Vanderbilt University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$58,130
6% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$25,606
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.574%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
6.67%
46,377 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
13,710
91.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
92.8%
1,476 Graduates

About

Vanderbilt University is a higher education institution located in Davidson County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Vanderbilt University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (279 degrees awarded), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (251 degrees), and General Social Sciences (245 degrees).

In 2022, 5,142 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Vanderbilt University. 57% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,807 degrees), 5.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (523 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Vanderbilt University is $58,130, which is $27,980 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Vanderbilt University is $58,130, which is $27,980 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,606.

In 2022, 66% of undergraduate students attending Vanderbilt University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 10% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$58,130
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Vanderbilt University was $58,130. The cost of tuition at Vanderbilt University is $27,980 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$25,606
2022 Value
7.07%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Vanderbilt University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,606. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Vanderbilt University grew by 7.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$18,376
Room and Board
$1,194
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Vanderbilt University was of $18,376 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,194. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
10%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Vanderbilt University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.54% with respect to 2021, when 65% 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.
0.574%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Vanderbilt University was 0.574%, which represents 8 out of the 1394 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Vanderbilt University received 46,377 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.64% annual growth. Out of those 46,377 applicants, 3,093 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 6.67% acceptance rate.

There were 13,710 students enrolled at Vanderbilt University in 2022. 29% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Vanderbilt University has an overall enrollment yield of 52.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

6.67%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,093
Accepted Out of 46,377

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Vanderbilt University was 6.67% (3,093 admissions from 46,377 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 7.14%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.64%, while admissions declined by −8.17%..

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SAT Scores

29%
Submission Percentage (2022)
468
Scores Submitted (2022)

29% of enrolled first-time students at Vanderbilt University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Vanderbilt University had a total enrollment of 13,710 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Vanderbilt University is 12,486 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,224. This means that 91.1% of students enrolled at Vanderbilt University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Vanderbilt University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.6% White, 12.4% Asian, 9.33% Hispanic or Latino, 9.26% Black or African American, 4.69% Two or More Races, 0.321% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.204% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Vanderbilt University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.2%), followed by White Male (19.4%) and Asian Female (8.99%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34%), followed by White Male (21.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.68%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Vanderbilt University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,710 students. The full-time enrollment at Vanderbilt University is 12,486 and the part-time enrollment is 1,224. This means that 91.1% of students enrolled at Vanderbilt University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%
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 Vanderbilt University was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Vanderbilt University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    6,658 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    1,698 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,279 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Vanderbilt University is 48.6% White, 12.4% Asian, 9.33% Hispanic or Latino, 9.26% Black or African American, 4.69% Two or More Races, 0.321% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.204% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 377 students (2.75%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 722 more women than men received degrees from Vanderbilt University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Vanderbilt University is white (2,807 degrees awarded). There were 5.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (523 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Vanderbilt University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (279 degrees awarded), followed by Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (251 degrees) and General Social Sciences (245 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Vanderbilt University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (307 degrees awarded), Legal (254 degrees), and Social Sciences (715 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Vanderbilt University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (354,669 people), Other managers (286,673 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (201,038 people), Postsecondary teachers (172,130 people), and Chief executives & legislators (130,113 people).

The most specialized majors at Vanderbilt University in 2022 are Math & Statistics (307 degrees awarded), Legal (254 degrees), Social Sciences (715 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (418 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (81 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 Vanderbilt University are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Vanderbilt University are Math & Statistics (307 degrees awarded), Legal (254 degrees), Social Sciences (715 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (418 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (81 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 Vanderbilt University are Elementary & secondary schools (497,273 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (354,232 people), Legal services (295,419 people), Computer Systems Design (268,460 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (220,231 people).

The most specialized majors at Vanderbilt University are Math & Statistics (307 degrees awarded), Legal (254 degrees), Social Sciences (715 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (418 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (81 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 Vanderbilt University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 279 degrees awarded
  2. 251 degrees awarded
  3. 245 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Vanderbilt University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 279 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,210
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,932
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,210 degrees were awarded to men at Vanderbilt University, which is 0.754 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,932).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 173 degrees were awarded to men at Vanderbilt University in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 2.04 times more than the 85 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 209 degrees were awarded to men at Vanderbilt University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 2.15 times more than the 97 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

88%
100% Completion Time
93%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 88% of students graduating from Vanderbilt University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 93% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 93% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Vanderbilt University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 3.32% of graduates (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,807 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    523 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    421 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Vanderbilt University is white (2,807 degrees awarded). There were 5.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (523 degrees).

2.86% of degree recipients (147 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,631 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,176 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    265 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Vanderbilt University is white female (1,631 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1176 degrees).

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Operations

Vanderbilt University has an endowment valued at nearly $10.2B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.28%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Vanderbilt University had a total salary expenditure of 1.45B. Vanderbilt University employs 437 Professors, 301 Assistant professors and 244 Associate professors. Most academics at Vanderbilt University are Male Professor (296), Female Assistant professor (189), and Female Professor (141).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Vanderbilt University are: Service, with 751 employees, Management, with 632 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 472 employees.

Endowment

$10.2B
2022 Endowment
6.61%
decline from 2021

Vanderbilt University has an endowment valued at about $10.2B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Vanderbilt University declined 6.61% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.83B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $235M - Federal
  2. $5.47M - State
  3. $2.48M - Local

As of 2022, Vanderbilt University received $235M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.47M from state grants and contracts, and $2.48M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$644M
2022 Salaries
5.94%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Vanderbilt University paid a median of $644M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($1.45B) and a 5.94% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$174M
Instructional Salaries
1,226
Number of Employees

In 2022, Vanderbilt University paid a total of $174M to 1,226 employees working as instructors, which represents 27% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
437 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
751 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Vanderbilt University were Professor with 437 employees, Assistant professor with 301 employees, and Associate professor with 244 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Vanderbilt University were Service with 751 employees, Management with 632 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 472 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Vanderbilt University was Male Professor with 296 employees, Female Assistant professor with 189 employees, and Female Professor with 141 employees.

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