Sterling College (231095)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$39,000
2022 Average Net Price
$21,222
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.89%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
92.9%
28 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
101
84.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
29.6%
8 Graduates

About

Sterling College (231095) is a higher education institution located in Orleans County, VT. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Sterling College (231095) were Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (9 degrees awarded), Ecology (9 degrees), and Outdoor Education (3 degrees).

In 2022, 30 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sterling College (231095). 56.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (25 degrees), 25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sterling College (231095) is $39,000, which is $10,670 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Sterling College (231095) is $39,000, which is $10,670 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,222.

In 2022, 86% of undergraduate students attending Sterling College (231095) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$39,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Sterling College (231095) was $39,000. The cost of tuition at Sterling College (231095) is $10,670 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$21,222
2022 Value
38.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Sterling College (231095) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,222. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Sterling College (231095) grew by 38.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,400
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sterling College (231095) was of $10,400 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Sterling College (231095) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.27% with respect to 2021, when 88% 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.
1.89%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Sterling College (231095) was 1.89%, which represents 1 out of the 53 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Sterling College (231095) received 28 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 31.7% annual growth. Out of those 28 applicants, 26 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.9% acceptance rate.

There were 101 students enrolled at Sterling College (231095) in 2022.

Sterling College (231095) has an overall enrollment yield of 38.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
26
Accepted Out of 28

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Sterling College (231095) was 92.9% (26 admissions from 28 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 100%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 31.7%, while admissions declined by −36.6%..

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Enrollment

Sterling College (231095) had a total enrollment of 101 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Sterling College (231095) is 85 students and the part-time enrollment is 16. This means that 84.2% of students enrolled at Sterling College (231095) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sterling College (231095), both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.3% White, 5.94% Hispanic or Latino, 4.95% Two or More Races, 3.96% Asian, and 1.98% Black or African American.

Students enrolled at Sterling College (231095) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.1%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sterling College (231095) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 101 students. The full-time enrollment at Sterling College (231095) is 85 and the part-time enrollment is 16. This means that 84.2% of students enrolled at Sterling College (231095) are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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 Sterling College (231095) was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Sterling College (231095) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    69 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    6 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    5 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Sterling College (231095) is 68.3% White, 5.94% Hispanic or Latino, 4.95% Two or More Races, 3.96% Asian, and 1.98% Black or African American. 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, 11 students (10.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 4 more women than men received degrees from Sterling College (231095). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Sterling College (231095) is white (25 degrees awarded). There were 25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Sterling College (231095) is Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (9 degrees awarded), followed by Ecology (9 degrees) and Outdoor Education (3 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Sterling College (231095), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (9 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (3 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (9 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 Sterling College (231095) are Physicians (400,999 people), Other managers (141,517 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (140,929 people), Postsecondary teachers (119,429 people), and Other Physical Scientists (100,206 people).

The most specialized majors at Sterling College (231095) in 2022 are Biology (9 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (3 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (9 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 Sterling College (231095) are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at Sterling College (231095) are Biology (9 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (3 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (9 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 Sterling College (231095) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (507,226 people), Elementary & secondary schools (317,165 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (310,486 people), Offices of physicians (203,485 people), and Scientific research & development services (139,001 people).

The most specialized majors at Sterling College (231095) are Biology (9 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (3 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (9 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 Sterling College (231095).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 9 degrees awarded
  2. 9 degrees awarded
  3. 3 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Sterling College (231095) was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 9 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

13
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
17
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Sterling College (231095), which is 0.765 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (17).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Sterling College (231095) in Ecology, which is 3.5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Sterling College (231095) in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 3.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
16%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from Sterling College (231095) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 16% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 16% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Sterling College (231095) is Male and White (40% 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, 25% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    25 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sterling College (231095) is white (25 degrees awarded). There were 25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1 degrees).

10% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    14 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    11 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Sterling College (231095) is white female (14 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (11 degrees).

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Operations

Sterling College (231095) has an endowment valued at nearly $1.07M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−16.9%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Sterling College (231095) had a total salary expenditure of 6.15M. Sterling College (231095) employs 14 No academic ranks. Most academics at Sterling College (231095) are Female No academic rank (8), and Male No academic rank (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sterling College (231095) are: Management, with 11 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 8 employees, and Service with 7 employees.

Endowment

$1.07M
2022 Endowment
14.6%
decline from 2021

Sterling College (231095) has an endowment valued at about $1.07M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Sterling College (231095) declined 14.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $48.2M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$2.83M
2022 Salaries
0.439%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Sterling College (231095) paid a median of $2.83M in salaries, which represents 46.1% of their overall expenditure ($6.15M) and a 0.439% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$739k
Instructional Salaries
14
Number of Employees

In 2022, Sterling College (231095) paid a total of $739k to 14 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.1% 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

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
14 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
11 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sterling College (231095) was No academic rank with 14 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sterling College (231095) were Management with 11 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 8 employees, and Service with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sterling College (231095) was Female No academic rank with 8 employees, and Male No academic rank with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Sterling College (231095).

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