Transylvania University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$41,900
2.7% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$25,767
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.985%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
90.8%
1,781 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
979
97.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
69%
167 Graduates

About

Transylvania University is a higher education institution located in Fayette County, KY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Transylvania University were General Business (42 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (28 degrees), and General Psychology (18 degrees).

In 2022, 219 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Transylvania University. 61.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (177 degrees), 11.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Transylvania University is $41,900, which is $13,570 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Transylvania University is $41,900, which is $13,570 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,767.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Transylvania University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$41,900
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Transylvania University was $41,900. The cost of tuition at Transylvania University is $13,570 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$25,767
2022 Value
1.92%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Transylvania University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,767. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Transylvania University grew by 1.92%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,200
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Transylvania University was of $12,200 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.63% 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

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Transylvania University 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

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.985%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Transylvania University was 0.985%, which represents 2 out of the 203 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Transylvania University received 1,781 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 9.2% annual growth. Out of those 1,781 applicants, 1,617 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.8% acceptance rate.

There were 979 students enrolled at Transylvania University in 2022. 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Transylvania University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,617
Accepted Out of 1,781

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Transylvania University was 90.8% (1,617 admissions from 1,781 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 92%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 9.2%, while admissions grew by 7.8%..

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage (2022)
24
Scores Submitted (2022)

9% of enrolled first-time students at Transylvania University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Transylvania University had a total enrollment of 979 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Transylvania University is 954 students and the part-time enrollment is 25. This means that 97.4% of students enrolled at Transylvania University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Transylvania University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.7% White, 5.62% Two or More Races, 5.41% Hispanic or Latino, 5.21% Black or African American, 3.37% Asian, and 0.409% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Transylvania University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.2%), followed by White Male (35.3%) and Two or More Races Female (3.67%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Transylvania University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 979 students. The full-time enrollment at Transylvania University is 954 and the part-time enrollment is 25. This means that 97.4% of students enrolled at Transylvania University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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 Transylvania University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Transylvania University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    761 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    55 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    53 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Transylvania University is 77.7% White, 5.62% Two or More Races, 5.41% Hispanic or Latino, 5.21% Black or African American, 3.37% Asian, and 0.409% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 10 students (1.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 49 more women than men received degrees from Transylvania University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Transylvania University is white (177 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Transylvania University is General Business (42 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (28 degrees) and General Psychology (18 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Transylvania University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), History (9 degrees), and Physical Sciences (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 Transylvania University are Physicians (470,056 people), Postsecondary teachers (249,815 people), Other managers (222,823 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (180,534 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (168,006 people).

The most specialized majors at Transylvania University in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), History (9 degrees), Physical Sciences (14 degrees), Language & Linguistics (6 degrees), and Biology (34 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 Transylvania University 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 Transylvania University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), History (9 degrees), Physical Sciences (14 degrees), Language & Linguistics (6 degrees), and Biology (34 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 Transylvania University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (545,819 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (520,078 people), Elementary & secondary schools (425,635 people), Offices of physicians (229,689 people), and Scientific research & development services (202,405 people).

The most specialized majors at Transylvania University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), History (9 degrees), Physical Sciences (14 degrees), Language & Linguistics (6 degrees), and Biology (34 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 Transylvania University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 42 degrees awarded
  2. 28 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Transylvania University was General Business with 42 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

85
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
134
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 85 degrees were awarded to men at Transylvania University, which is 0.634 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (134).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Transylvania University in General Business, which is 1.47 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Transylvania University in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.8 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

70%
100% Completion Time
74%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 70% of students graduating from Transylvania University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Transylvania University is Female 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    177 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Transylvania University is white (177 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (15 degrees).

4.57% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    110 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    67 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Transylvania University is white female (110 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (67 degrees).

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Operations

Transylvania University has an endowment valued at nearly $221M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.09%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Transylvania University had a total salary expenditure of 43.3M. Transylvania University employs 36 Professors, 34 Associate professors and 9 Assistant professors. Most academics at Transylvania University are Male Professor (25), Female Associate professor (19), and Male Associate professor (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Transylvania University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 57 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 30 employees, and Service with 29 employees.

Endowment

$221M
2022 Endowment
8.35%
decline from 2021

Transylvania University has an endowment valued at about $221M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Transylvania University declined 8.35% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $171M 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

$17.3M
2022 Salaries
1.12%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Transylvania University paid a median of $17.3M in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($43.3M) and a 1.12% 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

$6.13M
Instructional Salaries
84
Number of Employees

In 2022, Transylvania University paid a total of $6.13M to 84 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.4% 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
36 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Transylvania University were Professor with 36 employees, Associate professor with 34 employees, and Assistant professor with 9 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Transylvania University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 57 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees, and Service with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Transylvania University was Male Professor with 25 employees, Female Associate professor with 19 employees, and Male Associate professor with 15 employees.

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

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