Fisk University (220181)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$21,600
3.21% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,578
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.17%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
71%
7,268 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,055
96.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
56.1%
69 Graduates

About

Fisk University (220181) is a higher education institution located in Davidson County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Fisk University (220181) were General Biological Sciences (44 degrees awarded), General Business (19 degrees), and General Psychology (18 degrees).

In 2022, 147 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fisk University (220181). 68% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (135 degrees), 27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (5 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fisk University (220181) is $21,600, which is $−6,730 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Fisk University (220181) is $21,600, which is $−6,730 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,578.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Fisk University (220181) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$21,600
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Fisk University (220181) was $21,600. The cost of tuition at Fisk University (220181) is $−6,730 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$20,578
2022 Value
19.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Fisk University (220181) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,578. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Fisk University (220181) grew by 19.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,500
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fisk University (220181) was of $11,500 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.49% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Fisk University (220181) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 30.3% with respect to 2021, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.17%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Fisk University (220181) was 3.17%, which represents 6 out of the 189 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Fisk University (220181) received 7,268 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 69.8% annual growth. Out of those 7,268 applicants, 5,158 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71% acceptance rate.

There were 1,055 students enrolled at Fisk University (220181) in 2022. 35% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fisk University (220181) has an overall enrollment yield of 6.26%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,158
Accepted Out of 7,268

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fisk University (220181) was 71% (5,158 admissions from 7,268 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 61.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 69.8%, while admissions grew by 97.2%..

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SAT Scores

35%
Submission Percentage (2022)
112
Scores Submitted (2022)

35% of enrolled first-time students at Fisk University (220181) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fisk University (220181) had a total enrollment of 1,055 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Fisk University (220181) is 1,017 students and the part-time enrollment is 38. This means that 96.4% of students enrolled at Fisk University (220181) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fisk University (220181), both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.6% Black or African American, 1.99% Hispanic or Latino, 1.33% Two or More Races, 0.474% White, 0.19% Asian, and 0.0948% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Fisk University (220181) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (54%), followed by Black or African American Male (19.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (32.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (11.8%) and Two or More Races Female (5.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fisk University (220181) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,055 students. The full-time enrollment at Fisk University (220181) is 1,017 and the part-time enrollment is 38. This means that 96.4% of students enrolled at Fisk University (220181) are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 Fisk University (220181) was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Fisk University (220181) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    755 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    21 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    14 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Fisk University (220181) is 71.6% Black or African American, 1.99% Hispanic or Latino, 1.33% Two or More Races, 0.474% White, 0.19% Asian, and 0.0948% 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, 95 students (9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 53 more women than men received degrees from Fisk University (220181). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fisk University (220181) is black or african american (135 degrees awarded). There were 27 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (5 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fisk University (220181) is General Biological Sciences (44 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (19 degrees) and General Psychology (18 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Fisk University (220181), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (59 degrees awarded), Psychology (20 degrees), and History (3 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fisk University (220181) are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (549,036 people), Other managers (480,068 people), Physicians (472,144 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (404,477 people), and Postsecondary teachers (342,046 people).

The most specialized majors at Fisk University (220181) in 2022 are Biology (59 degrees awarded), Psychology (20 degrees), History (3 degrees), Social Sciences (16 degrees), and English (3 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 Fisk University (220181) are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Fisk University (220181) are Biology (59 degrees awarded), Psychology (20 degrees), History (3 degrees), Social Sciences (16 degrees), and English (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Fisk University (220181) are Elementary & secondary schools (1,052,582 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (801,455 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (753,520 people), Legal services (444,246 people), and Computer Systems Design (344,207 people).

The most specialized majors at Fisk University (220181) are Biology (59 degrees awarded), Psychology (20 degrees), History (3 degrees), Social Sciences (16 degrees), and English (3 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 Fisk University (220181).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 44 degrees awarded
  2. 19 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fisk University (220181) was General Biological Sciences with 44 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

47
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
100
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Fisk University (220181), which is 0.47 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (100).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Fisk University (220181) in General Biological Sciences, which is 0.324 times less than the 37 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Fisk University (220181) in General Biological Sciences, which is 3.08 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
49%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 40% of students graduating from Fisk University (220181) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Fisk University (220181) is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    135 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    5 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fisk University (220181) is black or african american (135 degrees awarded). There were 27 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (5 degrees).

0.68% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    94 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    41 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Fisk University (220181) is black or african american female (94 degrees awarded). There were 2.29 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (41 degrees).

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Operations

Fisk University (220181) has an endowment valued at nearly $31.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−11%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Fisk University (220181) had a total salary expenditure of 34.6M. Fisk University (220181) employs 23 Associate professors, 19 Assistant professors and 9 Instructors. Most academics at Fisk University (220181) are Male Assistant professor (14), Female Associate professor (13), and Male Associate professor (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fisk University (220181) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 42 employees, Management, with 18 employees, and Service with 12 employees.

Endowment

$31.1M
2022 Endowment
7.74%
decline from 2021

Fisk University (220181) has an endowment valued at about $31.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Fisk University (220181) declined 7.74% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.2M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$13M
2022 Salaries
12%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Fisk University (220181) paid a median of $13M in salaries, which represents 37.7% of their overall expenditure ($34.6M) and a 12% 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

$3.89M
Instructional Salaries
69
Number of Employees

In 2022, Fisk University (220181) paid a total of $3.89M to 69 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.9% 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
23 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
42 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fisk University (220181) were Associate professor with 23 employees, Assistant professor with 19 employees, and Instructor with 9 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fisk University (220181) were Office and Administrative Support with 42 employees, Management with 18 employees, and Service with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fisk University (220181) was Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, Female Associate professor with 13 employees, and Male Associate professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Fisk University (220181).

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