Pfeiffer University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,940
2.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$21,575
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.86%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
69.1%
1,299 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,076
74% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
34.3%
61 Graduates

About

Pfeiffer University is a higher education institution located in Stanly County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Pfeiffer University were Health Care Administration & Management (58 degrees awarded), Marriage & Family Therapy (24 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees).

In 2022, 306 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pfeiffer University. 66.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (193 degrees), 2.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (70 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pfeiffer University is $31,940, which is $7,944 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pfeiffer University is $31,940, which is $7,944 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 $21,575.

In 2022, 94% of undergraduate students attending Pfeiffer University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$31,940
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pfeiffer University was $31,940. The cost of tuition at Pfeiffer University is $7,944 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$21,575
2022 Value
12.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pfeiffer University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,575. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Pfeiffer University grew by 12.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,274
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pfeiffer University was of $12,274 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.71% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Pfeiffer University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.08% with respect to 2021, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.86%
2019 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pfeiffer University was 1.86%, which represents 9 out of the 485 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Pfeiffer University received 1,299 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.7% annual growth. Out of those 1,299 applicants, 897 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,076 students enrolled at Pfeiffer University in 2022. 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pfeiffer University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
897
Accepted Out of 1,299

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pfeiffer University was 69.1% (897 admissions from 1,299 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 71.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.7%, while admissions declined by −6.37%..

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SAT Scores

2%
Submission Percentage (2022)
3
Scores Submitted (2022)

2% of enrolled first-time students at Pfeiffer University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pfeiffer University had a total enrollment of 1,076 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pfeiffer University is 796 students and the part-time enrollment is 280. This means that 74% of students enrolled at Pfeiffer University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pfeiffer University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.3% White, 23.2% Black or African American, 9.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4% Two or More Races, 2.14% Asian, 0.743% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.186% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pfeiffer University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.7%), followed by White Male (23.3%) and Black or African American Male (11.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (14.4%) and Asian Female (8.63%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pfeiffer University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,076 students. The full-time enrollment at Pfeiffer University is 796 and the part-time enrollment is 280. This means that 74% of students enrolled at Pfeiffer University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
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 Pfeiffer University was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Pfeiffer 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
    627 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    250 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    99 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pfeiffer University is 58.3% White, 23.2% Black or African American, 9.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4% Two or More Races, 2.14% Asian, 0.743% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.186% 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, 3 students (0.279%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 102 more women than men received degrees from Pfeiffer University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pfeiffer University is white (193 degrees awarded). There were 2.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (70 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Pfeiffer University is Health Care Administration & Management (58 degrees awarded), followed by Marriage & Family Therapy (24 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pfeiffer University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (14 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 Pfeiffer University are Registered nurses (1,432,136 people), Social workers, all other (202,019 people), Medical & health services managers (180,536 people), Other managers (167,149 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (144,335 people).

The most specialized majors at Pfeiffer University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (14 degrees), Protective Services (18 degrees), and Health (120 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 Pfeiffer University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Pfeiffer University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (14 degrees), Protective Services (18 degrees), and Health (120 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 Pfeiffer University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,628,546 people), Elementary & secondary schools (442,457 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (380,252 people), Outpatient care centers (335,420 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (253,750 people).

The most specialized majors at Pfeiffer University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (14 degrees), Protective Services (18 degrees), and Health (120 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 Pfeiffer University.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 28 degrees awarded
  2. 21 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pfeiffer University was General Business Administration & Management with 28 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

102
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
204
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 102 degrees were awarded to men at Pfeiffer University, which is 0.5 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (204).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Pfeiffer University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.13 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 49 degrees were awarded to men at Pfeiffer University in Health Care Administration & Management, which is 3.06 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 33% of students graduating from Pfeiffer University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pfeiffer University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (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, 8.2% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    193 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    70 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pfeiffer University is white (193 degrees awarded). There were 2.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (70 degrees).

0.327% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    125 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    68 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pfeiffer University is white female (125 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (68 degrees).

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Operations

Pfeiffer University has an endowment valued at nearly $15.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−7.18%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Pfeiffer University had a total salary expenditure of 30.6M. Pfeiffer University employs 36 Assistant professors, 17 Associate professors and 15 Professors. Most academics at Pfeiffer University are Female Assistant professor (23), Male Assistant professor (13), and Female Associate professor (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pfeiffer University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 35 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 18 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 13 employees.

Endowment

$15.9M
2022 Endowment
2.9%
decline from 2021

Pfeiffer University has an endowment valued at about $15.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Pfeiffer University declined 2.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.7M lower 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.1M
2022 Salaries
2.69%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Pfeiffer University paid a median of $12.1M in salaries, which represents 39.5% of their overall expenditure ($30.6M) and a 2.69% 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

$5.08M
Instructional Salaries
68
Number of Employees

In 2022, Pfeiffer University paid a total of $5.08M to 68 employees working as instructors, which represents 42% 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
36 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
35 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pfeiffer University were Assistant professor with 36 employees, Associate professor with 17 employees, and Professor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pfeiffer University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 18 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pfeiffer University was Female Assistant professor with 23 employees, Male Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Female Associate professor with 10 employees.

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

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