Philander Smith College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,804
2022 Average Net Price
$15,634
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
6.29%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
769
87.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
30.5%
85 Graduates

About

Philander Smith College is a higher education institution located in Pulaski County, AR. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Philander Smith College were General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees awarded), General Psychology (20 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (20 degrees).

In 2022, 169 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Philander Smith College. 66.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (148 degrees), 37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Philander Smith College is $11,804, which is $−16,526 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Philander Smith College is $11,804, which is $−16,526 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,634.

In 2022, 94% of undergraduate students attending Philander Smith College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,804
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Philander Smith College was $11,804. The cost of tuition at Philander Smith College is $−16,526 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$15,634
2022 Value
8.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Philander Smith College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,634. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Philander Smith College grew by 8.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,369
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Philander Smith College was of $10,369 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.778% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Philander Smith College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.05% with respect to 2021, when 95% 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.
6.29%
2019 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Philander Smith College was 6.29%, which represents 21 out of the 334 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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Enrollment

Philander Smith College had a total enrollment of 769 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Philander Smith College is 675 students and the part-time enrollment is 94. This means that 87.8% of students enrolled at Philander Smith College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Philander Smith College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.8% Black or African American, 2.34% Two or More Races, 1.82% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.65% White.

Students enrolled at Philander Smith College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (49.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (34.8%) and Two or More Races Female (1.48%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Philander Smith College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 769 students. The full-time enrollment at Philander Smith College is 675 and the part-time enrollment is 94. This means that 87.8% of students enrolled at Philander Smith College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 Philander Smith College was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Philander Smith College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    652 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    18 enrolled students
  3. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders
    14 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Philander Smith College is 84.8% Black or African American, 2.34% Two or More Races, 1.82% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.65% White. 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, 19 students (2.47%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 57 more women than men received degrees from Philander Smith College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Philander Smith College is black or african american (148 degrees awarded). There were 37 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Philander Smith College is General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (20 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (20 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Philander Smith College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 degrees awarded), Protective Services (20 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (11 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 Philander Smith College are Physicians (440,788 people), Social workers, all other (274,690 people), Other managers (271,557 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (230,561 people), and Postsecondary teachers (179,888 people).

The most specialized majors at Philander Smith College in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 degrees awarded), Protective Services (20 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11 degrees), Psychology (20 degrees), and Biology (17 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 Philander Smith College are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Philander Smith College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 degrees awarded), Protective Services (20 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11 degrees), Psychology (20 degrees), and Biology (17 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Philander Smith College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (725,923 people), Elementary & secondary schools (670,585 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (493,411 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (432,757 people), and Outpatient care centers (321,229 people).

The most specialized majors at Philander Smith College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 degrees awarded), Protective Services (20 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11 degrees), Psychology (20 degrees), and Biology (17 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 Philander Smith College.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Philander Smith College was General Business Administration & Management with 43 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

56
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
113
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Philander Smith College, which is 0.496 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (113).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Philander Smith College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.72 times less than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Philander Smith College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.39 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 25% of students graduating from Philander Smith College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Philander Smith College 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, 1.18% 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. Black or African American
    148 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Philander Smith College is black or african american (148 degrees awarded). There were 37 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4 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. Black or African American Female
    101 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    47 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Philander Smith College is black or african american female (101 degrees awarded). There were 2.15 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (47 degrees).

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Operations

Philander Smith College has an endowment valued at nearly $15M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−18.8%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Philander Smith College had a total salary expenditure of 22M. Philander Smith College employs 14 Assistant professors, 9 Associate professors and 7 Instructors. Most academics at Philander Smith College are Male Assistant professor (9), Female Instructor (6), and Male Associate professor (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Philander Smith College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 27 employees, Management, with 14 employees, and Service with 14 employees.

Endowment

$15M
2022 Endowment
2.53%
growth from 2021

Philander Smith College has an endowment valued at about $15M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Philander Smith College grew 2.53% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.3M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$7.46M
2022 Salaries
6.28%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Philander Smith College paid a median of $7.46M in salaries, which represents 33.9% of their overall expenditure ($22M) and a 6.28% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.63M
Instructional Salaries
31
Number of Employees

In 2022, Philander Smith College paid a total of $1.63M to 31 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.8% 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
14 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
27 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Philander Smith College were Assistant professor with 14 employees, Associate professor with 9 employees, and Instructor with 7 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Philander Smith College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 27 employees, Management with 14 employees, and Service with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Philander Smith College was Male Assistant professor with 9 employees, Female Instructor with 6 employees, and Male Associate professor with 5 employees.

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