Rivier University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,410
2.99% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$27,304
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.43%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
75.7%
1,540 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,178
46.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
55%
94 Graduates

About

Rivier University is a higher education institution located in Hillsborough County, NH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rivier University were Nursing School (149 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees), and General Psychology (21 degrees).

In 2020, 549 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rivier University. 80.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 19.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (424 degrees), 9.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (43 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rivier University is $33,410, which is $10,880 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rivier University is $33,410, which is $10,880 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,304.

In 2020, 69% of undergraduate students attending Rivier University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,410
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Rivier University was $33,410. The cost of tuition at Rivier University is $10,880 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$27,304
2020 Value
8.92%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Rivier University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,304. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Rivier University grew by 8.92%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,894
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rivier University was of $11,894 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.01% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 14.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Rivier University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 15.9% with respect to 2019, when 82% 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.
2.43%
2018 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Rivier University was 2.43%, which represents 15 out of the 617 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Rivier University received 1,540 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 7.06% annual decline. Out of those 1,540 applicants, 1,166 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,178 students enrolled at Rivier University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rivier University has an overall enrollment yield of 15%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,166
Accepted Out of 1,540

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rivier University was 75.7% (1,166 admissions from 1,540 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 74.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −7.06%, while admissions declined by −5.97%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Rivier University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rivier University has a total enrollment of 2,178 students. The full-time enrollment at Rivier University is 1,018 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,160. This means that 46.7% of students enrolled at Rivier University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rivier University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.3% White, 7.12% Black or African American, 5.83% Asian, 4.32% Hispanic or Latino, 1.65% Two or More Races, 0.184% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0918% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rivier University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (60.4%), followed by White Male (16%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.7%), followed by Asian Female (17.3%) and Asian Male (16.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rivier University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,178 students. The full-time enrollment at Rivier University is 1,018 and the part-time enrollment is 1,160. This means that 46.7% of students enrolled at Rivier University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2020 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 Rivier University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Rivier University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,574
  2. Black or African American
    155
  3. Asian
    127

The enrolled student population at Rivier University is 72.3% White, 7.12% Black or African American, 5.83% Asian, 4.32% Hispanic or Latino, 1.65% Two or More Races, 0.184% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0918% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 337 more women than men received degrees from Rivier University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rivier University is white (424 degrees awarded). There were 9.86 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (43 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rivier University is Nursing School (149 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees) and General Psychology (21 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rivier University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (300 degrees awarded), Education (96 degrees), and Psychology (32 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rivier University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,827,830 people), Registered nurses (1,392,007 people), Software developers (463,678 people), Secondary school teachers (397,321 people), and Other managers (313,347 people).

The most specialized majors at Rivier University are Health (300 degrees awarded), Education (96 degrees), Psychology (32 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (24 degrees), and Protective Services (13 degrees).

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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 Rivier University are Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Rivier University are Health (300 degrees awarded), Education (96 degrees), Psychology (32 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (24 degrees), and Protective Services (13 degrees).

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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 Rivier University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,171,618 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,732,487 people), Computer Systems Design (595,778 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (531,365 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (436,047 people).

The most specialized majors at Rivier University are Health (300 degrees awarded), Education (96 degrees), Psychology (32 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (24 degrees), and Protective Services (13 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Rivier University.
Most Common
  1. 149 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 21 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rivier University was Nursing School with 149 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

106
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
443
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 106 degrees were awarded to men at Rivier University, which is 0.239 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (443).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Rivier University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.59 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 209 degrees were awarded to women at Rivier University in Nursing School, which is 11.6 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 41% of students graduating from Rivier University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rivier University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 5.32% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    424 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    43 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rivier University is white (424 degrees awarded). There were 9.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (43 degrees).

7.83% of degree recipients (43 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    351 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    73 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rivier University is white female (351 degrees awarded). There were 4.81 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (73 degrees).

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Operations

Rivier University has an endowment valued at nearly $41M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−2.85%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Rivier University had a total salary expenditure of $34.1M. Rivier University employs 26 Assistant professors, 12 Instructors, and 12 Associate professors. Most academics at Rivier University are Female Assistant professors (21), Female Instructors(11), and Female Associate professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rivier University are: Service, with 36 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 35 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$41M
2020 Endowment
1.04%
decline from 2019

Rivier University has an endowment valued at about $41M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Rivier University declined 1.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.34M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $181k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Rivier University received $181k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15M
2020 Salaries
2.09%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Rivier University paid a median of $15M in salaries, which represents 43.8% of their overall expenditure ($34.1M) and a 2.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.335% decline from 2018 and a 3.8% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.92M
Instructional Salaries
58
Number of Employees

In 2020, Rivier University paid a total of $3.92M to 58 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
26 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rivier University were Assistant professor with 26 employees; Instructor with 12 employees; and Instructor with 12 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rivier University were Service with 36 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 35 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rivier University was Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, Female Instructor with 11 employees, and Female Associate professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Rivier University.

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