Johnson C Smith University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$17,474
8.04% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,045
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
9.25%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
25.3%
2,306 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,093
94.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
42.9%
129 Graduates

About

Johnson C Smith University is a higher education institution located in Mecklenburg County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Johnson C Smith University were General Business Administration & Management (59 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (27 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (18 degrees).

In 2022, 241 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Johnson C Smith University. 66.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (202 degrees), 33.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (6 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Johnson C Smith University is $17,474, which is $−10,856 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Johnson C Smith University is $17,474, which is $−10,856 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,045.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending Johnson C Smith University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$17,474
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Johnson C Smith University was $17,474. The cost of tuition at Johnson C Smith University is $−10,856 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$20,045
2022 Value
43.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Johnson C Smith University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,045. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Johnson C Smith University grew by 43.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,750
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Johnson C Smith University was of $7,750 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 $1,600. The cost of books and supplies increased by 33.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Johnson C Smith University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.02% with respect to 2021, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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9.25%
2019 Default Rate
49
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Johnson C Smith University was 9.25%, which represents 49 out of the 530 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Johnson C Smith University received 2,306 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 12.5% annual growth. Out of those 2,306 applicants, 583 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 25.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,093 students enrolled at Johnson C Smith University in 2022.

Johnson C Smith University has an overall enrollment yield of 45.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

25.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
583
Accepted Out of 2,306

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Johnson C Smith University was 25.3% (583 admissions from 2,306 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 44.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 12.5%, while admissions declined by −50.3%..

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Enrollment

Johnson C Smith University had a total enrollment of 1,093 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Johnson C Smith University is 1,029 students and the part-time enrollment is 64. This means that 94.1% of students enrolled at Johnson C Smith University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Johnson C Smith University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.3% Black or African American, 0.915% White, 0.732% Hispanic or Latino, 0.64% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.274% Asian, 0.274% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.183% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Johnson C Smith University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (41.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (35.5%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Male (0.405%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (75.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (17.1%) and White Female (4.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Johnson C Smith University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,093 students. The full-time enrollment at Johnson C Smith University is 1,029 and the part-time enrollment is 64. This means that 94.1% of students enrolled at Johnson C Smith University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
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 Johnson C Smith University was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Johnson C Smith University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    845 enrolled students
  2. White
    10 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    8 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Johnson C Smith University is 77.3% Black or African American, 0.915% White, 0.732% Hispanic or Latino, 0.64% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.274% Asian, 0.274% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.183% 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, 209 students (19.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 79 more women than men received degrees from Johnson C Smith University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Johnson C Smith University is black or african american (202 degrees awarded). There were 33.7 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (6 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Johnson C Smith University is General Business Administration & Management (59 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (27 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (18 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Johnson C Smith University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (37 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), and Biology (27 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 Johnson C Smith University are Accountants & auditors (1,102,836 people), Other managers (993,037 people), Financial managers (580,381 people), Chief executives & legislators (495,479 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (494,701 people).

The most specialized majors at Johnson C Smith University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (37 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Biology (27 degrees), Social Sciences (18 degrees), and Business (59 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 Johnson C Smith University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Johnson C Smith University are Public Administration and Social Service (37 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Biology (27 degrees), Social Sciences (18 degrees), and Business (59 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 Johnson C Smith University are Elementary & secondary schools (963,267 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (925,237 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (819,308 people), Computer Systems Design (697,751 people), and Banking & related activities (591,174 people).

The most specialized majors at Johnson C Smith University are Public Administration and Social Service (37 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Biology (27 degrees), Social Sciences (18 degrees), and Business (59 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 59 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Johnson C Smith University was General Business Administration & Management with 59 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

81
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
160
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 81 degrees were awarded to men at Johnson C Smith University, which is 0.506 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (160).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Johnson C Smith University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.844 times less than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Johnson C Smith University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.19 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 29% of students graduating from Johnson C Smith University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Johnson C Smith University is Male and Two or More Races (100% 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, 6.2% of graduates (8 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
    202 degrees awarded
  2. White
    6 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Johnson C Smith University is black or african american (202 degrees awarded). There were 33.7 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (6 degrees).

9.96% of degree recipients (24 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
    131 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    71 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Johnson C Smith University is black or african american female (131 degrees awarded). There were 1.85 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (71 degrees).

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Operations

Johnson C Smith University has an endowment valued at nearly $63.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 117k (0.184%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Johnson C Smith University had a total salary expenditure of 47.4M. Johnson C Smith University employs 36 Assistant professors, 22 Associate professors and 12 Professors. Most academics at Johnson C Smith University are Female Assistant professor (21), Male Assistant professor (15), and Male Associate professor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Johnson C Smith University are: Management, with 66 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 21 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 15 employees.

Endowment

$63.4M
2022 Endowment
15.6%
decline from 2021

Johnson C Smith University has an endowment valued at about $63.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Johnson C Smith University declined 15.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.2M 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

$17.9M
2022 Salaries
3.34%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Johnson C Smith University paid a median of $17.9M in salaries, which represents 37.8% of their overall expenditure ($47.4M) and a 3.34% decline from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.62M
Instructional Salaries
76
Number of Employees

In 2022, Johnson C Smith University paid a total of $4.62M to 76 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.8% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
36 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
66 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Johnson C Smith University were Assistant professor with 36 employees, Associate professor with 22 employees, and Professor with 12 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Johnson C Smith University were Management with 66 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 15 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 Johnson C Smith University was Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, Male Assistant professor with 15 employees, and Male Associate professor with 11 employees.

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