 degrees awarded). There were 13.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (393 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Kansas is Journalism (286 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (227 degrees) and General Finance (197 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Kansas, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (124 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (81 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (145 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 University of Kansas are Social workers, all other (170,144 people), Other managers (160,542 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (144,985 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (87,522 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (72,354 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Kansas are Architecture and Related Services (124 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (81 degrees), Language & Linguistics (145 degrees), Communications (461 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (311 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at University of Kansas are Architecture and Related Services (124 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (81 degrees), Language & Linguistics (145 degrees), Communications (461 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (311 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 University of Kansas are Elementary & secondary schools (305,048 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (199,959 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (153,224 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (128,724 people), and Individual & family services (112,705 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Kansas are Architecture and Related Services (124 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (81 degrees), Language & Linguistics (145 degrees), Communications (461 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (311 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 University of Kansas.

Most Common

  1. 286 degrees awarded

  2. 227 degrees awarded

  3. 197 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Kansas was Journalism with 286 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,224

  2. 3,968

In 2017, 3,224 degrees were awarded to men at University of Kansas, which is 0.813 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,968).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 180 degrees were awarded to men at University of Kansas in Accounting, which is 1.18 times more than the 152 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 214 degrees were awarded to women at University of Kansas in Social Work, which is 5.49 times more than the 39 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%

100% Completion Time

61%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 37% of students graduating from University of Kansas completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (68%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Kansas is Female and White (68% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 0.226% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,248 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    393 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    318 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Kansas is white (5,248 degrees awarded). There were 13.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (393 degrees).

1.46% of degree recipients (105 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,931 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,317 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    230 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Kansas is white female (2,931 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,317 degrees).

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Operations

University of Kansas has an endowment valued at nearly $1.63B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $16M (0.979%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Kansas had a total expenditure of $1.22B. Of that $1.22B, they spent $605M on salaries and $1.22B on benefits.

University of Kansas employs 409 Professors, 402 Associate professors, and 305 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Kansas are Male Professors (295), Male Associate professors(209), and Female Associate professors (193).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Kansas are: Office and Administrative Support, with 813 employees, Research, with 570 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 483 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.63B

2017 Endowment

9.24%

growth from 2016

University of Kansas has an endowment valued at about $1.63B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Kansas grew 9.24% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.35B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $150M - Federal

  2. $45.6M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Kansas received $150M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $45.6M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$605M

Salary Expenditure

$1.22B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, University of Kansas had a total expenditure of $1.22B. Of that $1.22B, they spent $605M on salaries and $1.22B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$605M

2017 Salaries

2.3%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Kansas paid a median of $605M in salaries, which represents 49.7% of their overall expenditure ($1.22B) and a 2.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.6% decline from 2015 and a 13.9% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$123M

Instructional Salaries

1,304

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Kansas paid a total of $123M to 1,304 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

409 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

813 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Kansas were Professor with 409 employees; Associate professor with 402 employees; and Associate professor with 305 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Kansas were Office and Administrative Support with 813 employees; Research with 570 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 483 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Kansas was Male Professor with 295 employees, Male Associate professor with 209 employees, and Female Associate professor with 193 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Kansas.

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