Hardin-Simmons University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,694
3.96% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$22,636
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.55%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
88.2%
2,314 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,765
89.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
57.9%
227 Graduates

About

Hardin-Simmons University is a higher education institution located in Taylor County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Hardin-Simmons University were General Business Administration & Management (47 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (29 degrees), and General Psychology (29 degrees).

In 2022, 533 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hardin-Simmons University. 56.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (347 degrees), 3.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (90 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hardin-Simmons University is $30,694, which is $6,698 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Hardin-Simmons University is $30,694, which is $6,698 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,636.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending Hardin-Simmons University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$30,694
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Hardin-Simmons University was $30,694. The cost of tuition at Hardin-Simmons University is $6,698 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$22,636
2022 Value
3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Hardin-Simmons University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,636. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Hardin-Simmons University grew by 3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,980
Room and Board
$1,060
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hardin-Simmons University was of $9,980 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.78% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,060. The cost of books and supplies increased by 32.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Hardin-Simmons University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3% with respect to 2021, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.55%
2019 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Hardin-Simmons University was 2.55%, which represents 14 out of the 550 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Hardin-Simmons University received 2,314 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.89% annual growth. Out of those 2,314 applicants, 2,042 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,765 students enrolled at Hardin-Simmons University in 2022. 34% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hardin-Simmons University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,042
Accepted Out of 2,314

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hardin-Simmons University was 88.2% (2,042 admissions from 2,314 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 94.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.89%, while admissions grew by 1.59%..

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SAT Scores

34%
Submission Percentage (2022)
118
Scores Submitted (2022)

34% of enrolled first-time students at Hardin-Simmons University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Hardin-Simmons University had a total enrollment of 1,765 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Hardin-Simmons University is 1,576 students and the part-time enrollment is 189. This means that 89.3% of students enrolled at Hardin-Simmons University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Hardin-Simmons University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.7% White, 23.9% Hispanic or Latino, 10.9% Black or African American, 2.95% Two or More Races, 1.98% Asian, 0.68% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.17% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Hardin-Simmons University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.8%), followed by White Male (23.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.4%), followed by White Male (20.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hardin-Simmons University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,765 students. The full-time enrollment at Hardin-Simmons University is 1,576 and the part-time enrollment is 189. This means that 89.3% of students enrolled at Hardin-Simmons University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
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 Hardin-Simmons University was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Hardin-Simmons University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,000 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    422 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    193 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Hardin-Simmons University is 56.7% White, 23.9% Hispanic or Latino, 10.9% Black or African American, 2.95% Two or More Races, 1.98% Asian, 0.68% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.17% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 4 students (0.227%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 69 more women than men received degrees from Hardin-Simmons University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Hardin-Simmons University is white (347 degrees awarded). There were 3.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (90 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Hardin-Simmons University is General Business Administration & Management (47 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (29 degrees) and General Psychology (29 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Hardin-Simmons University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (67 degrees awarded), Theology (22 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (20 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hardin-Simmons University are Elementary & middle school teachers (266,723 people), Other managers (228,828 people), Postsecondary teachers (138,631 people), Secondary school teachers (115,335 people), and Social workers, all other (112,950 people).

The most specialized majors at Hardin-Simmons University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (67 degrees awarded), Theology (22 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (20 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (25 degrees), and Psychology (32 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Hardin-Simmons University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Financial examiners

The most specialized majors at Hardin-Simmons University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (67 degrees awarded), Theology (22 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (20 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (25 degrees), and Psychology (32 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 Hardin-Simmons University are Elementary & secondary schools (693,718 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (363,723 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (357,973 people), Outpatient care centers (223,598 people), and Computer Systems Design (181,585 people).

The most specialized majors at Hardin-Simmons University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (67 degrees awarded), Theology (22 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (20 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (25 degrees), and Psychology (32 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 Hardin-Simmons University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 47 degrees awarded
  2. 29 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hardin-Simmons University was General Business Administration & Management with 47 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

232
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
301
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 232 degrees were awarded to men at Hardin-Simmons University, which is 0.771 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (301).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Hardin-Simmons University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.47 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Hardin-Simmons University in Physical Therapy, which is 1.58 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

43%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 43% of students graduating from Hardin-Simmons University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Hardin-Simmons University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 2.2% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    347 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    90 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hardin-Simmons University is white (347 degrees awarded). There were 3.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (90 degrees).

0.938% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    204 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    143 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Hardin-Simmons University is white female (204 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (143 degrees).

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Operations

Hardin-Simmons University has an endowment valued at nearly $201M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 4.06M (2.02%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Hardin-Simmons University had a total salary expenditure of 56M. Hardin-Simmons University employs 39 Professors, 28 Assistant professors and 17 Associate professors. Most academics at Hardin-Simmons University are Male Professor (28), Female Assistant professor (16), and Male Assistant professor (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hardin-Simmons University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 49 employees, Management, with 33 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees.

Endowment

$201M
2022 Endowment
7.85%
decline from 2021

Hardin-Simmons University has an endowment valued at about $201M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Hardin-Simmons University declined 7.85% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $154M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$24.5M
2022 Salaries
40.8%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Hardin-Simmons University paid a median of $24.5M in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($56M) and a 40.8% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.83M
Instructional Salaries
88
Number of Employees

In 2022, Hardin-Simmons University paid a total of $6.83M to 88 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
39 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
49 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hardin-Simmons University were Professor with 39 employees, Assistant professor with 28 employees, and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hardin-Simmons University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 49 employees, Management with 33 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hardin-Simmons University was Male Professor with 28 employees, Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 12 employees.

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