Carolinas College of Health Sciences
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Founded in 1990, Carolinas College of Health Sciences is located in a large city with a population of more than 250,000. It is in the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia NC-SC area.
Address
1200 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
www.carolinascollege.edu
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Programs offered by this school
Size corresponds to the number of graduates and color indicates field of study
Registered NursingClinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technolog...Radiologic Technology/Science - RadiographerSurgical Technology/TechnologistHistologic Technology/HistotechnologistMedical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radia...Specialized Studies in Liberal Arts and Scien...
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Programs
This chart shows the number of graduates at all levels in the years shown for each discipline group. Look for a school with steady enrollment and focus in the areas that interest you most.
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Registered Nursing
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist
Specialized Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Award Levels
1-2 Year Certificate
Associate's Degree
Quick Facts
Institutional Control
Carolinas College of Health Sciences is a public organization.
Undergraduate Students
Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
Accreditation
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Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
Carolinas College of Health Sciences holds an accreditation from one of the seven regional accreditors, which should ensure that credits earned transfer easily.
Accreditation History
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (Accredited January 1, 1995 - present)
  • The next accreditation review is scheduled for June 9, 2020.
Student Attention
Context: Students per full-time instructor
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.
Context: Instructional expenditures per student
Although spending is not a guarantee of a good classroom experience, high spending can hint at a priority placed on quality in the classroom.
Students on campus
Study Types
About 14% of students are full-time. About 8% of students take all of their courses via distance education, while another 32% take some courses online.
Full-time
14%
Online classes
41%
Context: Student body size
Carolinas College of Health Sciences has 629 students.
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Admissions Competition
SAT/ACT Scores
This table offers a hint of how high your test scores might need to be if you attend. For reference, a quarter of attending students earned lower, and a quarter earned higher.
SAT TestMiddle 50%
ERW470 to 550
Math463 to 540
 
Context: Average GPA
100% of attending first-time degree-seeking students submitted a high school GPA. The average GPA reported was 3.6.
Graduation Rate
Approximately 14% of undergraduate students are full-time and about 1% of students are full-time first-time college students. In the last reporting year, 64% of students, inclusive of part-time and transfer students, received a degree within 8 years.
64%
Time to complete
4 years
6 years
8 years
Context: Graduation rate
These numbers reflect eight-year graduation rates for all degrees at the colleges and universities in your chosen context group. This reporting is for undergraduate students inclusive of transfer students and full/part-time students.
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Loan Status
This donut shows the percentage of students who are in good standing (green) in repaying any federal student loans five years after leaving Carolinas College of Health Sciences.
Status of loans
Closed (fully paid)
Currently paying
Deferred for miliary or school
Not released due to privacy
Context: Loans with good standing
This is better performance than at least 98% of its context schools, and is evidence that alumni earnings-to-debt ratios are better than for most of the context schools' alumni.
student race/origin
Carolinas College of Health Sciences reports that 26% of students are minority, which is less than 69% of the context schools. This school's 0 of international students is near the middle proportion of international students within the context schools.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Multiracial
Not Reported
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student gender
Is the gender balance of Carolinas College of Health Sciences students important to you? You can see the breakdown in this donut chart. For many context groups, the balance is not 50-50, so be sure to check out the context chart below.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage of women
With 91% women students, Carolinas College of Health Sciences has a higher percentage of women than 78% of context schools.
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Opportunities and Services
Does Carolinas College of Health Sciences offer good activities, services, and academic options for you? Here's what we found!
Undergraduate services offered

Health clinic

Personal/psychological counseling

Academic/career counseling services

Employment services for current students

Placement services for program completers

Special academic opportunities

Credit for advanced placement

Distance learning

Independent study courses

Orientation program

Part-time degree programs

Services for learning disabilities

Study abroad

Summer session

Undergraduate Student Satisfaction and Success
Are students graduating on time?
Choose a way to look at graduation rates
Rates with need context
Trends in rates
Rates by gender and race
Context: the impact of wealth and transfer status on degree completion

We took a close look lagging success for students with financial need in a case study. Here's a chance to compare schools based on student successes with a better appreciation of how circumstances may impact success. One word of caution: the statistics for some categories may consist of only a handful of students -- see the details by hovering or long-pressing on the bars.

Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
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Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
Percentage with Pell Grants
33%
Full-time first-time students who received an award within 4 years after enrolling
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Full-time first-time students who received an award within 6 years after enrolling
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Full-time first-time students who received an award within 8 years after enrolling
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Do alumni earn enough to repay college loans?

Even if you don't need financial aid, the ability of past students to successfully repay loans speaks to the value of the education received.

Choose how to look at loan repayment
Five year overview
Loan defaults and burden
Success in loan repayment
Student groups and successful repayment
Where do alumni stand after five years?

This snapshot shows the status of students in their federal loan repayments in 2016, having departing from the school in 2012. The green wedges are the alumni in good standing, so look for a school with lots of green!

Student loan status
Closed (fully paid)
Currently paying
Deferred for miliary or school
Not released due to privacy
Good standing in context

How does the percentage of students who fill those green wedges at Carolinas College of Health Sciences compare to other schools? The interactive bars below show you the distribution of how alumni at other schools are doing.

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Classroom Quality
Student attention at Carolinas College of Health Sciences

Schools are required to report the ratio of students per instructor, but look for a small number of students for every full-time instructor as your best indicator of personal attention and a modern well-integrated curriculum.

Context: Number of students per instructor
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Full-time and long-term instructors at Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs. Carolinas College of Health Sciences has 47% full-time instructors, and this is near the middle of the context schools' percentages of full-time instructors. Faculty with multi-year contracts provide additional stability and commitment to the school and its students. Within the full-time instructors at Carolinas College of Health Sciences, none have multi-year employment contracts. Of the context schools, only 29% have instructors with multi-year contracts.
Full-time instructors
47%
Long-term instructors
0%
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Faculty Diversity

Here's an opportunity to explore the faculty's diversity. For many schools, attracting a diverse teaching faculty can be a challenge. It's important to judge their success with the reality check of what their peer schools have accomplished.

Choose how to see faculty gender and race/origin
Overview
Context
Number of full-time instructors
The chart shows male instructors to the left, and female to the right, with the races/origins included along the bars. Select the context graph to see how this diversity profile compares to the schools that interest you.
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Student Body
Which students comprise the campus?

Who might be attending school with you? We'll look at what degrees most students have received, whether they are on campus or online, a little about their path, and the overall student body size. Our aim is to give some idea of what the campus culture might be.

See what degrees have been awarded

This donut chart shows you what degrees were awarded by Carolinas College of Health Sciences last year, and gives you a good idea of this school's focus. Make sure this school's focus matches your goals.

1-2 Year Certificate
Associate's Degree
What percentage of students are online and not on campus?

There are performance problems with many online-focused schools -- you can read about this in an Ididio case study, but you may want some online options to give you greater flexibility.

Fall enrollment
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No online courses
Some courses online
All courses online
Where are the other undergraduate students in their studies?

You will be most happy at a school with a large number of students who are like you, whether that's someone who enters right out of high school, or someone who is transferring, or someone who isn't ready to work towards a degree.

Degree-seeking: first-time
Degree-seeking: continuing
Degree-seeking: transfer-in
Non-degree-seeking
Student body size

Another breakdown that can help is a view of the student body size. Here we show student counts, including part-time versus full-time students. If the proportion of students that best describes you is relatively small, then is it possible that another school might be better-prepared to meet your needs?

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Student race/origin

The NPR article A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure emphasizes the importance of judging a school's diversity based on solid data as promotional materials are eager to suggest a multicultural student body.

Student race is only categorized for non-international students, and international students are listed separately.

Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Multiracial
Not Reported
Choose a second viewpoint for student race and origin
Race/Origin in context
Race/origin over time
Context: Student race/origin
Here we offer some context as we compare diversity at Carolinas College of Health Sciences with that of the current context group.
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Student age distribution

The age distribution at a school can tell you a lot about its mission. If you're looking for a traditional undergraduate experience, you may prefer to see students who are mostly younger than 25 (lighter shades), but if you want support as a returning student, a large number of students 25 and older (darker shades) may better suit your needs.

