Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,791
4.54% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$19,861
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
73.9%
899,181 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,416,173
62.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
53.2%
69,090 Graduates

About

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity were General Business Administration & Management (21,467 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (19,658 degrees), and General Psychology (11,552 degrees).

In 2020, 365,182 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity. 63.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (176,131 degrees), 3.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (55739 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is $14,791, which is $4,770 more than than the national median of $10,021. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $20,574, which is 139% of the cost for in-state students, and is $6,039 more than than the national median $14,535.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is $14,791, which is $4,591 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,200. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $20,574, which is 139% of the cost for in-state students, and is $6,039 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 $19,861.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,791
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity was $20,574, which is 139% of the cost for in-state students, which was $14,791. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is $6,039 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,535, and the in-state tuition is $4,591 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,200.

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Average Net Price

$19,861
2020 Value
10.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,861. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity grew by 10.6%.

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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

$10,579
Room and Board
$1,255
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity was of $10,579 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,255. The cost of room and board increased by 1.91% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.56% with respect to 2019, when 78% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity received 899,181 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.17% annual growth. Out of those 899,181 applicants, 664,874 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,416,173 students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity in 2020, and 56.3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity has an overall enrollment yield of 20%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
664,874
Accepted Out of 899,181

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity was 73.9% (664,874 admissions from 899,181 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 68.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 3.17%, while admissions grew by 11.6%.

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SAT Scores

56.3%
Submission Percentage
64,136
Scores Submitted

56.3% of enrolled first-time students at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity has a total enrollment of 1,416,173 students. The full-time enrollment at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is 891,142 students and the part-time enrollment is 525,031. This means that 62.9% of students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.6% White, 18.4% Hispanic or Latino, 15.9% Black or African American, 5.32% Asian, 3.29% Two or More Races, 0.396% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.263% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.3%), followed by White Male (19.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28%), followed by White Male (13.6%) and Black or African American Female (13.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,416,173 students. The full-time enrollment at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is 891,142 and the part-time enrollment is 525,031. This means that 62.9% of students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    632,248
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    261,268
  3. Black or African American
    225,732

The enrolled student population at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is 44.6% White, 18.4% Hispanic or Latino, 15.9% Black or African American, 5.32% Asian, 3.29% Two or More Races, 0.396% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.263% 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, 120,817 students (8.53%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 101742 more women than men received degrees from Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is white (176,131 degrees awarded). There were 3.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (55739 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is General Business Administration & Management (21,467 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (19,658 degrees) and General Psychology (11,552 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (4,142 degrees awarded), Education (47,558 degrees), and Psychology (22,369 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,531,657 people), Secondary school teachers (496,788 people), Education administrators (297,998 people), Social workers, all other (275,088 people), and Special education teachers (226,367 people).

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Theology (4,142 degrees awarded), Education (47,558 degrees), Psychology (22,369 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11,814 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,718 degrees).

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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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Theology (4,142 degrees awarded), Education (47,558 degrees), Psychology (22,369 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11,814 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,718 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Elementary & secondary schools (2,978,419 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (403,362 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (284,564 people), Individual & family services (256,398 people), and Outpatient care centers (220,487 people).

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Theology (4,142 degrees awarded), Education (47,558 degrees), Psychology (22,369 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11,814 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,718 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.
Most Common
  1. 21467 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 19658 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 11552 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity was General Business Administration & Management with 21467 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

131,720
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
233,462
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 131,720 degrees were awarded to men at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity, which is 0.564 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (233,462).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 19540 degrees were awarded to men at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.9 times less than the 21708 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 22641 degrees were awarded to women at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity in Registered Nursing, which is 6.61 times more than the 3425 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 33% of students graduating from Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities 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 (70.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is Female and Asian (70.6% 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, 2.59% of graduates (1789 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    176,131 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    55,739 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    51,363 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is white (176,131 degrees awarded). There were 3.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (55739 degrees).

8.33% of degree recipients (30,416 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    111,418 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    64,713 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    36,905 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is white female (111,418 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (64,713 degrees).

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Operations

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity has an endowment valued at nearly $78.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $494M (631%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity had a total salary expenditure of $194M. Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity employs 10,447 Professors, 10,398 Associate professors, and 9,628 Assistant professors. Most academics at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Male Professors (6,519), Male Associate professors(5,311), and Female Assistant professors (5,275).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are: Office and Administrative Support, with 14812 employees, Management, with 13025 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 10009 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$78.3M
2020 Endowment
0.864%
growth from 2019

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity has an endowment valued at about $78.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity grew 0.864% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $224M 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. $842M - Federal
  2. $299M - State
  3. $45.2M - Local

As of 2020, Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity received $842M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $299M from state grants and contracts, and $45.2M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$85.8M
2020 Salaries
0.805%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity paid a median of $85.8M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($194M) and a 0.805% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.18% growth from 2018 and a 16.3% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.33B
Instructional Salaries
38,378
Number of Employees

In 2020, Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity paid a total of $3.33B to 38,378 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.5% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
10447 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
14812 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity were Professor with 10,447 employees; Associate professor with 10,398 employees; and Associate professor with 9,628 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity were Office and Administrative Support with 14,812 employees; Management with 13,025 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 10,009 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity was Male Professor with 6,519 employees, Male Associate professor with 5,311 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 5,275 employees.

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