Union College (196866)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$63,603
3.74% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$41,136
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.35%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
46.5%
8,458 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,107
99.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
84.6%
474 Graduates

About

Union College (196866) is a higher education institution located in Schenectady County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Union College (196866) were General Economics (90 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (47 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (46 degrees).

In 2022, 600 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Union College (196866). 49.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (408 degrees), 8.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (47 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Union College (196866) is $63,603, which is $35,273 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Union College (196866) is $63,603, which is $35,273 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $41,136.

In 2022, 86% of undergraduate students attending Union College (196866) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$63,603
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Union College (196866) was $63,603. The cost of tuition at Union College (196866) is $35,273 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$41,136
2022 Value
5.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Union College (196866) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $41,136. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Union College (196866) grew by 5.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,448
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Union College (196866) was of $14,448 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9.7% 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 did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Union College (196866) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.18% with respect to 2021, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.35%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Union College (196866) was 1.35%, which represents 5 out of the 370 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Union College (196866) received 8,458 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 13.2% annual growth. Out of those 8,458 applicants, 3,934 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 46.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,107 students enrolled at Union College (196866) in 2022. 38% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Union College (196866) has an overall enrollment yield of 14.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

46.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,934
Accepted Out of 8,458

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Union College (196866) was 46.5% (3,934 admissions from 8,458 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 47%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 13.2%, while admissions grew by 12%..

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SAT Scores

38%
Submission Percentage (2022)
219
Scores Submitted (2022)

38% of enrolled first-time students at Union College (196866) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Union College (196866) had a total enrollment of 2,107 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Union College (196866) is 2,092 students and the part-time enrollment is 15. This means that 99.3% of students enrolled at Union College (196866) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Union College (196866), both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.1% White, 8.69% Hispanic or Latino, 6.45% Asian, 4.32% Black or African American, 3.27% Two or More Races, 0.0949% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0475% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Union College (196866) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (38.4%), followed by White Female (27.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.83%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Union College (196866) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,107 students. The full-time enrollment at Union College (196866) is 2,092 and the part-time enrollment is 15. This means that 99.3% of students enrolled at Union College (196866) are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
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 (196866) was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Union College (196866) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,392 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    183 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    136 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Union College (196866) is 66.1% White, 8.69% Hispanic or Latino, 6.45% Asian, 4.32% Black or African American, 3.27% Two or More Races, 0.0949% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0475% 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, 21 students (0.997%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 2 fewer women than men received degrees from Union College (196866). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Union College (196866) is white (408 degrees awarded). There were 8.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (47 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Union College (196866) is General Economics (90 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (47 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (46 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Union College (196866), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Social Sciences (175 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (25 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 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 (196866) are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (455,978 people), Other managers (329,272 people), Postsecondary teachers (234,677 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (211,145 people), and Chief executives & legislators (151,723 people).

The most specialized majors at Union College (196866) in 2022 are Social Sciences (175 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (25 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), and History (18 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 (196866) 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 Union College (196866) are Social Sciences (175 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (25 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), and History (18 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 (196866) are Elementary & secondary schools (525,109 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (473,422 people), Legal services (357,138 people), Computer Systems Design (262,584 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (218,560 people).

The most specialized majors at Union College (196866) are Social Sciences (175 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (25 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), and History (18 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 (196866).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 90 degrees awarded
  2. 47 degrees awarded
  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Union College (196866) was General Economics with 90 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

301
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
299
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 301 degrees were awarded to men at Union College (196866), which is 1.01 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (299).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Union College (196866) in General Economics, which is 2.75 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Union College (196866) in General Biological Sciences, which is 3.6 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

80%
100% Completion Time
86%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 80% of students graduating from Union College (196866) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 86% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% 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

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Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Union College (196866) is Female and Hispanic or Latino (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, 0.422% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    408 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    47 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Union College (196866) is white (408 degrees awarded). There were 8.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (47 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    217 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    191 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Union College (196866) is white male (217 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (191 degrees).

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Operations

Union College (196866) has an endowment valued at nearly $502M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−17.1%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Union College (196866) had a total salary expenditure of 145M. Union College (196866) employs 78 Professors, 54 Associate professors and 38 Assistant professors. Most academics at Union College (196866) are Male Professor (45), Female Professor (33), and Male Associate professor (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union College (196866) are: Service, with 176 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 94 employees, and Management with 78 employees.

Endowment

$502M
2022 Endowment
16.2%
decline from 2021

Union College (196866) has an endowment valued at about $502M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Union College (196866) declined 16.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $453M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$60.9M
2022 Salaries
9.23%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Union College (196866) paid a median of $60.9M in salaries, which represents 42% of their overall expenditure ($145M) and a 9.23% 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

$22.8M
Instructional Salaries
212
Number of Employees

In 2022, Union College (196866) paid a total of $22.8M to 212 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.4% 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
78 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
176 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Union College (196866) were Professor with 78 employees, Associate professor with 54 employees, and Assistant professor with 38 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union College (196866) were Service with 176 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 94 employees, and Management with 78 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Union College (196866) was Male Professor with 45 employees, Female Professor with 33 employees, and Male Associate professor with 30 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Union College (196866).

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