Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,012
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$25,056
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.85%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
84.9%
955 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
686
96.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
49.2%
93 Graduates

About

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science were Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Studies (12 degrees awarded), Baking & Pastry Arts (6 degrees), and Environmental Biology (4 degrees).

In 2022, 144 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science. 27.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 72.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (118 degrees), 13.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (9 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is $32,012, which is $3,682 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is $32,012, which is $3,682 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,056.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$32,012
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was $32,012. The cost of tuition at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is $3,682 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$25,056
2022 Value
2.25%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,056. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science grew by 2.25%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,180
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was of $15,180 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.13% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.02% with respect to 2021, when 98% 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.
2.85%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was 2.85%, which represents 8 out of the 281 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science received 955 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 26.6% annual growth. Out of those 955 applicants, 811 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.9% acceptance rate.

There were 686 students enrolled at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science in 2022.

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science has an overall enrollment yield of 24%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
811
Accepted Out of 955

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was 84.9% (811 admissions from 955 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 74.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 26.6%, while admissions declined by −16.6%..

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Enrollment

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science had a total enrollment of 686 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is 660 students and the part-time enrollment is 26. This means that 96.2% of students enrolled at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.8% White, 4.52% Black or African American, 2.04% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.875% Asian, 0.729% Two or More Races, and 0.583% Hispanic or Latino.

Students enrolled at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (53.7%), followed by White Female (28.1%) and Black or African American Male (2.75%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (50%), followed by White Female (16.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 686 students. The full-time enrollment at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is 660 and the part-time enrollment is 26. This means that 96.2% of students enrolled at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
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 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    554 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    31 enrolled students
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    14 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is 80.8% White, 4.52% Black or African American, 2.04% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.875% Asian, 0.729% Two or More Races, and 0.583% Hispanic or Latino. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 67 students (9.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 66 fewer women than men received degrees from Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is white (118 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (9 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Studies (12 degrees awarded), followed by Baking & Pastry Arts (6 degrees) and Environmental Biology (4 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (12 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (19 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (13 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 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Physicians (428,143 people), Other managers (181,654 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (132,198 people), Postsecondary teachers (127,778 people), and Registered nurses (111,946 people).

The most specialized majors at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (12 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (19 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (13 degrees), Biology (5 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (12 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (19 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (13 degrees), Biology (5 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (573,878 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (332,302 people), Elementary & secondary schools (318,561 people), Offices of physicians (221,068 people), and Scientific research & development services (150,719 people).

The most specialized majors at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (12 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (19 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (13 degrees), Biology (5 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 12 degrees awarded
  2. 6 degrees awarded
  3. 4 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Studies with 12 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

105
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
39
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 105 degrees were awarded to men at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science, which is 2.69 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (39).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Studies, which is 5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science in Baking & Pastry Arts, which is 3 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 45% of students graduating from Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is Female and Hispanic or Latino (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    118 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    9 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is white (118 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (9 degrees).

8.33% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    89 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is white male (89 degrees awarded). There were 3.07 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (29 degrees).

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Operations

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science has an endowment valued at nearly $34.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.66%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science had a total salary expenditure of 30.2M. Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science employs 14 Professors, 10 Associate professors and 10 Assistant professors. Most academics at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are Male Professor (7), Female Professor (7), and Male Assistant professor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 24 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 20 employees, and Service with 10 employees.

Endowment

$34.8M
2022 Endowment
9.44%
decline from 2021

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science has an endowment valued at about $34.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science declined 9.44% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.4M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$10.7M
2022 Salaries
7.45%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science paid a median of $10.7M in salaries, which represents 35.6% of their overall expenditure ($30.2M) and a 7.45% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.18M
Instructional Salaries
42
Number of Employees

In 2022, Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science paid a total of $2.18M to 42 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
14 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
24 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science were Professor with 14 employees, Associate professor with 10 employees, and Assistant professor with 10 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 20 employees, and Service with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was Male Professor with 7 employees, Female Professor with 7 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science.

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