Methodist University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,438
3.25% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$28,129
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.43%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
75.7%
2,397 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,811
87.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
40.8%
193 Graduates

About

Methodist University is a higher education institution located in Cumberland County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Methodist University were Physical Therapy (78 degrees awarded) and Occupational Therapy (30 degrees).

In 2022, 477 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Methodist University. 56.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (209 degrees), 4.54 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (46 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Methodist University is $37,438, which is $13,442 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Methodist University is $37,438, which is $13,442 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 $28,129.

In 2022, 91% of undergraduate students attending Methodist University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$37,438
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Methodist University was $37,438. The cost of tuition at Methodist University is $13,442 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$28,129
2022 Value
54.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Methodist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,129. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Methodist University grew by 54.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,116
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Methodist University was of $11,116 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 14.2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Methodist University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 91% 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.
3.43%
2019 Default Rate
23
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Methodist University was 3.43%, which represents 23 out of the 670 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Methodist University received 2,397 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 17.7% annual growth. Out of those 2,397 applicants, 1,814 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,811 students enrolled at Methodist University in 2022. 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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

Acceptance Rate

75.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,814
Accepted Out of 2,397

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Methodist University was 75.7% (1,814 admissions from 2,397 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 78.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 17.7%, while admissions declined by −20.8%..

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage (2022)
40
Scores Submitted (2022)

12% of enrolled first-time students at Methodist University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Methodist University had a total enrollment of 1,811 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Methodist University is 1,585 students and the part-time enrollment is 226. This means that 87.5% of students enrolled at Methodist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Methodist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.1% White, 20.7% Black or African American, 8.12% Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% Two or More Races, 1.55% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.21% Asian, and 0.166% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Methodist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (27.7%), followed by White Female (21%) and Black or African American Male (14.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.3%), followed by White Male (12.1%) and Black or African American Female (5.72%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Methodist University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,811 students. The full-time enrollment at Methodist University is 1,585 and the part-time enrollment is 226. This means that 87.5% of students enrolled at Methodist University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
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 Methodist University was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Methodist University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    834 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    374 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    147 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Methodist University is 46.1% White, 20.7% Black or African American, 8.12% Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% Two or More Races, 1.55% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.21% Asian, and 0.166% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 61 more women than men received degrees from Methodist University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Methodist University is white (209 degrees awarded). There were 4.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (46 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Methodist University is Physical Therapy (78 degrees awarded), followed by Occupational Therapy (30 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Methodist University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (59 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), and Health (178 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 Methodist University are Registered nurses (1,426,637 people), Other managers (201,239 people), Medical & health services managers (169,185 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (161,766 people), and Police officers (146,262 people).

The most specialized majors at Methodist University in 2022 are Protective Services (59 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), Health (178 degrees), History (5 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Methodist University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Methodist University are Protective Services (59 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), Health (178 degrees), History (5 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (10 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 Methodist University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,597,023 people), Elementary & secondary schools (493,911 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (382,738 people), Outpatient care centers (292,365 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (274,489 people).

The most specialized majors at Methodist University are Protective Services (59 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), Health (178 degrees), History (5 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (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 Methodist University.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Methodist University was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 32 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

208
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
269
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 208 degrees were awarded to men at Methodist University, which is 0.773 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (269).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Methodist University in Physical Therapy, which is 0.814 times less than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Methodist University in Physical Therapy, which is 1.23 times more than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 24% of students graduating from Methodist University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (51.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Methodist University is Female and White (51.3% 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, 10.4% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    209 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    46 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Methodist University is white (209 degrees awarded). There were 4.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (46 degrees).

29.1% of degree recipients (139 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    108 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    101 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Methodist University is white male (108 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (101 degrees).

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Operations

Methodist University has an endowment valued at nearly $40.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.47%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Methodist University had a total salary expenditure of 47M. Methodist University employs 56 Assistant professors, 44 Professors and 33 Associate professors. Most academics at Methodist University are Female Assistant professor (29), Male Assistant professor (27), and Male Professor (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Methodist University are: Service, with 58 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 47 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees.

Endowment

$40.9M
2022 Endowment
18.1%
growth from 2021

Methodist University has an endowment valued at about $40.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Methodist University grew 18.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.65M lower 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

$22.2M
2022 Salaries
1.27%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Methodist University paid a median of $22.2M in salaries, which represents 47.2% of their overall expenditure ($47M) and a 1.27% 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

$10.3M
Instructional Salaries
139
Number of Employees

In 2022, Methodist University paid a total of $10.3M to 139 employees working as instructors, which represents 46.5% 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
56 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
58 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Methodist University were Assistant professor with 56 employees, Professor with 44 employees, and Associate professor with 33 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Methodist University were Service with 58 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 47 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 43 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 Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Methodist University was Female Assistant professor with 29 employees, Male Assistant professor with 27 employees, and Male Professor with 22 employees.

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

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