Kettering University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$42,906
5.64% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$34,713
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.29%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
74.1%
1,975 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,030
83.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
67%
244 Graduates

About

Kettering University is a higher education institution located in Genesee County, MI. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kettering University were Mechanical Engineering (260 degrees awarded), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (64 degrees), and General Computer Engineering (31 degrees).

In 2020, 651 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kettering University. 20.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 79.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (444 degrees), 12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (37 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kettering University is $42,906, which is $20,376 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Kettering University is $42,906, which is $20,376 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 $34,713.

In 2020, 97% of undergraduate students attending Kettering University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$42,906
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Kettering University was $42,906. The cost of tuition at Kettering University is $20,376 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$34,713
2020 Value
11.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Kettering University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,713. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Kettering University grew by 11.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,400
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kettering University was of $8,400 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 1.94% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 8.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Kettering University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 97% 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.
2.29%
2018 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Kettering University was 2.29%, which represents 9 out of the 393 total borrowers.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Kettering University received 1,975 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 12.7% annual decline. Out of those 1,975 applicants, 1,464 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,030 students enrolled at Kettering University in 2020, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kettering University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,464
Accepted Out of 1,975

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kettering University was 74.1% (1,464 admissions from 1,975 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 73%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −12.7%, while admissions declined by −11.3%.

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SAT Scores

89%
Submission Percentage
302
Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Kettering University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Kettering University has a total enrollment of 2,030 students. The full-time enrollment at Kettering University is 1,702 students and the part-time enrollment is 328. This means that 83.8% of students enrolled at Kettering University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kettering University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.5% White, 6.11% Asian, 4.53% Hispanic or Latino, 3.2% Two or More Races, 3.15% Black or African American, 0.0985% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0493% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kettering University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (62.3%), followed by White Female (15.7%) and Asian Male (4.38%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (37.1%), followed by White Female (21.9%) and Asian Male (4.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kettering University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,030 students. The full-time enrollment at Kettering University is 1,702 and the part-time enrollment is 328. This means that 83.8% of students enrolled at Kettering University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
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 Kettering University was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Kettering University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,513
  2. Asian
    124
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    92

The enrolled student population at Kettering University is 74.5% White, 6.11% Asian, 4.53% Hispanic or Latino, 3.2% Two or More Races, 3.15% Black or African American, 0.0985% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0493% 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, 66 students (3.25%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 379 fewer women than men received degrees from Kettering University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kettering University is white (444 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (37 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kettering University is Mechanical Engineering (260 degrees awarded), followed by Electrical & Electronics Engineering (64 degrees) and General Computer Engineering (31 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Kettering University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (453 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), and Physical Sciences (10 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kettering University are Accountants & auditors (1,067,412 people), Other managers (1,028,105 people), Software developers (936,878 people), Financial managers (482,150 people), and Chief executives & legislators (471,410 people).

The most specialized majors at Kettering University are Engineering (453 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), Physical Sciences (10 degrees), Business (128 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (23 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 Kettering University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at Kettering University are Engineering (453 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), Physical Sciences (10 degrees), Business (128 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (23 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 Kettering University are Computer Systems Design (1,333,131 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (640,009 people), Construction (624,032 people), Elementary & secondary schools (579,143 people), and Banking & related activities (577,209 people).

The most specialized majors at Kettering University are Engineering (453 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), Physical Sciences (10 degrees), Business (128 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (23 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 260 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 64 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 31 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kettering University was Mechanical Engineering with 260 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

515
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
136
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 515 degrees were awarded to men at Kettering University, which is 3.79 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (136).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 224 degrees were awarded to men at Kettering University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 6.22 times more than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 36 degrees were awarded to women at Kettering University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 0.161 times less than the 224 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 8% of students graduating from Kettering University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kettering University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 7.79% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    444 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    37 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kettering University is white (444 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (37 degrees).

5.68% of degree recipients (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    353 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    91 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kettering University is white male (353 degrees awarded). There were 3.88 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (91 degrees).

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Kettering University has an endowment valued at nearly $88.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $847k (0.959%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Kettering University had a total salary expenditure of $65.9M. Kettering University employs 35 Associate professors, 33 Professors, and 21 Assistant professors. Most academics at Kettering University are Male Professors (28), Male Associate professors(24), and Male Assistant professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kettering University are: Management, with 62 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 53 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 36 employees.

Endowment

$88.3M
2020 Endowment
2.24%
decline from 2019

Kettering University has an endowment valued at about $88.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Kettering University declined 2.24% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $48.7M higher 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.15M - Federal
  2. $121k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Kettering University received $2.15M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $121k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$30M
2020 Salaries
0.319%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Kettering University paid a median of $30M in salaries, which represents 45.5% of their overall expenditure ($65.9M) and a 0.319% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.01% growth from 2018 and a 0.765% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.14M
Instructional Salaries
109
Number of Employees

In 2020, Kettering University paid a total of $9.14M to 109 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.4% 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
35 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
62 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kettering University were Associate professor with 35 employees; Professor with 33 employees; and Professor with 21 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kettering University were Management with 62 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 53 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kettering University was Male Professor with 28 employees, Male Associate professor with 24 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 18 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Kettering University.

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