Anderson University (217633)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,860
12.3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$21,633
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.7%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
45.4%
5,043 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,121
87.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
60.3%
403 Graduates

About

Anderson University (217633) is a higher education institution located in Anderson County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Anderson University (217633) were Registered Nursing (90 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (65 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (54 degrees).

In 2022, 1,006 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Anderson University (217633). 67.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (715 degrees), 10.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (70 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Anderson University (217633) is $30,860, which is $6,864 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Anderson University (217633) is $30,860, which is $6,864 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 $21,633.

In 2022, 88% of undergraduate students attending Anderson University (217633) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$30,860
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Anderson University (217633) was $30,860. The cost of tuition at Anderson University (217633) is $6,864 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$21,633
2022 Value
0.0462%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Anderson University (217633) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,633. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Anderson University (217633) grew by 0.0462%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,900
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Anderson University (217633) was of $10,900 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.27% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Anderson University (217633) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.33% with respect to 2021, when 86% 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.
1.7%
2019 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Anderson University (217633) was 1.7%, which represents 15 out of the 881 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Anderson University (217633) received 5,043 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 11.8% annual growth. Out of those 5,043 applicants, 2,289 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,121 students enrolled at Anderson University (217633) in 2022.

Anderson University (217633) has an overall enrollment yield of 34.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,289
Accepted Out of 5,043

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Anderson University (217633) was 45.4% (2,289 admissions from 5,043 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 50.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 11.8%, while admissions grew by 0.926%..

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Enrollment

Anderson University (217633) had a total enrollment of 4,121 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Anderson University (217633) is 3,616 students and the part-time enrollment is 505. This means that 87.7% of students enrolled at Anderson University (217633) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Anderson University (217633), both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.8% White, 7.96% Black or African American, 1.53% Asian, 0.121% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0243% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Anderson University (217633) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.4%), followed by White Male (27.1%) and Black or African American Female (1.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.6%), followed by White Male (23.7%) and Black or African American Male (9.62%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Anderson University (217633) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,121 students. The full-time enrollment at Anderson University (217633) is 3,616 and the part-time enrollment is 505. This means that 87.7% of students enrolled at Anderson University (217633) are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
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 Anderson University (217633) was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Anderson University (217633) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,329 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    328 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    63 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Anderson University (217633) is 80.8% White, 7.96% Black or African American, 1.53% Asian, 0.121% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0243% 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.

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Graduates

In 2022, 348 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 (715 degrees awarded). There were 10.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (70 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Anderson University (217633) is Registered Nursing (90 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (65 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (54 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees awarded), Theology (34 degrees), and Education (253 degrees).

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 (1,583,238 people), Secondary school teachers (457,942 people), Education administrators (264,280 people), Special education teachers (188,508 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (183,244 people).

The most specialized majors at Anderson University (217633) in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees awarded), Theology (34 degrees), Education (253 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees), and Human Sciences (23 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 Anderson University (217633) are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Anderson University (217633) are Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees awarded), Theology (34 degrees), Education (253 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees), and Human Sciences (23 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 Anderson University (217633) are Elementary & secondary schools (2,773,663 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (272,136 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (182,412 people), Religious organizations (161,137 people), and Child day care services (119,893 people).

The most specialized majors at Anderson University (217633) are Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees awarded), Theology (34 degrees), Education (253 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees), and Human Sciences (23 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 Anderson University (217633).
Most Common (2021)
  1. 102 degrees awarded
  2. 41 degrees awarded
  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Anderson University (217633) was Registered Nursing with 102 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

329
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
677
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 329 degrees were awarded to men at Anderson University (217633), which is 0.486 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (677).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 59 degrees were awarded to men at Anderson University (217633) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.983 times less than the 60 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 82 degrees were awarded to men at Anderson University (217633) in Registered Nursing, which is 10.3 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%
100% Completion Time
57%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 51% of students graduating from Anderson University (217633) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Anderson University (217633) is Male 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, 0.496% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    715 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    70 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Anderson University (217633) is white (715 degrees awarded). There were 10.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (70 degrees).

17.5% of degree recipients (176 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    485 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    230 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Anderson University (217633) is white female (485 degrees awarded). There were 2.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (230 degrees).

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Operations

Anderson University (217633) has an endowment valued at nearly $56.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.72%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Anderson University (217633) had a total salary expenditure of 82.2M. Anderson University (217633) employs 74 Assistant professors, 45 Associate professors and 33 Professors. Most academics at Anderson University (217633) are Female Assistant professor (41), Male Assistant professor (33), and Male Associate professor (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Anderson University (217633) are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 87 employees, Management, with 53 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees.

Endowment

$56.4M
2022 Endowment
5.26%
decline from 2021

Anderson University (217633) has an endowment valued at about $56.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Anderson University (217633) declined 5.26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.78M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$34.8M
2022 Salaries
10.4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Anderson University (217633) paid a median of $34.8M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($82.2M) and a 10.4% 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

$13.5M
Instructional Salaries
187
Number of Employees

In 2022, Anderson University (217633) paid a total of $13.5M to 187 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.7% 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

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Anderson University (217633) were Assistant professor with 74 employees, Associate professor with 45 employees, and Professor with 33 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Anderson University (217633) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 87 employees, Management with 53 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Anderson University (217633) was Female Assistant professor with 41 employees, Male Assistant professor with 33 employees, and Male Associate professor with 28 employees.

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