Aquinas College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,386
3.4% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,812
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
70.9%
1,853 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,517
77.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
63.7%
225 Graduates

About

Aquinas College is a higher education institution located in Kent County, MI. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Aquinas College were General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (26 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (25 degrees).

In 2020, 414 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Aquinas 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 (306 degrees), 8.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (36 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Aquinas College is $34,386, which is $11,856 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Aquinas College is $34,386, which is $11,856 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 $18,812.

In 2020, 90% of undergraduate students attending Aquinas College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,386
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Aquinas College was $34,386. The cost of tuition at Aquinas College is $11,856 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$18,812
2020 Value
4.08%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Aquinas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,812. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Aquinas College grew by 4.08%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,910
Room and Board
$930
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Aquinas College was of $7,910 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $930. The cost of room and board increased by 2.87% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.09% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Aquinas College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.27% with respect to 2019, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Aquinas College received 1,853 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.59% annual decline. Out of those 1,853 applicants, 1,314 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,517 students enrolled at Aquinas College in 2020, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Aquinas College has an overall enrollment yield of 21.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,314
Accepted Out of 1,853

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Aquinas College was 70.9% (1,314 admissions from 1,853 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 69.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −1.59%, while admissions grew by 0.69%.

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SAT Scores

86%
Submission Percentage
241
Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at Aquinas College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Aquinas College has a total enrollment of 1,517 students. The full-time enrollment at Aquinas College is 1,180 students and the part-time enrollment is 337. This means that 77.8% of students enrolled at Aquinas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Aquinas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.8% White, 8.11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.76% Black or African American, 2.44% Two or More Races, 1.52% Asian, 0.527% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.132% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Aquinas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.6%), followed by White Male (26.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.72%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (51%), followed by White Male (25.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Aquinas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,517 students. The full-time enrollment at Aquinas College is 1,180 and the part-time enrollment is 337. This means that 77.8% of students enrolled at Aquinas College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 Aquinas College was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Aquinas College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,043
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    123
  3. Black or African American
    57

The enrolled student population at Aquinas College is 68.8% White, 8.11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.76% Black or African American, 2.44% Two or More Races, 1.52% Asian, 0.527% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.132% 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.

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, 174 students (11.5%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 114 more women than men received degrees from Aquinas College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Aquinas College is white (306 degrees awarded). There were 8.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (36 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Aquinas College is General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (26 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (25 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Aquinas College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (21 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Aquinas College are Elementary & middle school teachers (233,267 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (176,869 people), Postsecondary teachers (133,656 people), Other managers (128,015 people), and Secondary school teachers (121,682 people).

The most specialized majors at Aquinas College are Language & Linguistics (21 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), English (18 degrees), and Theology (8 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 Aquinas College are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Aquinas College are Language & Linguistics (21 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), English (18 degrees), and Theology (8 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 Aquinas College are Elementary & secondary schools (486,679 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (284,629 people), Legal services (145,544 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (134,679 people), and Religious organizations (120,333 people).

The most specialized majors at Aquinas College are Language & Linguistics (21 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), English (18 degrees), and Theology (8 degrees).

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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 Aquinas College.
Most Common
  1. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 26 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 25 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Aquinas College was General Business Administration & Management with 43 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

150
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
264
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 150 degrees were awarded to men at Aquinas College, which is 0.568 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (264).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Aquinas College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.39 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 25 degrees were awarded to women at Aquinas College in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 25 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 36% of students graduating from Aquinas College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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 at Aquinas College is Male and Asian (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, 1.33% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    306 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    36 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Aquinas College is white (306 degrees awarded). There were 8.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (36 degrees).

8.7% of degree recipients (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    192 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    114 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Aquinas College is white female (192 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (114 degrees).

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Aquinas College has an endowment valued at nearly $38.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.33M (3.47%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Aquinas College had a total salary expenditure of $37.9M. Aquinas College employs 32 Associate professors, 25 Professors, and 20 Assistant professors. Most academics at Aquinas College are Male Associate professors (19), Male Professors(15), and Female Associate professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Aquinas College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 57 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 33 employees, and Service with 30 employees.

Endowment

$38.4M
2020 Endowment
10.7%
decline from 2019

Aquinas College has an endowment valued at about $38.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Aquinas College declined 10.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.19M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.06M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Aquinas College received $2.06M 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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Salary Expenditure

$16.8M
2020 Salaries
0.95%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Aquinas College paid a median of $16.8M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($37.9M) and a 0.95% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.2% growth from 2018 and a 4.05% 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

$4.85M
Instructional Salaries
85
Number of Employees

In 2020, Aquinas College paid a total of $4.85M to 85 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.9% of all salaries paid.

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

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
32 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Aquinas College were Associate professor with 32 employees; Professor with 25 employees; and Professor with 20 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Aquinas College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 57 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 33 employees; and Service with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Aquinas College was Male Associate professor with 19 employees, Male Professor with 15 employees, and Female Associate professor with 13 employees.

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

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