VanderCook College of Music

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,670
2022 Average Net Price
$12,436
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
100%
22 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
263
29.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
57.1%
12 Graduates

About

VanderCook College of Music is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at VanderCook College of Music were Music Teacher Education (47 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 57 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at VanderCook College of Music. 54.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (38 degrees), 6.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at VanderCook College of Music is $27,670, which is $12,729 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at VanderCook College of Music is $27,670, which is $12,729 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,436.

In 2022, 86% of undergraduate students attending VanderCook College of Music received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$27,670
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at VanderCook College of Music was $27,670. The cost of tuition at VanderCook College of Music is $12,729 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$12,436
2022 Value
40.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 VanderCook College of Music had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,436. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of VanderCook College of Music grew by 40.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,500
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at VanderCook College of Music was of $7,500 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 $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at VanderCook College of Music received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 7.5% with respect to 2021, when 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%
2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at VanderCook College of Music was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 36 total borrowers.

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Admissions

VanderCook College of Music received 22 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 15.4% annual growth. Out of those 22 applicants, 22 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 100% acceptance rate.

There were 263 students enrolled at VanderCook College of Music in 2022. 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

VanderCook College of Music has an overall enrollment yield of 50%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

100%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
22
Accepted Out of 22

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of VanderCook College of Music was 100% (22 admissions from 22 applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 100%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 15.4%, while admissions declined by −15.4%..

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SAT Scores

18%
Submission Percentage (2022)
2
Scores Submitted (2022)

18% of enrolled first-time students at VanderCook College of Music in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

VanderCook College of Music had a total enrollment of 263 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at VanderCook College of Music is 78 students and the part-time enrollment is 185. This means that 29.7% of students enrolled at VanderCook College of Music are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at VanderCook College of Music, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70% White, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.46% Black or African American, 3.42% Two or More Races, and 1.9% Asian.

Students enrolled at VanderCook College of Music in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (22.7%), followed by White Female (19.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (50%), followed by White Male (25%) and Black or African American Male (8.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at VanderCook College of Music in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 263 students. The full-time enrollment at VanderCook College of Music is 78 and the part-time enrollment is 185. This means that 29.7% of students enrolled at VanderCook College of Music are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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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 VanderCook College of Music was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), VanderCook College of Music had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    184 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    28 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    17 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at VanderCook College of Music is 70% White, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.46% Black or African American, 3.42% Two or More Races, and 1.9% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 6 students (2.28%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 5 more women than men received degrees from VanderCook College of Music. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at VanderCook College of Music is white (38 degrees awarded). There were 6.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at VanderCook College of Music is Music Teacher Education (47 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at VanderCook College of Music, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (57 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at VanderCook College of Music are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,499,857 people), Secondary school teachers (420,831 people), Education administrators (230,090 people), Special education teachers (178,090 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (161,256 people).

The most specialized majors at VanderCook College of Music in 2022 are Education (57 degrees awarded) (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 VanderCook College of Music are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at VanderCook College of Music are Education (57 degrees awarded) (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 VanderCook College of Music are Elementary & secondary schools (2,579,467 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (177,554 people), Child day care services (92,418 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (86,091 people), and Construction (43,978 people).

The most specialized majors at VanderCook College of Music are Education (57 degrees awarded) (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 VanderCook College of Music.
Most Common (2022)
47 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at VanderCook College of Music was Music Teacher Education with 47 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

26
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
31
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 26 degrees were awarded to men at VanderCook College of Music, which is 0.839 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (31).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 26 degrees were awarded to men at VanderCook College of Music in Music Teacher Education, which is 0.839 times less than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 31 degrees were awarded to men at VanderCook College of Music in Music Teacher Education, which is 1.19 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 52% of students graduating from VanderCook College of Music completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (72.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at VanderCook College of Music is Female and White (72.7% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

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

The most common race/ethnicity at VanderCook College of Music is white (38 degrees awarded). There were 6.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 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
    22 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at VanderCook College of Music is white female (22 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (16 degrees).

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Operations

VanderCook College of Music has an endowment valued at nearly $411k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−5.75%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, VanderCook College of Music had a total salary expenditure of 6.52M. VanderCook College of Music employs 5 Professors, 4 Associate professors and 1 Assistant professors. Most academics at VanderCook College of Music are Female Professor (4), Male Associate professor (2), and Female Associate professor (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at VanderCook College of Music are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 9 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 5 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 2 employees.

Endowment

$411k
2022 Endowment
0.000243%
decline from 2021

VanderCook College of Music has an endowment valued at about $411k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of VanderCook College of Music declined 0.000243% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.2M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$2.29M
2022 Salaries
3.94%
decline from 2021

In 2022, VanderCook College of Music paid a median of $2.29M in salaries, which represents 35% of their overall expenditure ($6.52M) and a 3.94% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$789k
Instructional Salaries
10
Number of Employees

In 2022, VanderCook College of Music paid a total of $789k to 10 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at VanderCook College of Music were Professor with 5 employees, Associate professor with 4 employees, and Assistant professor with 1 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at VanderCook College of Music were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 9 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 5 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at VanderCook College of Music was Female Professor with 4 employees, Male Associate professor with 2 employees, and Female Associate professor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at VanderCook College of Music.

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