Radford University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,156
2.95% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$17,105
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.87%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
93.3%
11,442 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
7,718
80.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
54%
941 Graduates

About

Radford University is a higher education institution located in Radford city, VA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Radford University were Registered Nursing (229 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (126 degrees), and General Psychology (124 degrees).

In 2022, 2,248 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Radford University. 65.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,569 degrees), 5.99 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (262 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Radford University is $8,156, which is $−15,840 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Radford University is $8,156, which is $−15,840 less 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 $17,105.

In 2022, 89% of undergraduate students attending Radford University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,156
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Radford University was $8,156. The cost of tuition at Radford University is $−15,840 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$17,105
2022 Value
1.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Radford University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,105. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Radford University grew by 1.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,330
Room and Board
$1,260
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Radford University was of $10,330 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 7.47% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,260. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Radford University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 25.4% with respect to 2021, when 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.87%
2019 Default Rate
53
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Radford University was 1.87%, which represents 53 out of the 2837 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Radford University received 11,442 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.34% annual growth. Out of those 11,442 applicants, 10,680 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.3% acceptance rate.

There were 7,718 students enrolled at Radford University in 2022. 26% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Radford University has an overall enrollment yield of 11.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
10,680
Accepted Out of 11,442

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Radford University was 93.3% (10,680 admissions from 11,442 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 95.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.34%, while admissions declined by −0.762%..

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SAT Scores

26%
Submission Percentage (2022)
318
Scores Submitted (2022)

26% of enrolled first-time students at Radford University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Radford University had a total enrollment of 7,718 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Radford University is 6,191 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,527. This means that 80.2% of students enrolled at Radford University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Radford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.4% White, 13.7% Black or African American, 7.81% Hispanic or Latino, 4.85% Two or More Races, 1.66% Asian, 0.272% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0907% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Radford University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.2%), followed by White Male (24.5%) and Black or African American Female (9.75%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (61.2%), followed by White Male (12.5%) and Black or African American Female (4.84%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Radford University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,718 students. The full-time enrollment at Radford University is 6,191 and the part-time enrollment is 1,527. This means that 80.2% of students enrolled at Radford University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
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 Radford University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Radford 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
    5,126 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,057 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    603 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Radford University is 66.4% White, 13.7% Black or African American, 7.81% Hispanic or Latino, 4.85% Two or More Races, 1.66% Asian, 0.272% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0907% 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, 337 students (4.37%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 692 more women than men received degrees from Radford University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Radford University is white (1,569 degrees awarded). There were 5.99 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (262 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Radford University is Registered Nursing (229 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (126 degrees) and General Psychology (124 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Radford University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (131 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (86 degrees), and Protective Services (122 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Radford University are Social workers, all other (280,539 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (266,856 people), Other managers (264,318 people), Police officers (156,245 people), and Postsecondary teachers (139,083 people).

The most specialized majors at Radford University in 2022 are Interdisciplinary Studies (131 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (86 degrees), Protective Services (122 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (125 degrees), and Psychology (158 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 Radford University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Radford University are Interdisciplinary Studies (131 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (86 degrees), Protective Services (122 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (125 degrees), and Psychology (158 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 Radford University are Elementary & secondary schools (726,527 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (423,409 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (372,473 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (370,666 people), and Individual & family services (269,852 people).

The most specialized majors at Radford University are Interdisciplinary Studies (131 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (86 degrees), Protective Services (122 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (125 degrees), and Psychology (158 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 Radford University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 229 degrees awarded
  2. 126 degrees awarded
  3. 124 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Radford University was Registered Nursing with 229 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

778
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,470
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 778 degrees were awarded to men at Radford University, which is 0.529 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,470).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 90 degrees were awarded to men at Radford University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.88 times more than the 48 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 204 degrees were awarded to men at Radford University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.16 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 40% of students graduating from Radford University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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 (64%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Radford University is Male and Two or More Races (64% 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, 0.744% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,569 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    262 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    134 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Radford University is white (1,569 degrees awarded). There were 5.99 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (262 degrees).

5.34% of degree recipients (120 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,033 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    536 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    181 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Radford University is white female (1,033 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (536 degrees).

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Operations

Radford University has an endowment valued at nearly $64.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 278k (0.429%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Radford University had a total salary expenditure of 237M. Radford University employs 133 Professors, 130 Assistant professors and 120 Associate professors. Most academics at Radford University are Female Assistant professor (82), Male Professor (76), and Female Associate professor (65).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Radford University are: Management, with 161 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 160 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 105 employees.

Endowment

$64.9M
2022 Endowment
10.9%
decline from 2021

Radford University has an endowment valued at about $64.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Radford University declined 10.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.3M higher 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

$92.9M
2022 Salaries
4.03%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Radford University paid a median of $92.9M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($237M) and a 4.03% decline 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

$39.2M
Instructional Salaries
462
Number of Employees

In 2022, Radford University paid a total of $39.2M to 462 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.2% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
133 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
161 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Radford University were Professor with 133 employees, Assistant professor with 130 employees, and Associate professor with 120 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Radford University were Management with 161 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 160 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 105 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Radford University was Female Assistant professor with 82 employees, Male Professor with 76 employees, and Female Associate professor with 65 employees.

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

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