McMurry University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,972
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,757
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.17%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
56.5%
2,345 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,237
82.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
37.3%
106 Graduates

About

McMurry University is a higher education institution located in Taylor County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at McMurry University were Kinesiology & Exercise Science (22 degrees awarded), Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (20 degrees), and General Business (19 degrees).

In 2022, 217 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at McMurry University. 64.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (121 degrees), 2.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (59 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at McMurry University is $29,972, which is $1,642 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at McMurry University is $29,972, which is $1,642 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,757.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending McMurry University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$29,972
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at McMurry University was $29,972. The cost of tuition at McMurry University is $1,642 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$18,757
2022 Value
15.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 McMurry University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,757. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of McMurry University grew by 15.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,093
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at McMurry University was of $8,093 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.66% 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

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at McMurry University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 8.89% with respect to 2021, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.17%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at McMurry University was 3.17%, which represents 10 out of the 315 total borrowers.

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Admissions

McMurry University received 2,345 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 70.9% annual growth. Out of those 2,345 applicants, 1,325 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,237 students enrolled at McMurry University in 2022. 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

McMurry University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,325
Accepted Out of 2,345

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of McMurry University was 56.5% (1,325 admissions from 2,345 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 78.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 70.9%, while admissions grew by 23.3%..

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage (2022)
39
Scores Submitted (2022)

14% of enrolled first-time students at McMurry University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

McMurry University had a total enrollment of 1,237 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at McMurry University is 1,021 students and the part-time enrollment is 216. This means that 82.5% of students enrolled at McMurry University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at McMurry University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.7% White, 33.9% Hispanic or Latino, 13.6% Black or African American, 3.64% Asian, 0.566% Two or More Races, 0.566% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.404% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at McMurry University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (22.2%), followed by White Female (21%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (17.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40%), followed by Asian Female (20%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (20%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at McMurry University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,237 students. The full-time enrollment at McMurry University is 1,021 and the part-time enrollment is 216. This means that 82.5% of students enrolled at McMurry University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
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 McMurry University was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), McMurry University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    528 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    419 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    168 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at McMurry University is 42.7% White, 33.9% Hispanic or Latino, 13.6% Black or African American, 3.64% Asian, 0.566% Two or More Races, 0.566% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.404% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 40 students (3.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 61 more women than men received degrees from McMurry University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at McMurry University is white (121 degrees awarded). There were 2.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (59 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at McMurry University is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (22 degrees awarded), followed by Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (20 degrees) and General Business (19 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at McMurry University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees awarded), Protective Services (20 degrees), and Physical Sciences (6 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 McMurry University are Other managers (188,962 people), Postsecondary teachers (173,086 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (169,546 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (142,101 people), and Police officers (140,941 people).

The most specialized majors at McMurry University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees awarded), Protective Services (20 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), English (6 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 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 McMurry University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at McMurry University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees awarded), Protective Services (20 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), English (6 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 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 McMurry University are Elementary & secondary schools (416,794 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (357,201 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (352,683 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (195,664 people), and Computer Systems Design (149,569 people).

The most specialized majors at McMurry University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees awarded), Protective Services (20 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), English (6 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 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 McMurry University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 22 degrees awarded
  2. 20 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at McMurry University was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 22 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

78
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
139
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 78 degrees were awarded to men at McMurry University, which is 0.561 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (139).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 9 degrees were awarded to men at McMurry University in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 0.692 times less than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to women at McMurry University in Early Childhood Education & Teaching. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 25% of students graduating from McMurry University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% 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 McMurry University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 1.89% 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
    121 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    59 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at McMurry University is white (121 degrees awarded). There were 2.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (59 degrees).

2.3% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    76 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    45 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at McMurry University is white female (76 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (45 degrees).

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Operations

McMurry University has an endowment valued at nearly $104M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−1.1%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, McMurry University had a total salary expenditure of 32.5M. McMurry University employs 28 Professors, 18 Assistant professors and 15 Instructors. Most academics at McMurry University are Male Professor (21), Male Assistant professor (13), and Female Instructor (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at McMurry University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 49 employees, Management, with 26 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

Endowment

$104M
2022 Endowment
8.82%
decline from 2021

McMurry University has an endowment valued at about $104M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of McMurry University declined 8.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $55M 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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Salary Expenditure

$13.5M
2022 Salaries
4.07%
growth from 2021

In 2022, McMurry University paid a median of $13.5M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($32.5M) and a 4.07% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.76M
Instructional Salaries
75
Number of Employees

In 2022, McMurry University paid a total of $4.76M to 75 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at McMurry University were Professor with 28 employees, Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Instructor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at McMurry University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 49 employees, Management with 26 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at McMurry University was Male Professor with 21 employees, Male Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Female Instructor with 12 employees.

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

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