Pacific Islands University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,778
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$5,114
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
76.5%
17 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
56
82.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
46.2%
6 Graduates

About

Pacific Islands University is a higher education institution located in Guam, GU. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pacific Islands University were Biblical Studies (4 degrees awarded) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (3 degrees).

In 2019, 13 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pacific Islands University. 46.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was native hawaiian or other pacific islanders (12 degrees), 12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pacific Islands University is $4,778, which is $−9,722 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pacific Islands University is $4,778, which is $−9,722 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,114.

In 2019, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,778
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Pacific Islands University was $4,778. The cost of tuition at Pacific Islands University is $−9,722 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$5,114
2019 Value
218%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Pacific Islands University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,114. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Pacific Islands University grew by 218%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,388
Room and Board
$300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pacific Islands University was of $7,388 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $300. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Pacific Islands University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 6.59% with respect to 2018, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Pacific Islands University received 17 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 15% annual decline. Out of those 17 applicants, 13 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.5% acceptance rate.

There were 56 students enrolled at Pacific Islands University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pacific Islands University has an overall enrollment yield of 61.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
13
Accepted Out of 17

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pacific Islands University was 76.5% (13 admissions from 17 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 80%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −15%, while admissions declined by −18.8%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Pacific Islands University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pacific Islands University has a total enrollment of 56 students. The full-time enrollment at Pacific Islands University is 46 students and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 82.1% of students enrolled at Pacific Islands University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pacific Islands University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 3.57% Asian, 3.57% White, 0% Black or African American, 0% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pacific Islands University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Female (52.2%), followed by Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (45.7%) and Asian Male (0%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pacific Islands University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56 students. The full-time enrollment at Pacific Islands University is 46 and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 82.1% of students enrolled at Pacific Islands University are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
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 Pacific Islands University was 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Pacific Islands University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders
    50
  2. Asian
    2
  3. White
    2

The enrolled student population at Pacific Islands University is 89.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 3.57% Asian, 3.57% White, 0% Black or African American, 0% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% 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 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1 fewer 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 (12 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more native hawaiian or other pacific islanders graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pacific Islands University is Biblical Studies (4 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (3 degrees) and N/A.

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 (5 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (8 degrees), and Transportation (0 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 Pacific Islands University are Clergy (86,399 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (57,974 people), Other managers (35,314 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (33,394 people), and Secondary school teachers (19,785 people).

The most specialized majors at Pacific Islands University are Theology (5 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (8 degrees), and Transportation (0 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 Pacific Islands University are Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, and Sales managers

The most specialized majors at Pacific Islands University are Theology (5 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (8 degrees), and Transportation (0 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 Pacific Islands University are Elementary & secondary schools (126,871 people), Religious organizations (95,217 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (42,006 people), Air transportation (35,233 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (30,150 people).

The most specialized majors at Pacific Islands University are Theology (5 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (8 degrees), and Transportation (0 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 Pacific Islands University.
Most Common
  1. 4 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 3 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pacific Islands University was Biblical Studies with 4 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

7
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
6
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific Islands University, which is 1.17 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (6).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific Islands University in Biblical Studies, which is NaNy times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 6 degrees were awarded to women at Pacific Islands University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 3 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 0% of students graduating from Pacific Islands University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pacific Islands University is Male and White (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.

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders
    12 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pacific Islands University is native hawaiian or other pacific islanders (12 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more native hawaiian or other pacific islanders recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male
    6 degrees awarded
  2. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Female
    6 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pacific Islands University is native hawaiian or other pacific islanders male (6 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more native hawaiian or other pacific islanders male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, native hawaiian or other pacific islanders female (6 degrees).

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Operations

Pacific Islands University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Pacific Islands University had a total salary expenditure of $911k. Pacific Islands University employs 2 Professors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Pacific Islands University are Male Professors (2), Female Professors(0), and N/A (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 3 employees, Management, with 2 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Pacific Islands University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Pacific Islands University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNk approximately the same as than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $351k - Federal
  2. $86.9k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Pacific Islands University received $351k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $86.9k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$136k
2019 Salaries
33.8%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Pacific Islands University paid a median of $136k in salaries, which represents 14.9% of their overall expenditure ($911k) and a 33.8% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 43.8% decline from 2017 and a 35.7% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$61.5k
Instructional Salaries
2
Number of Employees

In 2019, Pacific Islands University paid a total of $61.5k to 2 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.3% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
2 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
3 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pacific Islands University were Professor with 2 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacific Islands University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 3 employees; Management with 2 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pacific Islands University was Male Professor with 2 employees, Female Professor with 0 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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