Pacific Islands University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,216
6.58% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,731
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
68.9%
45 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
153
41.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
100%
1 Graduates

About

Pacific Islands University is a higher education institution located in Guam, GU. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Pacific Islands University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (6 degrees awarded) and Biblical Studies (2 degrees).

In 2022, 14 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pacific Islands University. 64.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was native hawaiian or other pacific islanders (9 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pacific Islands University is $6,216, which is $−8,725 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pacific Islands University is $6,216, which is $−8,726 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,731.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Pacific Islands University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 19% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,216
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pacific Islands University was $6,216. The cost of tuition at Pacific Islands University is $−8,726 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$6,731
2022 Value
53.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pacific Islands University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,731. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Pacific Islands University grew by 53.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,534
Room and Board
$300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pacific Islands University was of $7,534 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
19%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Pacific Islands University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.38% with respect to 2021, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Pacific Islands University received 45 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 95.7% annual growth. Out of those 45 applicants, 31 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.9% acceptance rate.

There were 153 students enrolled at Pacific Islands University in 2022.

Pacific Islands University has an overall enrollment yield of 100%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
31
Accepted Out of 45

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pacific Islands University was 68.9% (31 admissions from 45 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 73.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 95.7%, while admissions grew by 82.4%..

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Enrollment

Pacific Islands University had a total enrollment of 153 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pacific Islands University is 64 students and the part-time enrollment is 89. This means that 41.8% of students enrolled at Pacific Islands University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pacific Islands University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.6% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 4.58% Hispanic or Latino, 4.58% White, 1.96% Black or African American, and 0.654% Asian.

Students enrolled at Pacific Islands University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Female (39.1%), followed by Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (31.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pacific Islands University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 153 students. The full-time enrollment at Pacific Islands University is 64 and the part-time enrollment is 89. This means that 41.8% of students enrolled at Pacific Islands University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

100%
2022 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 Pacific Islands University was 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Pacific Islands University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders
    131 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    7 enrolled students
  3. White
    7 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pacific Islands University is 85.6% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 4.58% Hispanic or Latino, 4.58% White, 1.96% Black or African American, and 0.654% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 1 students (0.654%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 4 more women than men received degrees from Pacific Islands University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pacific Islands University is native hawaiian or other pacific islanders (9 degrees awarded).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pacific Islands University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (6 degrees awarded), followed by Biblical Studies (2 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pacific Islands University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (4 degrees awarded) and Liberal Arts & Humanities (10 degrees).

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 Pacific Islands University are Clergy (79,946 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (64,693 people), Other managers (30,153 people), Education administrators (17,712 people), and Secondary school teachers (17,521 people).

The most specialized majors at Pacific Islands University in 2022 are Theology (4 degrees awarded) and Liberal Arts & Humanities (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Pacific Islands University are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Pacific Islands University are Theology (4 degrees awarded) and Liberal Arts & Humanities (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Pacific Islands University are Elementary & secondary schools (127,127 people), Religious organizations (88,833 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (40,195 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (31,700 people), and Computer Systems Design (21,658 people).

The most specialized majors at Pacific Islands University are Theology (4 degrees awarded) and Liberal Arts & Humanities (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Pacific Islands University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 6 degrees awarded
  2. 2 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pacific Islands University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 6 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

5
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
9
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific Islands University, which is 0.556 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (9).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 3 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific Islands University in Biblical Studies, which is 3 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific Islands University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 4 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from Pacific Islands University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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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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 in 2022 at Pacific Islands University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders
Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pacific Islands University is native hawaiian or other pacific islanders (9 degrees awarded).

35.7% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Female
    6 degrees awarded
  2. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pacific Islands University is native hawaiian or other pacific islanders female (6 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more native hawaiian or other pacific islanders female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, native hawaiian or other pacific islanders male (3 degrees).

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Operations

Pacific Islands University employs 1 Instructors, 1 Professors. Most academics at Pacific Islands University are Male Instructor (1), Male Professor (1), and Female Instructor (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacific Islands University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 7 employees, Management, with 1 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$79k
2022 Salaries
54.6%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Pacific Islands University paid a median of $79k in salaries, a 54.6% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$71k
Instructional Salaries
2
Number of Employees

In 2022, Pacific Islands University paid a total of $71k to 2 employees working as instructors, which represents 89.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
1 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
7 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pacific Islands University were Instructor with 1 employees, and Professor with 1 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacific Islands University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 7 employees, Management with 1 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pacific Islands University was Male Instructor with 1 employees, Male Professor with 1 employees, and Female Instructor with 0 employees.

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

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