Age range
18-19
20-21
22-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-49
50-64
Choose another way to view age at Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Age in context
Age over time
Context: Age distribution
Seeing the age distribution in context lets us evaluate the focus at Carolinas College of Health Sciences compared to the focus for the context schools.
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Student gender distribution
The donut shows the gender breakdown for students at Carolinas College of Health Sciences.
Why are genders so rarely 50-50?

There are multiple outside factors that can affect the gender balance of students recruited by schools. As an example, within less-affluent families higher education is more frequently attained by women than by men, a phenomenon explored in the Atlantic. Therefore, schools serving lower-income populations may be more likely to see a gender imbalance. On the other hand, some colleges may offer predominantly degrees that are stereotypically associated with a single gender, affecting the ratio of men to women accordingly.

Gender
Men
Women
Choose how to look at gender
Gender in context
Gender over time
Context: Gender Balance
It is very difficult for many types of schools to achieve a gender balance, and this context is valuable in evaluating the balance at Carolinas College of Health Sciences.
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Programs Offered
Finding a program

In the folders below, you can explore your options for study. The folders are grouped and colored by broad field, and you can see the number of students who have completed degrees in each field by following the colors in our chart showing graduations. You can...

  • Filter the programs by the award level that interests you.
  • Use the search key to limit the listings to all relevant progrmas.
  • Select a specific program from this menu to see some great details!
All current offerings
Award Level
All levels
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeNursing
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeHealthcare Practitioners and Therapists
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeHealthcare Technologists and Aids
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeGeneral Studies
Admissions
Admissions Overview

Here are some important dates and little tidbits. Please double-check this information on the Carolinas College of Health Sciences's webpage for the most up-to-date and accurate answers! We update this information with each school's annual reporting, but information can change unexpectedly. Select any item to view the details.

Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Carolinas College of Health Sciences lists the following admissions priorities and requirements:
Very Important: academic GPA and standardized test scores
Important:
Considered: recommendation(s), interview, geographical residence, rigor of secondary school record, and state residency
Not Considered: first generation, volunteer work, talent/ability, class rank, work experience, application essay, character/personal qualities, level of applicant''s interest, alumni/ae relation, extracurricular activities, religious affiliation/commitment, and racial/ethnic status
The average high school GPA for these students was 3.59.
A high school diploma is required, excluding a GED, and an international baccalaureate is accepted.
Application Fee & Common App
Application Fee & Common App
Carolinas College of Health Sciences has an undergraduate application fee of $60. We did not find Carolinas College of Health Sciences on the Common Application site. Keep in mind that it never hurts to inquire with an Admissions office to see whether they might be willing to waive your application fee.
Transfer application information
Transfer application information
Transfer students can begin studies in fall, spring or summer.
Credits accepted from new students
Credits accepted from new students
Carolinas College of Health Sciences accepts the following credits:
  • Transfer credits from accredited institutions
  • CLEP subject for transfers
  • ACE recommendations for credit
  • Life Long Learning credits for transfers
  • Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits
Standardized test scores of last year's freshman class

The graph superimposes the middle 50% of test scores on a density graph showing where those scores fall for other schools in the context group. Here's the bottom line: if this school's students had high test scores, then their blue rectangle will be towards the right of the curve. If the rectangle is towards the left, then their scores were lower than others in the context group. For this school, a quarter of the students scored lower than the left boundary of the blue rectangle, and a quarter scored higher than the right boundary.

Percentage reporting SAT scores
88%
Choose the test scores to view
SAT
SAT Math
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SAT Evidenced-based reading and writing
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High school GPA of last year's freshman class

Full-time Carolinas College of Health Sciences freshmen reported an average high school GPA of 3.59. You can explore the break-down of submitted grade point averages, as well as how they compare to those in context schools in the following graphs.

High school GPA tends to be a much more accurate indicator of the high school standing of incoming students than does class rank, which many high schools no longer report.

