Bastyr University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,820
3.09% growth from 2018
2017 Student Loan
1.47%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
994
84.9% Full-Time

About

Bastyr University is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bastyr University were Herbalism (18 degrees awarded), Human Biology (10 degrees), and Culinary Science (9 degrees).

In 2019, 384 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bastyr University. 84.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 15.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (242 degrees), 5.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (47 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bastyr University is $26,820, which is $12,320 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bastyr University is $26,820, which is $12,320 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2019, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 89% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,820
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Bastyr University was $26,820. The cost of tuition at Bastyr University is $12,320 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

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2019 Value

In 2019 Bastyr University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $N/A. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Bastyr University grew by 0%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
89%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Bastyr University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 15.9% with respect to 2018, when 69% 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.
1.47%
2017 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Bastyr University was 1.47%, which represents 5 out of the 341 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

Bastyr University has a total enrollment of 994 students. The full-time enrollment at Bastyr University is 844 students and the part-time enrollment is 150. This means that 84.9% of students enrolled at Bastyr University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bastyr University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.5% White, 12.5% Asian, 9.76% Two or More Races, 5.23% Black or African American, 3.12% Hispanic or Latino, 1.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.805% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Bastyr University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (52%), followed by White Male (17.3%) and Asian Female (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (50%), followed by Asian Female (10.1%) and Two or More Races Female (9.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bastyr University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 994 students. The full-time enrollment at Bastyr University is 844 and the part-time enrollment is 150. This means that 84.9% of students enrolled at Bastyr University are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 Bastyr University was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Bastyr University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    591
  2. Asian
    124
  3. Two or More Races
    97

The enrolled student population at Bastyr University is 59.5% White, 12.5% Asian, 9.76% Two or More Races, 5.23% Black or African American, 3.12% Hispanic or Latino, 1.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.805% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% 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, 73 students (7.34%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 266 more women than men received degrees from Bastyr University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bastyr University is white (242 degrees awarded). There were 5.15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (47 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bastyr University is Herbalism (18 degrees awarded), followed by Human Biology (10 degrees) and Culinary Science (9 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bastyr University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (72 degrees awarded), Health (258 degrees), and Psychology (33 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 Bastyr University are Registered nurses (1,448,910 people), Other managers (211,204 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (209,619 people), Medical & health services managers (190,463 people), and Physicians (171,636 people).

The most specialized majors at Bastyr University are Interdisciplinary Studies (72 degrees awarded), Health (258 degrees), Psychology (33 degrees), Human Sciences (8 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees).

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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 Bastyr University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Bastyr University are Interdisciplinary Studies (72 degrees awarded), Health (258 degrees), Psychology (33 degrees), Human Sciences (8 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (4 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 Bastyr University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,686,276 people), Elementary & secondary schools (673,729 people), Outpatient care centers (388,463 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (347,854 people), and Offices of physicians (284,153 people).

The most specialized majors at Bastyr University are Interdisciplinary Studies (72 degrees awarded), Health (258 degrees), Psychology (33 degrees), Human Sciences (8 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (4 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 Bastyr University.
Most Common
  1. 18 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 10 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 9 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bastyr University was Herbalism with 18 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

59
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
325
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 59 degrees were awarded to men at Bastyr University, which is 0.182 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (325).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Bastyr University in Naturopathic Medicine, which is 0.165 times less than the 121 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 121 degrees were awarded to women at Bastyr University in Naturopathic Medicine, which is 6.05 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bastyr University is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    242 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    47 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bastyr University is white (242 degrees awarded). There were 5.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (47 degrees).

6.51% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    207 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    39 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bastyr University is white female (207 degrees awarded). There were 5.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (39 degrees).

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Operations

Bastyr University has an endowment valued at nearly $4.12M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $367k (8.91%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Bastyr University had a total salary expenditure of $41.9M. Bastyr University employs 13 Assistant professors, 11 Associate professors, and 4 Professors. Most academics at Bastyr University are Female Assistant professors (12), Female Associate professors(9), and Male Professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bastyr University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 33 employees, Management, with 32 employees, and Service with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.12M
2019 Endowment
8.39%
growth from 2018

Bastyr University has an endowment valued at about $4.12M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Bastyr University grew 8.39% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.98M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $640k - Federal
  2. $60.2k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Bastyr University received $640k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $60.2k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$23.7M
2019 Salaries
4.07%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Bastyr University paid a median of $23.7M in salaries, which represents 56.6% of their overall expenditure ($41.9M) and a 4.07% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.00151% decline from 2017 and a 0.249% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.23M
Instructional Salaries
28
Number of Employees

In 2019, Bastyr University paid a total of $2.23M to 28 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.38% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
13 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
33 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bastyr University were Assistant professor with 13 employees; Associate professor with 11 employees; and Associate professor with 4 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bastyr University were Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees; Management with 32 employees; and Service with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bastyr University was Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, Female Associate professor with 9 employees, and Male Professor with 3 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Bastyr University.

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