Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,200
1.9% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$35,445
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
61.8%
91,696 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
86,947
80.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
62.5%
8,428 Graduates

About

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools were Illustration (1,579 degrees awarded), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (1,169 degrees), and General Fine Studio Arts (861 degrees).

In 2020, 25,004 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools. 63.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (9,362 degrees), 3.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2658 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is $32,200, which is $22,179 more than than the national median of $10,021. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $32,200, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $17,665 more than than the national median $14,535.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is $32,200, which is $22,000 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,200. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $32,200, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $17,665 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,535.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,445.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,200
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was $32,200, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, which was $32,200. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is $17,665 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,535, and the in-state tuition is $22,000 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,200.

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Average Net Price

$35,445
2020 Value
3.68%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,445. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools grew by 3.68%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,464
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was of $13,464 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 4.57% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 6.25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
50.5%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 6.41% with respect to 2019, when 78% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools received 91,696 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.69% annual decline. Out of those 91,696 applicants, 56,663 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.8% acceptance rate.

There were 86,947 students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in 2020, and 54.3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools has an overall enrollment yield of 20.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
56,663
Accepted Out of 91,696

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was 61.8% (56,663 admissions from 91,696 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 57%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.69%, while admissions grew by 5.45%.

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SAT Scores

54.3%
Submission Percentage
1,644
Scores Submitted

54.3% of enrolled first-time students at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools has a total enrollment of 86,947 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is 70,189 students and the part-time enrollment is 16,758. This means that 80.7% of students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.3% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 8.63% Black or African American, 7.8% Asian, 3% Two or More Races, 0.396% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.216% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.8%), followed by White Male (13.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.94%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (17.5%), followed by White Male (10.8%) and Asian Female (4.19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86,947 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is 70,189 and the part-time enrollment is 16,758. This means that 80.7% of students enrolled at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    32,426
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    10,393
  3. Black or African American
    7,503

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is 37.3% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 8.63% Black or African American, 7.8% Asian, 3% Two or More Races, 0.396% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.216% 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.

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, 6,508 students (7.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 6540 more women than men received degrees from Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is white (9,362 degrees awarded). There were 3.52 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2658 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is Illustration (1,579 degrees awarded), followed by Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (1,169 degrees) and General Fine Studio Arts (861 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (1,760 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (16,729 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (1,096 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Elementary & middle school teachers (122,039 people), Other managers (102,200 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (98,408 people), Graphic designers (93,660 people), and Other designers (85,475 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Communication Technologies (1,760 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (16,729 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (1,096 degrees), Library Science (60 degrees), and Human Sciences (428 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 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Computer network architects

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Communication Technologies (1,760 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (16,729 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (1,096 degrees), Library Science (60 degrees), and Human Sciences (428 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 Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Elementary & secondary schools (246,795 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (162,395 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (146,608 people), Construction (74,895 people), and Computer Systems Design (73,190 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Communication Technologies (1,760 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (16,729 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (1,096 degrees), Library Science (60 degrees), and Human Sciences (428 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools.
Most Common
  1. 1579 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 1169 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 861 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was Illustration with 1579 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

9,232
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
15,772
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 9,232 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools, which is 0.585 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (15,772).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 646 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in Cinematography & Film Production, which is 1.24 times more than the 520 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 1386 degrees were awarded to women at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools in Illustration, which is 3.31 times more than the 419 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 50% of students graduating from Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Special Focus Institutions Carnegie Classification group.

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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (77.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is Female and Asian (77.4% 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, 5.72% of graduates (482 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,362 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,658 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,860 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is white (9,362 degrees awarded). There were 3.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2658 degrees).

5.82% of degree recipients (1,454 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    5,902 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,460 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,626 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools is white female (5,902 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,460 degrees).

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Operations

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools has an endowment valued at nearly $27.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $76.7M (278%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools had a total salary expenditure of $18.6M. Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools employs 1,622 Professors, 1,107 No academic ranks, and 728 Associate professors. Most academics at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are Male Professors (925), Female Professors(697), and Male No academic ranks (664).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools are: Management, with 2615 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1700 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 1298 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$27.6M
2020 Endowment
8.4%
growth from 2019

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools has an endowment valued at about $27.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools grew 8.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.2M 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: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $39M - Federal
  2. $8.85M - State
  3. $5.63M - Local

As of 2020, Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools received $39M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.85M from state grants and contracts, and $5.63M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.21M
2020 Salaries
3.84%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools paid a median of $8.21M in salaries, which represents 44.2% of their overall expenditure ($18.6M) and a 3.84% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 19.4% growth from 2018 and a 20.8% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$357M
Instructional Salaries
4,559
Number of Employees

In 2020, Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools paid a total of $357M to 4,559 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.7% of all salaries paid.

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

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
1622 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2615 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools were Professor with 1,622 employees; No academic rank with 1,107 employees; and No academic rank with 728 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools were Management with 2,615 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,700 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 1,298 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools was Male Professor with 925 employees, Female Professor with 697 employees, and Male No academic rank with 664 employees.

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