Parker University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$21,622
14% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$23,563
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.99%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
1,697
91.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
100%
4 Graduates

About

Parker University is a higher education institution located in Dallas County, TX. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Parker University were Anatomy (73 degrees awarded), General Health & Wellness (55 degrees), and General Studies (9 degrees).

In 2020, 524 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Parker University. 53.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (276 degrees), 2.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (105 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Parker University is $21,622, which is $7,222 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Parker University is $21,622, which is $7,222 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,563.

In 2020, 96% of undergraduate students attending Parker University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$21,622
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Parker University was $21,622. The cost of tuition at Parker University is $7,222 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$23,563
2020 Value
8.71%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Parker University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,563. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Parker University grew by 8.71%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,018
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Parker University was of $11,018 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board did not change 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

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Parker University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5.49% with respect to 2019, when 91% 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.
2.99%
2018 Default Rate
16
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Parker University was 2.99%, which represents 16 out of the 536 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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Parker University has a total enrollment of 1,697 students. The full-time enrollment at Parker University is 1,552 students and the part-time enrollment is 145. This means that 91.5% of students enrolled at Parker University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Parker University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.6% White, 20.3% Hispanic or Latino, 13.4% Black or African American, 5.66% Asian, 2.89% Two or More Races, 0.707% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.295% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Parker University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.4%), followed by White Male (17%) and Black or African American Female (16.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (30.8%), followed by White Female (24.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (10.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Parker University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,697 students. The full-time enrollment at Parker University is 1,552 and the part-time enrollment is 145. This means that 91.5% of students enrolled at Parker University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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 Parker University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), Parker University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    875
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    345
  3. Black or African American
    227

The enrolled student population at Parker University is 51.6% White, 20.3% Hispanic or Latino, 13.4% Black or African American, 5.66% Asian, 2.89% Two or More Races, 0.707% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.295% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% Black or African American.

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In 2020, 40 more women than men received degrees from Parker University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Parker University is white (276 degrees awarded). There were 2.63 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (105 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Parker University is Anatomy (73 degrees awarded), followed by General Health & Wellness (55 degrees) and General Studies (9 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Parker University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (91 degrees awarded), Health (401 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (8 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 Parker University are Registered nurses (1,437,058 people), Accountants & auditors (1,072,734 people), Other managers (829,284 people), Software developers (563,908 people), and Physicians (498,422 people).

The most specialized majors at Parker University are Biology (91 degrees awarded), Health (401 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (8 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (11 degrees), and Business (11 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 Parker University are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Parker University are Biology (91 degrees awarded), Health (401 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (8 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (11 degrees), and Business (11 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 Parker University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,167,711 people), Computer Systems Design (957,194 people), Elementary & secondary schools (879,855 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (729,662 people), and Banking & related activities (545,930 people).

The most specialized majors at Parker University are Biology (91 degrees awarded), Health (401 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (8 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (11 degrees), and Business (11 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 Parker University.
Most Common
  1. 73 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 55 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 9 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Parker University was Anatomy with 73 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

242
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
282
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 242 degrees were awarded to men at Parker University, which is 0.858 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (282).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 119 degrees were awarded to men at Parker University in Chiropractic, which is 1.38 times more than the 86 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 86 degrees were awarded to women at Parker University in Chiropractic, which is 0.723 times less than the 119 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Parker University is Male and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    276 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    105 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    93 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Parker University is white (276 degrees awarded). There were 2.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (105 degrees).

2.67% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    146 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    130 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Parker University is white female (146 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (130 degrees).

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Parker University has an endowment valued at nearly $33.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.61M (4.75%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Parker University had a total salary expenditure of $44.5M. Parker University employs 31 Assistant professors, 20 Instructors, and 12 Professors. Most academics at Parker University are Male Assistant professors (20), Female Assistant professors(11), and Male Instructors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Parker University are: Management, with 57 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 27 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

Endowment

$33.9M
2020 Endowment
2.61k%
growth from 2019

Parker University has an endowment valued at about $33.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Parker University grew 2.61k% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.5M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $580k - Federal
  2. $1.42M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Parker University received $580k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.42M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$20M
2020 Salaries
7.55%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Parker University paid a median of $20M in salaries, which represents 44.9% of their overall expenditure ($44.5M) and a 7.55% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.86% growth from 2018 and a 1.69% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.58M
Instructional Salaries
78
Number of Employees

In 2020, Parker University paid a total of $5.58M to 78 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Parker University were Assistant professor with 31 employees; Instructor with 20 employees; and Instructor with 12 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Parker University were Management with 57 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 27 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Parker University was Male Assistant professor with 20 employees, Female Assistant professor with 11 employees, and Male Instructor with 10 employees.

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

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