Husson University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,150
6.67% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,978
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.47%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
91.3%
2,542 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,065
75.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
59.8%
356 Graduates

About

Husson University is a higher education institution located in Penobscot County, ME. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Husson University were General Business Administration & Management (112 degrees awarded), Occupational Therapy (58 degrees), and Family Practice Nurse (22 degrees).

In 2022, 1,065 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Husson University. 62.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (904 degrees), 23.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (38 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Husson University is $20,150, which is $−8,180 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Husson University is $20,150, which is $−8,180 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,978.

In 2022, 88% of undergraduate students attending Husson University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$20,150
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Husson University was $20,150. The cost of tuition at Husson University is $−8,180 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$19,978
2022 Value
1.08%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Husson University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,978. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Husson University grew by 1.08%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,003
Room and Board
$1,150
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Husson University was of $11,003 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 7.18% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,150. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Husson University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.22% with respect to 2021, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.47%
2019 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Husson University was 1.47%, which represents 14 out of the 952 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Husson University received 2,542 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 9.28% annual growth. Out of those 2,542 applicants, 2,321 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,065 students enrolled at Husson University in 2022. 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Husson University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,321
Accepted Out of 2,542

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Husson University was 91.3% (2,321 admissions from 2,542 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 85.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 9.28%, while admissions declined by −3.17%..

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SAT Scores

18%
Submission Percentage (2022)
102
Scores Submitted (2022)

18% of enrolled first-time students at Husson University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Husson University had a total enrollment of 3,065 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Husson University is 2,315 students and the part-time enrollment is 750. This means that 75.5% of students enrolled at Husson University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Husson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83% White, 5.71% Black or African American, 3.65% Two or More Races, 1.37% Asian, 1.01% Hispanic or Latino, 0.457% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0326% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Husson University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.1%), followed by White Male (33.9%) and Black or African American Male (4.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (60.3%), followed by White Male (22%) and Asian Female (2.89%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Husson University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,065 students. The full-time enrollment at Husson University is 2,315 and the part-time enrollment is 750. This means that 75.5% of students enrolled at Husson University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 Husson University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Husson 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
    2,545 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    175 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    112 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Husson University is 83% White, 5.71% Black or African American, 3.65% Two or More Races, 1.37% Asian, 1.01% Hispanic or Latino, 0.457% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0326% 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.

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Graduates

In 2022, 265 more women than men received degrees from Husson University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Husson University is white (904 degrees awarded). There were 23.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (38 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Husson University is General Business Administration & Management (112 degrees awarded), followed by Occupational Therapy (58 degrees) and Family Practice Nurse (22 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Husson University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (50 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), and Protective Services (90 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 Husson University are Accountants & auditors (1,026,516 people), Other managers (722,594 people), Financial managers (490,146 people), Chief executives & legislators (372,525 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (267,978 people).

The most specialized majors at Husson University in 2022 are Communication Technologies (50 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), Protective Services (90 degrees), Legal (25 degrees), and Business (303 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 Husson University are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Nurse anesthetists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Husson University are Communication Technologies (50 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), Protective Services (90 degrees), Legal (25 degrees), and Business (303 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 Husson University are Elementary & secondary schools (575,529 people), Computer Systems Design (513,127 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (486,536 people), Banking & related activities (483,909 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (409,839 people).

The most specialized majors at Husson University are Communication Technologies (50 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), Protective Services (90 degrees), Legal (25 degrees), and Business (303 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 Husson University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 83 degrees awarded
  2. 79 degrees awarded
  3. 59 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Husson University was General Business Administration & Management with 83 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

400
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
665
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 400 degrees were awarded to men at Husson University, which is 0.602 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (665).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 93 degrees were awarded to men at Husson University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.886 times less than the 105 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 105 degrees were awarded to men at Husson University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.13 times more than the 93 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 36% of students graduating from Husson University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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 Husson 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.

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, 2.25% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    904 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    38 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Husson University is white (904 degrees awarded). There were 23.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (38 degrees).

3.47% of degree recipients (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    574 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    330 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Husson University is white female (574 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (330 degrees).

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Operations

Husson University has an endowment valued at nearly $24.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.22%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Husson University had a total salary expenditure of 59.2M. Husson University employs 50 Assistant professors, 30 Associate professors and 24 Instructors. Most academics at Husson University are Female Assistant professor (27), Male Assistant professor (23), and Male Associate professor (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Husson University are: Service, with 76 employees, Management, with 44 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 41 employees.

Endowment

$24.2M
2022 Endowment
7.38%
decline from 2021

Husson University has an endowment valued at about $24.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Husson University declined 7.38% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$29.8M
2022 Salaries
5.62%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Husson University paid a median of $29.8M in salaries, which represents 50.4% of their overall expenditure ($59.2M) and a 5.62% 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

$8.87M
Instructional Salaries
118
Number of Employees

In 2022, Husson University paid a total of $8.87M to 118 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.8% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
50 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
76 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Husson University were Assistant professor with 50 employees, Associate professor with 30 employees, and Instructor with 24 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Husson University were Service with 76 employees, Management with 44 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Husson University was Female Assistant professor with 27 employees, Male Assistant professor with 23 employees, and Male Associate professor with 17 employees.

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