Gonzaga University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$40,540

4% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$34,085

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.54%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

64.8%

7,613 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

7,506

76% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

87.3%

986 Graduates

About

Gonzaga University is a higher education institution located in Spokane County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Gonzaga University were General Business (252 degrees awarded), General Psychology (115 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (104 degrees).

In 2017, 2,230 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gonzaga University. 57.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,576 degrees), 9.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (173 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gonzaga University is $40,540, which is $19,807 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Gonzaga University is $40,540, which is $19,807 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 $34,085.

In 2017, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$40,540

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Gonzaga University was $40,540. The cost of tuition at Gonzaga University is $19,807 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$34,085

2017 Value

1.49%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Gonzaga University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,085. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Gonzaga University grew by 1.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,158

Room and Board

$1,092

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gonzaga University was of $11,158 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,092. The cost of room and board increased by 2.19% 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

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at Gonzaga University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 49% with respect to 2016, when 96% 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.

1.54%

2016 Default Rate

23

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Gonzaga University was 1.54%, which represents 23 out of the 1493 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

Gonzaga University received 7,613 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.95% annual growth. Out of those 7,613 applicants, 4,937 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.8% acceptance rate.

There were 7,506 students enrolled at Gonzaga University in 2017, and 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gonzaga University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,937

Accepted Out of 7,613

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gonzaga University was 64.8% (4,937 admissions from 7,613 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 67.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.95%, while admissions grew by 0.183%.

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SAT Scores

67%

Submission Percentage

846

Scores Submitted

67% of enrolled first-time students at Gonzaga University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Gonzaga University has a total enrollment of 7,506 students. The full-time enrollment at Gonzaga University is 5,705 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,801. This means that 76% of students enrolled at Gonzaga University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gonzaga University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.3% White, 9.21% Hispanic or Latino, 5.18% Two or More Races, 4.29% Asian, 1.71% Black or African American, 0.813% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.333% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gonzaga University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.8%), followed by White Male (34.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (38.4%), followed by White Male (34.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gonzaga University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,506 students. The full-time enrollment at Gonzaga University is 5,705 and the part-time enrollment is 1,801. This means that 76% of students enrolled at Gonzaga University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%

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 Gonzaga University was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Gonzaga University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,274

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    691

  3. Two or More Races

    389

The enrolled student population at Gonzaga University is 70.3% White, 9.21% Hispanic or Latino, 5.18% Two or More Races, 4.29% Asian, 1.71% Black or African American, 0.813% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.333% 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 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, 381 students (5.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 348 more women than men received degrees from Gonzaga University. The majority of degree recipients at Gonzaga University are white (1,576 degrees awarded). There were 9.11 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (173 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gonzaga University is General Business (252 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (115 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (104 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Gonzaga University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (105 degrees awarded), Communications (177 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 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 Gonzaga University are Other managers (474,157 people), Physicians (419,517 people), Software developers (375,867 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (306,909 people), and Civil engineers (230,982 people).

The most specialized majors at Gonzaga University are Legal (105 degrees awarded), Communications (177 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees), Engineering (215 degrees), and Biology (135 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 Gonzaga University are Surgeons, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at Gonzaga University are Legal (105 degrees awarded), Communications (177 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees), Engineering (215 degrees), and Biology (135 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gonzaga University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (560,260 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (525,969 people), Computer Systems Design (500,074 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (419,364 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (362,193 people).

The most specialized majors at Gonzaga University are Legal (105 degrees awarded), Communications (177 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees), Engineering (215 degrees), and Biology (135 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 Gonzaga University.

Most Common

  1. 252 degrees awarded

  2. 115 degrees awarded

  3. 104 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gonzaga University was General Business with 252 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 941

  2. 1,289

In 2017, 941 degrees were awarded to men at Gonzaga University, which is 0.73 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,289).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 170 degrees were awarded to men at Gonzaga University in General Business, which is 1.27 times more than the 134 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 228 degrees were awarded to women at Gonzaga University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.86 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

73%

100% Completion Time

83%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 73% of students graduating from Gonzaga University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 83% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Gonzaga University is Male and Asian (100% 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, 4.36% of graduates (43 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,576 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    173 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    120 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gonzaga University is white (1,576 degrees awarded). There were 9.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (173 degrees).

5.38% of degree recipients (120 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    904 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    672 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    110 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Gonzaga University is white female (904 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (672 degrees).

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Operations

Gonzaga University has an endowment valued at nearly $272M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $26.1M (9.58%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Gonzaga University had a total salary expenditure of $219M. Gonzaga University employs 153 Assistant professors, 136 Associate professors, and 118 Professors. Most academics at Gonzaga University are Male Professors (78), Male Associate professors(78), and Female Assistant professors (77).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gonzaga University are: Management, with 248 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 220 employees, and Service with 114 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$272M

2017 Endowment

29.2%

growth from 2016

Gonzaga University has an endowment valued at about $272M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Gonzaga University grew 29.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $239M 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. $562k - Federal

  2. $78k - State

  3. $20k - Local

As of 2017, Gonzaga University received $562k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $78k from state grants and contracts, and $20k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$101M

2017 Salaries

6.8%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Gonzaga University paid a median of $101M in salaries, which represents 45.9% of their overall expenditure ($219M) and a 6.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.4% growth from 2015 and a 4.21% 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

$37.7M

Instructional Salaries

441

Number of Employees

In 2017, Gonzaga University paid a total of $37.7M to 441 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.4% 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

153 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

248 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gonzaga University were Assistant professor with 153 employees; Associate professor with 136 employees; and Associate professor with 118 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gonzaga University were Management with 248 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 220 employees; and Service with 114 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gonzaga University was Male Professor with 78 employees, Male Associate professor with 78 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 77 employees.

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

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