McKendree University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,100
1.83% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,869
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.58%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
70.1%
1,965 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,200
72% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
53.7%
220 Graduates

About

McKendree University is a higher education institution located in St. Clair County, IL. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at McKendree University were Registered Nursing (55 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees), and General Psychology (42 degrees).

In 2020, 691 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at McKendree University. 62.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (482 degrees), 5.54 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (87 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at McKendree University is $31,100, which is $8,570 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at McKendree University is $31,100, which is $8,570 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 $20,869.

In 2020, 95% of undergraduate students attending McKendree University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$31,100
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at McKendree University was $31,100. The cost of tuition at McKendree University is $8,570 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$20,869
2020 Value
4.11%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 McKendree University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,869. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of McKendree University grew by 4.11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,710
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at McKendree University was of $8,710 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.65% 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

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at McKendree University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 11.8% with respect to 2019, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.58%
2018 Default Rate
34
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at McKendree University was 4.58%, which represents 34 out of the 743 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

McKendree University received 1,965 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.6% annual decline. Out of those 1,965 applicants, 1,377 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,200 students enrolled at McKendree University in 2020, and 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

McKendree University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,377
Accepted Out of 1,965

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of McKendree University was 70.1% (1,377 admissions from 1,965 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 63.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −1.6%, while admissions grew by 8.85%.

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SAT Scores

52%
Submission Percentage
195
Scores Submitted

52% of enrolled first-time students at McKendree University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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McKendree University has a total enrollment of 2,200 students. The full-time enrollment at McKendree University is 1,585 students and the part-time enrollment is 615. This means that 72% of students enrolled at McKendree University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at McKendree University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.3% White, 11.4% Black or African American, 5.45% Hispanic or Latino, 5% Two or More Races, 0.773% Asian, 0.136% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0909% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at McKendree University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31%), followed by White Male (28.4%) and Black or African American Male (8.04%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.9%), followed by White Male (29.7%) and Black or African American Male (5.16%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at McKendree University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,200 students. The full-time enrollment at McKendree University is 1,585 and the part-time enrollment is 615. This means that 72% of students enrolled at McKendree University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 McKendree University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), McKendree University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,392
  2. Black or African American
    251
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    120

The enrolled student population at McKendree University is 63.3% White, 11.4% Black or African American, 5.45% Hispanic or Latino, 5% Two or More Races, 0.773% Asian, 0.136% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0909% 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 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, 220 students (10%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 171 more women than men received degrees from McKendree University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at McKendree University is white (482 degrees awarded). There were 5.54 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (87 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at McKendree University is Registered Nursing (55 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees) and General Psychology (42 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at McKendree University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (4 degrees awarded), Education (134 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at McKendree University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,972,328 people), Accountants & auditors (1,078,900 people), Other managers (766,703 people), Financial managers (482,452 people), and Secondary school teachers (474,046 people).

The most specialized majors at McKendree University are Applied Sciences (4 degrees awarded), Education (134 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Math & Statistics (16 degrees), and Psychology (54 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 McKendree University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at McKendree University are Applied Sciences (4 degrees awarded), Education (134 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Math & Statistics (16 degrees), and Psychology (54 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 McKendree University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,433,636 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (701,178 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (583,882 people), Computer Systems Design (545,061 people), and Banking & related activities (530,548 people).

The most specialized majors at McKendree University are Applied Sciences (4 degrees awarded), Education (134 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Math & Statistics (16 degrees), and Psychology (54 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 55 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 50 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 42 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at McKendree University was Registered Nursing with 55 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

260
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
431
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 260 degrees were awarded to men at McKendree University, which is 0.603 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (431).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 51 degrees were awarded to men at McKendree University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.81 times less than the 63 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 68 degrees were awarded to women at McKendree University in Registered Nursing, which is 22.7 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 44% of students graduating from McKendree University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at McKendree University is Female and White (66.9% 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, 4.55% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    482 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    87 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at McKendree University is white (482 degrees awarded). There were 5.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (87 degrees).

12.6% of degree recipients (87 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    327 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    155 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at McKendree University is white female (327 degrees awarded). There were 2.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (155 degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

McKendree University has an endowment valued at nearly $30.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.21M (4%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, McKendree University had a total salary expenditure of $40.6M. McKendree University employs 27 Professors, 24 Associate professors, and 24 Assistant professors. Most academics at McKendree University are Female Professors (17), Female Associate professors(14), and Male Assistant professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at McKendree University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 51 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 22 employees, and Management with 20 employees.

Endowment

$30.3M
2020 Endowment
6.85%
decline from 2019

McKendree University has an endowment valued at about $30.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of McKendree University declined 6.85% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.35M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $189k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, McKendree University received $189k 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

$16.7M
2020 Salaries
1.14%
decline from 2019

In 2020, McKendree University paid a median of $16.7M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($40.6M) and a 1.14% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.49% decline from 2018 and a 0.244% 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

$5.12M
Instructional Salaries
83
Number of Employees

In 2020, McKendree University paid a total of $5.12M to 83 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.7% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
27 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
51 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at McKendree University were Professor with 27 employees; Associate professor with 24 employees; and Associate professor with 24 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at McKendree University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 51 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees; and Management with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at McKendree University was Female Professor with 17 employees, Female Associate professor with 14 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 13 employees.

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

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