CUNY Hunter College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,930
2022 Average Net Price
$4,848
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.02%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
47.9%
33,944 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
22,970
65.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
56.4%
1,236 Graduates

About

CUNY Hunter College is a higher education institution located in New York County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at CUNY Hunter College were General Psychology (673 degrees awarded), Human Biology (442 degrees), and Computer Science (276 degrees).

In 2022, 5,792 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at CUNY Hunter College. 72.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,842 degrees), 1.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1,536 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY Hunter College is $6,930, which is $−17,066 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at CUNY Hunter College is $6,930, which is $−17,066 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 $4,848.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending CUNY Hunter College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,930
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at CUNY Hunter College was $6,930. The cost of tuition at CUNY Hunter College is $−17,066 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$4,848
2022 Value
5.71%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 CUNY Hunter College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,848. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of CUNY Hunter College grew by 5.71%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,809
Room and Board
$1,364
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at CUNY Hunter College was of $13,809 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.781% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,364. 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
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at CUNY Hunter College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 28.6% with respect to 2021, when 77% 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.
1.02%
2019 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at CUNY Hunter College was 1.02%, which represents 22 out of the 2151 total borrowers.

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Admissions

CUNY Hunter College received 33,944 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.98% annual growth. Out of those 33,944 applicants, 16,246 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47.9% acceptance rate.

There were 22,970 students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College in 2022.

CUNY Hunter College has an overall enrollment yield of 19.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

47.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
16,246
Accepted Out of 33,944

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of CUNY Hunter College was 47.9% (16,246 admissions from 33,944 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 45.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.98%, while admissions grew by 11.6%..

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Enrollment

CUNY Hunter College had a total enrollment of 22,970 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Hunter College is 14,959 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,011. This means that 65.1% of students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at CUNY Hunter College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29.2% Hispanic or Latino, 26.1% Asian, 25.8% White, 11.3% Black or African American, 3.07% Two or More Races, 0.209% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.152% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (21.3%), followed by Asian Female (20.3%) and Asian Male (12.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (20%) and Black or African American Female (11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at CUNY Hunter College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 22,970 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Hunter College is 14,959 and the part-time enrollment is 8,011. This means that 65.1% of students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 CUNY Hunter College was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), CUNY Hunter College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    6,698 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    5,987 enrolled students
  3. White
    5,917 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at CUNY Hunter College is 29.2% Hispanic or Latino, 26.1% Asian, 25.8% White, 11.3% Black or African American, 3.07% Two or More Races, 0.209% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.152% 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, 2,610 more women than men received degrees from CUNY Hunter College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at CUNY Hunter College is white (1,842 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1536 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at CUNY Hunter College is General Psychology (673 degrees awarded), followed by Human Biology (442 degrees) and Computer Science (276 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at CUNY Hunter College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (663 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (508 degrees), and English (220 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at CUNY Hunter College are Elementary & middle school teachers (285,134 people), Social workers, all other (260,622 people), Other managers (218,523 people), Postsecondary teachers (168,616 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (162,147 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY Hunter College in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (663 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (508 degrees), English (220 degrees), Psychology (723 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (102 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 CUNY Hunter College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at CUNY Hunter College are Public Administration and Social Service (663 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (508 degrees), English (220 degrees), Psychology (723 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (102 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 CUNY Hunter College are Elementary & secondary schools (776,351 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (399,804 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (350,441 people), Individual & family services (249,432 people), and Outpatient care centers (234,985 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY Hunter College are Public Administration and Social Service (663 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (508 degrees), English (220 degrees), Psychology (723 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (102 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 CUNY Hunter College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 673 degrees awarded
  2. 442 degrees awarded
  3. 276 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at CUNY Hunter College was General Psychology with 673 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,591
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
4,201
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,591 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Hunter College, which is 0.379 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,201).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 212 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Hunter College in Computer Science, which is 3.03 times more than the 70 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 561 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Hunter College in General Psychology, which is 4.64 times more than the 121 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 27% of students graduating from CUNY Hunter College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (67.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at CUNY Hunter College is Female and Asian (67.2% 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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,842 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,536 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,355 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at CUNY Hunter College is white (1,842 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1536 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,339 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,139 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    894 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at CUNY Hunter College is white female (1,339 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (1139 degrees).

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Operations

CUNY Hunter College has an endowment valued at nearly $140M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 454k (0.325%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, CUNY Hunter College had a total salary expenditure of 446M. CUNY Hunter College employs 273 Professors, 179 Associate professors and 93 Lecturers. Most academics at CUNY Hunter College are Male Professor (137), Female Professor (136), and Female Associate professor (90).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY Hunter College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 156 employees, Service, with 151 employees, and Management with 148 employees.

Endowment

$140M
2022 Endowment
10.9%
decline from 2021

CUNY Hunter College has an endowment valued at about $140M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of CUNY Hunter College declined 10.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $93.1M higher 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. $19.3M - Federal
  2. $3.02M - State
  3. $9.78M - Local

As of 2022, CUNY Hunter College received $19.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.02M from state grants and contracts, and $9.78M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$213M
2022 Salaries
2.5%
growth from 2021

In 2022, CUNY Hunter College paid a median of $213M in salaries, which represents 47.8% of their overall expenditure ($446M) and a 2.5% 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

$71M
Instructional Salaries
615
Number of Employees

In 2022, CUNY Hunter College paid a total of $71M to 615 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.3% 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
273 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
156 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at CUNY Hunter College were Professor with 273 employees, Associate professor with 179 employees, and Lecturer with 93 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY Hunter College were Office and Administrative Support with 156 employees, Service with 151 employees, and Management with 148 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at CUNY Hunter College was Male Professor with 137 employees, Female Professor with 136 employees, and Female Associate professor with 90 employees.

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