John F. Kennedy University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,500
2017 Default Rate
4.71%
on Student Loans
2019 Enrolled Students
1,125
32.4% Full-Time

About

John F. Kennedy University is a higher education institution located in Contra Costa County, CA. In 2020, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at John F. Kennedy University were Counseling Psychology (84 degrees awarded), Sports Studies (31 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (25 degrees).

In 2020, 313 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at John F. Kennedy University. 70% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (129 degrees), 3.31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at John F. Kennedy University is $8,500, which is $−15,496 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2020, the median undergraduate tuition at John F. Kennedy University is $8,500

In 2019, 57% of undergraduate students attending John F. Kennedy University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 33% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,500
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at John F. Kennedy University was $8,500.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at John F. Kennedy University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 26% with respect to 2018, 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.
4.71%
2017 Default Rate
17
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at John F. Kennedy University was 4.71%, which represents 17 out of the 361 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

John F. Kennedy University had a total enrollment of 1,125 students in 2019. The full-time enrollment at John F. Kennedy University is 364 students and the part-time enrollment is 761. This means that 32.4% of students enrolled at John F. Kennedy University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at John F. Kennedy University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.8% White, 12.7% Black or African American, 10.9% Hispanic or Latino, 7.2% Two or More Races, 5.69% Asian, 0.622% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.533% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at John F. Kennedy University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (20.8%), followed by White Female (20.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (8.33%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.5%), followed by White Male (9.71%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.53%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at John F. Kennedy University in 2019, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,125 students. The full-time enrollment at John F. Kennedy University is 364 and the part-time enrollment is 761. This means that 32.4% of students enrolled at John F. Kennedy University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2019)
  1. White
    436 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    143 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    123 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at John F. Kennedy University is 38.8% White, 12.7% Black or African American, 10.9% Hispanic or Latino, 7.2% Two or More Races, 5.69% Asian, 0.622% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.533% 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, 251 students (22.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 125 more women than men received degrees from John F. Kennedy University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at John F. Kennedy University is white (129 degrees awarded). There were 3.31 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at John F. Kennedy University is Counseling Psychology (84 degrees awarded), followed by Sports Studies (31 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (25 degrees).

In 2020,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at John F. Kennedy University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (151 degrees awarded), Legal (49 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at John F. Kennedy University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at John F. Kennedy University in 2020 are Psychology (151 degrees awarded), Legal (49 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (12 degrees), and Business (52 degrees) (as of 2020).

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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 John F. Kennedy University are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at John F. Kennedy University are Psychology (151 degrees awarded), Legal (49 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (12 degrees), and Business (52 degrees) (as of 2020).

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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 John F. Kennedy University are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at John F. Kennedy University are Psychology (151 degrees awarded), Legal (49 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (12 degrees), and Business (52 degrees) (as of 2020).

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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 John F. Kennedy University.
Most Common (2020)
  1. 84 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2020, the most common masters degree concentration at John F. Kennedy University was Counseling Psychology with 84 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

94
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
219
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 94 degrees were awarded to men at John F. Kennedy University, which is 0.429 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (219).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 26 degrees were awarded to men at John F. Kennedy University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 70 degrees were awarded to men at John F. Kennedy University in Counseling Psychology, which is 3.68 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2020)
  1. White
    129 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at John F. Kennedy University is white (129 degrees awarded). There were 3.31 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

17.9% of degree recipients (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2020)
  1. White Female
    86 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    43 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at John F. Kennedy University is white female (86 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (43 degrees).

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Operations

John F. Kennedy University has an endowment valued at nearly $6.47M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 285k (4.4%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, John F. Kennedy University had a total salary expenditure of 22.4M. John F. Kennedy University employs 15 Professors, 8 Assistant professors and 4 Associate professors. Most academics at John F. Kennedy University are Female Professor (8), Male Professor (7), and Male Assistant professor (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at John F. Kennedy University are: Management, with 15 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 11 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees.

Endowment

$6.47M
2019 Endowment
4.6%
growth from 2018

John F. Kennedy University has an endowment valued at about $6.47M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of John F. Kennedy University grew 4.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $40.1M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$9.57M
2019 Salaries
18.9%
decline from 2018

In 2019, John F. Kennedy University paid a median of $9.57M in salaries, which represents 42.8% of their overall expenditure ($22.4M) and a 18.9% 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

$2.05M
Instructional Salaries
27
Number of Employees

In 2019, John F. Kennedy University paid a total of $2.05M to 27 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.5% 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
15 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
15 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at John F. Kennedy University were Professor with 15 employees, Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Associate professor with 4 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at John F. Kennedy University were Management with 15 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 11 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2019)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at John F. Kennedy University was Female Professor with 8 employees, Male Professor with 7 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at John F. Kennedy University.

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