Union College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,731
2.26% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,221
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
6.63%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
53.4%
1,142 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
970
81.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
33.1%
87 Graduates

About

Union College is a higher education institution located in Knox County, KY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Union College were General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees awarded), Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (28 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (21 degrees).

In 2022, 349 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Union College. 57.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (270 degrees), 14.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Union College is $27,731, which is $3,735 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Union College is $27,731, which is $3,735 more 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 $18,221.

In 2022, 94% of undergraduate students attending Union College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$27,731
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Union College was $27,731. The cost of tuition at Union College is $3,735 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$18,221
2022 Value
16.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Union College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,221. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Union College grew by 16.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,585
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Union College was of $7,585 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 13.2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.04% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Union College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.08% with respect to 2021, when 93% 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.
6.63%
2019 Default Rate
27
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Union College was 6.63%, which represents 27 out of the 407 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Union College received 1,142 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 58% annual growth. Out of those 1,142 applicants, 610 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.4% acceptance rate.

There were 970 students enrolled at Union College in 2022. 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Union College has an overall enrollment yield of 32.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
610
Accepted Out of 1,142

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Union College was 53.4% (610 admissions from 1,142 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 56.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 58%, while admissions grew by 49.5%..

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SAT Scores

6%
Submission Percentage (2021)
8
Scores Submitted (2021)

6% of enrolled first-time students at Union College in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Union College had a total enrollment of 970 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Union College is 792 students and the part-time enrollment is 178. This means that 81.6% of students enrolled at Union College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Union College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.6% White, 11.8% Black or African American, 4.43% Hispanic or Latino, 3.51% Two or More Races, 0.928% Asian, 0.825% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.412% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Union College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.4%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Black or African American Male (15%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.9%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (1.87%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Union College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 970 students. The full-time enrollment at Union College is 792 and the part-time enrollment is 178. This means that 81.6% of students enrolled at Union College are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
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 Union College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Union College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    578 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    114 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    43 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Union College is 59.6% White, 11.8% Black or African American, 4.43% Hispanic or Latino, 3.51% Two or More Races, 0.928% Asian, 0.825% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.412% 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 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, 7 students (0.722%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 51 more women than men received degrees from Union College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Union College is white (270 degrees awarded). There were 14.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Union College is General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees awarded), followed by Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (28 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (21 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Union College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees awarded), Education (65 degrees), and History (6 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Union College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,712,282 people), Secondary school teachers (522,595 people), Education administrators (324,986 people), Other managers (262,975 people), and Special education teachers (213,348 people).

The most specialized majors at Union College in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees awarded), Education (65 degrees), History (6 degrees), Psychology (24 degrees), and Protective Services (15 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 Union College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Union College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees awarded), Education (65 degrees), History (6 degrees), Psychology (24 degrees), and Protective Services (15 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 Union College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,175,362 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (467,844 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (448,952 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (357,882 people), and Outpatient care centers (236,163 people).

The most specialized majors at Union College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees awarded), Education (65 degrees), History (6 degrees), Psychology (24 degrees), and Protective Services (15 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 Union College.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Union College was General Business Administration & Management with 36 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

149
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
200
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 149 degrees were awarded to men at Union College, which is 0.745 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (200).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Union College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.95 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Union College in Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing, which is 8.33 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 9% of students graduating from Union College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (48.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Union College is Female and White (48.8% 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, 1.15% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    270 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Union College is white (270 degrees awarded). There were 14.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (19 degrees).

1.15% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    171 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    99 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Union College is white female (171 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (99 degrees).

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Operations

Union College has an endowment valued at nearly $24.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−20.8%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Union College had a total salary expenditure of 21.6M. Union College employs 18 Assistant professors, 17 Associate professors and 11 Professors. Most academics at Union College are Female Assistant professor (11), Male Associate professor (9), and Female Associate professor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 38 employees, Management, with 24 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

Endowment

$24.8M
2022 Endowment
19.8%
decline from 2021

Union College has an endowment valued at about $24.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Union College declined 19.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.8M lower 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$7.85M
2022 Salaries
1.31%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Union College paid a median of $7.85M in salaries, which represents 36.4% of their overall expenditure ($21.6M) and a 1.31% 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

$2.38M
Instructional Salaries
48
Number of Employees

In 2022, Union College paid a total of $2.38M to 48 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.3% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
18 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
38 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Union College were Assistant professor with 18 employees, Associate professor with 17 employees, and Professor with 11 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 38 employees, Management with 24 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Union College was Female Assistant professor with 11 employees, Male Associate professor with 9 employees, and Female Associate professor with 8 employees.

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

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