Percentage submitting GPA
100%
When the percentage of students reporting this metric is low the resulting data may be unreliable.
Context: Average High Schol GPA
Last year's entering freshman class at Carolinas College of Health Sciences had an average GPA of 3.59. This is a higher GPA than reported by 77% of the context schools.
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Applicant accepance and subsequent enrollment

Acceptance is a two-way street, because while you may be concerned about whether or not your favorite school will accept you, the colleges and universities are equally worried about whether you will attend if accepted.

Percentage of applicants who are accepted
A low percentage here can indicate that a school is highly selective. We think this is one of the least important numbers for you to consider.
Selectivity can be misleading

You may have heard that a high rejection rate is an indicator of a good school. However, this number can be gamed, and some schools started gaming the system to perform better in college ratings books and sites. Ididio believes a combination of good outcomes (e.g. successful graduation rates and loan repayments) along with indicators of a well-prepared student body (e.g. test scores and high school records) are the best indicators of a good academic experience for those who attend. Our advice is that you don't pay too much attention to this number as you decide whether you might be admitted.

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Percentage of accepted students who choose to attend

This is called the yield, and it suggests whether this was a first-choice school or a back-up school for most applicants. Even the most prestigious Ivy League schools lose about a third of their accepted students come enrollment time.

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Costs and Financial Aid
Current published costs

Here's a quick summary of costs to attend Carolinas College of Health Sciences. You will find the most up-to-date information at their website for admissions. The costs below are for out-of-state students, and you can switch by clicking the other button.

Choose the type of costs to view
In-state
Out-of-state
Undergraduate out-of-state costs
Charge
Annual fees
Annual tuition
Estimated books and supplies
Miscellaneous (living off campus)
Miscellaneous (living with family)
Off-campus room and board
Per-credit charges
Cost
$1,332
$12,600
$1,480
$7,716
$7,212
$24,831
$350
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Financial aid overview

Understanding the rules and process that determine who gets financial aid can be intimidating. Here are some quick links to help:

  • Visit Carolinas College of Health Sciences's Net Price Calculator for the most accurate estimate of your anticipated costs. Every school publishes a Net Price Calculator that does its best to give you a fair estimate of what you might expect to pay. Many calculators consider your high school record as part of the calculation. This will be far more accurate than any of the averages or published tuition values that you see here.

  • FederalStudentAid, a government site that will walk you through the federal financial aid process. There are a number of kinds of student loans and other aid, and this site can walk you through all of the choices you will need to make.

The Carolinas College of Health Sciences deadline for priority financial aid consideration is May 1. Applicants are notified of results on a rolling basis beginning July 1 and must respond within 2 weeks.

Required Forms

FAFSA

Institution's financial aid form

Loan Programs

Federal Direct PLUS

Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford

State Loans

Institutional

Need-based Scholarships Available

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

State scholarships/grants

Private scholarships/grants

Institutional scholarships/grants

International Students
Carolinas College of Health Sciences provides no financial aid to international students.
Financial Aid Spending
The financial aid spending reported here reflects monies from all sources that are spent towards the cost to attend Carolinas College of Health Sciences. These funds include loan amounts that should ultimately be repaid by the students.
Comparison: Spending on need versus students with need
Here's all money spent on financial aid, divided between money towards students with (blue) and without (green) need, versus the proportion of students with and without need. Is aid going at least proportionally to the students who most need it?
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With need
Aid spending detail (values)

How are financial aid dollars distributed? Grants and scholarships are shown in violet, while self-help is shown in brown. While self-help includes work-study programs, for most schools the self-help will reflect primarily student loan amounts. Any tuition waivers or athletic scholarships are shown in pink.

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Non-need-based self-help
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Institutional Athletic awards
Institutional Tutition waivers
Institutional Grants
External Grants
State Grants
Federal Grants
Campus overview
No Student Housing Available

This school does not report any housing for students.

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Programs for Veterans

If you are a veteran, it's worth digging around to find a military-friendly campus. We think this article about how colleges might help veterans might be a good starting point for questions to ask the Admissions office before you choose to attend. It's also good to be aware that many for-profit schools are behaving as predators, hungry for GI Bill dollars. Watching out for those schools is no different for veterans than for all students: judge very critically using our "Student Satisfaction and Success" tab for undergraduate programs. We wish we had the same data to support graduate programs; however, we think the undergraduate data is a good starting point for judging overall quality.

