Carson-Newman University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,300
4.61% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,111
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.17%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
79.8%
2,928 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,586
61% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
56.6%
254 Graduates

About

Carson-Newman University is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Carson-Newman University were General Business Administration & Management (77 degrees awarded), Family Practice Nurse (70 degrees), and Teacher Education & Professional Development (47 degrees).

In 2022, 901 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Carson-Newman University. 67.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (741 degrees), 11.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (64 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Carson-Newman University is $31,300, which is $7,304 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Carson-Newman University is $31,300, which is $7,304 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 $20,111.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Carson-Newman University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$31,300
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Carson-Newman University was $31,300. The cost of tuition at Carson-Newman University is $7,304 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$20,111
2022 Value
10.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Carson-Newman University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,111. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Carson-Newman University grew by 10.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,569
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Carson-Newman University was of $8,569 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.49% 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

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Carson-Newman University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.06% with respect to 2021, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.17%
2019 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Carson-Newman University was 1.17%, which represents 9 out of the 771 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Carson-Newman University received 2,928 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.847% annual growth. Out of those 2,928 applicants, 2,336 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,586 students enrolled at Carson-Newman University in 2022. 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Carson-Newman University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,336
Accepted Out of 2,928

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Carson-Newman University was 79.8% (2,336 admissions from 2,928 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 78.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.847%, while admissions grew by 0.301%..

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SAT Scores

13%
Submission Percentage (2022)
38
Scores Submitted (2022)

13% of enrolled first-time students at Carson-Newman University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Carson-Newman University had a total enrollment of 2,586 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Carson-Newman University is 1,578 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,008. This means that 61% of students enrolled at Carson-Newman University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Carson-Newman University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.9% White, 9.09% Black or African American, 4.95% Hispanic or Latino, 2.75% Two or More Races, 1.47% Asian, 0.735% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.155% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Carson-Newman University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.7%), followed by White Male (29.2%) and Black or African American Male (6.89%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.7%), followed by White Male (25.3%) and Black or African American Male (10.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Carson-Newman University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,586 students. The full-time enrollment at Carson-Newman University is 1,578 and the part-time enrollment is 1,008. This means that 61% of students enrolled at Carson-Newman University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
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 Carson-Newman University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Carson-Newman University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,937 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    235 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    128 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Carson-Newman University is 74.9% White, 9.09% Black or African American, 4.95% Hispanic or Latino, 2.75% Two or More Races, 1.47% Asian, 0.735% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.155% 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, 39 students (1.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 309 more women than men received degrees from Carson-Newman University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Carson-Newman University is white (741 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (64 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Carson-Newman University is General Business Administration & Management (77 degrees awarded), followed by Family Practice Nurse (70 degrees) and Teacher Education & Professional Development (47 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Carson-Newman University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (331 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Carson-Newman University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,674,333 people), Secondary school teachers (538,453 people), Education administrators (295,730 people), Other managers (222,259 people), and Postsecondary teachers (200,796 people).

The most specialized majors at Carson-Newman University in 2022 are Education (331 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), History (6 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (28 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Carson-Newman University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Carson-Newman University are Education (331 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), History (6 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (28 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 Carson-Newman University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,989,381 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (437,624 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (226,480 people), Computer Systems Design (166,860 people), and Legal services (140,234 people).

The most specialized majors at Carson-Newman University are Education (331 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), History (6 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (28 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 Carson-Newman University.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 50 degrees awarded
  2. 40 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Carson-Newman University was Registered Nursing with 50 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

296
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
605
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 296 degrees were awarded to men at Carson-Newman University, which is 0.489 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (605).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 79 degrees were awarded to men at Carson-Newman University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.58 times more than the 50 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Carson-Newman University in Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision, which is 2.82 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 45% of students graduating from Carson-Newman University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Carson-Newman University is Female and Asian (66.7% 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, 0.787% 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
    741 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    64 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Carson-Newman University is white (741 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (64 degrees).

1.11% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    502 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    239 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Carson-Newman University is white female (502 degrees awarded). There were 2.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (239 degrees).

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Operations

Carson-Newman University has an endowment valued at nearly $65.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−13.6%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Carson-Newman University had a total salary expenditure of 49.1M. Carson-Newman University employs 59 Assistant professors, 44 Associate professors and 28 Professors. Most academics at Carson-Newman University are Female Assistant professor (34), Male Assistant professor (25), and Male Associate professor (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carson-Newman University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 73 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 44 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 28 employees.

Endowment

$65.8M
2022 Endowment
7.48%
decline from 2021

Carson-Newman University has an endowment valued at about $65.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Carson-Newman University declined 7.48% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.2M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$18.8M
2022 Salaries
7.68%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Carson-Newman University paid a median of $18.8M in salaries, which represents 38.4% of their overall expenditure ($49.1M) and a 7.68% 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

$7.63M
Instructional Salaries
131
Number of Employees

In 2022, Carson-Newman University paid a total of $7.63M to 131 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.5% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
59 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
73 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Carson-Newman University were Assistant professor with 59 employees, Associate professor with 44 employees, and Professor with 28 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carson-Newman University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 73 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Carson-Newman University was Female Assistant professor with 34 employees, Male Assistant professor with 25 employees, and Male Associate professor with 23 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Carson-Newman University.

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