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Description of College and University Highlights

This data is sourced from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System ( http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/ ).

What are College Highlights?

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The College Highlights section of CityTownInfo's college profile pages points out disctinctions a college has relative to others schools in several comparison (peer) groups.

CityTownInfo has compared every one of 7,000+ U.S. colleges against all of the others, and ranked the schools for dozens of characteristics in each of several peer groups based on the school's size, levels of degrees granted, and selectiveness.

The Highlights provide a quick way to get a feel for an institution's strengths and most important characteristics.

Highlight Descriptions

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What is being compared to other schools
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)Full-time tuition and fees for students residing in the same state as the school.
% students on athletic fin. aidPercentage of the total student population that is receiving a scholarship or aid based on athletic ability
% of degrees in agriculturePercentage of total degrees granted to students majoring in a program in agriculture
% of degrees in artsPercentage of total degrees granted to students majoring in a program in arts
% of degrees in businessPercentage of total degrees granted to students majoring in a program in business
% of degrees in educationPercentage of total degrees granted to students majoring in a program in education
% of degrees in engineering and technologyPercentage of total degrees granted to students majoring in a program in engineering and technology
% of degrees in family and social servicesPercentage of total degrees granted to students majoring in a program in family and social services
% of degrees in healthPercentage of total degrees granted to students majoring in a program in health
% of degrees in legal and securityPercentage of total degrees granted to students majoring in a program in legal and security
% of degrees in liberal artsPercentage of total degrees granted to students majoring in a program in liberal arts
% of degrees in mediaPercentage of total degrees granted to students majoring in a program in media
% of degrees in natural resources and conservationPercentage of total degrees granted to students majoring in a program in natural reources and conservation
% of degrees in personal sciencesPercentage of total degrees granted to students majoring in a program in personal services
% of degrees in philosophy and religionPercentage of total degrees granted to students majoring in a program in philosophy and religion
% of degrees in science and mathPercentage of total degrees granted to students majoring in a program in science and math
% of degrees in skilled tradesPercentage of total degrees granted to students majoring in a program in skilled trades
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programsThe number of programs offered per full-time equivalent student (a smaller number indicates a higher concentration of degrees)
% of freshmen enrolled part-timePercentage of first year students who attend the school part-time
% of full-time faculty on tenure trackPercentage of full-time faculty that either have tenure or are on a tenure track
% of students from other statesPercentage of students who were from out-of-state when they applied to the school
% students 40 years or olderPercentage of the total student population that is over the age of 40. Often reflects the school's commitment to continuing education.
Dorm rooms per full-time studentTotal school-sponsored residential capacity per full-time student
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)Percentage of full-time faculty to full-time equivalent students
Female % of student bodyPercentage of the student population that are women
Male % of student bodyPercentage of the student population that are men
Minority % of student bodyPercentage of students who report being from a minority group
Number of degree programsTotal number of different degree programs
Number of studentsTotal number of students
Salaries of full-time facultySalaries of full-time faculty
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)Percentage of applicants who are accepted to the school
Student SAT scoresThe combined estimated median math and verbal SAT score of students. The estimated median is calculated by averaging the 25th and 75th percentile SAT scores.
% of accepted students who choose to enrollPercentage of those who are accepted who actually enroll in the school
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