The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,550
2022 Average Net Price
$26,194
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.03%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
22.5%
1,500 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
958
97.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
83.5%
182 Graduates

About

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a higher education institution located in New York County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art were General Fine Studio Arts (62 degrees awarded), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (31 degrees), and Chemical Engineering (23 degrees).

In 2022, 222 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. 37.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 62.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (77 degrees), 1.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (57 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is $44,550, which is $16,220 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is $44,550, which is $16,220 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,194.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 17% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$44,550
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was $44,550. The cost of tuition at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is $16,220 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$26,194
2022 Value
26.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,194. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grew by 26.2%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,280
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was of $17,280 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.72% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
17%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.03%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was 3.03%, which represents 2 out of the 66 total borrowers.

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Admissions

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art received 1,500 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 44% annual growth. Out of those 1,500 applicants, 337 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 22.5% acceptance rate.

There were 958 students enrolled at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2022. 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has an overall enrollment yield of 54.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

22.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
337
Accepted Out of 1,500

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was 22.5% (337 admissions from 1,500 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 14.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 44%, while admissions declined by −14.2%..

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SAT Scores

49%
Submission Percentage (2022)
89
Scores Submitted (2022)

49% of enrolled first-time students at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art had a total enrollment of 958 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is 938 students and the part-time enrollment is 20. This means that 97.9% of students enrolled at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.5% Asian, 28.4% White, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.8% Black or African American, and 4.59% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (15.4%), followed by Asian Female (15.3%) and White Male (14.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (22.5%), followed by White Male (20%) and White Female (7.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 958 students. The full-time enrollment at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is 938 and the part-time enrollment is 20. This means that 97.9% of students enrolled at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
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 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    292 enrolled students
  2. White
    272 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    113 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is 30.5% Asian, 28.4% White, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.8% Black or African American, and 4.59% 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, 58 students (6.05%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 54 fewer women than men received degrees from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is white (77 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (57 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is General Fine Studio Arts (62 degrees awarded), followed by Electrical & Electronics Engineering (31 degrees) and Chemical Engineering (23 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (134 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (62 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (6 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 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are Software developers (474,239 people), Other managers (385,613 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (361,526 people), Civil engineers (284,621 people), and Mechanical engineers (216,895 people).

The most specialized majors at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2022 are Engineering (134 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (62 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (6 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 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are Engineering (134 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (62 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (6 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 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are Computer Systems Design (532,814 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (463,148 people), Construction (337,718 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (286,972 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (258,698 people).

The most specialized majors at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are Engineering (134 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (62 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (6 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 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 62 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded
  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was General Fine Studio Arts with 62 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

138
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
84
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 138 degrees were awarded to men at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, which is 1.64 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (84).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 41 degrees were awarded to men at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, which is 3.73 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 37 degrees were awarded to men at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in General Fine Studio Arts, which is 1.48 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

66%
100% Completion Time
79%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 66% of students graduating from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is Male and Black or African American (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, 9.34% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    77 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    57 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is white (77 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (57 degrees).

10.4% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    50 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Male
    39 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is white male (50 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (39 degrees).

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Operations

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has an endowment valued at nearly $911M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 41.3M (4.54%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art had a total salary expenditure of 86.4M. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art employs 29 Professors, 18 Assistant professors and 8 Associate professors. Most academics at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are Male Professor (22), Female Assistant professor (14), and Female Professor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 42 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 33 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

Endowment

$911M
2022 Endowment
0.929%
decline from 2021

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has an endowment valued at about $911M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art declined 0.929% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $862M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$30.5M
2022 Salaries
6.7%
growth from 2021

In 2022, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art paid a median of $30.5M in salaries, which represents 35.3% of their overall expenditure ($86.4M) and a 6.7% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$7.11M
Instructional Salaries
55
Number of Employees

In 2022, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art paid a total of $7.11M to 55 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.3% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
29 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
42 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art were Professor with 29 employees, Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 42 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 33 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was Male Professor with 22 employees, Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Female Professor with 7 employees.

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