Chapman University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$50,210

3.93% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$40,053

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.84%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

57.2%

13,170 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

9,392

88.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

79.1%

1,000 Graduates

About

Chapman University is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Chapman University were General Business Administration & Management (381 degrees awarded), Cinematography & Film Production (162 degrees), and Business & Corporate Communications (122 degrees).

In 2017, 2,444 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Chapman University. 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,370 degrees), 3.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (363 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Chapman University is $50,210, which is $29,477 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Chapman University is $50,210, which is $29,477 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $40,053.

In 2017, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$50,210

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Chapman University was $50,210. The cost of tuition at Chapman University is $29,477 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$40,053

2017 Value

1.61%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Chapman University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $40,053. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Chapman University grew by 1.61%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,318

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Chapman University was of $13,318 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 7.19% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 3.85% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Chapman University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.3% with respect to 2016, when 77% 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.

1.84%

2016 Default Rate

30

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Chapman University was 1.84%, which represents 30 out of the 1633 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

Chapman University received 13,170 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.72% annual growth. Out of those 13,170 applicants, 7,539 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.2% acceptance rate.

There were 9,392 students enrolled at Chapman University in 2017, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Chapman University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

7,539

Accepted Out of 13,170

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Chapman University was 57.2% (7,539 admissions from 13,170 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 54%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.72%, while admissions grew by 8.83%.

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SAT Scores

57%

Submission Percentage

959

Scores Submitted

57% of enrolled first-time students at Chapman University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Chapman University has a total enrollment of 9,392 students. The full-time enrollment at Chapman University is 8,292 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,100. This means that 88.3% of students enrolled at Chapman University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Chapman University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.7% White, 14.9% Hispanic or Latino, 13.2% Asian, 6.23% Two or More Races, 1.83% Black or African American, 0.234% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.117% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Chapman University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.3%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.01%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (23%), followed by White Male (15.6%) and Asian Female (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Chapman University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,392 students. The full-time enrollment at Chapman University is 8,292 and the part-time enrollment is 1,100. This means that 88.3% of students enrolled at Chapman University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%

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 Chapman University was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Chapman University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,664

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,396

  3. Asian

    1,240

The enrolled student population at Chapman University is 49.7% White, 14.9% Hispanic or Latino, 13.2% Asian, 6.23% Two or More Races, 1.83% Black or African American, 0.234% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.117% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 714 students (7.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 516 more women than men received degrees from Chapman University. The majority of degree recipients at Chapman University are white (1,370 degrees awarded). There were 3.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (363 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Chapman University is General Business Administration & Management (381 degrees awarded), followed by Cinematography & Film Production (162 degrees) and Business & Corporate Communications (122 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Chapman University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (423 degrees awarded), Legal (166 degrees), and Communications (198 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Chapman University are Elementary & middle school teachers (301,941 people), Other managers (227,246 people), Postsecondary teachers (168,645 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (148,121 people), and Graphic designers (107,561 people).

The most specialized majors at Chapman University are Visual & Performing Arts (423 degrees awarded), Legal (166 degrees), Communications (198 degrees), English (85 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 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 Chapman University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Chapman University are Visual & Performing Arts (423 degrees awarded), Legal (166 degrees), Communications (198 degrees), English (85 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 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 Chapman University are Elementary & secondary schools (540,627 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (371,409 people), Computer Systems Design (192,398 people), Legal services (154,530 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (153,665 people).

The most specialized majors at Chapman University are Visual & Performing Arts (423 degrees awarded), Legal (166 degrees), Communications (198 degrees), English (85 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 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 Chapman University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Chapman University was General Business Administration & Management with 381 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 964

  2. 1,480

In 2017, 964 degrees were awarded to men at Chapman University, which is 0.651 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,480).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 261 degrees were awarded to men at Chapman University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.18 times more than the 221 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 221 degrees were awarded to women at Chapman University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.847 times less than the 261 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%

100% Completion Time

79%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 65% of students graduating from Chapman University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (93.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Chapman University is Female and Asian (93.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 2.2% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,370 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    363 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    256 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Chapman University is white (1,370 degrees awarded). There were 3.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (363 degrees).

5.4% of degree recipients (132 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    812 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    558 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    236 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Chapman University is white female (812 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (558 degrees).

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Operations

Chapman University has an endowment valued at nearly $353M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $39.1M (11.1%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Chapman University had a total salary expenditure of $292M. Chapman University employs 166 Assistant professors, 155 Professors, and 136 Associate professors. Most academics at Chapman University are Male Professors (109), Female Assistant professors(88), and Male Associate professors (80).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chapman University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 173 employees, Management, with 137 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 133 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$353M

2017 Endowment

16.9%

growth from 2016

Chapman University has an endowment valued at about $353M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Chapman University grew 16.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $319M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $5.33M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Chapman University received $5.33M 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

$140M

2017 Salaries

10.1%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Chapman University paid a median of $140M in salaries, which represents 47.9% of their overall expenditure ($292M) and a 10.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.67% growth from 2015 and a 7.37% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$55.7M

Instructional Salaries

488

Number of Employees

In 2017, Chapman University paid a total of $55.7M to 488 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

166 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

173 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Chapman University were Assistant professor with 166 employees; Professor with 155 employees; and Professor with 136 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chapman University were Office and Administrative Support with 173 employees; Management with 137 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 133 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Chapman University was Male Professor with 109 employees, Female Assistant professor with 88 employees, and Male Associate professor with 80 employees.

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

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