Gustavus Adolphus College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$52,490
5.09% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$30,297
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.778%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
73.9%
3,781 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,072
98% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
75.8%
410 Graduates

About

Gustavus Adolphus College is a higher education institution located in Nicollet County, MN. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Gustavus Adolphus College were General Psychology (66 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (52 degrees), and General Business (43 degrees).

In 2022, 682 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gustavus Adolphus College. 63.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (532 degrees), 12.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (43 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gustavus Adolphus College is $52,490, which is $24,160 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Gustavus Adolphus College is $52,490, which is $24,160 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,297.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Gustavus Adolphus College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$52,490
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Gustavus Adolphus College was $52,490. The cost of tuition at Gustavus Adolphus College is $24,160 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$30,297
2022 Value
9.55%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Gustavus Adolphus College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,297. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Gustavus Adolphus College grew by 9.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,700
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gustavus Adolphus College was of $10,700 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.59% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Gustavus Adolphus College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.01% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.778%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Gustavus Adolphus College was 0.778%, which represents 4 out of the 514 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Gustavus Adolphus College received 3,781 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.474% annual growth. Out of those 3,781 applicants, 2,794 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,072 students enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2022.

Gustavus Adolphus College has an overall enrollment yield of 16.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,794
Accepted Out of 3,781

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gustavus Adolphus College was 73.9% (2,794 admissions from 3,781 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 72.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.474%, while admissions grew by 1.34%..

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Enrollment

Gustavus Adolphus College had a total enrollment of 2,072 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Gustavus Adolphus College is 2,031 students and the part-time enrollment is 41. This means that 98% of students enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gustavus Adolphus College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.4% White, 4.92% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Two or More Races, 3.33% Asian, 2.94% Black or African American, 0.0965% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0965% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.4%), followed by White Male (34.3%) and Two or More Races Female (2.61%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,072 students. The full-time enrollment at Gustavus Adolphus College is 2,031 and the part-time enrollment is 41. This means that 98% of students enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2022 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 Gustavus Adolphus College was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Gustavus Adolphus College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,646 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    102 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    84 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Gustavus Adolphus College is 79.4% White, 4.92% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Two or More Races, 3.33% Asian, 2.94% Black or African American, 0.0965% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0965% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 17 students (0.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 188 more women than men received degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Gustavus Adolphus College is white (532 degrees awarded). There were 12.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (43 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gustavus Adolphus College is General Psychology (66 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (52 degrees) and General Business (43 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Gustavus Adolphus College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (37 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (40 degrees), and English (29 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gustavus Adolphus College are Elementary & middle school teachers (223,416 people), Postsecondary teachers (205,147 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (199,060 people), Other managers (195,441 people), and Secondary school teachers (172,820 people).

The most specialized majors at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2022 are Language & Linguistics (37 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (40 degrees), English (29 degrees), History (17 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Gustavus Adolphus College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Gustavus Adolphus College are Language & Linguistics (37 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (40 degrees), English (29 degrees), History (17 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Gustavus Adolphus College are Elementary & secondary schools (546,624 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (409,806 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (198,679 people), Computer Systems Design (162,139 people), and Legal services (161,058 people).

The most specialized majors at Gustavus Adolphus College are Language & Linguistics (37 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (40 degrees), English (29 degrees), History (17 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Gustavus Adolphus College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 66 degrees awarded
  2. 52 degrees awarded
  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gustavus Adolphus College was General Psychology with 66 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

247
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
435
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 247 degrees were awarded to men at Gustavus Adolphus College, which is 0.568 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (435).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Gustavus Adolphus College in General Business, which is 1.15 times more than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Gustavus Adolphus College in General Psychology, which is 2.47 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

75%
100% Completion Time
78%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 75% of students graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 78% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% 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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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 in 2022 at Gustavus Adolphus College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.976% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    532 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    43 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gustavus Adolphus College is white (532 degrees awarded). There were 12.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (43 degrees).

0.88% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    345 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    187 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Gustavus Adolphus College is white female (345 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (187 degrees).

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Operations

Gustavus Adolphus College has an endowment valued at nearly $291M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 15.1M (5.18%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Gustavus Adolphus College had a total salary expenditure of 91.5M. Gustavus Adolphus College employs 61 Associate professors, 60 Assistant professors and 47 Professors. Most academics at Gustavus Adolphus College are Female Assistant professor (41), Female Associate professor (31), and Male Associate professor (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gustavus Adolphus College are: Service, with 108 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 91 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees.

Endowment

$291M
2022 Endowment
5.8%
growth from 2021

Gustavus Adolphus College has an endowment valued at about $291M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Gustavus Adolphus College grew 5.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $242M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$37M
2022 Salaries
4.51%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Gustavus Adolphus College paid a median of $37M in salaries, which represents 40.5% of their overall expenditure ($91.5M) and a 4.51% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13M
Instructional Salaries
183
Number of Employees

In 2022, Gustavus Adolphus College paid a total of $13M to 183 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
61 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
108 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gustavus Adolphus College were Associate professor with 61 employees, Assistant professor with 60 employees, and Professor with 47 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gustavus Adolphus College were Service with 108 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 91 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gustavus Adolphus College was Female Assistant professor with 41 employees, Female Associate professor with 31 employees, and Male Associate professor with 30 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Gustavus Adolphus College.

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