Selma University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,800
2019 Average Net Price
$10,262
After Financial Aid
2016 Default Rate
34.3%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
50
46% Full-Time

About

Selma University is a higher education institution located in Dallas County, AL. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Selma University were Other Theology & Religious Vocations (4 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 9 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Selma University. 22.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 77.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (9 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Selma University is $4,800, which is $−10,141 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Selma University is $4,800, which is $−10,142 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,262.

In 2019, 100% of undergraduate students attending Selma University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,800
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Selma University was $4,800. The cost of tuition at Selma University is $−10,142 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$10,262
2019 Value
24.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Selma University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,262. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Selma University grew by 24.5%.

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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

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Selma University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 4.17% with respect to 2018, when 96% 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.
34.3%
2016 Default Rate
73
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Selma University was 34.3%, which represents 73 out of the 213 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

Selma University had a total enrollment of 50 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Selma University is 23 students and the part-time enrollment is 27. This means that 46% of students enrolled at Selma University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Selma University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 100% Black or African American.

Students enrolled at Selma University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (54.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (45.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (66.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (33.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Selma University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50 students. The full-time enrollment at Selma University is 23 and the part-time enrollment is 27. This means that 46% of students enrolled at Selma University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

33%
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 Selma University was 33%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Selma University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Black or African American
Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
50 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Selma University is 100% Black or African American. 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 2022, 5 fewer women than men received degrees from Selma University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Selma University is black or african american (9 degrees awarded).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Selma University is Other Theology & Religious Vocations (4 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Selma University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (7 degrees awarded), Business (2 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (0 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 Selma University are Accountants & auditors (1,043,739 people), Other managers (797,822 people), Financial managers (501,883 people), Physicians (418,722 people), and Chief executives & legislators (402,353 people).

The most specialized majors at Selma University in 2022 are Theology (7 degrees awarded), Business (2 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (0 degrees), Biology (0 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (0 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 Selma University are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Selma University are Theology (7 degrees awarded), Business (2 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (0 degrees), Biology (0 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (0 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 Selma University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (805,442 people), Elementary & secondary schools (778,936 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (631,907 people), Computer Systems Design (561,224 people), and Banking & related activities (495,873 people).

The most specialized majors at Selma University are Theology (7 degrees awarded), Business (2 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (0 degrees), Biology (0 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (0 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 Selma University.
N/A
Most Common (N/A)
N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Selma University was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

7
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Selma University, which is 3.5 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Selma University in Other Theology & Religious Vocations, which is 2.5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 2 degrees were awarded to men at Selma University in Other Theology & Religious Vocations, which is 0.4 times less than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (1.56%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at Selma University is Female and Black or African American (1.56% 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

Black or African American
Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Selma University is black or african american (9 degrees awarded).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Male
    7 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Selma University is black or african american male (7 degrees awarded). There were 3.5 times more black or african american male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (2 degrees).

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Operations

Selma University has an endowment valued at nearly $142k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 4.3k (3.02%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Selma University had a total salary expenditure of 815k. Selma University employs 1 Instructors. Most academics at Selma University are Male Instructor (1), and Female Instructor (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Selma University are: Management, with 2 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 2 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 2 employees.

Endowment

$142k
2022 Endowment
48.4%
growth from 2021

Selma University has an endowment valued at about $142k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Selma University grew 48.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.5M 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: Faith-Related Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$685k
2022 Salaries
25.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Selma University paid a median of $685k in salaries, which represents 84.1% of their overall expenditure ($815k) and a 25.1% 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

$3.85k
Instructional Salaries
1
Number of Employees

In 2022, Selma University paid a total of $3.85k to 1 employees working as instructors, which represents 0.562% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
1 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Selma University was Instructor with 1 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Selma University were Management with 2 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Selma University was Male Instructor with 1 employees, and Female Instructor with 0 employees.

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

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