Roanoke College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$45,200
3.15% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$27,975
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.61%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
78.1%
5,296 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,920
98.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
69.8%
392 Graduates

About

Roanoke College is a higher education institution located in Salem city, VA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Roanoke College were General Business Administration & Management (85 degrees awarded), General Psychology (37 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (36 degrees).

In 2020, 479 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Roanoke College. 60.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (379 degrees), 11.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Roanoke College is $45,200, which is $16,800 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Roanoke College is $45,200, which is $16,800 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,975.

In 2020, 100% of undergraduate students attending Roanoke College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$45,200
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Roanoke College was $45,200. The cost of tuition at Roanoke College is $16,800 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$27,975
2020 Value
2.92%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Roanoke College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,975. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Roanoke College grew by 2.92%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,248
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Roanoke College was of $14,248 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 2.6% 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

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Roanoke College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 100% 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.
3.61%
2018 Default Rate
19
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Roanoke College was 3.61%, which represents 19 out of the 527 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

Roanoke College received 5,296 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.88% annual decline. Out of those 5,296 applicants, 4,138 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,920 students enrolled at Roanoke College in 2020, and 75% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Roanoke College has an overall enrollment yield of 11.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,138
Accepted Out of 5,296

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Roanoke College was 78.1% (4,138 admissions from 5,296 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 74.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.88%, while admissions grew by 1.45%.

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SAT Scores

75%
Submission Percentage
352
Scores Submitted

75% of enrolled first-time students at Roanoke College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Roanoke College has a total enrollment of 1,920 students. The full-time enrollment at Roanoke College is 1,883 students and the part-time enrollment is 37. This means that 98.1% of students enrolled at Roanoke College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Roanoke College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.7% White, 5.47% Hispanic or Latino, 5.21% Black or African American, 4.06% Two or More Races, 1.56% Asian, 0.26% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0521% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Roanoke College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (46%), followed by White Male (35.5%) and Black or African American Female (3.03%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Roanoke College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,920 students. The full-time enrollment at Roanoke College is 1,883 and the part-time enrollment is 37. This means that 98.1% of students enrolled at Roanoke College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 Roanoke College was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Roanoke College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,568
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    105
  3. Black or African American
    100

The enrolled student population at Roanoke College is 81.7% White, 5.47% Hispanic or Latino, 5.21% Black or African American, 4.06% Two or More Races, 1.56% Asian, 0.26% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0521% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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In 2020, 99 more women than men received degrees from Roanoke College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Roanoke College is white (379 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Roanoke College is General Business Administration & Management (85 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (37 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (36 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Roanoke College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees awarded), History (21 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (17 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Roanoke College are Elementary & middle school teachers (143,485 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (138,553 people), Other managers (106,928 people), Postsecondary teachers (90,503 people), and Secondary school teachers (77,035 people).

The most specialized majors at Roanoke College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees awarded), History (21 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (14 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 Roanoke College are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Roanoke College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees awarded), History (21 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (14 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 Roanoke College are Elementary & secondary schools (303,957 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (194,581 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (111,172 people), Legal services (108,487 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (70,147 people).

The most specialized majors at Roanoke College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees awarded), History (21 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (14 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 Roanoke College.
Most Common
  1. 85 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 37 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 36 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Roanoke College was General Business Administration & Management with 85 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

190
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
289
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 190 degrees were awarded to men at Roanoke College, which is 0.657 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (289).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 54 degrees were awarded to men at Roanoke College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.74 times more than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 34 degrees were awarded to women at Roanoke College in General Psychology, which is 11.3 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

61%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 61% of students graduating from Roanoke College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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 Roanoke 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% 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
    379 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    32 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Roanoke College is white (379 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    230 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    149 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Roanoke College is white female (230 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (149 degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

Roanoke College has an endowment valued at nearly $149M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−0.435%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Roanoke College had a total salary expenditure of $66.2M. Roanoke College employs 52 Associate professors, 51 Professors, and 32 No academic ranks. Most academics at Roanoke College are Male Professors (29), Male Associate professors(26), and Female Associate professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Roanoke College are: Service, with 48 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, and Management with 34 employees.

Endowment

$149M
2020 Endowment
4.34%
decline from 2019

Roanoke College has an endowment valued at about $149M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Roanoke College declined 4.34% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $109M 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

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

As of 2020, Roanoke College received $3M 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

$29.2M
2020 Salaries
1.59%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Roanoke College paid a median of $29.2M in salaries, which represents 44.1% of their overall expenditure ($66.2M) and a 1.59% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0975% decline from 2018 and a 0.00554% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$11.2M
Instructional Salaries
164
Number of Employees

In 2020, Roanoke College paid a total of $11.2M to 164 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.2% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
52 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
48 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Roanoke College were Associate professor with 52 employees; Professor with 51 employees; and Professor with 32 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Roanoke College were Service with 48 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees; and Management with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Roanoke College was Male Professor with 29 employees, Male Associate professor with 26 employees, and Female Associate professor with 26 employees.

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

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