Watkins College of Art Design & Film

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$22,800
1.33% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$30,279
After Financial Aid
2017 Default Rate
16.2%
on Student Loans
2019 Enrolled Students
158
85.4% Full-Time

About

Watkins College of Art Design & Film is a higher education institution located in Davidson County, TN. In 2019, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Watkins College of Art Design & Film were Cinematography & Film Production (13 degrees awarded), Graphic Design (11 degrees), and General Fine Studio Arts (8 degrees).

In 2019, 45 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Watkins College of Art Design & Film. 57.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (30 degrees), 3.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (9 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is $22,800, which is $7,859 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2019, the median undergraduate tuition at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is $22,800

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,279.

In 2019, 82% of undergraduate students attending Watkins College of Art Design & Film received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$22,800
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Watkins College of Art Design & Film was $22,800.

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Average Net Price

$30,279
2019 Value
2.73%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Watkins College of Art Design & Film had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,279. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Watkins College of Art Design & Film grew by 2.73%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Watkins College of Art Design & Film received financial aid through grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 10.9% with respect to 2018, when 92% 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.
16.2%
2017 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Watkins College of Art Design & Film was 16.2%, which represents 12 out of the 74 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

Watkins College of Art Design & Film had a total enrollment of 158 students in 2019. The full-time enrollment at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is 135 students and the part-time enrollment is 23. This means that 85.4% of students enrolled at Watkins College of Art Design & Film are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Watkins College of Art Design & Film, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69% White, 13.3% Black or African American, 6.96% Hispanic or Latino, 6.96% Two or More Races, 3.16% Asian, and 0.633% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Watkins College of Art Design & Film in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (52%), followed by White Male (15.7%) and Black or African American Female (7.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (37.5%), followed by White Female (25%) and Asian Female (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Watkins College of Art Design & Film in 2019, both undergraduate and graduate, is 158 students. The full-time enrollment at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is 135 and the part-time enrollment is 23. This means that 85.4% of students enrolled at Watkins College of Art Design & Film are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2019 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 Watkins College of Art Design & Film was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Watkins College of Art Design & Film had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2019)
  1. White
    109 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    21 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    11 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is 69% White, 13.3% Black or African American, 6.96% Hispanic or Latino, 6.96% Two or More Races, 3.16% Asian, and 0.633% 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.

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Graduates

In 2019, 7 more women than men received degrees from Watkins College of Art Design & Film. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is white (30 degrees awarded). There were 3.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (9 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is Cinematography & Film Production (13 degrees awarded), followed by Graphic Design (11 degrees) and General Fine Studio Arts (8 degrees).

In 2019,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Watkins College of Art Design & Film, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (45 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Watkins College of Art Design & Film are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Watkins College of Art Design & Film in 2019 are Visual & Performing Arts (45 degrees awarded) (as of 2019).

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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 Watkins College of Art Design & Film are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Watkins College of Art Design & Film are Visual & Performing Arts (45 degrees awarded) (as of 2019).

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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 Watkins College of Art Design & Film are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Watkins College of Art Design & Film are Visual & Performing Arts (45 degrees awarded) (as of 2019).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2019)
  1. 13 degrees awarded
  2. 11 degrees awarded
  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Watkins College of Art Design & Film was Cinematography & Film Production with 13 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

19
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
26
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Watkins College of Art Design & Film, which is 0.731 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (26).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Watkins College of Art Design & Film in Cinematography & Film Production, which is 3.33 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Watkins College of Art Design & Film in Graphic Design, which is 1.75 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2019 at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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 (2019)
  1. White
    30 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    9 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is white (30 degrees awarded). There were 3.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (9 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2019)
  1. White Female
    17 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    13 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Watkins College of Art Design & Film is white female (17 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (13 degrees).

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Operations

Watkins College of Art Design & Film has an endowment valued at nearly $2.88M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−27.9%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Watkins College of Art Design & Film had a total salary expenditure of 5.42M. Watkins College of Art Design & Film employs 6 Associate professors, 3 Professors and 2 Assistant professors. Most academics at Watkins College of Art Design & Film are Male Associate professor (3), Female Associate professor (3), and Female Professor (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Watkins College of Art Design & Film are: Management, with 10 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 7 employees, and Service with 3 employees.

Endowment

$2.88M
2019 Endowment
18.7%
decline from 2018

Watkins College of Art Design & Film has an endowment valued at about $2.88M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Watkins College of Art Design & Film declined 18.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.76M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$2.68M
2019 Salaries
1.52%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Watkins College of Art Design & Film paid a median of $2.68M in salaries, which represents 49.4% of their overall expenditure ($5.42M) and a 1.52% decline 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

$631k
Instructional Salaries
12
Number of Employees

In 2019, Watkins College of Art Design & Film paid a total of $631k to 12 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.5% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
6 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
10 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Watkins College of Art Design & Film were Associate professor with 6 employees, Professor with 3 employees, and Assistant professor with 2 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Watkins College of Art Design & Film were Management with 10 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 7 employees, and Service with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2019)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Watkins College of Art Design & Film was Male Associate professor with 3 employees, Female Associate professor with 3 employees, and Female Professor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Watkins College of Art Design & Film.

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