Tusculum University (221953)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,558
2.7% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,414
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.5%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
81.1%
1,369 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,303
78.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
34%
110 Graduates

About

Tusculum University (221953) is a higher education institution located in Greene County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Tusculum University (221953) were General Business Administration & Management (90 degrees awarded), General Education (23 degrees), and Registered Nursing (20 degrees).

In 2022, 460 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tusculum University (221953). 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (323 degrees), 8.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (40 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tusculum University (221953) is $26,558, which is $2,562 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Tusculum University (221953) is $26,558, which is $2,562 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,414.

In 2022, 93% of undergraduate students attending Tusculum University (221953) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$26,558
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Tusculum University (221953) was $26,558. The cost of tuition at Tusculum University (221953) is $2,562 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$20,414
2022 Value
54.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Tusculum University (221953) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,414. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Tusculum University (221953) grew by 54.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,600
Room and Board
$3,026
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tusculum University (221953) was of $9,600 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.43% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $3,026. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 3.01% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Tusculum University (221953) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 9.41% with respect to 2021, when 85% 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.
5.5%
2019 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Tusculum University (221953) was 5.5%, which represents 37 out of the 673 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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Admissions

Tusculum University (221953) received 1,369 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.82% annual growth. Out of those 1,369 applicants, 1,110 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,303 students enrolled at Tusculum University (221953) in 2022. 15% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tusculum University (221953) has an overall enrollment yield of 13.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,110
Accepted Out of 1,369

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tusculum University (221953) was 81.1% (1,110 admissions from 1,369 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 77%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.82%, while admissions grew by 14.6%..

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SAT Scores

15%
Submission Percentage (2022)
20
Scores Submitted (2022)

15% of enrolled first-time students at Tusculum University (221953) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tusculum University (221953) had a total enrollment of 1,303 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Tusculum University (221953) is 1,026 students and the part-time enrollment is 277. This means that 78.7% of students enrolled at Tusculum University (221953) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tusculum University (221953), both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.5% White, 5.6% Black or African American, 2.84% Hispanic or Latino, 1.15% Two or More Races, 0.384% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.23% Asian, and 0.0767% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tusculum University (221953) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.4%), followed by White Male (10.4%) and Black or African American Male (4.39%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.1%), followed by White Male (18.8%) and Black or African American Male (7.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tusculum University (221953) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,303 students. The full-time enrollment at Tusculum University (221953) is 1,026 and the part-time enrollment is 277. This means that 78.7% of students enrolled at Tusculum University (221953) are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
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 Tusculum University (221953) was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Tusculum University (221953) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    515 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    73 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    37 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Tusculum University (221953) is 39.5% White, 5.6% Black or African American, 2.84% Hispanic or Latino, 1.15% Two or More Races, 0.384% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.23% Asian, and 0.0767% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 569 students (43.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 100 more women than men received degrees from Tusculum University (221953). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Tusculum University (221953) is white (323 degrees awarded). There were 8.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (40 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tusculum University (221953) is General Business Administration & Management (90 degrees awarded), followed by General Education (23 degrees) and Registered Nursing (20 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Tusculum University (221953), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees awarded), Education (97 degrees), and Business (154 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tusculum University (221953) are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,763,919 people), Accountants & auditors (1,058,135 people), Other managers (819,835 people), Secondary school teachers (546,775 people), and Financial managers (513,460 people).

The most specialized majors at Tusculum University (221953) in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees awarded), Education (97 degrees), Business (154 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (57 degrees), and Physical Sciences (4 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 Tusculum University (221953) are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Tusculum University (221953) are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees awarded), Education (97 degrees), Business (154 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (57 degrees), and Physical Sciences (4 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 Tusculum University (221953) are Elementary & secondary schools (3,249,007 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (680,619 people), Computer Systems Design (589,511 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (518,463 people), and Banking & related activities (514,472 people).

The most specialized majors at Tusculum University (221953) are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees awarded), Education (97 degrees), Business (154 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (57 degrees), and Physical Sciences (4 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 Tusculum University (221953).
Most Common (2021)
  1. 99 degrees awarded
  2. 21 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tusculum University (221953) was General Business Administration & Management with 99 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

180
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
280
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 180 degrees were awarded to men at Tusculum University (221953), which is 0.643 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (280).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Tusculum University (221953) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.957 times less than the 69 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 71 degrees were awarded to men at Tusculum University (221953) in General Education, which is 3.94 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 30% of students graduating from Tusculum University (221953) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Tusculum University (221953) is Female and Two or More Races (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 1.82% 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
    323 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    40 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tusculum University (221953) is white (323 degrees awarded). There were 8.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (40 degrees).

10.4% of degree recipients (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    217 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    106 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Tusculum University (221953) is white female (217 degrees awarded). There were 2.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (106 degrees).

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Operations

Tusculum University (221953) has an endowment valued at nearly $20.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 180k (0.887%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Tusculum University (221953) had a total salary expenditure of 29.9M. Tusculum University (221953) employs 22 Associate professors, 19 Assistant professors and 9 Professors. Most academics at Tusculum University (221953) are Male Assistant professor (13), Female Associate professor (12), and Male Associate professor (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tusculum University (221953) are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 60 employees, Management, with 41 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees.

Endowment

$20.3M
2022 Endowment
21.3%
decline from 2021

Tusculum University (221953) has an endowment valued at about $20.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Tusculum University (221953) declined 21.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $26.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.1M
2022 Salaries
1.87%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Tusculum University (221953) paid a median of $12.1M in salaries, which represents 40.6% of their overall expenditure ($29.9M) and a 1.87% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.74M
Instructional Salaries
55
Number of Employees

In 2022, Tusculum University (221953) paid a total of $2.74M to 55 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
22 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
60 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tusculum University (221953) were Associate professor with 22 employees, Assistant professor with 19 employees, and Professor with 9 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tusculum University (221953) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 60 employees, Management with 41 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tusculum University (221953) was Male Assistant professor with 13 employees, Female Associate professor with 12 employees, and Male Associate professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Tusculum University (221953).

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