Anderson University (217633)

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,820
2.64% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$21,576
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.57%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
59.2%
3,804 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,848
86.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
57.2%
367 Graduates

About

Anderson University (217633) is a higher education institution located in Anderson County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Anderson University (217633) were Registered Nursing (93 degrees awarded), Teacher Education (41 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (34 degrees).

In 2020, 858 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Anderson University (217633). 65.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (707 degrees), 9.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (73 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Anderson University (217633) is $26,820, which is $4,290 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Anderson University (217633) is $26,820, which is $4,290 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,576.

In 2020, 88% of undergraduate students attending Anderson University (217633) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,820
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Anderson University (217633) was $26,820. The cost of tuition at Anderson University (217633) is $4,290 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$21,576
2020 Value
0.106%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Anderson University (217633) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,576. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Anderson University (217633) grew by 0.106%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,329
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Anderson University (217633) was of $10,329 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.45% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 40% 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 Anderson University (217633) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.15% with respect to 2019, when 87% 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.
4.57%
2018 Default Rate
40
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Anderson University (217633) was 4.57%, which represents 40 out of the 875 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

Anderson University (217633) received 3,804 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 67.1% annual growth. Out of those 3,804 applicants, 2,252 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.2% acceptance rate.

There were 3,848 students enrolled at Anderson University (217633) in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Anderson University (217633) has an overall enrollment yield of 31%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,252
Accepted Out of 3,804

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Anderson University (217633) was 59.2% (2,252 admissions from 3,804 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 68.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 67.1%, while admissions grew by 43.9%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Anderson University (217633) in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Anderson University (217633) has a total enrollment of 3,848 students. The full-time enrollment at Anderson University (217633) is 3,334 students and the part-time enrollment is 514. This means that 86.6% of students enrolled at Anderson University (217633) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Anderson University (217633), both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.1% White, 8.89% Black or African American, 4.39% Hispanic or Latino, 2.34% Two or More Races, 1.4% Asian, 0.234% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.104% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Anderson University (217633) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.3%), followed by White Male (26.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.03%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.8%), followed by White Male (28.1%) and Black or African American Female (11.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Anderson University (217633), both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,848 students. The full-time enrollment at Anderson University (217633) is 3,334 and the part-time enrollment is 514. This means that 86.6% of students enrolled at Anderson University (217633) are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
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 Anderson University (217633) was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Anderson University (217633) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,083
  2. Black or African American
    342
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    169

The enrolled student population at Anderson University (217633) is 80.1% White, 8.89% Black or African American, 4.39% Hispanic or Latino, 2.34% Two or More Races, 1.4% Asian, 0.234% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.104% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 270 more women than men received degrees from Anderson University (217633). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Anderson University (217633) is white (707 degrees awarded). There were 9.68 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (73 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Anderson University (217633) is Registered Nursing (93 degrees awarded), followed by Teacher Education (41 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (34 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Anderson University (217633), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (42 degrees awarded), Education (235 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 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 Anderson University (217633) are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,768,403 people), Secondary school teachers (411,508 people), Education administrators (268,082 people), Postsecondary teachers (170,266 people), and Other managers (165,104 people).

The most specialized majors at Anderson University (217633) are Theology (42 degrees awarded), Education (235 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (76 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 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 Anderson University (217633) are Surgeons, Aerospace engineers, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Anderson University (217633) are Theology (42 degrees awarded), Education (235 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (76 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 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 Anderson University (217633) are Elementary & secondary schools (2,847,942 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (362,313 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (198,971 people), Religious organizations (182,340 people), and Computer Systems Design (115,563 people).

The most specialized majors at Anderson University (217633) are Theology (42 degrees awarded), Education (235 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (76 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 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 Anderson University (217633).
Most Common
  1. 93 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 34 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Anderson University (217633) was Registered Nursing with 93 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

294
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
564
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 294 degrees were awarded to men at Anderson University (217633), which is 0.521 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (564).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Anderson University (217633) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.54 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 81 degrees were awarded to women at Anderson University (217633) in Registered Nursing, which is 6.75 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 55% of students graduating from Anderson University (217633) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Anderson University (217633) is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 1.09% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    707 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    73 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Anderson University (217633) is white (707 degrees awarded). There were 9.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (73 degrees).

1.05% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    479 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    228 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Anderson University (217633) is white female (479 degrees awarded). There were 2.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (228 degrees).

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Operations

Anderson University (217633) has an endowment valued at nearly $48.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.07M (4.26%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Anderson University (217633) had a total salary expenditure of $62.8M. Anderson University (217633) employs 69 Assistant professors, 39 Associate professors, and 25 Instructors. Most academics at Anderson University (217633) are Female Assistant professors (42), Male Assistant professors(27), and Male Associate professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Anderson University (217633) are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 71 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 51 employees, and Management with 43 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$48.6M
2020 Endowment
5.62%
growth from 2019

Anderson University (217633) has an endowment valued at about $48.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Anderson University (217633) grew 5.62% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.93M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.22M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Anderson University (217633) received $2.22M 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

$29.6M
2020 Salaries
8.39%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Anderson University (217633) paid a median of $29.6M in salaries, which represents 47% of their overall expenditure ($62.8M) and a 8.39% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.43% growth from 2018 and a 12.8% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.9M
Instructional Salaries
163
Number of Employees

In 2020, Anderson University (217633) paid a total of $10.9M to 163 employees working as instructors, which represents 37% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
69 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
71 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Anderson University (217633) were Assistant professor with 69 employees; Associate professor with 39 employees; and Associate professor with 25 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Anderson University (217633) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 71 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees; and Management with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Anderson University (217633) was Female Assistant professor with 42 employees, Male Assistant professor with 27 employees, and Male Associate professor with 22 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Anderson University (217633).

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