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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
4.89% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
6,855 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
99% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
206 Graduates

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The median tuition at California Institute of Technology is $45,846, which is $13,636 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,839.

In 2016, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 15% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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California Institute of Technology received 6,855 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.36% annual growth. Out of those 6,855 applicants, 553 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 8.07% acceptance rate.

There were 2,240 students enrolled at California Institute of Technology in 2016, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California Institute of Technology has an overall enrollment yield of 42.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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California Institute of Technology has a total enrollment of 2,240 students. The full-time enrollment at California Institute of Technology is 2,239 students and the part-time enrollment is 1. This means that 99% 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 32.4% White, 25.1% Asian, 7.54% Hispanic or Latino, 3.84% Two or More Races, 0.98% Black or African American, 0.04% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 29.8% Non-resident Alien.

Students enrolled at California Institute of Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Asian Male (9.5%), followed by Asian Female (9.2%) and White Male (7.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (14.3%), followed by White Female (5.58%) and Asian Male (4.15%).

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In 2016, 223 fewer women than men graduated from California Institute of Technology. The majority of students graduating from California Institute of Technology are White. These 188 graduates mean that there were 1.31 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 143 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at California Institute of Technology is General Computer & Information Sciences with 56 graduates, followed by Mechanical Engineering with 29 graduates and General Physics with 22 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at California Institute of Technology, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Physical Sciences, with 133 graduates, followed by Engineering with 283 graduates and Math & Statistics with 43 graduates.


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California Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $2.08B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-59,018,000 (-2.84%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, California Institute of Technology had a total expenditure of $2.42B. Of that $2.42B, they spent $264M on salaries and $66M on benefits.

California Institute of Technology employs 237 Professors, 44 Assistant professors, and 19 Lecturers. Most academics at California Institute of Technology are Male Professors (194), Female Professors (43), and Male Assistant professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California Institute of Technology are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 626 employees, Research, with 616 employees, and Management with 307 employees.



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