Life Pacific University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,792
5.96% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$20,642
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
91.4%
139 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
552
87.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
35.6%
16 Graduates

About

Life Pacific University is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Life Pacific University were Behavioral Sciences (31 degrees awarded), Pastoral Studies & Counseling (30 degrees), and Biblical Studies (13 degrees).

In 2019, 146 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Life Pacific University. 51.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (78 degrees), 1.95 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Life Pacific University is $15,792, which is $1,292 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Life Pacific University is $15,792, which is $1,292 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,642.

In 2019, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,792
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Life Pacific University was $15,792. The cost of tuition at Life Pacific University is $1,292 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$20,642
2019 Value
7.38%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Life Pacific University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,642. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Life Pacific University grew by 7.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,085
Room and Board
$1,917
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Life Pacific University was of $11,085 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,917. The cost of room and board increased by 4.16% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Life Pacific University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.9% with respect to 2018, when 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Life Pacific University received 139 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 14.2% annual decline. Out of those 139 applicants, 127 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.4% acceptance rate.

There were 552 students enrolled at Life Pacific University in 2019, and 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Life Pacific University has an overall enrollment yield of 60.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
127
Accepted Out of 139

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Life Pacific University was 91.4% (127 admissions from 139 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 95.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −14.2%, while admissions declined by −18.1%.

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SAT Scores

78%
Submission Percentage
60
Scores Submitted

78% of enrolled first-time students at Life Pacific University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Life Pacific University has a total enrollment of 552 students. The full-time enrollment at Life Pacific University is 482 students and the part-time enrollment is 70. This means that 87.3% of students enrolled at Life Pacific University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Life Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40% Hispanic or Latino, 39.3% White, 5.62% Two or More Races, 4.71% Black or African American, 2.36% Asian, 0.543% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.181% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Life Pacific University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (25.5%), followed by White Female (21.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (16.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (26.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (18.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (17.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Life Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 552 students. The full-time enrollment at Life Pacific University is 482 and the part-time enrollment is 70. This means that 87.3% of students enrolled at Life Pacific University are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2019 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 Life Pacific University was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Life Pacific University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    221
  2. White
    217
  3. Two or More Races
    31

The enrolled student population at Life Pacific University is 40% Hispanic or Latino, 39.3% White, 5.62% Two or More Races, 4.71% Black or African American, 2.36% Asian, 0.543% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.181% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% 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, 26 students (4.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 4 more women than men received degrees from Life Pacific University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Life Pacific University is white (78 degrees awarded). There were 1.95 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Life Pacific University is Behavioral Sciences (31 degrees awarded), followed by Pastoral Studies & Counseling (30 degrees) and Biblical Studies (13 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Life Pacific University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (82 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (31 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (20 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 Life Pacific University are Accountants & auditors (1,009,630 people), Other managers (818,020 people), Financial managers (512,910 people), Chief executives & legislators (418,619 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (302,986 people).

The most specialized majors at Life Pacific University are Theology (82 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (31 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (20 degrees), Communications (2 degrees), and Business (11 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 Life Pacific University are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Life Pacific University are Theology (82 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (31 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (20 degrees), Communications (2 degrees), and Business (11 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 Life Pacific University are Elementary & secondary schools (777,035 people), Computer Systems Design (570,791 people), Banking & related activities (517,096 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (491,004 people), and Insurance carriers (456,061 people).

The most specialized majors at Life Pacific University are Theology (82 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (31 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (20 degrees), Communications (2 degrees), and Business (11 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 Life Pacific University.
Most Common
  1. 31 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 30 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Life Pacific University was Behavioral Sciences with 31 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

71
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
75
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 71 degrees were awarded to men at Life Pacific University, which is 0.947 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (75).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Life Pacific University in Other Theology & Religious Vocations, which is 1.82 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 24 degrees were awarded to women at Life Pacific University in Behavioral Sciences, which is 3.43 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 28% of students graduating from Life Pacific University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Life Pacific University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    78 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    40 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Life Pacific University is white (78 degrees awarded). There were 1.95 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

2.05% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    43 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Life Pacific University is white male (43 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (35 degrees).

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Operations

Life Pacific University has an endowment valued at nearly $3.58M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $362k (10.1%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Life Pacific University had a total salary expenditure of $11.8M. Life Pacific University employs 5 Associate professors, 5 Assistant professors, and 3 Professors. Most academics at Life Pacific University are Male Associate professors (4), Male Professors(3), and Male Assistant professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Life Pacific University are: Management, with 15 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 14 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 5 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.58M
2019 Endowment
0.294%
growth from 2018

Life Pacific University has an endowment valued at about $3.58M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Life Pacific University grew 0.294% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.52M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Life Pacific University received $0 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

$4.98M
2019 Salaries
11.3%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Life Pacific University paid a median of $4.98M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($11.8M) and a 11.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.54% growth from 2017 and a 9.71% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.04M
Instructional Salaries
15
Number of Employees

In 2019, Life Pacific University paid a total of $1.04M to 15 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
5 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
15 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Life Pacific University were Associate professor with 5 employees; Assistant professor with 5 employees; and Assistant professor with 3 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Life Pacific University were Management with 15 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 5 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Life Pacific University was Male Associate professor with 4 employees, Male Professor with 3 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 3 employees.

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

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