Principia College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,200
4.1% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,039
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
47.8%
209 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
323
94.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
76.8%
86 Graduates

About

Principia College is a higher education institution located in Jersey County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Principia College were General Education (9 degrees awarded), Engineering Science (8 degrees), and Environmental Biology (7 degrees).

In 2022, 115 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Principia College. 56.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (82 degrees), 20.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (4 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Principia College is $31,200, which is $2,870 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Principia College is $31,200, which is $2,870 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,039.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending Principia College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$31,200
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Principia College was $31,200. The cost of tuition at Principia College is $2,870 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$18,039
2022 Value
8.97%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Principia College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,039. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Principia College grew by 8.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,135
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Principia College was of $11,135 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 $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

97% of undergraduate students at Principia College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.02% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Principia College received 209 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 51.4% annual growth. Out of those 209 applicants, 100 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47.8% acceptance rate.

There were 323 students enrolled at Principia College in 2022. 20% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Principia College has an overall enrollment yield of 61%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

47.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
100
Accepted Out of 209

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Principia College was 47.8% (100 admissions from 209 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 84.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 51.4%, while admissions declined by −13.8%..

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SAT Scores

20%
Submission Percentage (2022)
12
Scores Submitted (2022)

20% of enrolled first-time students at Principia College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Principia College had a total enrollment of 323 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Principia College is 305 students and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 94.4% of students enrolled at Principia College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Principia College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44% White, 5.57% Hispanic or Latino, 3.41% Black or African American, 2.48% Two or More Races, 1.55% Asian, and 0.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Principia College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.6%), followed by White Male (21.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.95%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Principia College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 323 students. The full-time enrollment at Principia College is 305 and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 94.4% of students enrolled at Principia College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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 Principia College was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Principia College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    142 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    18 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    11 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Principia College is 44% White, 5.57% Hispanic or Latino, 3.41% Black or African American, 2.48% Two or More Races, 1.55% Asian, and 0.31% 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 54.3% 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, 11 students (3.41%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 15 more women than men received degrees from Principia College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Principia College is white (82 degrees awarded). There were 20.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (4 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Principia College is General Education (9 degrees awarded), followed by Engineering Science (8 degrees) and Environmental Biology (7 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Principia College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (19 degrees), and History (3 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Principia College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (510,329 people), Other managers (346,054 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (295,814 people), Postsecondary teachers (216,722 people), and Secondary school teachers (172,294 people).

The most specialized majors at Principia College in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (19 degrees), History (3 degrees), English (4 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Principia College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Principia College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (19 degrees), History (3 degrees), English (4 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (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 Principia College are Elementary & secondary schools (702,435 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (471,358 people), Legal services (406,186 people), Computer Systems Design (279,505 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (255,710 people).

The most specialized majors at Principia College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (19 degrees), History (3 degrees), English (4 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (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 Principia College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 9 degrees awarded
  2. 8 degrees awarded
  3. 7 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Principia College was General Education with 9 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

50
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
65
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Principia College, which is 0.769 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (65).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Principia College in Computer Science, which is 5 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Principia College in General Political Science & Government, which is 6 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%
100% Completion Time
75%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 60% of students graduating from Principia College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Principia College is Male and Asian (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, 6.98% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    82 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    4 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Principia College is white (82 degrees awarded). There were 20.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (4 degrees).

2.61% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    45 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    37 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Principia College is white female (45 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (37 degrees).

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Operations

Principia College has an endowment valued at nearly $539M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 68.2M (12.6%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Principia College had a total salary expenditure of 46.8M. Principia College employs 24 Assistant professors, 19 Professors and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at Principia College are Male Assistant professor (12), Female Assistant professor (12), and Male Professor (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Principia College are: Service, with 52 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 44 employees, and Management with 30 employees.

Endowment

$539M
2022 Endowment
11.2%
growth from 2021

Principia College has an endowment valued at about $539M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Principia College grew 11.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $490M 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
1.47%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Principia College paid a median of $17.9M in salaries, which represents 38.4% of their overall expenditure ($46.8M) and a 1.47% 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

$4.48M
Instructional Salaries
57
Number of Employees

In 2022, Principia College paid a total of $4.48M to 57 employees working as instructors, which represents 25% 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
24 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
52 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Principia College were Assistant professor with 24 employees, Professor with 19 employees, and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Principia College were Service with 52 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 44 employees, and Management with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Principia College was Male Assistant professor with 12 employees, Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Male Professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Principia College.

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