California Institute of Technology

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$48,111
4.94% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$24,466
After Financial Aid
2017 Acceptance Rate
7.74%
7,339 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
2,238
100% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
89.3%
217 Graduates

About

California Institute of Technology is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at California Institute of Technology were Computer Science (67 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (33 degrees), and General Physics (21 degrees).

In 2017, 557 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California Institute of Technology. 30% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 70% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (158 degrees), 1.01 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (156 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California Institute of Technology is $48,111, which is $21,611 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California Institute of Technology is $48,111, which is $21,611 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,466.

In 2017, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 4% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$48,111
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at California Institute of Technology was $48,111. The cost of tuition at California Institute of Technology is $21,611 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$24,466
2017 Value
8.84%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 California Institute of Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,466. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of California Institute of Technology grew by 8.84%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,296
Room and Board
$1,323
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California Institute of Technology was of $13,296 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,323. The cost of room and board increased by 4.94% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
4%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at California Institute of Technology received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.67% with respect to 2016, when 60% 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.
0%
2016 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at California Institute of Technology was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 40 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

California Institute of Technology received 7,339 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.06% annual growth. Out of those 7,339 applicants, 568 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 7.74% acceptance rate.

There were 2,238 students enrolled at California Institute of Technology in 2017, and 65% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California Institute of Technology has an overall enrollment yield of 41.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

7.74%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
568
Accepted Out of 7,339

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California Institute of Technology was 7.74% (568 admissions from 7,339 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 8.07%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 7.06%, while admissions grew by 2.71%.

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SAT Scores

65%
Submission Percentage
152
Scores Submitted

65% of enrolled first-time students at California Institute of Technology in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California Institute of Technology has a total enrollment of 2,238 students. The full-time enrollment at California Institute of Technology is 2,238 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at California Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.5% White, 24.8% Asian, 7.55% Hispanic or Latino, 4.56% Two or More Races, 0.938% Black or African American, 0.0447% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at California Institute of Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Asian Female (23%), followed by Asian Male (20.3%) and White Male (17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (25.1%), followed by White Female (11%) and Asian Male (6.97%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,238 students. The full-time enrollment at California Institute of Technology is 2,238 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at California Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

98%
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 California Institute of Technology was 98%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), California Institute of Technology had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    728
  2. Asian
    554
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    169

The enrolled student population at California Institute of Technology is 32.5% White, 24.8% Asian, 7.55% Hispanic or Latino, 4.56% Two or More Races, 0.938% Black or African American, 0.0447% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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, 4 students (0.179%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 223 fewer women than men received degrees from California Institute of Technology. The majority of degree recipients at California Institute of Technology are white (158 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (156 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California Institute of Technology is Computer Science (67 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (33 degrees) and General Physics (21 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at California Institute of Technology, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Physical Sciences (146 degrees awarded), Engineering (244 degrees), and Math & Statistics (45 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 California Institute of Technology are Software developers (834,259 people), Other managers (539,448 people), Physicians (486,631 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (351,931 people), and Postsecondary teachers (312,068 people).

The most specialized majors at California Institute of Technology are Physical Sciences (146 degrees awarded), Engineering (244 degrees), Math & Statistics (45 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (71 degrees), and Biology (37 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 California Institute of Technology are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at California Institute of Technology are Physical Sciences (146 degrees awarded), Engineering (244 degrees), Math & Statistics (45 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (71 degrees), and Biology (37 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 California Institute of Technology are Computer Systems Design (968,871 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (651,939 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (621,724 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (477,187 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (387,854 people).

The most specialized majors at California Institute of Technology are Physical Sciences (146 degrees awarded), Engineering (244 degrees), Math & Statistics (45 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (71 degrees), and Biology (37 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 California Institute of Technology.
Most Common
  1. 67 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 33 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 21 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California Institute of Technology was Computer Science with 67 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 390
  2. 167

In 2017, 390 degrees were awarded to men at California Institute of Technology, which is 2.34 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (167).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 49 degrees were awarded to men at California Institute of Technology in Computer Science, which is 2.23 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 22 degrees were awarded to women at California Institute of Technology in Computer Science, which is 0.449 times less than the 49 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

84%
100% Completion Time
91%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 84% of students graduating from California Institute of Technology completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 91% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California Institute of Technology is Female and Black or African American (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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    158 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    156 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California Institute of Technology is white (158 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (156 degrees).

0.718% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    119 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Male
    93 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California Institute of Technology is white male (119 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (93 degrees).

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Operations

California Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $2.64B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $401M (15.2%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, California Institute of Technology had a total salary expenditure of $2.98B. California Institute of Technology employs 245 Professors, 44 Assistant professors, and 17 Instructors. Most academics at California Institute of Technology are Male Professors (197), Female Professors(48), and Male Assistant professors (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California Institute of Technology are: Research, with 673 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 632 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 328 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.64B
2017 Endowment
19.1%
growth from 2016

California Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at about $2.64B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of California Institute of Technology grew 19.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.35B 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. $299M - Federal
  2. $153k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, California Institute of Technology received $299M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $153k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$297M
2017 Salaries
0.679%
growth from 2016

In 2017, California Institute of Technology paid a median of $297M in salaries, which represents 9.97% of their overall expenditure ($2.98B) and a 0.679% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.68% growth from 2015 and a 3.95% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$71.6M
Instructional Salaries
335
Number of Employees

In 2017, California Institute of Technology paid a total of $71.6M to 335 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.1% 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
245 Employees
Research
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
673 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at California Institute of Technology were Professor with 245 employees; Assistant professor with 44 employees; and Assistant professor with 17 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California Institute of Technology were Research with 673 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 632 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 328 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California Institute of Technology was Male Professor with 197 employees, Female Professor with 48 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 31 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at California Institute of Technology.

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