Chapman University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$56,830
4.2% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$44,327
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.13%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
58.3%
14,252 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
9,761
88.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
79.9%
1,132 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 (474 degrees awarded), Cinematography & Film Production (146 degrees), and General Psychology (134 degrees).

In 2020, 2,812 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Chapman University. 63.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,397 degrees), 2.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (481 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Chapman University is $56,830, which is $34,300 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Chapman University is $56,830, which is $34,300 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $44,327.

In 2020, 82% of undergraduate students attending Chapman University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$56,830
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Chapman University was $56,830. The cost of tuition at Chapman University is $34,300 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$44,327
2020 Value
1.28%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Chapman University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $44,327. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Chapman University grew by 1.28%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,362
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Chapman University was of $13,362 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 0.0449% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.56% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Chapman University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5.13% with respect to 2019, when 78% 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.
2.13%
2018 Default Rate
32
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Chapman University was 2.13%, which represents 32 out of the 1504 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Chapman University received 14,252 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.147% annual decline. Out of those 14,252 applicants, 8,303 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.3% acceptance rate.

There were 9,761 students enrolled at Chapman University in 2020, and 68% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Chapman University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
8,303
Accepted Out of 14,252

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Chapman University was 58.3% (8,303 admissions from 14,252 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 55.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −0.147%, while admissions grew by 4.53%.

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SAT Scores

68%
Submission Percentage
1,071
Scores Submitted

68% of enrolled first-time students at Chapman University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Chapman University has a total enrollment of 9,761 students. The full-time enrollment at Chapman University is 8,659 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,102. This means that 88.7% of students enrolled at Chapman University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Chapman University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47% White, 17.4% Hispanic or Latino, 16.3% Asian, 7.38% Two or More Races, 2.04% Black or African American, 0.277% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.102% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Chapman University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.9%), followed by White Male (20.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.5%), followed by Asian Female (15.2%) and White Male (14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Chapman University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,761 students. The full-time enrollment at Chapman University is 8,659 and the part-time enrollment is 1,102. This means that 88.7% of students enrolled at Chapman University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
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 Chapman University was 85%. 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
    4,592
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,702
  3. Asian
    1,594

The enrolled student population at Chapman University is 47% White, 17.4% Hispanic or Latino, 16.3% Asian, 7.38% Two or More Races, 2.04% Black or African American, 0.277% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.102% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 470 students (4.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 740 more women than men received degrees from Chapman University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Chapman University is white (1,397 degrees awarded). There were 2.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (481 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Chapman University is General Business Administration & Management (474 degrees awarded), followed by Cinematography & Film Production (146 degrees) and General Psychology (134 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 Legal (175 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (423 degrees), and Communications (203 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 Chapman University are Other managers (184,029 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (156,100 people), Postsecondary teachers (101,368 people), Graphic designers (98,982 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (90,603 people).

The most specialized majors at Chapman University are Legal (175 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (423 degrees), Communications (203 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), and Communication Technologies (20 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 Chapman University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Aerospace engineers, Surgeons, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Chapman University are Legal (175 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (423 degrees), Communications (203 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), and Communication Technologies (20 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 (330,943 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (257,346 people), Computer Systems Design (152,434 people), Advertising, public relations & related services (123,686 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (108,463 people).

The most specialized majors at Chapman University are Legal (175 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (423 degrees), Communications (203 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), and Communication Technologies (20 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.
Most Common
  1. 474 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 146 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 134 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Chapman University was General Business Administration & Management with 474 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,036
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,776
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,036 degrees were awarded to men at Chapman University, which is 0.583 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,776).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 280 degrees were awarded to men at Chapman University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.06 times more than the 264 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 264 degrees were awarded to women at Chapman University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.943 times less than the 280 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

70%
100% Completion Time
79%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 70% 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 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 Chapman University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 2.21% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,397 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    481 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    400 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Chapman University is white (1,397 degrees awarded). There were 2.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (481 degrees).

4.37% of degree recipients (123 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    862 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    535 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    314 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Chapman University is white female (862 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (535 degrees).

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Operations

Chapman University has an endowment valued at nearly $412M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.46M (1.81%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Chapman University had a total salary expenditure of $374M. Chapman University employs 193 Assistant professors, 160 Professors, and 156 Associate professors. Most academics at Chapman University are Male Professors (112), Female Assistant professors(104), and Male Assistant professors (89).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chapman University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 190 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 154 employees, and Management with 148 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$412M
2020 Endowment
1.42%
growth from 2019

Chapman University has an endowment valued at about $412M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Chapman University grew 1.42% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $372M 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. $10.3M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Chapman University received $10.3M 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

$178M
2020 Salaries
8.67%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Chapman University paid a median of $178M in salaries, which represents 47.6% of their overall expenditure ($374M) and a 8.67% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.4% growth from 2018 and a 6.42% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$65M
Instructional Salaries
539
Number of Employees

In 2020, Chapman University paid a total of $65M to 539 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
193 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
190 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Chapman University were Assistant professor with 193 employees; Professor with 160 employees; and Professor with 156 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chapman University were Office and Administrative Support with 190 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 154 employees; and Management with 148 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Chapman University was Male Professor with 112 employees, Female Assistant professor with 104 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 89 employees.

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

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