Ferrum College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$36,480
3.49% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$23,344
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
13.4%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
75.8%
3,206 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
972
97.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
31.8%
158 Graduates

About

Ferrum College is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, VA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Ferrum College were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (23 degrees awarded), Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (21 degrees), and General Agriculture (13 degrees).

In 2020, 182 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ferrum College. 52.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (120 degrees), 3.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (38 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ferrum College is $36,480, which is $8,080 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Ferrum College is $36,480, which is $8,080 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,344.

In 2020, 99% of undergraduate students attending Ferrum College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$36,480
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Ferrum College was $36,480. The cost of tuition at Ferrum College is $8,080 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$23,344
2020 Value
1.45%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Ferrum College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,344. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Ferrum College grew by 1.45%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,980
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ferrum College was of $11,980 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 0.884% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Ferrum College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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13.4%
2018 Default Rate
72
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Ferrum College was 13.4%, which represents 72 out of the 538 total borrowers.

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Ferrum College received 3,206 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 15% annual decline. Out of those 3,206 applicants, 2,431 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.8% acceptance rate.

There were 972 students enrolled at Ferrum College in 2020, and 41% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ferrum College has an overall enrollment yield of 12.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,431
Accepted Out of 3,206

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ferrum College was 75.8% (2,431 admissions from 3,206 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 73.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −15%, while admissions declined by −11.9%.

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SAT Scores

41%
Submission Percentage
120
Scores Submitted

41% of enrolled first-time students at Ferrum College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Ferrum College has a total enrollment of 972 students. The full-time enrollment at Ferrum College is 951 students and the part-time enrollment is 21. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at Ferrum College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ferrum College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.6% White, 30.6% Black or African American, 7.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7% Two or More Races, 0.514% Asian, 0.309% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.309% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Ferrum College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (25.4%), followed by White Female (24.8%) and Black or African American Male (21.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (55.6%), followed by White Male (22.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ferrum College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 972 students. The full-time enrollment at Ferrum College is 951 and the part-time enrollment is 21. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at Ferrum College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
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 Ferrum College was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Ferrum College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    492
  2. Black or African American
    297
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    71

The enrolled student population at Ferrum College is 50.6% White, 30.6% Black or African American, 7.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7% Two or More Races, 0.514% Asian, 0.309% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.309% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 20 students (2.06%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 10 more women than men received degrees from Ferrum College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ferrum College is white (120 degrees awarded). There were 3.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (38 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ferrum College is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (23 degrees awarded), followed by Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (21 degrees) and General Agriculture (13 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Ferrum College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees awarded), Agriculture (13 degrees), and Protective Services (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 Ferrum College are Social workers, all other (163,039 people), Police officers (135,345 people), Other managers (126,107 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (90,211 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (46,321 people).

The most specialized majors at Ferrum College are Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees awarded), Agriculture (13 degrees), Protective Services (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (8 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (10 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 Ferrum College are Physicians, Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Ferrum College are Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees awarded), Agriculture (13 degrees), Protective Services (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (8 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (10 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ferrum College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (338,330 people), Elementary & secondary schools (227,338 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (146,753 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (127,085 people), and Individual & family services (122,536 people).

The most specialized majors at Ferrum College are Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees awarded), Agriculture (13 degrees), Protective Services (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (8 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (10 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 23 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ferrum College was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 23 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

86
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
96
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Ferrum College, which is 0.896 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (96).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Ferrum College in Physical Education Teaching & Coaching, which is 2 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 12 degrees were awarded to women at Ferrum College in General Agriculture, which is 12 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 17% of students graduating from Ferrum College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% 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 at Ferrum College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0.633% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    120 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    38 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ferrum College is white (120 degrees awarded). There were 3.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (38 degrees).

2.75% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    62 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    58 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Ferrum College is white female (62 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (58 degrees).

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Ferrum College has an endowment valued at nearly $52.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.1M (4.01%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Ferrum College had a total salary expenditure of $29.8M. Ferrum College employs 25 Assistant professors, 23 Associate professors, and 8 Professors. Most academics at Ferrum College are Female Assistant professors (13), Male Associate professors(12), and Male Assistant professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ferrum College are: Management, with 42 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 41 employees, and Service with 24 employees.

Endowment

$52.4M
2020 Endowment
2.57%
decline from 2019

Ferrum College has an endowment valued at about $52.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Ferrum College declined 2.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.5M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $618k - Federal
  2. $5.48k - State
  3. $9.31k - Local

As of 2020, Ferrum College received $618k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.48k from state grants and contracts, and $9.31k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.7M
2020 Salaries
12.2%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Ferrum College paid a median of $12.7M in salaries, which represents 42.6% of their overall expenditure ($29.8M) and a 12.2% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.22% decline from 2018 and a 0.489% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.05M
Instructional Salaries
60
Number of Employees

In 2020, Ferrum College paid a total of $3.05M to 60 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
25 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
42 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ferrum College were Assistant professor with 25 employees; Associate professor with 23 employees; and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ferrum College were Management with 42 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 41 employees; and Service with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ferrum College was Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, Male Associate professor with 12 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 12 employees.

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

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