Rivier University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$35,445
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$28,983
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.58%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
84.5%
1,629 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,551
60% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
56.4%
159 Graduates

About

Rivier University is a higher education institution located in Hillsborough County, NH. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Rivier University were Nursing School (156 degrees awarded), General Psychology (19 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (19 degrees).

In 2022, 677 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rivier University. 78.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 21.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (467 degrees), 7.66 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (61 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rivier University is $35,445, which is $11,449 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Rivier University is $35,445, which is $11,449 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 $28,983.

In 2022, 75% of undergraduate students attending Rivier University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$35,445
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Rivier University was $35,445. The cost of tuition at Rivier University is $11,449 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$28,983
2022 Value
7.86%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Rivier University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,983. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Rivier University grew by 7.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,704
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rivier University was of $13,704 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 7.38% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Rivier University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 7.41% with respect to 2021, when 81% 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.
1.58%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Rivier University was 1.58%, which represents 10 out of the 634 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Rivier University received 1,629 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 11.4% annual growth. Out of those 1,629 applicants, 1,376 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,551 students enrolled at Rivier University in 2022.

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

Acceptance Rate

84.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,376
Accepted Out of 1,629

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rivier University was 84.5% (1,376 admissions from 1,629 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 83.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 11.4%, while admissions declined by −10.5%..

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Enrollment

Rivier University had a total enrollment of 2,551 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Rivier University is 1,531 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,020. This means that 60% of students enrolled at Rivier University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rivier University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.3% White, 21.4% Asian, 8.43% Black or African American, 3.68% Hispanic or Latino, 1.57% Two or More Races, 0.235% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.196% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rivier University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.7%), followed by White Male (24%) and Black or African American Female (3.59%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (56.1%), followed by Asian Female (21.4%) and White Female (7.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rivier University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,551 students. The full-time enrollment at Rivier University is 1,531 and the part-time enrollment is 1,020. This means that 60% of students enrolled at Rivier University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 Rivier University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Rivier 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
    1,488 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    547 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    215 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Rivier University is 58.3% White, 21.4% Asian, 8.43% Black or African American, 3.68% Hispanic or Latino, 1.57% Two or More Races, 0.235% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.196% 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.

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Graduates

In 2022, 389 more women than men received degrees from Rivier University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rivier University is white (467 degrees awarded). There were 7.66 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (61 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rivier University is Nursing School (156 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (19 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (19 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (433 degrees awarded), Education (81 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (54 degrees).

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 (1,832,449 people), Registered nurses (1,569,996 people), Accountants & auditors (1,100,224 people), Other managers (962,663 people), and Software developers (695,349 people).

The most specialized majors at Rivier University in 2022 are Health (433 degrees awarded), Education (81 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (54 degrees), Psychology (25 degrees), and Business (55 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 Rivier University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Rivier University are Health (433 degrees awarded), Education (81 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (54 degrees), Psychology (25 degrees), and Business (55 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 Rivier University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,620,023 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,075,544 people), Computer Systems Design (1,136,704 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (852,522 people), and Banking & related activities (594,444 people).

The most specialized majors at Rivier University are Health (433 degrees awarded), Education (81 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (54 degrees), Psychology (25 degrees), and Business (55 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 Rivier University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 156 degrees awarded
  2. 19 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rivier University was Nursing School with 156 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

144
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
533
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 144 degrees were awarded to men at Rivier University, which is 0.27 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (533).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Rivier University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.93 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 242 degrees were awarded to men at Rivier University in Nursing School, which is 12.1 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 44% of students graduating from Rivier University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Rivier University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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
    467 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    61 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rivier University is white (467 degrees awarded). There were 7.66 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (61 degrees).

8.57% of degree recipients (58 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    387 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    80 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rivier University is white female (387 degrees awarded). There were 4.84 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (80 degrees).

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Operations

Rivier University has an endowment valued at nearly $39.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−11.4%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Rivier University had a total salary expenditure of 40.5M. Rivier University employs 44 Assistant professors, 12 Associate professors and 9 Professors. Most academics at Rivier University are Female Assistant professor (36), Female Associate professor (9), and Male Assistant professor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rivier University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 27 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 26 employees, and Management with 20 employees.

Endowment

$39.9M
2022 Endowment
13.7%
decline from 2021

Rivier University has an endowment valued at about $39.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Rivier University declined 13.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.71M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$16.3M
2022 Salaries
7.28%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Rivier University paid a median of $16.3M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($40.5M) and a 7.28% growth 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

$4.91M
Instructional Salaries
69
Number of Employees

In 2022, Rivier University paid a total of $4.91M to 69 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.1% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
44 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
27 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rivier University were Assistant professor with 44 employees, Associate professor with 12 employees, and Professor with 9 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rivier University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees, and Management with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rivier University was Female Assistant professor with 36 employees, Female Associate professor with 9 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 8 employees.

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