Union University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,313
18% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$28,585
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.18%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
52.6%
2,839 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,731
72.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
66.6%
223 Graduates

About

Union University is a higher education institution located in Madison County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Union University were Registered Nursing (168 degrees awarded), Organizational Leadership (44 degrees), and Social Work (29 degrees).

In 2022, 982 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Union University. 71% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (637 degrees), 3.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (210 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Union University is $18,313, which is $−11,837 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Union University is $18,313, which is $−11,837 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,585.

In 2022, 90% of undergraduate students attending Union University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$18,313
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Union University was $18,313. The cost of tuition at Union University is $−11,837 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$28,585
2022 Value
3.34%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Union University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,585. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Union University grew by 3.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,145
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Union University was of $10,145 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.38% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Union University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 7.14% with respect to 2021, when 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.18%
2019 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Union University was 1.18%, which represents 11 out of the 936 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Union University received 2,839 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.73% annual growth. Out of those 2,839 applicants, 1,492 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,731 students enrolled at Union University in 2022. 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Union University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,492
Accepted Out of 2,839

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Union University was 52.6% (1,492 admissions from 2,839 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 52.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.73%, while admissions grew by 6.04%..

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage (2022)
47
Scores Submitted (2022)

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

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Enrollment

Union University had a total enrollment of 2,731 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Union University is 1,977 students and the part-time enrollment is 754. This means that 72.4% of students enrolled at Union University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Union University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.8% White, 19.8% Black or African American, 4.47% Two or More Races, 1.98% Asian, 1.28% Hispanic or Latino, 0.146% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0366% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Union University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.2%), followed by White Male (27.3%) and Black or African American Female (6.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (24%) and White Male (18%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Union University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,731 students. The full-time enrollment at Union University is 1,977 and the part-time enrollment is 754. This means that 72.4% of students enrolled at Union University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
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 Union University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Union University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,689 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    540 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    122 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Union University is 61.8% White, 19.8% Black or African American, 4.47% Two or More Races, 1.98% Asian, 1.28% Hispanic or Latino, 0.146% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0366% 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 Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 412 more women than men received degrees from Union University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Union University is white (637 degrees awarded). There were 3.03 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (210 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Union University is Registered Nursing (168 degrees awarded), followed by Organizational Leadership (44 degrees) and Social Work (29 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Union University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (30 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (102 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (15 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Union University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,566,046 people), Secondary school teachers (459,716 people), Education administrators (262,671 people), Special education teachers (186,296 people), and Social workers, all other (176,657 people).

The most specialized majors at Union University in 2022 are Theology (30 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (102 degrees), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), Education (145 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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The most specialized majors at Union University are Theology (30 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (102 degrees), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), Education (145 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 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 Union University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,771,339 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (294,118 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (175,343 people), Religious organizations (164,751 people), and Individual & family services (150,096 people).

The most specialized majors at Union University are Theology (30 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (102 degrees), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), Education (145 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 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 Union University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 168 degrees awarded
  2. 44 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Union University was Registered Nursing with 168 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

285
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
697
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 285 degrees were awarded to men at Union University, which is 0.409 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (697).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Union University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.979 times less than the 47 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 144 degrees were awarded to men at Union University in Registered Nursing, which is 6 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 57% of students graduating from Union University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (85.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Union University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (85.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.448% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    637 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    210 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Union University is white (637 degrees awarded). There were 3.03 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (210 degrees).

4.79% of degree recipients (47 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    439 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    198 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    165 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Union University is white female (439 degrees awarded). There were 2.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (198 degrees).

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Operations

Union University has an endowment valued at nearly $50.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−10.6%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Union University had a total salary expenditure of 69M. Union University employs 86 Professors, 64 Assistant professors and 51 Associate professors. Most academics at Union University are Male Professor (64), Female Assistant professor (37), and Female Associate professor (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 60 employees, Management, with 42 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 36 employees.

Endowment

$50.6M
2022 Endowment
7.36%
decline from 2021

Union University has an endowment valued at about $50.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Union University declined 7.36% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $322M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$32.4M
2022 Salaries
8.13%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Union University paid a median of $32.4M in salaries, which represents 47% of their overall expenditure ($69M) and a 8.13% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.2M
Instructional Salaries
201
Number of Employees

In 2022, Union University paid a total of $16.2M to 201 employees working as instructors, which represents 50.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
86 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
60 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Union University were Professor with 86 employees, Assistant professor with 64 employees, and Associate professor with 51 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union University were Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees, Management with 42 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Union University was Male Professor with 64 employees, Female Assistant professor with 37 employees, and Female Associate professor with 32 employees.

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

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