Frostburg State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,974
2.05% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$16,114
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.79%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
87.9%
3,976 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,067
69% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
49.3%
409 Graduates

About

Frostburg State University is a higher education institution located in Allegany County, MD. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Frostburg State University were Registered Nursing (139 degrees awarded), General Psychology (93 degrees), and General Economics (81 degrees).

In 2022, 1,215 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Frostburg State University. 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 (695 degrees), 2.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (281 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Frostburg State University is $6,974, which is $−17,022 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Frostburg State University is $6,974, which is $−17,022 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,114.

In 2022, 83% of undergraduate students attending Frostburg State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,974
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Frostburg State University was $6,974. The cost of tuition at Frostburg State University is $−17,022 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$16,114
2022 Value
3.62%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Frostburg State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,114. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Frostburg State University grew by 3.62%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,648
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Frostburg State University was of $11,648 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.98% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Frostburg State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 15.3% with respect to 2021, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.79%
2019 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Frostburg State University was 2.79%, which represents 37 out of the 1326 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Frostburg State University received 3,976 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.25% annual growth. Out of those 3,976 applicants, 3,494 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.9% acceptance rate.

There were 4,067 students enrolled at Frostburg State University in 2022. 33% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Frostburg State University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,494
Accepted Out of 3,976

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Frostburg State University was 87.9% (3,494 admissions from 3,976 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 86.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.25%, while admissions declined by −5.29%..

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SAT Scores

33%
Submission Percentage (2021)
195
Scores Submitted (2021)

33% of enrolled first-time students at Frostburg State University in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Frostburg State University had a total enrollment of 4,067 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Frostburg State University is 2,807 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,260. This means that 69% of students enrolled at Frostburg State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Frostburg State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.5% White, 21.5% Black or African American, 5.34% Hispanic or Latino, 4.43% Two or More Races, 1.79% Asian, 0.221% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.123% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Frostburg State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28%), followed by White Male (26.3%) and Black or African American Male (14.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.4%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Black or African American Female (8.96%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Frostburg State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,067 students. The full-time enrollment at Frostburg State University is 2,807 and the part-time enrollment is 1,260. This means that 69% of students enrolled at Frostburg State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 Frostburg State University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Frostburg State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,296 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    876 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    217 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Frostburg State University is 56.5% White, 21.5% Black or African American, 5.34% Hispanic or Latino, 4.43% Two or More Races, 1.79% Asian, 0.221% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.123% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 35 students (0.861%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 187 more women than men received degrees from Frostburg State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Frostburg State University is white (695 degrees awarded). There were 2.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (281 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Frostburg State University is Registered Nursing (139 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (93 degrees) and General Economics (81 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Frostburg State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (61 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (129 degrees), and Psychology (102 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Frostburg State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,750,277 people), Software developers (607,543 people), Secondary school teachers (523,489 people), Other managers (473,357 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (386,770 people).

The most specialized majors at Frostburg State University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (61 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (129 degrees), Psychology (102 degrees), Education (163 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (100 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 Frostburg State University are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Frostburg State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (61 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (129 degrees), Psychology (102 degrees), Education (163 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (100 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 Frostburg State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,278,418 people), Computer Systems Design (797,763 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (646,957 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (460,935 people), and Legal services (331,253 people).

The most specialized majors at Frostburg State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (61 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (129 degrees), Psychology (102 degrees), Education (163 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (100 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 Frostburg State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 139 degrees awarded
  2. 93 degrees awarded
  3. 81 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Frostburg State University was Registered Nursing with 139 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

514
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
701
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 514 degrees were awarded to men at Frostburg State University, which is 0.733 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (701).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Frostburg State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2 times more than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 139 degrees were awarded to men at Frostburg State University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.18 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 26% of students graduating from Frostburg State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (64%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Frostburg State University is Female and White (64% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 0.489% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    695 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    281 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Frostburg State University is white (695 degrees awarded). There were 2.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (281 degrees).

1.48% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    422 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    273 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    145 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Frostburg State University is white female (422 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (273 degrees).

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Operations

Frostburg State University has an endowment valued at nearly $38.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 359k (0.937%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Frostburg State University had a total salary expenditure of 127M. Frostburg State University employs 67 Professors, 63 Associate professors and 55 Assistant professors. Most academics at Frostburg State University are Male Professor (47), Female Associate professor (36), and Female Assistant professor (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Frostburg State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 93 employees, Management, with 83 employees, and Service with 63 employees.

Endowment

$38.3M
2022 Endowment
5.26%
growth from 2021

Frostburg State University has an endowment valued at about $38.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Frostburg State University grew 5.26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.26M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.87M - Federal
  2. $1.47M - State
  3. $21.7k - Local

As of 2022, Frostburg State University received $2.87M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.47M from state grants and contracts, and $21.7k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$49.3M
2022 Salaries
0.388%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Frostburg State University paid a median of $49.3M in salaries, which represents 38.7% of their overall expenditure ($127M) and a 0.388% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19M
Instructional Salaries
218
Number of Employees

In 2022, Frostburg State University paid a total of $19M to 218 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
67 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
93 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Frostburg State University were Professor with 67 employees, Associate professor with 63 employees, and Assistant professor with 55 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Frostburg State University were Office and Administrative Support with 93 employees, Management with 83 employees, and Service with 63 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Frostburg State University was Male Professor with 47 employees, Female Associate professor with 36 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 30 employees.

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

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