VanderCook College of Music

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$26,458

4% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$28,433

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

100%

38 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

158

62% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

76.2%

16 Graduates

About

VanderCook College of Music is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at VanderCook College of Music were Music Teacher Education (9 degrees awarded).

In 2017, 69 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at VanderCook College of Music. 53.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (64 degrees), 64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at VanderCook College of Music is $26,458, which is $12,458 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at VanderCook College of Music is $26,458, which is $12,458 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,433.

In 2017, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,458

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at VanderCook College of Music was $26,458. The cost of tuition at VanderCook College of Music is $12,458 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$28,433

2017 Value

4.88%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 VanderCook College of Music had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,433. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of VanderCook College of Music grew by 4.88%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,000

Room and Board

$1,900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at VanderCook College of Music was of $7,000 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,900. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at VanderCook College of Music received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 16.7% with respect to 2016, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%

2016 Default Rate

0

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at VanderCook College of Music was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 34 total borrowers.

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Admissions

VanderCook College of Music received 38 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 25.5% annual decline. Out of those 38 applicants, 38 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 100% acceptance rate.

There were 158 students enrolled at VanderCook College of Music in 2017, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

VanderCook College of Music has an overall enrollment yield of 39.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

100%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

38

Accepted Out of 38

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of VanderCook College of Music was 100% (38 admissions from 38 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 90.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -25.5%, while admissions declined by -17.4%.

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SAT Scores

7%

Submission Percentage

1

Scores Submitted

7% of enrolled first-time students at VanderCook College of Music in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

VanderCook College of Music has a total enrollment of 158 students. The full-time enrollment at VanderCook College of Music is 98 students and the part-time enrollment is 60. This means that 62% of students enrolled at VanderCook College of Music are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at VanderCook College of Music, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.2% White, 13.9% Hispanic or Latino, 3.16% Asian, 3.16% Black or African American, 2.53% Two or More Races, 0.633% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at VanderCook College of Music in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (19.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (20%), followed by Black or African American Female (10%) and White Female (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at VanderCook College of Music, both undergraduate and graduate, is 158 students. The full-time enrollment at VanderCook College of Music is 98 and the part-time enrollment is 60. This means that 62% of students enrolled at VanderCook College of Music are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

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 VanderCook College of Music was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), VanderCook College of Music 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

    84

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    22

  3. Asian

    5

The enrolled student population at VanderCook College of Music is 53.2% White, 13.9% Hispanic or Latino, 3.16% Asian, 3.16% Black or African American, 2.53% Two or More Races, 0.633% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 5 more women than men received degrees from VanderCook College of Music. The majority of degree recipients at VanderCook College of Music are white (64 degrees awarded). There were 64 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at VanderCook College of Music is Music Teacher Education (9 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at VanderCook College of Music, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (69 degrees awarded).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at VanderCook College of Music are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,789,466 people), Secondary school teachers (283,432 people), Education administrators (227,826 people), Special education teachers (110,471 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (89,974 people).

The most specialized majors at VanderCook College of Music are Education (69 degrees awarded).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at VanderCook College of Music are Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at VanderCook College of Music are Education (69 degrees awarded).

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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 VanderCook College of Music are Elementary & secondary schools (2,575,559 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (172,383 people), Child day care services (87,549 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (81,401 people), and Religious organizations (43,131 people).

The most specialized majors at VanderCook College of Music are Education (69 degrees awarded).

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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 VanderCook College of Music.

Most Common

  1. 9 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at VanderCook College of Music was Music Teacher Education with 9 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 32

  2. 37

In 2017, 32 degrees were awarded to men at VanderCook College of Music, which is 0.865 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (37).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 32 degrees were awarded to men at VanderCook College of Music in Music Teacher Education, which is 0.865 times less than the 37 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 37 degrees were awarded to women at VanderCook College of Music in Music Teacher Education, which is 1.16 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%

100% Completion Time

60%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 47% of students graduating from VanderCook College of Music completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at VanderCook College of Music is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 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

    64 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at VanderCook College of Music is white (64 degrees awarded). There were 64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1 degrees).

1.45% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    34 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    30 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at VanderCook College of Music is white female (34 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (30 degrees).

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Operations

VanderCook College of Music has an endowment valued at nearly $515k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $41.4k (8.05%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, VanderCook College of Music had a total salary expenditure of $5.4M. VanderCook College of Music employs 6 Associate professors, 3 Professors, and 3 Assistant professors. Most academics at VanderCook College of Music are Male Associate professors (3), Female Associate professors(3), and Female Professors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at VanderCook College of Music are: Business and Financial Operations, with 4 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 3 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 3 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$515k

2017 Endowment

1.02%

decline from 2016

VanderCook College of Music has an endowment valued at about $515k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of VanderCook College of Music declined 1.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.59M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $15.3k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, VanderCook College of Music received $15.3k 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

$2.29M

2017 Salaries

9.22%

decline from 2016

In 2017, VanderCook College of Music paid a median of $2.29M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($5.4M) and a 9.22% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.76% decline from 2015 and a 1.23% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$772k

Instructional Salaries

12

Number of Employees

In 2017, VanderCook College of Music paid a total of $772k to 12 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.02M (18.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

6 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

4 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at VanderCook College of Music were Associate professor with 6 employees; Professor with 3 employees; and Professor with 3 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at VanderCook College of Music were Business and Financial Operations with 4 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 3 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at VanderCook College of Music was Male Associate professor with 3 employees, Female Associate professor with 3 employees, and Female Professor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at VanderCook College of Music.

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