Kettering University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$43,935
0.253% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$34,486
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.521%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
80.7%
1,823 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,769
82.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
69.3%
251 Graduates

About

Kettering University is a higher education institution located in Genesee County, MI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Kettering University were Mechanical Engineering (193 degrees awarded), Computer Science (38 degrees), and General Computer Engineering (35 degrees).

In 2022, 545 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kettering University. 23.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 76.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (398 degrees), 14.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (27 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kettering University is $43,935, which is $19,939 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Kettering University is $43,935, which is $19,939 more 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 $34,486.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending Kettering University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$43,935
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Kettering University was $43,935. The cost of tuition at Kettering University is $19,939 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$34,486
2022 Value
0.788%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Kettering University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,486. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Kettering University grew by 0.788%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,400
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kettering University was of $8,400 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Kettering University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 7.78% with respect to 2021, when 90% 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.
0.521%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Kettering University was 0.521%, which represents 2 out of the 384 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Kettering University received 1,823 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.59% annual growth. Out of those 1,823 applicants, 1,472 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,769 students enrolled at Kettering University in 2022. 55% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kettering University has an overall enrollment yield of 20%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,472
Accepted Out of 1,823

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kettering University was 80.7% (1,472 admissions from 1,823 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 85.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.59%, while admissions declined by −3.22%..

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SAT Scores

55%
Submission Percentage (2022)
161
Scores Submitted (2022)

55% of enrolled first-time students at Kettering University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kettering University had a total enrollment of 1,769 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Kettering University is 1,458 students and the part-time enrollment is 311. This means that 82.4% of students enrolled at Kettering University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kettering University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.1% White, 5.99% Asian, 4.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.79% Two or More Races, 3.56% Black or African American, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0565% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kettering University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (62.3%), followed by White Female (14.8%) and Asian Male (4.96%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (29.5%), followed by White Female (12.5%) and Asian Male (2.27%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kettering University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,769 students. The full-time enrollment at Kettering University is 1,458 and the part-time enrollment is 311. This means that 82.4% of students enrolled at Kettering University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
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 Kettering University was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Kettering 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
    1,276 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    106 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    76 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Kettering University is 72.1% White, 5.99% Asian, 4.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.79% Two or More Races, 3.56% Black or African American, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0565% 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, 41 students (2.32%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 293 fewer women than men received degrees from Kettering University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kettering University is white (398 degrees awarded). There were 14.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (27 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kettering University is Mechanical Engineering (193 degrees awarded), followed by Computer Science (38 degrees) and General Computer Engineering (35 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Kettering University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (349 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (23 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (38 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kettering University are Software developers (1,150,126 people), Other managers (1,083,961 people), Accountants & auditors (1,071,889 people), Financial managers (537,123 people), and Chief executives & legislators (519,929 people).

The most specialized majors at Kettering University in 2022 are Engineering (349 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (23 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (38 degrees), Business (118 degrees), and Math & Statistics (6 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 Kettering University are Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Kettering University are Engineering (349 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (23 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (38 degrees), Business (118 degrees), and Math & Statistics (6 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 Kettering University are Computer Systems Design (1,537,840 people), Construction (697,876 people), Elementary & secondary schools (669,434 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (623,806 people), and Banking & related activities (603,666 people).

The most specialized majors at Kettering University are Engineering (349 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (23 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (38 degrees), Business (118 degrees), and Math & Statistics (6 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 Kettering University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 193 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded
  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kettering University was Mechanical Engineering with 193 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

419
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
126
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 419 degrees were awarded to men at Kettering University, which is 3.33 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (126).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 156 degrees were awarded to men at Kettering University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 4.22 times more 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 Kettering University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 0.237 times less than the 156 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 10% of students graduating from Kettering University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Kettering University is Female and Black or African American (100% 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, 6.77% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    398 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    27 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kettering University is white (398 degrees awarded). There were 14.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (27 degrees).

3.85% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    312 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    86 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kettering University is white male (312 degrees awarded). There were 3.63 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (86 degrees).

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Operations

Kettering University has an endowment valued at nearly $102M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.31%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Kettering University had a total salary expenditure of 62M. Kettering University employs 30 Professors, 26 Lecturers and 23 Associate professors. Most academics at Kettering University are Male Professor (25), Male Lecturer (19), and Male Associate professor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kettering University are: Management, with 54 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 36 employees, and Service with 34 employees.

Endowment

$102M
2022 Endowment
7.9%
decline from 2021

Kettering University has an endowment valued at about $102M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Kettering University declined 7.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $55.6M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$27.6M
2022 Salaries
7.89%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Kettering University paid a median of $27.6M in salaries, which represents 44.6% of their overall expenditure ($62M) and a 7.89% 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

$8.46M
Instructional Salaries
99
Number of Employees

In 2022, Kettering University paid a total of $8.46M to 99 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.6% 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
30 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
54 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kettering University were Professor with 30 employees, Lecturer with 26 employees, and Associate professor with 23 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kettering University were Management with 54 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees, and Service with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kettering University was Male Professor with 25 employees, Male Lecturer with 19 employees, and Male Associate professor with 16 employees.

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

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