Biola University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$43,512
3.66% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$34,713
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.7%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
64.4%
4,324 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
5,815
72.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
71.4%
674 Graduates

About

Biola University is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Biola University were General Business Administration & Management (137 degrees awarded), General Psychology (94 degrees), and Registered Nursing (59 degrees).

In 2020, 1,399 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Biola University. 60.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (654 degrees), 2.88 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (227 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Biola University is $43,512, which is $14,883 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Biola University is $43,512, which is $14,883 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,713.

In 2020, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$43,512
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Biola University was $43,512. The cost of tuition at Biola University is $14,883 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$34,713
2020 Value
4.15%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Biola University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,713. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Biola University grew by 4.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,514
Room and Board
$1,970
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Biola University was of $11,514 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,970. The cost of room and board increased by 1.79% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.82% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Biola University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 2.04% with respect to 2019, when 98% 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.
2.7%
2018 Default Rate
33
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Biola University was 2.7%, which represents 33 out of the 1220 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

Biola University received 4,324 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.56% annual growth. Out of those 4,324 applicants, 2,784 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.4% acceptance rate.

There were 5,815 students enrolled at Biola University in 2020, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Biola University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,784
Accepted Out of 4,324

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Biola University was 64.4% (2,784 admissions from 4,324 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 69.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 2.56%, while admissions declined by −5.47%.

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SAT Scores

77%
Submission Percentage
547
Scores Submitted

77% of enrolled first-time students at Biola University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Biola University has a total enrollment of 5,815 students. The full-time enrollment at Biola University is 4,225 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,590. This means that 72.7% of students enrolled at Biola University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Biola University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.4% White, 17.3% Asian, 17.2% Hispanic or Latino, 5.26% Two or More Races, 3.2% Black or African American, 1.24% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.292% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Biola University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28%), followed by White Male (16.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (18.1%), followed by White Male (17.9%) and Asian Male (13.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Biola University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,815 students. The full-time enrollment at Biola University is 4,225 and the part-time enrollment is 1,590. This means that 72.7% of students enrolled at Biola University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2020 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 Biola University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Biola University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,410
  2. Asian
    1,008
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,002

The enrolled student population at Biola University is 41.4% White, 17.3% Asian, 17.2% Hispanic or Latino, 5.26% Two or More Races, 3.2% Black or African American, 1.24% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.292% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 273 students (4.69%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 283 more women than men received degrees from Biola University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Biola University is white (654 degrees awarded). There were 2.88 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (227 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Biola University is General Business Administration & Management (137 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (94 degrees) and Registered Nursing (59 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Biola University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (240 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (63 degrees), and Communications (98 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 Biola University are Other managers (279,569 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (234,919 people), Postsecondary teachers (169,158 people), Clergy (144,244 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (128,191 people).

The most specialized majors at Biola University are Theology (240 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (63 degrees), Communications (98 degrees), Psychology (144 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (117 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Biola University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Biola University are Theology (240 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (63 degrees), Communications (98 degrees), Psychology (144 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (117 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Biola University are Elementary & secondary schools (657,485 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (432,743 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (249,401 people), Computer Systems Design (215,963 people), and Religious organizations (187,913 people).

The most specialized majors at Biola University are Theology (240 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (63 degrees), Communications (98 degrees), Psychology (144 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (117 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 Biola University.
Most Common
  1. 137 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 94 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 59 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Biola University was General Business Administration & Management with 137 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

558
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
841
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 558 degrees were awarded to men at Biola University, which is 0.663 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (841).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 70 degrees were awarded to men at Biola University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 67 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 72 degrees were awarded to women at Biola University in General Psychology, which is 3.27 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 55% of students graduating from Biola University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Biola University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 3.56% of graduates (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    654 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    227 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    217 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Biola University is white (654 degrees awarded). There were 2.88 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (227 degrees).

3.5% of degree recipients (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    385 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    269 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    148 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Biola University is white female (385 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (269 degrees).

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Operations

Biola University has an endowment valued at nearly $163M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.66M (2.24%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Biola University had a total salary expenditure of $161M. Biola University employs 104 Associate professors, 55 Professors, and 42 Assistant professors. Most academics at Biola University are Male Associate professors (53), Female Associate professors(51), and Male Professors (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Biola University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 241 employees, Management, with 137 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$163M
2020 Endowment
0.846%
growth from 2019

Biola University has an endowment valued at about $163M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Biola University grew 0.846% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $139M lower 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: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.59M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Biola University received $3.59M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$78.8M
2020 Salaries
2.5%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Biola University paid a median of $78.8M in salaries, which represents 49% of their overall expenditure ($161M) and a 2.5% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.46% growth from 2018 and a 0.866% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.8M
Instructional Salaries
212
Number of Employees

In 2020, Biola University paid a total of $18.8M to 212 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
104 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
241 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Biola University were Associate professor with 104 employees; Professor with 55 employees; and Professor with 42 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Biola University were Office and Administrative Support with 241 employees; Management with 137 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Biola University was Male Associate professor with 53 employees, Female Associate professor with 51 employees, and Male Professor with 48 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Biola University.

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