Adelphi University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$39,820
3.51% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$29,821
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.49%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
74.6%
15,329 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
7,584
82.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
72.3%
686 Graduates

About

Adelphi University is a higher education institution located in Nassau County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Adelphi University were Registered Nursing (436 degrees awarded), General Psychology (102 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (73 degrees).

In 2020, 2,656 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Adelphi University. 71.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,255 degrees), 3.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (406 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Adelphi University is $39,820, which is $11,191 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Adelphi University is $39,820, which is $11,191 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,821.

In 2020, 88% of undergraduate students attending Adelphi University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$39,820
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Adelphi University was $39,820. The cost of tuition at Adelphi University is $11,191 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$29,821
2020 Value
6.01%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Adelphi University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,821. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Adelphi University grew by 6.01%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,650
Room and Board
$1,020
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Adelphi University was of $15,650 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,020. The cost of room and board increased by 4.16% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Adelphi University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 4.35% with respect to 2019, when 92% 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.
2.49%
2018 Default Rate
47
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Adelphi University was 2.49%, which represents 47 out of the 1891 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

Adelphi University received 15,329 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 10.1% annual growth. Out of those 15,329 applicants, 11,437 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.6% acceptance rate.

There were 7,584 students enrolled at Adelphi University in 2020, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Adelphi University has an overall enrollment yield of 8.71%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
11,437
Accepted Out of 15,329

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Adelphi University was 74.6% (11,437 admissions from 15,329 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 74.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 10.1%, while admissions grew by 10.6%.

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SAT Scores

81%
Submission Percentage
811
Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at Adelphi University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Adelphi University has a total enrollment of 7,584 students. The full-time enrollment at Adelphi University is 6,250 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,334. This means that 82.4% of students enrolled at Adelphi University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Adelphi University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.8% White, 16.9% Hispanic or Latino, 10.9% Black or African American, 10.1% Asian, 2.65% Two or More Races, 0.316% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0396% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Adelphi University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.3%), followed by White Male (14.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (12.2%) and White Male (11.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Adelphi University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,584 students. The full-time enrollment at Adelphi University is 6,250 and the part-time enrollment is 1,334. This means that 82.4% of students enrolled at Adelphi University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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 Adelphi University was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Adelphi University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,553
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,283
  3. Black or African American
    826

The enrolled student population at Adelphi University is 46.8% White, 16.9% Hispanic or Latino, 10.9% Black or African American, 10.1% Asian, 2.65% Two or More Races, 0.316% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0396% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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, 441 students (5.81%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1140 more women than men received degrees from Adelphi University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Adelphi University is white (1,255 degrees awarded). There were 3.09 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (406 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Adelphi University is Registered Nursing (436 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (102 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (73 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Adelphi University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (266 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (113 degrees), and Education (347 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 Adelphi University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,892,866 people), Secondary school teachers (439,298 people), Education administrators (328,667 people), Social workers, all other (256,401 people), and Other managers (225,084 people).

The most specialized majors at Adelphi University are Public Administration and Social Service (266 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (113 degrees), Education (347 degrees), Psychology (181 degrees), and English (45 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 Adelphi University are Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Adelphi University are Public Administration and Social Service (266 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (113 degrees), Education (347 degrees), Psychology (181 degrees), and English (45 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 Adelphi University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,212,806 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (501,828 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (379,083 people), Individual & family services (265,587 people), and Outpatient care centers (245,366 people).

The most specialized majors at Adelphi University are Public Administration and Social Service (266 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (113 degrees), Education (347 degrees), Psychology (181 degrees), and English (45 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 Adelphi University.
Most Common
  1. 436 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 102 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 73 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Adelphi University was Registered Nursing with 436 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

758
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,898
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 758 degrees were awarded to men at Adelphi University, which is 0.399 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,898).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 171 degrees were awarded to men at Adelphi University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.43 times more than the 120 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 378 degrees were awarded to women at Adelphi University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.52 times more than the 58 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%
100% Completion Time
70%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 60% of students graduating from Adelphi University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Adelphi University is Male and Asian (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 5.98% of graduates (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,255 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    406 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    251 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Adelphi University is white (1,255 degrees awarded). There were 3.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (406 degrees).

6.4% of degree recipients (170 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    950 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    305 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    294 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Adelphi University is white female (950 degrees awarded). There were 3.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (305 degrees).

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Operations

Adelphi University has an endowment valued at nearly $202M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $19.7M (9.76%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Adelphi University had a total salary expenditure of $231M. Adelphi University employs 130 Associate professors, 95 Professors, and 63 Assistant professors. Most academics at Adelphi University are Female Associate professors (67), Male Associate professors(63), and Male Professors (50).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Adelphi University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 155 employees, Management, with 153 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 97 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$202M
2020 Endowment
8.82%
growth from 2019

Adelphi University has an endowment valued at about $202M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Adelphi University grew 8.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $99.5M lower 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: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $7.71M - Federal
  2. $3.32M - State
  3. $117k - Local

As of 2020, Adelphi University received $7.71M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.32M from state grants and contracts, and $117k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$125M
2020 Salaries
1.93%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Adelphi University paid a median of $125M in salaries, which represents 53.9% of their overall expenditure ($231M) and a 1.93% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 13.3% growth from 2018 and a 4.99% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$40.2M
Instructional Salaries
348
Number of Employees

In 2020, Adelphi University paid a total of $40.2M to 348 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
130 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
155 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Adelphi University were Associate professor with 130 employees; Professor with 95 employees; and Professor with 63 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Adelphi University were Office and Administrative Support with 155 employees; Management with 153 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 97 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Adelphi University was Female Associate professor with 67 employees, Male Associate professor with 63 employees, and Male Professor with 50 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Adelphi University.

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