Rush University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,315
1.63% growth from 2021
2022 Enrolled Students
2,870
63% Full-Time

About

Rush University is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Rush University were Nursing Practice (210 degrees awarded), Medicine (145 degrees), and Occupational Therapy (70 degrees).

In 2022, 939 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rush University. 78.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 21.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (580 degrees), 5.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (113 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rush University is $30,315, which is $15,374 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Rush University is $30,315, which is $15,374 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

In 2022, 88% of undergraduate students attending Rush University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$30,315
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Rush University was $30,315. The cost of tuition at Rush University is $15,374 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Rush University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 22.2% with respect to 2021, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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%
2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Rush University was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 572 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

Rush University had a total enrollment of 2,870 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Rush University is 1,809 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,061. This means that 63% of students enrolled at Rush University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rush University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.6% White, 13.9% Asian, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 8.61% Black or African American, 2.02% Two or More Races, and 0.0348% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Rush University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (25%) and Asian Female (12.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.4%), followed by White Male (14.9%) and Asian Female (11.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rush University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,870 students. The full-time enrollment at Rush University is 1,809 and the part-time enrollment is 1,061. This means that 63% of students enrolled at Rush University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,623 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    400 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    393 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Rush University is 56.6% White, 13.9% Asian, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 8.61% Black or African American, 2.02% Two or More Races, and 0.0348% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 107 students (3.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 529 more women than men received degrees from Rush University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rush University is white (580 degrees awarded). There were 5.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (113 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Rush University is Nursing Practice (210 degrees awarded), followed by Medicine (145 degrees) and Occupational Therapy (70 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Rush University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (859 degrees awarded), Biology (60 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (20 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 Rush University are Registered nurses (1,490,112 people), Physicians (523,937 people), Medical & health services managers (200,886 people), Pharmacists (198,124 people), and Other managers (194,204 people).

The most specialized majors at Rush University in 2022 are Health (859 degrees awarded), Biology (60 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (20 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 Rush University are Surgeons, Physicians, Financial examiners, Podiatrists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Rush University are Health (859 degrees awarded), Biology (60 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (20 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 Rush University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,991,902 people), Elementary & secondary schools (448,420 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (414,409 people), Offices of physicians (408,013 people), and Outpatient care centers (343,391 people).

The most specialized majors at Rush University are Health (859 degrees awarded), Biology (60 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (20 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 Rush University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 210 degrees awarded
  2. 145 degrees awarded
  3. 70 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common professional doctorate concentration at Rush University was Nursing Practice with 210 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

205
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
734
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 205 degrees were awarded to men at Rush University, which is 0.279 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (734).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 67 degrees were awarded to men at Rush University in Medicine, which is 0.859 times less than the 78 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 186 degrees were awarded to men at Rush University in Nursing Practice, which is 7.75 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    580 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    113 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    84 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rush University is white (580 degrees awarded). There were 5.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (113 degrees).

5.54% of degree recipients (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    468 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    112 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    84 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rush University is white female (468 degrees awarded). There were 4.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (112 degrees).

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Operations

Rush University has an endowment valued at nearly $788M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.63%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Rush University had a total salary expenditure of 2.62B. Rush University employs 112 Assistant professors, 53 Associate professors and 33 Instructors. Most academics at Rush University are Female Assistant professor (87), Female Associate professor (41), and Female Instructor (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rush University are: Management, with 90 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 50 employees, and Service with 36 employees.

Endowment

$788M
2022 Endowment
6.44%
decline from 2021

Rush University has an endowment valued at about $788M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Rush University declined 6.44% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $776M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $87.2M - Federal
  2. $10M - State
  3. $7.9M - Local

As of 2022, Rush University received $87.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10M from state grants and contracts, and $7.9M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.12B
2022 Salaries
6.44%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Rush University paid a median of $1.12B in salaries, which represents 42.6% of their overall expenditure ($2.62B) and a 6.44% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$36M
Instructional Salaries
237
Number of Employees

In 2022, Rush University paid a total of $36M to 237 employees working as instructors, which represents 3.22% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
112 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
90 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rush University were Assistant professor with 112 employees, Associate professor with 53 employees, and Instructor with 33 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rush University were Management with 90 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees, and Service with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rush University was Female Assistant professor with 87 employees, Female Associate professor with 41 employees, and Female Instructor with 29 employees.

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

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