Case Western Reserve University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$61,040
13% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$38,279
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.827%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
27.4%
38,701 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
12,201
90.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
85.6%
1,081 Graduates

About

Case Western Reserve University is a higher education institution located in Cuyahoga County, OH. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Case Western Reserve University were Medicine (203 degrees awarded), Law (114 degrees), and Dentistry (61 degrees).

In 2022, 3,885 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Case Western Reserve University. 52.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,771 degrees), 2.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (688 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Case Western Reserve University is $61,040, which is $30,890 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Case Western Reserve University is $61,040, which is $30,890 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $38,279.

In 2022, 82% of undergraduate students attending Case Western Reserve University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$61,040
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Case Western Reserve University was $61,040. The cost of tuition at Case Western Reserve University is $30,890 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$38,279
2022 Value
0.296%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Case Western Reserve University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $38,279. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Case Western Reserve University grew by 0.296%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,936
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Case Western Reserve University was of $12,936 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.1% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.2% with respect to 2021, when 83% 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.
0.827%
2019 Default Rate
16
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Case Western Reserve University was 0.827%, which represents 16 out of the 1935 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Case Western Reserve University received 38,701 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 16.5% annual growth. Out of those 38,701 applicants, 10,607 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 27.4% acceptance rate.

There were 12,201 students enrolled at Case Western Reserve University in 2022. 42% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Case Western Reserve University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

27.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
10,607
Accepted Out of 38,701

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Case Western Reserve University was 27.4% (10,607 admissions from 38,701 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 30.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 16.5%, while admissions grew by 5.55%..

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SAT Scores

42%
Submission Percentage (2022)
650
Scores Submitted (2022)

42% of enrolled first-time students at Case Western Reserve University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Case Western Reserve University had a total enrollment of 12,201 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Case Western Reserve University is 11,080 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,121. This means that 90.8% of students enrolled at Case Western Reserve University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Case Western Reserve University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.6% White, 18.3% Asian, 8.25% Hispanic or Latino, 6.85% Black or African American, 3.9% Two or More Races, 0.0492% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.041% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Case Western Reserve University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (20.2%), followed by White Female (15.7%) and Asian Female (14.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.7%), followed by White Male (17.2%) and Asian Female (6.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Case Western Reserve University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,201 students. The full-time enrollment at Case Western Reserve University is 11,080 and the part-time enrollment is 1,121. This means that 90.8% of students enrolled at Case Western Reserve University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
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 Case Western Reserve University was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Case Western Reserve University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,832 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    2,238 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,006 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Case Western Reserve University is 39.6% White, 18.3% Asian, 8.25% Hispanic or Latino, 6.85% Black or African American, 3.9% Two or More Races, 0.0492% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.041% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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.

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, 375 students (3.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 213 more women than men received degrees from Case Western Reserve University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Case Western Reserve University is white (1,771 degrees awarded). There were 2.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (688 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Case Western Reserve University is Medicine (203 degrees awarded), followed by Law (114 degrees) and Dentistry (61 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Case Western Reserve University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (265 degrees awarded), Engineering (616 degrees), and Biology (511 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Case Western Reserve University are Software developers (487,297 people), Physicians (480,644 people), Other managers (460,758 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (370,726 people), and Civil engineers (286,870 people).

The most specialized majors at Case Western Reserve University in 2022 are Legal (265 degrees awarded), Engineering (616 degrees), Biology (511 degrees), Physical Sciences (94 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (162 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 Case Western Reserve University are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Case Western Reserve University are Legal (265 degrees awarded), Engineering (616 degrees), Biology (511 degrees), Physical Sciences (94 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (162 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Case Western Reserve University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (619,426 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (559,948 people), Computer Systems Design (536,365 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (481,178 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (341,259 people).

The most specialized majors at Case Western Reserve University are Legal (265 degrees awarded), Engineering (616 degrees), Biology (511 degrees), Physical Sciences (94 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (162 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 Case Western Reserve University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 141 degrees awarded
  2. 116 degrees awarded
  3. 108 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Case Western Reserve University was Computer Science with 141 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,836
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,049
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,836 degrees were awarded to men at Case Western Reserve University, which is 0.896 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,049).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 145 degrees were awarded to men at Case Western Reserve University in Computer Science, which is 3.92 times more than the 37 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 144 degrees were awarded to men at Case Western Reserve University in Social Work, which is 8 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%
100% Completion Time
85%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 67% of students graduating from Case Western Reserve University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 85% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% 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 in 2022 at Case Western Reserve University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 1.2% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,771 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    688 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    243 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Case Western Reserve University is white (1,771 degrees awarded). There were 2.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (688 degrees).

1.98% of degree recipients (77 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    959 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    812 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    384 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Case Western Reserve University is white female (959 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (812 degrees).

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Operations

Case Western Reserve University has an endowment valued at nearly $2.19B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−7.7%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Case Western Reserve University had a total salary expenditure of 1.05B. Case Western Reserve University employs 259 Professors, 160 Associate professors and 118 Assistant professors. Most academics at Case Western Reserve University are Male Professor (186), Male Associate professor (87), and Female Professor (73).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Case Western Reserve University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 325 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 271 employees, and Service with 237 employees.

Endowment

$2.19B
2022 Endowment
7.05%
decline from 2021

Case Western Reserve University has an endowment valued at about $2.19B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Case Western Reserve University declined 7.05% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.82B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $381M - Federal
  2. $8.11M - State
  3. $4.54M - Local

As of 2022, Case Western Reserve University received $381M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.11M from state grants and contracts, and $4.54M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$421M
2022 Salaries
4.63%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Case Western Reserve University paid a median of $421M in salaries, which represents 40.2% of their overall expenditure ($1.05B) and a 4.63% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$87.1M
Instructional Salaries
733
Number of Employees

In 2022, Case Western Reserve University paid a total of $87.1M to 733 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.7% 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
259 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
325 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Case Western Reserve University were Professor with 259 employees, Associate professor with 160 employees, and Assistant professor with 118 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Case Western Reserve University were Business and Financial Operations with 325 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 271 employees, and Service with 237 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Case Western Reserve University was Male Professor with 186 employees, Male Associate professor with 87 employees, and Female Professor with 73 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Case Western Reserve University.

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