Butler University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$43,470
2.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$37,399
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
82.1%
13,386 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,525
85% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
79%
905 Graduates

About

Butler University is a higher education institution located in Marion County, IN. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Butler University were Pharmacy (124 degrees awarded) and Medical Scientist (36 degrees).

In 2022, 1,800 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Butler University. 61.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,497 degrees), 16.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (91 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Butler University is $43,470, which is $19,474 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Butler University is $43,470, which is $19,474 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 $37,399.

In 2022, 93% of undergraduate students attending Butler University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$43,470
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Butler University was $43,470. The cost of tuition at Butler University is $19,474 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$37,399
2022 Value
3.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Butler University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,399. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Butler University grew by 3.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,130
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Butler University was of $16,130 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.26% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of books and supplies increased by 10% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Butler University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.06% with respect to 2021, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Butler University received 13,386 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 12.7% annual growth. Out of those 13,386 applicants, 10,985 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.1% acceptance rate.

There were 5,525 students enrolled at Butler University in 2022. 50% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Butler University has an overall enrollment yield of 10.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
10,985
Accepted Out of 13,386

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Butler University was 82.1% (10,985 admissions from 13,386 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 80.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 12.7%, while admissions declined by −11.1%..

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SAT Scores

50%
Submission Percentage (2022)
594
Scores Submitted (2022)

50% of enrolled first-time students at Butler University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Butler University had a total enrollment of 5,525 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Butler University is 4,696 students and the part-time enrollment is 829. This means that 85% of students enrolled at Butler University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Butler University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.8% White, 5.94% Hispanic or Latino, 4.58% Black or African American, 3.95% Asian, 3.28% Two or More Races, and 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Butler University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.6%), followed by White Male (32.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.02%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (60.2%), followed by White Male (23.8%) and Asian Female (4.58%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Butler University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,525 students. The full-time enrollment at Butler University is 4,696 and the part-time enrollment is 829. This means that 85% of students enrolled at Butler University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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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 Butler University was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Butler 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
    4,411 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    328 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    253 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Butler University is 79.8% White, 5.94% Hispanic or Latino, 4.58% Black or African American, 3.95% Asian, 3.28% Two or More Races, and 0.163% 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, 54 students (0.977%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 424 more women than men received degrees from Butler University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Butler University is white (1,497 degrees awarded). There were 16.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (91 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Butler University is Pharmacy (124 degrees awarded), followed by Medical Scientist (36 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Butler University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (49 degrees awarded), English (44 degrees), and Physical Sciences (37 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Butler University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,667,134 people), Secondary school teachers (572,276 people), Postsecondary teachers (297,082 people), Education administrators (295,563 people), and Other managers (225,601 people).

The most specialized majors at Butler University in 2022 are Language & Linguistics (49 degrees awarded), English (44 degrees), Physical Sciences (37 degrees), Math & Statistics (35 degrees), and Education (221 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 Butler University are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Butler University are Language & Linguistics (49 degrees awarded), English (44 degrees), Physical Sciences (37 degrees), Math & Statistics (35 degrees), and Education (221 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 Butler University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,003,856 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (548,894 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (221,632 people), Computer Systems Design (220,335 people), and Legal services (117,002 people).

The most specialized majors at Butler University are Language & Linguistics (49 degrees awarded), English (44 degrees), Physical Sciences (37 degrees), Math & Statistics (35 degrees), and Education (221 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 Butler University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 122 degrees awarded
  2. 120 degrees awarded
  3. 55 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Butler University was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 122 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

688
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,112
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 688 degrees were awarded to men at Butler University, which is 0.619 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,112).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 87 degrees were awarded to men at Butler University in General Finance, which is 2.64 times more than the 33 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 79 degrees were awarded to men at Butler University in Pharmacy, which is 1.76 times more than the 45 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

73%
100% Completion Time
81%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 73% of students graduating from Butler University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Butler University is Male 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.

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, 1.22% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,497 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    91 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Butler University is white (1,497 degrees awarded). There were 16.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (91 degrees).

1.5% of degree recipients (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    928 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    569 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Butler University is white female (928 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (569 degrees).

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Operations

Butler University has an endowment valued at nearly $266M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.71%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Butler University had a total salary expenditure of 207M. Butler University employs 110 Professors, 101 Associate professors and 69 Assistant professors. Most academics at Butler University are Male Professor (58), Female Associate professor (55), and Female Professor (52).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Butler University are: Management, with 239 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 92 employees, and Service with 76 employees.

Endowment

$266M
2022 Endowment
6.99%
decline from 2021

Butler University has an endowment valued at about $266M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Butler University declined 6.99% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $219M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$82.5M
2022 Salaries
5.09%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Butler University paid a median of $82.5M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($207M) and a 5.09% growth 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

$33M
Instructional Salaries
375
Number of Employees

In 2022, Butler University paid a total of $33M to 375 employees working as instructors, which represents 40% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
110 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
239 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Butler University were Professor with 110 employees, Associate professor with 101 employees, and Assistant professor with 69 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Butler University were Management with 239 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 92 employees, and Service with 76 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Butler University was Male Professor with 58 employees, Female Associate professor with 55 employees, and Female Professor with 52 employees.

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

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