Doctoral Universities

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,564
1.07% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,295
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
51.2%
7,844,539 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
6,737,214
77.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
71.4%
588,672 Graduates

About

Doctoral Universities is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2022, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Doctoral Universities were General Business Administration & Management (109,029 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (69,607 degrees), and General Psychology (63,317 degrees).

In 2022, 1,918,328 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Doctoral Universities. 57.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (975,022 degrees), 3.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (262,760 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Doctoral Universities is $11,564, which is $1,008 more than than the national median of $10,556. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $30,150, which is 261% of the cost for in-state students, and is $15,217 more than than the national median $14,933.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Doctoral Universities is $11,564, which is $884 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,680. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $30,150, which is 261% of the cost for in-state students, and is $15,217 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,933.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,295.

Tuition Costs

$11,564
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Doctoral Universities was $30,150, which is 261% of the cost for in-state students, which was $11,564. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $15,217 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,933, and the in-state tuition is $884 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,680.

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Average Net Price

$18,295
2022 Value
2.82%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Doctoral Universities had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,295. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Doctoral Universities grew by 2.82%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,070
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Doctoral Universities was of $12,070 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.68% 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

77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Doctoral Universities received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.05% with respect to 2021, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Doctoral Universities received 7,844,539 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.17% annual growth. Out of those 7,844,539 applicants, 4,014,509 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.2% acceptance rate.

There were 6,737,214 students enrolled at Doctoral Universities in 2022. 31.2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Doctoral Universities has an overall enrollment yield of 23.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,014,509
Accepted Out of 7,844,539

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Doctoral Universities was 51.2% (4,014,509 admissions from 7,844,539 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 53.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.17%, while admissions grew by 2.47%..

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SAT Scores

31.2%
Submission Percentage (2022)
265,376
Scores Submitted (2022)

31.2% of enrolled first-time students at Doctoral Universities in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Doctoral Universities had a total enrollment of 6,737,214 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Doctoral Universities is 5,216,217 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,520,997. This means that 77.4% of students enrolled at Doctoral Universities are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Doctoral Universities, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, 9.58% Black or African American, 9.44% Asian, 4.09% Two or More Races, 0.364% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.144% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Doctoral Universities in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.7%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.5%), followed by White Male (15.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.95%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Doctoral Universities, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,737,214 students. The full-time enrollment at Doctoral Universities is 5,216,217 and the part-time enrollment is 1,520,997. This means that 77.4% of students enrolled at Doctoral Universities are enrolled full-time.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
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 Doctoral Universities was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (84%), Doctoral Universities had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,203,303 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,041,059 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    645,493 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, 9.58% Black or African American, 9.44% Asian, 4.09% Two or More Races, 0.364% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.144% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates.

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, 259,151 students (3.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 296,420 more women than men received degrees from Doctoral Universities. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Doctoral Universities is white (975,022 degrees awarded). There were 3.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (262760 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Doctoral Universities is General Psychology (58,030 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (55,424 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (51,698 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Doctoral Universities, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (155,568 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (34,822 degrees), and Legal (42,899 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 Doctoral Universities are Software developers (535,847 people), Physicians (486,313 people), Other managers (466,446 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (376,371 people), and Postsecondary teachers (302,804 people).

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities in 2022 are Engineering (155,568 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (34,822 degrees), Legal (42,899 degrees), Physical Sciences (31,200 degrees), and Biology (113,325 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 Doctoral Universities are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities are Engineering (155,568 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (34,822 degrees), Legal (42,899 degrees), Physical Sciences (31,200 degrees), and Biology (113,325 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 Doctoral Universities are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (599,684 people), Computer Systems Design (595,855 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (586,455 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (488,330 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (357,488 people).

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities are Engineering (155,568 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (34,822 degrees), Legal (42,899 degrees), Physical Sciences (31,200 degrees), and Biology (113,325 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 Doctoral Universities.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 58,030 degrees awarded
  2. 55,424 degrees awarded
  3. 51,698 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Doctoral Universities was General Psychology with 58,030 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

810,954
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,107,374
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 810,954 degrees were awarded to men at Doctoral Universities, which is 0.732 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,107,374).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 57752 degrees were awarded to men at Doctoral Universities in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.13 times more than the 51277 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 60497 degrees were awarded to men at Doctoral Universities in Registered Nursing, which is 6.64 times more than the 9110 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 47% of students graduating from Doctoral Universities completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (85.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Doctoral Universities is Female and Asian (85.1% graduation rate). Across all , 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, 1.92% of graduates (11307 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    975,022 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    262,760 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    177,356 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Doctoral Universities is white (975,022 degrees awarded). There were 3.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (262760 degrees).

3.64% of degree recipients (69,741 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    559,460 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    415,562 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    163,338 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Doctoral Universities is white female (559,460 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (415562 degrees).

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Operations

Doctoral Universities has an endowment valued at nearly $373M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year.

In 2022, Doctoral Universities had a total salary expenditure of 592M. Doctoral Universities employs 89,614 Professors, 70,478 Associate professors and 63,204 Assistant professors. Most academics at Doctoral Universities are Male Professor (60,673), Male Associate professor (38,500), and Female Assistant professor (33,155).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Doctoral Universities are: Business and Financial Operations, with 125,031 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 122,859 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 122,510 employees.

Endowment

$373M
2022 Endowment
3.79%
decline from 2021

Doctoral Universities have a median endowment valued at about $373M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Doctoral Universities declined 3.79% from the previous year.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $52.2B - Federal
  2. $5.39B - State
  3. $984M - Local

As of 2022, Doctoral Universities received $52.2B in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.39B from state grants and contracts, and $984M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$246M
2022 Salaries
4.82%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Doctoral Universities paid a median of $246M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($592M) and a 4.82% growth from the previous year.

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Instructional Salaries

$33.4B
Instructional Salaries
281,585
Number of Employees

In 2022, Doctoral Universities paid a total of $33.4B to 281,585 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.1% of all salaries paid.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
89,614 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
125,031 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Doctoral Universities were Professor with 89,614 employees, Associate professor with 70,478 employees, and Assistant professor with 63,204 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Doctoral Universities were Business and Financial Operations with 125,031 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 122,859 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 122,510 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Doctoral Universities was Male Professor with 60,673 employees, Male Associate professor with 38,500 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 33,155 employees.

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