Canisius College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,180
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,635
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
77.7%
4,131 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,492
84.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
66.2%
393 Graduates

About

Canisius College is a higher education institution located in Erie County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Canisius College were Sport & Fitness Management (44 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (44 degrees), and Accounting (42 degrees).

In 2022, 936 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Canisius College. 56.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (700 degrees), 10 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (70 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Canisius College is $30,180, which is $6,184 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Canisius College is $30,180, which is $6,184 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 $19,635.

In 2022, 95% of undergraduate students attending Canisius College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$30,180
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Canisius College was $30,180. The cost of tuition at Canisius College is $6,184 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$19,635
2022 Value
6.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Canisius College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,635. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Canisius College grew by 6.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,997
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Canisius College was of $9,997 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.19% 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

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Canisius College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.04% with respect to 2021, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Canisius College received 4,131 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 12.6% annual growth. Out of those 4,131 applicants, 3,211 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,492 students enrolled at Canisius College in 2022. 29% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Canisius College has an overall enrollment yield of 14.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,211
Accepted Out of 4,131

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Canisius College was 77.7% (3,211 admissions from 4,131 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 81.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 12.6%, while admissions grew by 7.46%..

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SAT Scores

29%
Submission Percentage (2022)
139
Scores Submitted (2022)

29% of enrolled first-time students at Canisius College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Canisius College had a total enrollment of 2,492 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Canisius College is 2,103 students and the part-time enrollment is 389. This means that 84.4% of students enrolled at Canisius College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Canisius College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.4% White, 9.95% Black or African American, 5.78% Hispanic or Latino, 3.33% Asian, 2.93% Two or More Races, and 0.281% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Canisius College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.3%), followed by White Male (33.3%) and Black or African American Female (5.98%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.7%), followed by White Male (29.7%) and Black or African American Female (5.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Canisius College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,492 students. The full-time enrollment at Canisius College is 2,103 and the part-time enrollment is 389. This means that 84.4% of students enrolled at Canisius College are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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 Canisius College was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Canisius College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,704 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    248 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    144 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Canisius College is 68.4% White, 9.95% Black or African American, 5.78% Hispanic or Latino, 3.33% Asian, 2.93% Two or More Races, and 0.281% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 92 students (3.69%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 114 more women than men received degrees from Canisius College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Canisius College is white (700 degrees awarded). There were 10 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (70 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Canisius College is Sport & Fitness Management (44 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (44 degrees) and Accounting (42 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Canisius College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (139 degrees awarded), Education (201 degrees), and Biology (108 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Canisius College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,713,555 people), Secondary school teachers (575,862 people), Physicians (437,533 people), Other managers (416,490 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (363,946 people).

The most specialized majors at Canisius College in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (139 degrees awarded), Education (201 degrees), Biology (108 degrees), Math & Statistics (14 degrees), and Social Sciences (53 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 Canisius College are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Canisius College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (139 degrees awarded), Education (201 degrees), Biology (108 degrees), Math & Statistics (14 degrees), and Social Sciences (53 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 Canisius College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,120,308 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (726,209 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (688,914 people), Computer Systems Design (322,167 people), and Legal services (298,609 people).

The most specialized majors at Canisius College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (139 degrees awarded), Education (201 degrees), Biology (108 degrees), Math & Statistics (14 degrees), and Social Sciences (53 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 Canisius College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 43 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded
  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Canisius College was General Biological Sciences with 43 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

411
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
525
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 411 degrees were awarded to men at Canisius College, which is 0.783 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (525).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 55 degrees were awarded to men at Canisius College in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 2.29 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Canisius College in Animal Behavior & Ethology, which is 11.2 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 64% of students graduating from Canisius College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (71.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Canisius College is Male and White (71.6% 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, 4.58% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    700 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    70 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Canisius College is white (700 degrees awarded). There were 10 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (70 degrees).

3.74% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    394 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    306 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Canisius College is white female (394 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (306 degrees).

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Operations

Canisius College has an endowment valued at nearly $156M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 7.32M (4.7%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Canisius College had a total salary expenditure of 80.5M. Canisius College employs 50 Associate professors, 47 Professors and 26 Assistant professors. Most academics at Canisius College are Male Professor (32), Male Associate professor (29), and Female Associate professor (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Canisius College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 56 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 43 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 43 employees.

Endowment

$156M
2022 Endowment
2.69%
decline from 2021

Canisius College has an endowment valued at about $156M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Canisius College declined 2.69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $109M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$26.5M
2022 Salaries
6.47%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Canisius College paid a median of $26.5M in salaries, which represents 32.9% of their overall expenditure ($80.5M) and a 6.47% 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

$10.3M
Instructional Salaries
128
Number of Employees

In 2022, Canisius College paid a total of $10.3M to 128 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.7% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
50 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
56 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Canisius College were Associate professor with 50 employees, Professor with 47 employees, and Assistant professor with 26 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Canisius College were Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Canisius College was Male Professor with 32 employees, Male Associate professor with 29 employees, and Female Associate professor with 21 employees.

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