Tusculum University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,350
1.97% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,987
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
67.2%
2,463 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,664
79% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
35.9%
103 Graduates

About

Tusculum University is a higher education institution located in Greene County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Tusculum University were General Business Administration & Management (99 degrees awarded), General Education (22 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (22 degrees).

In 2020, 472 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tusculum University. 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (375 degrees), 9.62 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tusculum University is $25,350, which is $2,820 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tusculum University is $25,350, which is $2,820 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,987.

In 2020, 91% of undergraduate students attending Tusculum University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,350
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Tusculum University was $25,350. The cost of tuition at Tusculum University is $2,820 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$17,987
2020 Value
2.59%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Tusculum University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,987. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Tusculum University grew by 2.59%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,340
Room and Board
$2,964
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tusculum University was of $9,340 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,964. The cost of room and board increased by 1.63% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 25.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Tusculum University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 7.06% with respect to 2019, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Tusculum University received 2,463 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 25.3% annual growth. Out of those 2,463 applicants, 1,654 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,664 students enrolled at Tusculum University in 2020, and 21% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tusculum University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,654
Accepted Out of 2,463

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tusculum University was 67.2% (1,654 admissions from 2,463 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 72.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 25.3%, while admissions grew by 16.3%.

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SAT Scores

21%
Submission Percentage
59
Scores Submitted

21% of enrolled first-time students at Tusculum University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tusculum University has a total enrollment of 1,664 students. The full-time enrollment at Tusculum University is 1,315 students and the part-time enrollment is 349. This means that 79% of students enrolled at Tusculum University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tusculum University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.8% White, 9.19% Black or African American, 2.76% Hispanic or Latino, 1.32% Two or More Races, 0.481% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.361% Asian, and 0.18% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tusculum University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.8%), followed by White Male (21.8%) and Black or African American Male (7.52%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (58.7%), followed by White Male (25.8%) and Black or African American Male (4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tusculum University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,664 students. The full-time enrollment at Tusculum University is 1,315 and the part-time enrollment is 349. This means that 79% of students enrolled at Tusculum University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2020 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 Tusculum University was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Tusculum University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,128
  2. Black or African American
    153
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    46

The enrolled student population at Tusculum University is 67.8% White, 9.19% Black or African American, 2.76% Hispanic or Latino, 1.32% Two or More Races, 0.481% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.361% Asian, and 0.18% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 229 students (13.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 100 more women than men received degrees from Tusculum University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Tusculum University is white (375 degrees awarded). There were 9.62 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tusculum University is General Business Administration & Management (99 degrees awarded), followed by General Education (22 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (22 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Tusculum University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees awarded), Education (97 degrees), and Business (177 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tusculum University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,938,561 people), Accountants & auditors (1,060,329 people), Other managers (736,564 people), Secondary school teachers (471,072 people), and Financial managers (467,678 people).

The most specialized majors at Tusculum University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees awarded), Education (97 degrees), Business (177 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), and English (7 degrees).

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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 Tusculum University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Tusculum University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees awarded), Education (97 degrees), Business (177 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), and English (7 degrees).

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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 Tusculum University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,265,666 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (636,712 people), Banking & related activities (506,353 people), Computer Systems Design (488,093 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (453,159 people).

The most specialized majors at Tusculum University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees awarded), Education (97 degrees), Business (177 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), and English (7 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Tusculum University.
Most Common
  1. 99 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 22 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 22 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tusculum University was General Business Administration & Management with 99 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

186
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
286
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 186 degrees were awarded to men at Tusculum University, which is 0.65 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (286).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 84 degrees were awarded to men at Tusculum University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.53 times more than the 55 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 79 degrees were awarded to women at Tusculum University in General Education, which is 4.94 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 17% of students graduating from Tusculum University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% 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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Diversity

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 at Tusculum University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 4.85% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    375 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tusculum University is white (375 degrees awarded). There were 9.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

2.54% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    250 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    125 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Tusculum University is white female (250 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (125 degrees).

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Operations

Tusculum University has an endowment valued at nearly $24M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.06M (4.41%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Tusculum University had a total salary expenditure of $33M. Tusculum University employs 34 Assistant professors, 21 Associate professors, and 5 Professors. Most academics at Tusculum University are Female Assistant professors (19), Male Assistant professors(15), and Male Associate professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tusculum University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 58 employees, Management, with 29 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$24M
2020 Endowment
2.04%
growth from 2019

Tusculum University has an endowment valued at about $24M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Tusculum University grew 2.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.7M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.28M - Federal
  2. $82.1k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Tusculum University received $2.28M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $82.1k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14.4M
2020 Salaries
4.49%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Tusculum University paid a median of $14.4M in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($33M) and a 4.49% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.04% growth from 2018 and a 1.19% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.32M
Instructional Salaries
64
Number of Employees

In 2020, Tusculum University paid a total of $3.32M to 64 employees working as instructors, which represents 23% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tusculum University were Assistant professor with 34 employees; Associate professor with 21 employees; and Associate professor with 5 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tusculum University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 58 employees; Management with 29 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tusculum University was Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, Male Assistant professor with 15 employees, and Male Associate professor with 12 employees.

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

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