Stephens College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$24,586
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$26,372
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.88%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
64.2%
650 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
590
91.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
45.6%
73 Graduates

About

Stephens College is a higher education institution located in Boone County, MO. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Stephens College were Physician Assistant (29 degrees awarded), Playwriting & Screenwriting (17 degrees), and School Counseling & Guidance Services (6 degrees).

In 2022, 152 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stephens College. 94.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 5.92% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (116 degrees), 10.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stephens College is $24,586, which is $590 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Stephens College is $24,586, which is $590 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 $26,372.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Stephens College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$24,586
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Stephens College was $24,586. The cost of tuition at Stephens College is $590 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$26,372
2022 Value
17.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Stephens College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,372. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Stephens College grew by 17.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,250
Room and Board
$3,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stephens College was of $8,250 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 15.2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $3,000. The cost of books and supplies increased by 36.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Stephens College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.02% with respect to 2021, when 98% 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.
0.88%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Stephens College was 0.88%, which represents 3 out of the 341 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

Stephens College received 650 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 3.99% annual growth. Out of those 650 applicants, 417 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.2% acceptance rate.

There were 590 students enrolled at Stephens College in 2022. 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Stephens College has an overall enrollment yield of 18%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
417
Accepted Out of 650

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Stephens College was 64.2% (417 admissions from 650 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 63.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 3.99%, while admissions declined by −3.25%..

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SAT Scores

11%
Submission Percentage (2022)
8
Scores Submitted (2022)

11% of enrolled first-time students at Stephens College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Stephens College had a total enrollment of 590 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Stephens College is 538 students and the part-time enrollment is 52. This means that 91.2% of students enrolled at Stephens College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stephens College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69% White, 9.66% Black or African American, 8.14% Two or More Races, 2.37% Asian, 2.03% Hispanic or Latino, 1.86% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.678% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Stephens College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (64.5%), followed by Two or More Races Female (9.47%) and Black or African American Female (8.95%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (62%), followed by White Male (12.7%) and Black or African American Female (6.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stephens College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 590 students. The full-time enrollment at Stephens College is 538 and the part-time enrollment is 52. This means that 91.2% of students enrolled at Stephens College are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
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 Stephens College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Stephens 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
    407 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    57 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    48 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Stephens College is 69% White, 9.66% Black or African American, 8.14% Two or More Races, 2.37% Asian, 2.03% Hispanic or Latino, 1.86% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.678% 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, 22 students (3.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 134 more women than men received degrees from Stephens College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Stephens College is white (116 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Stephens College is Physician Assistant (29 degrees awarded), followed by Playwriting & Screenwriting (17 degrees) and School Counseling & Guidance Services (6 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Stephens College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (48 degrees awarded), English (6 degrees), and Human Sciences (6 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 Stephens College are Physicians (404,660 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (259,723 people), Other managers (238,131 people), Postsecondary teachers (229,387 people), and Secondary school teachers (159,514 people).

The most specialized majors at Stephens College in 2022 are Visual & Performing Arts (48 degrees awarded), English (6 degrees), Human Sciences (6 degrees), Communication Technologies (1 degrees), and Biology (10 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 Stephens College are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Stephens College are Visual & Performing Arts (48 degrees awarded), English (6 degrees), Human Sciences (6 degrees), Communication Technologies (1 degrees), and Biology (10 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 Stephens College are Elementary & secondary schools (601,154 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (532,280 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (514,827 people), Offices of physicians (212,711 people), and Computer Systems Design (187,937 people).

The most specialized majors at Stephens College are Visual & Performing Arts (48 degrees awarded), English (6 degrees), Human Sciences (6 degrees), Communication Technologies (1 degrees), and Biology (10 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 Stephens College.

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Stephens College was Health Information & Medical Records Administration with 23 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

9
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
143
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 9 degrees were awarded to men at Stephens College, which is 0.0629 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (143).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Stephens College in Physician Assistant, which is 0.318 times less than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Stephens College in Physician Assistant, which is 3.14 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 15% of students graduating from Stephens College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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 Stephens College is Female and Asian (100% 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

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

The most common race/ethnicity at Stephens College is white (116 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

2.63% 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
    110 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    11 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Stephens College is white female (110 degrees awarded). There were 10 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (11 degrees).

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Operations

Stephens College has an endowment valued at nearly $53.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.92M (3.57%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Stephens College had a total salary expenditure of 23.2M. Stephens College employs 22 Assistant professors, 17 Associate professors and 2 Professors. Most academics at Stephens College are Female Assistant professor (16), Female Associate professor (10), and Male Associate professor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stephens College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 30 employees, Service, with 22 employees, and Management with 18 employees.

Endowment

$53.9M
2022 Endowment
11.7%
decline from 2021

Stephens College has an endowment valued at about $53.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Stephens College declined 11.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.34M higher 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.25M
2022 Salaries
0.628%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Stephens College paid a median of $8.25M in salaries, which represents 35.6% of their overall expenditure ($23.2M) and a 0.628% 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

$3.17M
Instructional Salaries
41
Number of Employees

In 2022, Stephens College paid a total of $3.17M to 41 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.4% 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
22 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
30 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stephens College were Assistant professor with 22 employees, Associate professor with 17 employees, and Professor with 2 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stephens College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees, Service with 22 employees, and Management with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stephens College was Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, Female Associate professor with 10 employees, and Male Associate professor with 7 employees.

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

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