Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$40,880
2.69% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$24,412
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
50.8%
900,047 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
374,405
92.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
71.5%
68,138 Graduates

About

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus were General Biological Sciences (6,025 degrees awarded), General Psychology (5,585 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (5,180 degrees).

In 2020, 103,196 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus. 59.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (66,536 degrees), 7.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8981 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is $40,880, which is $30,859 more than than the national median of $10,021. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $40,880, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $26,345 more than than the national median $14,535.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is $40,880, which is $30,680 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,200. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $40,880, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $26,345 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,535.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,412.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$40,880
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was $40,880, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, which was $40,880. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is $26,345 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,535, and the in-state tuition is $30,680 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,200.

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Average Net Price

$24,412
2020 Value
2.55%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,412. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus grew by 2.55%.

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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

$11,412
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was of $11,412 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 2.67% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.76% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.06% with respect to 2019, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus received 900,047 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.26% annual decline. Out of those 900,047 applicants, 457,633 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.8% acceptance rate.

There were 374,405 students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in 2020, and 50.5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus has an overall enrollment yield of 18.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
457,633
Accepted Out of 900,047

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was 50.8% (457,633 admissions from 900,047 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 47.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.26%, while admissions grew by 3.86%.

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SAT Scores

50.5%
Submission Percentage
32,909
Scores Submitted

50.5% of enrolled first-time students at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus has a total enrollment of 374,405 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is 345,460 students and the part-time enrollment is 28,945. This means that 92.3% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.2% White, 11.1% Black or African American, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.36% Asian, 4.21% Two or More Races, 0.722% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.134% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.9%), followed by White Male (26.3%) and Black or African American Female (6.32%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.7%), followed by White Male (21.5%) and Black or African American Female (6.36%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 374,405 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is 345,460 and the part-time enrollment is 28,945. This means that 92.3% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2020 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    225,498
  2. Black or African American
    41,606
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    37,948

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is 60.2% White, 11.1% Black or African American, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.36% Asian, 4.21% Two or More Races, 0.722% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.134% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 14,769 students (3.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 19732 more women than men received degrees from Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is white (66,536 degrees awarded). There were 7.41 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8981 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is General Biological Sciences (6,025 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (5,585 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (5,180 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,794 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,752 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (3,408 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Elementary & middle school teachers (212,025 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (206,279 people), Postsecondary teachers (146,184 people), Other managers (116,860 people), and Secondary school teachers (109,967 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,794 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,752 degrees), Language & Linguistics (3,408 degrees), History (2,783 degrees), and English (4,611 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,794 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,752 degrees), Language & Linguistics (3,408 degrees), History (2,783 degrees), and English (4,611 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Elementary & secondary schools (439,659 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (287,892 people), Legal services (166,226 people), Computer Systems Design (98,116 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (92,003 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,794 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,752 degrees), Language & Linguistics (3,408 degrees), History (2,783 degrees), and English (4,611 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.
Most Common
  1. 6025 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 5585 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 5180 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was General Biological Sciences with 6025 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

41,732
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
61,464
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 41,732 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus, which is 0.679 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (61,464).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 3417 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.43 times more than the 2388 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 4441 degrees were awarded to women at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in General Psychology, which is 3.83 times more than the 1160 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%
100% Completion Time
69.5%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 63% of students graduating from Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69.5% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (81.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is Female and Asian (81.4% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.36% of graduates (1608 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    66,536 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    8,981 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    8,609 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is white (66,536 degrees awarded). There were 7.41 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8981 degrees).

3.79% of degree recipients (3,913 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    39,033 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    27,503 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    5,642 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is white female (39,033 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (27,503 degrees).

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Operations

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus has an endowment valued at nearly $116M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.74B (1.49k%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus had a total salary expenditure of $59M. Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus employs 9,250 Professors, 8,470 Assistant professors, and 8,403 Associate professors. Most academics at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Male Professors (5,512), Female Assistant professors(4,606), and Male Associate professors (4,264).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are: Service, with 12048 employees, Management, with 10330 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 10187 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$116M
2020 Endowment
3.56%
decline from 2019

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus has an endowment valued at about $116M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus declined 3.56% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $76.6M higher 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $646M - Federal
  2. $96.7M - State
  3. $1.79M - Local

As of 2020, Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus received $646M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $96.7M from state grants and contracts, and $1.79M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24.4M
2020 Salaries
3.81%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus paid a median of $24.4M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($59M) and a 3.81% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.26% growth from 2018 and a 0.849% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.57B
Instructional Salaries
29,957
Number of Employees

In 2020, Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus paid a total of $2.57B to 29,957 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
9250 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
12048 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus were Professor with 9,250 employees; Assistant professor with 8,470 employees; and Assistant professor with 8,403 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus were Service with 12,048 employees; Management with 10,330 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 10,187 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was Male Professor with 5,512 employees, Female Assistant professor with 4,606 employees, and Male Associate professor with 4,264 employees.

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