Programs offered
  • Credit for Military Training
  • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
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School finances
Carolinas College of Health Sciences: What its budget can tell you about classroom quality

Where a school spends and collects its money can suggest a lot about the educational experience it offers. The tabs below offer a look at spending that is important for the quality of your experience if you attend.

Choose Classroom aspect
Instructional spending
Student services spending
Context and trends: Instructional expenditures per student

Instructional expenses are primarily the salary and benefits paid to the heart of a school: its full-time instructors. High expenditures in this area suggest care in hiring enough highly qualified full-time faculty to provide personal attention and up-to-date subject-area excellence.

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Chart explanation
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
On the blue curve, we see how the instructional expenses per student at Carolinas College of Health Sciences have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the instructional expenses per student for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does Carolinas College of Health Sciences have stable finances?
You want to attend schools that can meet their annual expenses, and have other indicators of strong financial health.
Should this school's stability matter to you?

The main focus in this section is an analysis of the financial stability of Carolinas College of Health Sciences. However, as a public institution, Carolinas College of Health Sciences doesn't follow the same rules of survival as private institutions. Even if a public college or university closes, we think it's highly likely that you would be presented with multiple good options for transferring your credits fully at a different state institution. The only measure that we believe is likely to impact you is a high dependence on state appropriations.

Choose budget aspect
Core operating margin
Government appropriations
Net assets per student
Tuition dependence
Context and trends: Government appropriations as a percentage of all revenue

Appropriations are monies provided by local, state, or federal governments generally intended to be applied towards annual operating expenses -- your tax dollars at work! Such state-level funding is what makes public institutions affordable for in-state students. If a school has a high proportion of its budget from appropriations, then it is especially vulnerable to the whims of the government. If you want to see an example of this, check out the public schools in Illinois, whose elected officials decided they wanted to drastically reduce spending on education. The context schools here consist only of public and private-not-for profit schools; for-profit institutions do not report on this category of funding.

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Chart explanation
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
On the blue curve, we see how the percentage of revenue from government appropriations at Carolinas College of Health Sciences has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the percentage of revenue from government appropriations for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does incoming revenue consistently cover expenses?

Carolinas College of Health Sciences is a public school. Along with private not-for-profit schools, publicly-controlled schools do not have the goal of annual profit, but they do want to have healthy finances with adequate revenue to meet all expenses. On the other hand, private for-profit schools have creating a profit for shareholders as an annual goal.

Total revenue and expenses by category

We divided revenue and expenses for Carolinas College of Health Sciences into categories to give some insight to what may have influenced peaks and ditches in the chart above. The purple shades correspond most directly to student education. The blue shades, auxiliary expenses and revenue, are often related to room and board. We show investment gains and losses in apricot.

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Tuition and fees revenue
Government appropriations etc.
Other revenue
Instructional expenses
Student services expenses
Academic support expenses
Institutional support expenses
Other expenses
The power of a large endowment

Related to the previous question of whether the annual revenue stream is stable is the question, "How deep are this school's pockets?" For many schools, a major source of annual income is investment growth. Schools with large endowments have a built-in revenue stream, although you'll see in the accompanying graphs that this revenue stream is highly dependent on the nation's economy. You can choose how to examine the depth of Carolinas College of Health Sciences's resources by selecting from the buttons below.

Net Assets Per Student

Here we examine assets at Carolinas College of Health Sciences in context, and it seems most fair to adjust for the size of the institution. We examine the assets per full-time-equivalent student so that we level the playing field for size.

There's a catch to these assets, though. Many gifts to a school's endowment have strings attached; the money is restricted to a specific purpose. Assets shown in green below are unrestricted, and are very important to a school's ability to meet its financial obligations. Some assets are the land and buildings that a school must have in order to function, and these may appear as green (unrestricted assets) but are nonetheless less helpful in meeting annual financial commitments. This look at assets is only a piece of the puzzle as we decide if a school is stable.

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Unrestricted net assets
Context: 2018 net assets per student