Prairie View A & M University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,387
2022 Average Net Price
$12,875
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.22%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
76.1%
5,691 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
9,056
83.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
41.5%
763 Graduates

About

Prairie View A & M University is a higher education institution located in Waller County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Prairie View A & M University were General Health & Physical Education (146 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (122 degrees), and General Psychology (121 degrees).

In 2022, 1,730 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Prairie View A & M University. 65.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (1,412 degrees), 10.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (139 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Prairie View A & M University is $7,387, which is $−22,763 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Prairie View A & M University is $7,387, which is $−22,763 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,875.

In 2022, 90% of undergraduate students attending Prairie View A & M University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,387
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Prairie View A & M University was $7,387. The cost of tuition at Prairie View A & M University is $−22,763 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$12,875
2022 Value
13.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Prairie View A & M University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,875. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Prairie View A & M University grew by 13.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,376
Room and Board
$1,380
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Prairie View A & M University was of $8,376 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.05% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,380. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.32% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Prairie View A & M University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.17% with respect to 2021, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.22%
2019 Default Rate
61
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Prairie View A & M University was 2.22%, which represents 61 out of the 2744 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Prairie View A & M University received 5,691 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 15.7% annual growth. Out of those 5,691 applicants, 4,329 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.1% acceptance rate.

There were 9,056 students enrolled at Prairie View A & M University in 2022. 93% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Prairie View A & M University has an overall enrollment yield of 36%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,329
Accepted Out of 5,691

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Prairie View A & M University was 76.1% (4,329 admissions from 5,691 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 77%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 15.7%, while admissions declined by −16.8%..

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SAT Scores

93%
Submission Percentage (2022)
1,451
Scores Submitted (2022)

93% of enrolled first-time students at Prairie View A & M University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Prairie View A & M University had a total enrollment of 9,056 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Prairie View A & M University is 7,586 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,470. This means that 83.8% of students enrolled at Prairie View A & M University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Prairie View A & M University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.9% Black or African American, 7.93% Hispanic or Latino, 2.64% Two or More Races, 1.45% White, 1.02% Asian, 0.177% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0552% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Prairie View A & M University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (59.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (26.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.96%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (43%), followed by Black or African American Male (20.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.02%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Prairie View A & M University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,056 students. The full-time enrollment at Prairie View A & M University is 7,586 and the part-time enrollment is 1,470. This means that 83.8% of students enrolled at Prairie View A & M University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Prairie View A & M University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Prairie View A & M 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
    7,597 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    718 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    239 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Prairie View A & M University is 83.9% Black or African American, 7.93% Hispanic or Latino, 2.64% Two or More Races, 1.45% White, 1.02% Asian, 0.177% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0552% 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 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, 62 students (0.685%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 536 more women than men received degrees from Prairie View A & M University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Prairie View A & M University is black or african american (1,412 degrees awarded). There were 10.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (139 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Prairie View A & M University is General Health & Physical Education (146 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (122 degrees) and General Psychology (121 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Prairie View A & M University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (146 degrees awarded), Engineering (205 degrees), and Protective Services (144 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 Prairie View A & M University are Software developers (445,135 people), Other managers (443,783 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (347,792 people), Civil engineers (282,298 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (217,671 people).

The most specialized majors at Prairie View A & M University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (146 degrees awarded), Engineering (205 degrees), Protective Services (144 degrees), Psychology (130 degrees), and Human Sciences (32 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 Prairie View A & M University are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Prairie View A & M University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (146 degrees awarded), Engineering (205 degrees), Protective Services (144 degrees), Psychology (130 degrees), and Human Sciences (32 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 Prairie View A & M University are Elementary & secondary schools (605,686 people), Computer Systems Design (517,961 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (442,625 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (405,898 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (390,244 people).

The most specialized majors at Prairie View A & M University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (146 degrees awarded), Engineering (205 degrees), Protective Services (144 degrees), Psychology (130 degrees), and Human Sciences (32 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 Prairie View A & M University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 146 degrees awarded
  2. 122 degrees awarded
  3. 121 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Prairie View A & M University was General Health & Physical Education with 146 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

597
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,133
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 597 degrees were awarded to men at Prairie View A & M University, which is 0.527 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,133).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Prairie View A & M University in General Health & Physical Education, which is 0.872 times less than the 78 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 106 degrees were awarded to men at Prairie View A & M University in General Psychology, which is 7.07 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from Prairie View A & M University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Prairie View A & M University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% 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, 0.655% 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. Black or African American
    1,412 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    139 degrees awarded
  3. White
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Prairie View A & M University is black or african american (1,412 degrees awarded). There were 10.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (139 degrees).

0.231% of degree recipients (4 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
    944 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    468 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    93 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Prairie View A & M University is black or african american female (944 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (468 degrees).

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Operations

Prairie View A & M University has an endowment valued at nearly $136M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−35.3%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Prairie View A & M University had a total salary expenditure of 357M. Prairie View A & M University employs 156 Lecturers, 114 Assistant professors and 92 Professors. Most academics at Prairie View A & M University are Female Lecturer (81), Male Lecturer (75), and Male Professor (68).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Prairie View A & M University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 152 employees, Management, with 146 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 100 employees.

Endowment

$136M
2022 Endowment
8.63%
decline from 2021

Prairie View A & M University has an endowment valued at about $136M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Prairie View A & M University declined 8.63% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $237M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $23.7M - Federal
  2. $11.8M - State
  3. $386k - Local

As of 2022, Prairie View A & M University received $23.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.8M from state grants and contracts, and $386k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$95.6M
2022 Salaries
0.69%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Prairie View A & M University paid a median of $95.6M in salaries, which represents 26.8% of their overall expenditure ($357M) and a 0.69% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$35.2M
Instructional Salaries
435
Number of Employees

In 2022, Prairie View A & M University paid a total of $35.2M to 435 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.9% 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

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
156 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
152 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Prairie View A & M University were Lecturer with 156 employees, Assistant professor with 114 employees, and Professor with 92 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Prairie View A & M University were Office and Administrative Support with 152 employees, Management with 146 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 100 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Prairie View A & M University was Female Lecturer with 81 employees, Male Lecturer with 75 employees, and Male Professor with 68 employees.

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