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IPEDS ID: 233277
OPE ID: 00373200
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Radford University
801 East Main St., Radford, Virginia 24142
General information:  (540) 831-5000
Website:  www.radford.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  9,798 (8,885 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Admissionswww.radford.edu/content/radfordcore/home/admissions.html
Apply Onlinewww.applyweb.com/runet/menu.html
Financial Aidwww.radford.edu/content/financial-aid/home.html
Net Price Calculatornpc.collegeboard.org/student/app/radford
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.radford.edu/content/registrar/home/veterans-information.html
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.ruhighlanders.com/sports/2011/9/26/GEN_0926113812.aspx?id=354
Mission Statement
  Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service, and research programs. First and foremost, the university emphasizes teaching and learning and the process of learning in its commitment to the development of mature, responsible, well-educated citizens. Radford University develops students' creative and critical thinking skills, teaches students to analyze problems and implement solutions, helps students discover their leadership styles, and fosters their growth as leaders. Toward these ends, the university is student-focused and promotes a sense of caring and of meaningful interaction among all members of the University community. Research is viewed as a vital corollary to the teaching and learning transaction as it sustains and enhances the ability to teach effectively. Radford University believes in the dynamics of change and has a strong commitment to continuous review, evaluation, and improvement in the curriculum and all aspects of the University, so as to meet the changing needs of society.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
5%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty444226
Instructional444226
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-85
Instructional-72
Research-13
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$8,590$8,976$9,360$9,8094.8%
Out-of-state$20,160$21,141$22,046$22,0930.2%
Books and supplies$1,100$1,100$1,100$1,1000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,498$7,724$7,960$8,1602.5%
Other$2,900$2,900$2,900$2,9000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,498$7,724$7,960$8,1602.5%
Other$3,300$3,300$3,300$3,3000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$6,300$6,300$6,300$6,3000.0%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$20,088$20,700$21,320$21,9693.0%
Off Campus$20,488$21,100$21,720$22,3693.0%
Off Campus with Family$15,990$16,376$16,760$17,2092.7%
Out-of-state
On Campus$31,658$32,865$34,006$34,2530.7%
Off Campus$32,058$33,265$34,406$34,6530.7%
Off Campus with Family$27,560$28,541$29,446$29,4930.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$7,640
In-state fees$3,021
Out-of-state tuition$16,394
Out-of-state fees$3,021
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,54777%————
Grant or scholarship aid95647%$7,408,860$7,750
Federal grants64932%$3,134,054$4,829
Pell grants59730%$2,533,486$4,244
Other federal grants1296%$600,568$4,656
State/local government grant or scholarships33417%$1,795,264$5,375
Institutional grants or scholarships41621%$2,479,542$5,960
Student loan aid1,26763%$9,411,656$7,428
Federal student loans1,22661%$6,863,026$5,598
Other student loans21711%$2,548,630$11,745
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,28548%$32,650,931$7,620
Pell grants2,68630%$11,364,675$4,231
Federal student loans5,36960%$36,035,470$6,712
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$12,295$13,875$13,903
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$9,789$11,448$11,815
$30,001 – $48,000$11,988$13,507$13,263
$48,001 – $75,000$14,878$16,556$16,575
$75,001 – $110,000$18,362$18,948$19,453
$110,001 and more$19,467$19,976$20,363
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment9,798
Undergraduate enrollment8,885
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment698
Graduate enrollment913
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 12%
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 74%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 94%
25 and over: 6%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 92%
Out-of-state: 7%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 63%
Part-time: 37%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 19%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 80%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 23%
Enrolled in some distance education: 9%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 68%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants7,6172,9824,635
Percent admitted83%82%83%
Percent admitted who enrolled31%33%30%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 75%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 74 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 59%
Transfer-out rate: 32%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 41%
6-year: 59%
8-year: 60%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 44%
6-year: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 52%
Female: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 75%
Asian: 48%
Black or African American: 58%
Hispanic/Latino: 47%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 67%
White: 60%
Two or more races: 46%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 46%
Non-resident alien: 90%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)----0
Category total----0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General58----
Category total58----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting41----
Business Administration and Management, General13326d---
Finance, General44----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General83----
Category total30126d---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism71----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric948---
Category total1658---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science62----
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration-0---
Information Science/Studies16--33-
Category total780-33-
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-43---
Education, General-57---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism----1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-47--0
Educational/Instructional Technology----0
Mathematics Teacher Education----5
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching161----
Reading Teacher Education-10---
Special Education and Teaching, General-22---
Category total161179--6
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General3619---
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other----0
Category total3619--0
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General12----
Category total12----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General5----
Category total5----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer6----
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-31---
Bioethics/Medical Ethics----0
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General30----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--11d--
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-23---
Physical Therapy/Therapist--20--
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other-0---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse96d----
Category total132d5431d-0
History
History, General33----
Category total33----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies16711---
Criminalistics and Criminal Science----5
Category total16711--5
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General23----
Category total23----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other155----
Sustainability Studies---0-
Category total155--0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies70----
Category total70----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other6----
Category total6----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General10----
Geology/Earth Science, General15----
Physics, General7----
Category total32----
Psychology
Counseling Psychology--3--
Psychology, General13428---
School Psychology----7
Category total134283-7
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work4643---
Category total4643---
Social Sciences
Anthropology10----
Economics, General13----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography21----
Political Science and Government, General25----
Social Sciences, General18----
Sociology13----
Category total100----
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General488d---
Dance, General11----
Design and Applied Arts, Other----0d
Design and Visual Communications, General39----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General16----
Music Pedagogy----0
Music, General198---
Category total13316d--0d
Grand total1,847384343318
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 221
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 9
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $8,353
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,975
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Part-time students: 0%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined72
Baseball34
Basketball1712
Golf98
Soccer3531
Softball20
Tennis87
Track and Field, X-Country14
Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1928 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics1/1/1993 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs4/17/2011 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist1/30/2011 - 4/30/2014Accredited
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist4/30/2014 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Counseling Psychology (COPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs6/21/2012 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs11/1/1987 - 10/31/2000Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs11/1/1987 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/21/2004 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/21/2004 - 8/8/2013Resigned
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)4/15/2016 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1977 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1997 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
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2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations472341
Liquor law violations825462
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations431737
Liquor law violations543249
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible47
Rape5
Fondling2
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery002
Aggravated assault201
Burglary6522
Motor vehicle theft200
Arson1211
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible47
Rape4
Fondling2
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault100
Burglary5221
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson126
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate4.2%4.2%3.9%
Number in default928173
Number in repayment2,1801,9171,847
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)