Rhodes College (221351)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$52,000
2.77% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$30,672
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.702%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
53.9%
5,253 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,008
97.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
85%
431 Graduates

About

Rhodes College (221351) is a higher education institution located in Shelby County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Rhodes College (221351) were General Business Administration & Management (71 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (47 degrees), and Neuroscience (37 degrees).

In 2022, 562 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rhodes College (221351). 65.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (363 degrees), 7.56 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (48 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rhodes College (221351) is $52,000, which is $23,670 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Rhodes College (221351) is $52,000, which is $23,670 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,672.

In 2022, 93% of undergraduate students attending Rhodes College (221351) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 25% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$52,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Rhodes College (221351) was $52,000. The cost of tuition at Rhodes College (221351) is $23,670 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$30,672
2022 Value
0.482%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Rhodes College (221351) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,672. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Rhodes College (221351) grew by 0.482%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,934
Room and Board
$1,125
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rhodes College (221351) was of $11,934 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.999% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,125. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
25%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Rhodes College (221351) 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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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.
0.702%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Rhodes College (221351) was 0.702%, which represents 2 out of the 285 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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Admissions

Rhodes College (221351) received 5,253 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.22% annual growth. Out of those 5,253 applicants, 2,832 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,008 students enrolled at Rhodes College (221351) in 2022. 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rhodes College (221351) has an overall enrollment yield of 16.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,832
Accepted Out of 5,253

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rhodes College (221351) was 53.9% (2,832 admissions from 5,253 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 56.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.22%, while admissions declined by −6.38%..

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SAT Scores

11%
Submission Percentage (2022)
54
Scores Submitted (2022)

11% of enrolled first-time students at Rhodes College (221351) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rhodes College (221351) had a total enrollment of 2,008 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Rhodes College (221351) is 1,955 students and the part-time enrollment is 53. This means that 97.4% of students enrolled at Rhodes College (221351) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rhodes College (221351), both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.9% White, 9.71% Black or African American, 7.07% Asian, 5.88% Hispanic or Latino, 5.88% Two or More Races, 0.0996% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0996% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Rhodes College (221351) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.8%), followed by White Male (28.3%) and Black or African American Female (6.18%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (58.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (16.7%) and Two or More Races Male (8.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rhodes College (221351) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,008 students. The full-time enrollment at Rhodes College (221351) is 1,955 and the part-time enrollment is 53. This means that 97.4% of students enrolled at Rhodes College (221351) are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
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 Rhodes College (221351) was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Rhodes College (221351) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,263 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    195 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    142 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Rhodes College (221351) is 62.9% White, 9.71% Black or African American, 7.07% Asian, 5.88% Hispanic or Latino, 5.88% Two or More Races, 0.0996% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0996% 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 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, 36 students (1.79%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 170 more women than men received degrees from Rhodes College (221351). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rhodes College (221351) is white (363 degrees awarded). There were 7.56 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (48 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rhodes College (221351) is General Business Administration & Management (71 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (47 degrees) and Neuroscience (37 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Rhodes College (221351), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Physical Sciences (46 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (26 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 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 Rhodes College (221351) are Physicians (470,056 people), Postsecondary teachers (249,815 people), Other managers (222,823 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (180,534 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (168,006 people).

The most specialized majors at Rhodes College (221351) in 2022 are Physical Sciences (46 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (26 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), History (18 degrees), and Biology (88 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 Rhodes College (221351) are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Rhodes College (221351) are Physical Sciences (46 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (26 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), History (18 degrees), and Biology (88 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 Rhodes College (221351) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (545,819 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (520,078 people), Elementary & secondary schools (425,635 people), Offices of physicians (229,689 people), and Scientific research & development services (202,405 people).

The most specialized majors at Rhodes College (221351) are Physical Sciences (46 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (26 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), History (18 degrees), and Biology (88 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 Rhodes College (221351).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 71 degrees awarded
  2. 47 degrees awarded
  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rhodes College (221351) was General Business Administration & Management with 71 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

196
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
366
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 196 degrees were awarded to men at Rhodes College (221351), which is 0.536 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (366).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Rhodes College (221351) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.96 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Rhodes College (221351) in Neuroscience, which is 5.17 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

79%
100% Completion Time
82%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 79% of students graduating from Rhodes College (221351) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Rhodes College (221351) is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 1.62% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    363 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    48 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rhodes College (221351) is white (363 degrees awarded). There were 7.56 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (48 degrees).

4.45% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    233 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    130 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rhodes College (221351) is white female (233 degrees awarded). There were 1.79 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (130 degrees).

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Operations

Rhodes College (221351) has an endowment valued at nearly $394M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−6.1%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Rhodes College (221351) had a total salary expenditure of 91.7M. Rhodes College (221351) employs 76 Associate professors, 59 Assistant professors and 42 Professors. Most academics at Rhodes College (221351) are Female Associate professor (43), Male Associate professor (33), and Male Professor (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rhodes College (221351) are: Service, with 72 employees, Management, with 60 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 57 employees.

Endowment

$394M
2022 Endowment
8.67%
decline from 2021

Rhodes College (221351) has an endowment valued at about $394M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Rhodes College (221351) declined 8.67% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $345M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.93M - Federal
  2. $9.5k - State
  3. $23.6k - Local

As of 2022, Rhodes College (221351) received $2.93M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.5k from state grants and contracts, and $23.6k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$38.2M
2022 Salaries
0.895%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Rhodes College (221351) paid a median of $38.2M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($91.7M) and a 0.895% 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

$15M
Instructional Salaries
182
Number of Employees

In 2022, Rhodes College (221351) paid a total of $15M to 182 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.1% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
76 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
72 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rhodes College (221351) were Associate professor with 76 employees, Assistant professor with 59 employees, and Professor with 42 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rhodes College (221351) were Service with 72 employees, Management with 60 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 57 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rhodes College (221351) was Female Associate professor with 43 employees, Male Associate professor with 33 employees, and Male Professor with 31 employees.

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