Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,104
Graduate Enrollment: 6,685
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, large, highly residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 7.14%

Male/Female: 47% / 53% (2017)

First generation college students: 12.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 0.8% (2011)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.6% (2006)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,534
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1480 - 1570

2022 Median Admit ACT: 35
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 34 - 35

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 62.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 56.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 52.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 49.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 41.4%
Black: 10.7%
Hispanic: 10.7%
Asian: 16.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.3%
2+ races: 5.7%
Non-resident alien: 10.2%
Unknown race: 4.1%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $76,044
In-State tuition: $56,966
Out-of-State tuition: $56,966

Estimated books and supplies: $1,194 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $18,376 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,002 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $13,818 (2013)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,584 (2013)

Average Family Income: $93,402 (2017)
Median Family Income: $58,118 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 16.0%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 10.8%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $14,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $148 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $4,752
$30k-48k $7,456
$48k-75k $9,117
$75k-110k $16,889
$110k+ $43,395

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 89%
6-year graduation rate: 93%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 93.5% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $14,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $7,811 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $11,981 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $9,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 82.3% (2015)
@3 year 86.0% (2017)
@5 year 90.7% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 74.8% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 72.8% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $59,743 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $78,257 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 7
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 17
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 11
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 17
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 62 $19,500 $159 $58,683 ($4,890) $94,340 ($7,862)
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 4
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 12
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 39 $76,636 ($6,386) $96,178 ($8,015)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 3
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 10
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 23 $64,258 ($5,355) $84,716 ($7,060)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 11
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 14
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 29
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 8
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 11
Bachelor's Degree Engineering Science. 33 $15,000 $159 $71,477 ($5,956)
Doctoral Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 5
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 77 $14,000 $148 $70,549 ($5,879) $84,813 ($7,068)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 8
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 10
Master's Degree Engineering, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 6
Doctoral Degree Materials Sciences. 7
Doctoral Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 81 $12,000 $127 $29,944 ($2,495) $57,455 ($4,788)
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 5
Doctoral Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 15
Master's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 12
Bachelor's Degree Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate). 5
Master's Degree Mathematics. 1
First Professional Degree Law. 210 $1,591 $144,075 ($12,006) $154,348 ($12,862)
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 54
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 60 $13,420 $160 $32,438 ($2,703) $53,767 ($4,481)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 8
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 6
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 2
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 9
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 13
Master's Degree Biology, General. 2
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 10
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 44 $14,250 $175
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 13
Master's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 1
Doctoral Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 10
Master's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 3
Doctoral Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 12
Doctoral Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 18 $51,844 ($4,320)
Doctoral Degree Pharmacology and Toxicology. 11
Master's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 12
Doctoral Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 10
Doctoral Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 113 $15,796 $170 $26,611 ($2,218) $78,554 ($6,546)
Master's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 3
Doctoral Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 18 $55,605 ($4,634)
First Professional Degree Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. 14
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 126 $10,000 $102 $83,673 ($6,973) $125,955 ($10,496)
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 66 $700 $104,120 ($8,677)
Bachelor's Degree Science, Technology and Society. 8
Bachelor's Degree Classical and Ancient Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Cognitive Science. 34
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 207 $12,000 $127 $35,847 ($2,987) $60,205 ($5,017)
Master's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 18
Doctoral Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 24 $31,434 ($2,620) $81,508 ($6,792)
Master's Degree Philosophy. 3
Doctoral Degree Philosophy. 2
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 3
Master's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 7
Doctoral Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 6
Master's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 61 $493 $43,194 ($3,600) $51,969 ($4,331)
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 20
Master's Degree Chemistry. 4
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 13
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 14
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 3
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 18
Master's Degree Physics. 1
Doctoral Degree Physics. 9
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 60 $11,209 $119 $54,652 ($4,554)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 6
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 28
Master's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 6
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 7
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 2
Master's Degree Community Organization and Advocacy. 9 $466 $66,182 ($5,515)
Bachelor's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 42 $47,780 ($3,982)
Master's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 13 $460 $61,376 ($5,115) $72,427 ($6,036)
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 223 $11,000 $130 $57,333 ($4,778) $80,320 ($6,693)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 10
Master's Degree Anthropology. 5
Doctoral Degree Anthropology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 297 $12,424 $127 $75,319 ($6,277) $104,258 ($8,688)
Master's Degree Economics. 18
Doctoral Degree Economics. 11
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 110 $12,000 $148 $51,769 ($4,314) $72,701 ($6,058)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 5
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 3
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 27 $33,129 ($2,761)
Master's Degree Sociology. 7
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 2
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 12
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 20 $75,877 ($6,323)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 1
Bachelor's Degree Music. 57 $21,500 $228 $20,721 ($1,727) $61,014 ($5,085)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 24 $1,141 $54,010 ($4,501)
Doctoral Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 6
First Professional Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 12
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 21 $888 $116,850 ($9,738) $166,391 ($13,866)
First Professional Degree Medicine. 100 $1,965 $61,701 ($5,142) $82,698 ($6,892)
Master's Degree Medical Clinical Sciences/Graduate Medical Studies. 13 $100,756 ($8,396) $197,452 ($16,454)
Master's Degree Public Health. 58 $609 $144,893 ($12,074) $111,656 ($9,305)
First Professional Degree Public Health. 4
Master's Degree Medical Illustration and Informatics. 6
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 349 $1,031 $103,860 ($8,655) $112,247 ($9,354)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 5
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 55 $783 $126,498 ($10,542) $117,230 ($9,769)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 39
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 177 $1,033 $136,818 ($11,402) $155,974 ($12,998)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 39 $683 $67,269 ($5,606) $101,813 ($8,484)
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 67 $866 $140,812 ($11,734) $147,778 ($12,315)
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 28 $476 $113,936 ($9,495) $121,755 ($10,146)
Master's Degree Marketing. 48 $688 $88,831 ($7,403) $136,944 ($11,412)
Bachelor's Degree History. 70 $15,000 $175 $41,761 ($3,480) $60,522 ($5,044)
Master's Degree History. 2
Doctoral Degree History. 12
Master's Degree Area Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 19
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 27 $62,250 ($5,188)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 114 $14,500 $154 $103,975 ($8,665) $164,139 ($13,678)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 25
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 8
Bachelor's Degree Education, General. 10
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 19 $378 $50,891 ($4,241)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 61 $403 $52,966 ($4,414) $64,808 ($5,401)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 34 $749 $98,395 ($8,200) $130,972 ($10,914)
Master's Degree International and Comparative Education. 12
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 13
Master's Degree Materials Sciences. 1
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 54 $313 $51,109 ($4,259) $49,873 ($4,156)
Doctoral Degree Special Education and Teaching. 13 $77,819 ($6,485)
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 25 $879 $42,593 ($3,549) $51,771 ($4,314)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 28 $41,835 ($3,486)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 35 $431 $44,777 ($3,731) $47,927 ($3,994)
Doctoral Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 4


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $132,381
Full time faculty: 80%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 8.0

School's endowment start of year: $6,917,370,802 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $10,928,512,332 (2022)