University of Southern California

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$53,448

3.9% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$32,892

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.67%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

16%

56,676 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

45,687

86% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

91.7%

2,678 Graduates

About

University of Southern California is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Southern California were General Business Administration & Management (1,023 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (263 degrees), and Accounting (217 degrees).

In 2017, 16,227 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Southern California. 54.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,114 degrees), 1.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2776 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Southern California is $53,448, which is $26,948 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Southern California is $53,448, which is $26,948 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,892.

In 2017, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$53,448

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Southern California was $53,448. The cost of tuition at University of Southern California is $26,948 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$32,892

2017 Value

0.121%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Southern California had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,892. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Southern California grew by 0.121%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,348

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Southern California was of $14,348 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.56% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at University of Southern California received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 59% 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.

1.67%

2016 Default Rate

127

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Southern California was 1.67%, which represents 127 out of the 7618 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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Admissions

University of Southern California received 56,676 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.41% annual growth. Out of those 56,676 applicants, 9,042 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 16% acceptance rate.

There were 45,687 students enrolled at University of Southern California in 2017, and 55% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Southern California has an overall enrollment yield of 37.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

16%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

9,042

Accepted Out of 56,676

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Southern California was 16% (9,042 admissions from 56,676 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 16.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.41%, while admissions grew by 0.222%.

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SAT Scores

55%

Submission Percentage

1,855

Scores Submitted

55% of enrolled first-time students at University of Southern California in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Southern California has a total enrollment of 45,687 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Southern California is 39,281 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,406. This means that 86% of students enrolled at University of Southern California are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Southern California, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31.6% White, 16.6% Asian, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.7% Black or African American, 3.39% Two or More Races, 0.252% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.186% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Southern California in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (20.1%), followed by White Male (19.2%) and Asian Female (10.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (14.2%), followed by White Male (11.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.46%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Southern California, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45,687 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Southern California is 39,281 and the part-time enrollment is 6,406. This means that 86% of students enrolled at University of Southern California are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%

2017 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 University of Southern California was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Southern California had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    14,437

  2. Asian

    7,601

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6,436

The enrolled student population at University of Southern California is 31.6% White, 16.6% Asian, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.7% Black or African American, 3.39% Two or More Races, 0.252% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.186% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 1,465 students (3.21%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1353 more women than men received degrees from University of Southern California. The majority of degree recipients at University of Southern California are white (5,114 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2776 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Southern California is General Business Administration & Management (1,023 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (263 degrees) and Accounting (217 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Southern California, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (450 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (1,850 degrees), and Legal (825 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Southern California are Other managers (398,992 people), Software developers (366,408 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (303,197 people), Civil engineers (231,106 people), and Mechanical engineers (173,469 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Southern California are Architecture and Related Services (450 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (1,850 degrees), Legal (825 degrees), Engineering (1,849 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (1,080 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at University of Southern California are Architecture and Related Services (450 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (1,850 degrees), Legal (825 degrees), Engineering (1,849 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (1,080 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Southern California are Architectural, engineering & related services (538,839 people), Computer Systems Design (450,317 people), Construction (310,736 people), Elementary & secondary schools (310,448 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (301,528 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Southern California are Architecture and Related Services (450 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (1,850 degrees), Legal (825 degrees), Engineering (1,849 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (1,080 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Southern California.

Most Common

  1. 1023 degrees awarded

  2. 263 degrees awarded

  3. 217 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Southern California was General Business Administration & Management with 1023 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 7,437

  2. 8,790

In 2017, 7,437 degrees were awarded to men at University of Southern California, which is 0.846 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (8,790).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 986 degrees were awarded to men at University of Southern California in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.63 times more than the 604 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 1261 degrees were awarded to women at University of Southern California in Social Work, which is 5.81 times more than the 217 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%

100% Completion Time

92%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 77% of students graduating from University of Southern California completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 92% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 93% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Southern California is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.373% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,114 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    2,776 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,047 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Southern California is white (5,114 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2776 degrees).

2.58% of degree recipients (418 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,729 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,385 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    1,564 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Southern California is white female (2,729 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,385 degrees).

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Operations

University of Southern California has an endowment valued at nearly $5.13B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $665M (13%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Southern California had a total salary expenditure of $4.37B. University of Southern California employs 840 Professors, 580 Associate professors, and 452 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Southern California are Male Professors (597), Male Associate professors(318), and Female Associate professors (262).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Southern California are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1503 employees, Management, with 1464 employees, and Service with 1324 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.13B

2017 Endowment

11.3%

growth from 2016

University of Southern California has an endowment valued at about $5.13B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Southern California grew 11.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.84B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $390M - Federal

  2. $33.8M - State

  3. $20.7M - Local

As of 2017, University of Southern California received $390M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $33.8M from state grants and contracts, and $20.7M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.01B

2017 Salaries

6.31%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Southern California paid a median of $2.01B in salaries, which represents 46% of their overall expenditure ($4.37B) and a 6.31% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.37% growth from 2015 and a 6.08% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$286M

Instructional Salaries

2,133

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Southern California paid a total of $286M to 2,133 employees working as instructors, which represents 14.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

840 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1503 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Southern California were Professor with 840 employees; Associate professor with 580 employees; and Associate professor with 452 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Southern California were Office and Administrative Support with 1,503 employees; Management with 1,464 employees; and Service with 1,324 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Southern California was Male Professor with 597 employees, Male Associate professor with 318 employees, and Female Associate professor with 262 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Southern California.

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