Claflin University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,476
2022 Average Net Price
$19,951
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.46%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
78%
7,568 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,830
91% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
50%
243 Graduates

About

Claflin University is a higher education institution located in Orangeburg County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Claflin University were General Psychology (56 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (50 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (44 degrees).

In 2022, 476 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Claflin University. 74.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (431 degrees), 28.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Claflin University is $16,476, which is $−11,854 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Claflin University is $16,476, which is $−11,854 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,951.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Claflin University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$16,476
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Claflin University was $16,476. The cost of tuition at Claflin University is $−11,854 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$19,951
2022 Value
3.33%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Claflin University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,951. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Claflin University grew by 3.33%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,490
Room and Board
$1,900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Claflin University was of $10,490 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,900. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Claflin University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.03% with respect to 2021, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.46%
2019 Default Rate
34
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Claflin University was 4.46%, which represents 34 out of the 763 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Claflin University received 7,568 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 10.6% annual growth. Out of those 7,568 applicants, 5,903 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78% acceptance rate.

There were 1,830 students enrolled at Claflin University in 2022.

Claflin University has an overall enrollment yield of 6.51%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,903
Accepted Out of 7,568

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Claflin University was 78% (5,903 admissions from 7,568 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 62.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 10.6%, while admissions grew by 11.6%..

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Enrollment

Claflin University had a total enrollment of 1,830 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Claflin University is 1,665 students and the part-time enrollment is 165. This means that 91% of students enrolled at Claflin University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Claflin University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 88.5% Black or African American, 3.99% White, 1.09% Hispanic or Latino, 0.601% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.492% Asian, and 0.164% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Claflin University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (64.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (26.4%) and White Female (1.36%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (66%), followed by Black or African American Male (17%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (2.13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Claflin University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,830 students. The full-time enrollment at Claflin University is 1,665 and the part-time enrollment is 165. This means that 91% of students enrolled at Claflin University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 Claflin University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Claflin University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    1,620 enrolled students
  2. White
    73 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    20 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Claflin University is 88.5% Black or African American, 3.99% White, 1.09% Hispanic or Latino, 0.601% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.492% Asian, and 0.164% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 58 students (3.17%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 230 more women than men received degrees from Claflin University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Claflin University is black or african american (431 degrees awarded). There were 28.7 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Claflin University is General Psychology (56 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (50 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (44 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Claflin University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (75 degrees awarded), Protective Services (58 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 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 Claflin University are Physicians (449,367 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (302,141 people), Other managers (301,907 people), Postsecondary teachers (238,906 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (180,613 people).

The most specialized majors at Claflin University in 2022 are Biology (75 degrees awarded), Protective Services (58 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), Psychology (56 degrees), and English (8 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 Claflin University are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Claflin University are Biology (75 degrees awarded), Protective Services (58 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), Psychology (56 degrees), and English (8 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 Claflin University are Elementary & secondary schools (807,497 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (711,621 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (594,838 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (431,124 people), and Outpatient care centers (288,446 people).

The most specialized majors at Claflin University are Biology (75 degrees awarded), Protective Services (58 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), Psychology (56 degrees), and English (8 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 Claflin University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 56 degrees awarded
  2. 50 degrees awarded
  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Claflin University was General Psychology with 56 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

123
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
353
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 123 degrees were awarded to men at Claflin University, which is 0.348 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (353).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Claflin University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 0.45 times less than the 40 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Claflin University in General Psychology, which is 8.33 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 37% of students graduating from Claflin University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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 (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Claflin University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (75% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0.412% 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. Black or African American
    431 degrees awarded
  2. White
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Claflin University is black or african american (431 degrees awarded). There were 28.7 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (15 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

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

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Claflin University is black or african american female (325 degrees awarded). There were 3.07 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (106 degrees).

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Operations

Claflin University has an endowment valued at nearly $51M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−14.6%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Claflin University had a total salary expenditure of 61.4M. Claflin University employs 40 Associate professors, 39 Assistant professors and 20 Professors. Most academics at Claflin University are Male Associate professor (26), Male Assistant professor (22), and Female Assistant professor (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Claflin University are: Management, with 53 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 31 employees.

Endowment

$51M
2022 Endowment
2.48%
growth from 2021

Claflin University has an endowment valued at about $51M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Claflin University grew 2.48% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.75M higher 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$21.8M
2022 Salaries
2.15%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Claflin University paid a median of $21.8M in salaries, which represents 35.4% of their overall expenditure ($61.4M) and a 2.15% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.36M
Instructional Salaries
115
Number of Employees

In 2022, Claflin University paid a total of $8.36M to 115 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
53 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Claflin University were Associate professor with 40 employees, Assistant professor with 39 employees, and Professor with 20 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Claflin University were Management with 53 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Claflin University was Male Associate professor with 26 employees, Male Assistant professor with 22 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 17 employees.

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

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