Chowan University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,808
1.29% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,784
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
25.9%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
67.4%
2,549 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,100
98.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
31.3%
166 Graduates

About

Chowan University is a higher education institution located in Hertford County, NC. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Chowan University were General Psychology (30 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (27 degrees).

In 2020, 209 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Chowan University. 54.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (142 degrees), 3.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (45 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Chowan University is $25,808, which is $−2,592 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Chowan University is $25,808, which is $−2,592 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,784.

In 2020, 99% of undergraduate students attending Chowan University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$25,808
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Chowan University was $25,808. The cost of tuition at Chowan University is $−2,592 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$16,784
2020 Value
4.63%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Chowan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,784. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Chowan University grew by 4.63%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,500
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Chowan University was of $9,500 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 6.74% between 2019 and 2020. 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
82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Chowan University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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25.9%
2018 Default Rate
170
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Chowan University was 25.9%, which represents 170 out of the 656 total borrowers.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Chowan University received 2,549 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 30.9% annual decline. Out of those 2,549 applicants, 1,717 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,100 students enrolled at Chowan University in 2020, and 61% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Chowan University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,717
Accepted Out of 2,549

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Chowan University was 67.4% (1,717 admissions from 2,549 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 68.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −30.9%, while admissions declined by −31.9%.

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SAT Scores

61%
Submission Percentage
146
Scores Submitted

61% of enrolled first-time students at Chowan University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Chowan University has a total enrollment of 1,100 students. The full-time enrollment at Chowan University is 1,081 students and the part-time enrollment is 19. This means that 98.3% of students enrolled at Chowan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Chowan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.9% Black or African American, 18.5% White, 2.73% Hispanic or Latino, 1.91% Two or More Races, 1.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.273% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Chowan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (32%), followed by Black or African American Female (25.6%) and White Female (9.62%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Chowan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,100 students. The full-time enrollment at Chowan University is 1,081 and the part-time enrollment is 19. This means that 98.3% of students enrolled at Chowan University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
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 Chowan University was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Chowan University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    637
  2. White
    203
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    30

The enrolled student population at Chowan University is 57.9% Black or African American, 18.5% White, 2.73% Hispanic or Latino, 1.91% Two or More Races, 1.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.273% Asian, and 0% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 150 students (13.6%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 17 more women than men received degrees from Chowan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Chowan University is black or african american (142 degrees awarded). There were 3.16 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (45 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Chowan University is General Psychology (30 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (27 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Chowan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (27 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Chowan University are Elementary & middle school teachers (200,264 people), Other managers (164,631 people), Police officers (145,043 people), Social workers, all other (122,932 people), and Registered nurses (93,327 people).

The most specialized majors at Chowan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (27 degrees), Psychology (30 degrees), and Protective Services (19 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 Chowan University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

The most specialized majors at Chowan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (27 degrees), Psychology (30 degrees), and Protective Services (19 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 Chowan University are Elementary & secondary schools (502,052 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (377,040 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (313,757 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (238,315 people), and Outpatient care centers (188,393 people).

The most specialized majors at Chowan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (27 degrees), Psychology (30 degrees), and Protective Services (19 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 30 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 27 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Chowan University was General Psychology with 30 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

96
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
113
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Chowan University, which is 0.85 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (113).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Chowan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.9 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 27 degrees were awarded to women at Chowan University in General Psychology, which is 9 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 14% of students graduating from Chowan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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 at Chowan University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 1.81% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    142 degrees awarded
  2. White
    45 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Chowan University is black or african american (142 degrees awarded). There were 3.16 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (45 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Male
    71 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    71 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Chowan University is black or african american male (71 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more black or african american male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (71 degrees).

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Chowan University has an endowment valued at nearly $27.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.2M (4.4%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Chowan University had a total salary expenditure of $26.1M. Chowan University employs 18 Associate professors, 14 Professors, and 14 Assistant professors. Most academics at Chowan University are Male Associate professors (10), Male Professors(8), and Female Associate professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chowan University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 33 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 30 employees, and Management with 21 employees.

Endowment

$27.2M
2020 Endowment
3.83%
growth from 2019

Chowan University has an endowment valued at about $27.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Chowan University grew 3.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.7M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $848k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Chowan University received $848k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.4M
2020 Salaries
10.2%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Chowan University paid a median of $12.4M in salaries, which represents 47.6% of their overall expenditure ($26.1M) and a 10.2% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.43% decline from 2018 and a 3.8% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.29M
Instructional Salaries
48
Number of Employees

In 2020, Chowan University paid a total of $3.29M to 48 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Chowan University were Associate professor with 18 employees; Professor with 14 employees; and Professor with 14 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chowan University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 33 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees; and Management with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Chowan University was Male Associate professor with 10 employees, Male Professor with 8 employees, and Female Associate professor with 8 employees.

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

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