Pacific Northwest College of Art

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$39,375
5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$37,252
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.88%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
88.7%
999 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
650
95.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
42.9%
33 Graduates

About

Pacific Northwest College of Art is a higher education institution located in Multnomah County, OR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pacific Northwest College of Art were Illustration (20 degrees awarded), Graphic Design (12 degrees), and Digital Arts (8 degrees).

In 2019, 100 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pacific Northwest College of Art. 72% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (43 degrees), 1.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (36 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pacific Northwest College of Art is $39,375, which is $24,875 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pacific Northwest College of Art is $39,375, which is $24,875 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 $37,252.

In 2019, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 86% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$39,375
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Pacific Northwest College of Art was $39,375. The cost of tuition at Pacific Northwest College of Art is $24,875 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$37,252
2019 Value
16.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Pacific Northwest College of Art had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,252. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Pacific Northwest College of Art grew by 16.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,070
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pacific Northwest College of Art was of $13,070 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 6.26% 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

78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Pacific Northwest College of Art received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 21.2% with respect to 2018, when 99% 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.
7.88%
2017 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Pacific Northwest College of Art was 7.88%, which represents 13 out of the 165 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

Pacific Northwest College of Art received 999 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 12.7% annual decline. Out of those 999 applicants, 886 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.7% acceptance rate.

There were 650 students enrolled at Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pacific Northwest College of Art has an overall enrollment yield of 12.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
886
Accepted Out of 999

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pacific Northwest College of Art was 88.7% (886 admissions from 999 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 93.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −12.7%, while admissions declined by −16.8%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Pacific Northwest College of Art has a total enrollment of 650 students. The full-time enrollment at Pacific Northwest College of Art is 620 students and the part-time enrollment is 30. This means that 95.4% of students enrolled at Pacific Northwest College of Art are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pacific Northwest College of Art, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.6% White, 6.77% Hispanic or Latino, 5.69% Two or More Races, 4.62% Asian, 3.23% Black or African American, 2.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pacific Northwest College of Art in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.9%), followed by White Male (19.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.94%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.8%), followed by White Male (15.7%) and Two or More Races Female (8.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pacific Northwest College of Art, both undergraduate and graduate, is 650 students. The full-time enrollment at Pacific Northwest College of Art is 620 and the part-time enrollment is 30. This means that 95.4% of students enrolled at Pacific Northwest College of Art are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
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 Northwest College of Art was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Pacific Northwest College of Art had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    381
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    44
  3. Two or More Races
    37

The enrolled student population at Pacific Northwest College of Art is 58.6% White, 6.77% Hispanic or Latino, 5.69% Two or More Races, 4.62% Asian, 3.23% Black or African American, 2.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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.

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Graduates

In 2019, 44 more women than men received degrees from Pacific Northwest College of Art. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pacific Northwest College of Art is white (43 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (36 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pacific Northwest College of Art is Illustration (20 degrees awarded), followed by Graphic Design (12 degrees) and Digital Arts (8 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pacific Northwest College of Art, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (95 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (5 degrees), and English (0 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pacific Northwest College of Art are Elementary & middle school teachers (187,496 people), Other managers (165,502 people), Postsecondary teachers (136,906 people), Secondary school teachers (118,949 people), and Graphic designers (100,799 people).

The most specialized majors at Pacific Northwest College of Art are Visual & Performing Arts (95 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (5 degrees), and English (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 Northwest College of Art are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Pacific Northwest College of Art are Visual & Performing Arts (95 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (5 degrees), and English (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 Northwest College of Art are Elementary & secondary schools (445,362 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (290,638 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (150,700 people), Computer Systems Design (132,076 people), and Legal services (93,399 people).

The most specialized majors at Pacific Northwest College of Art are Visual & Performing Arts (95 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (5 degrees), and English (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 Northwest College of Art.
Most Common
  1. 20 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 12 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 8 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pacific Northwest College of Art was Illustration with 20 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

28
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
72
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific Northwest College of Art, which is 0.389 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (72).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Other Fine Arts & Art Studies, which is 0.4 times less than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 16 degrees were awarded to women at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Illustration, which is 4 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 21% of students graduating from Pacific Northwest College of Art completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pacific Northwest College of Art is Male and Hispanic or Latino (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. White
    43 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    36 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pacific Northwest College of Art is white (43 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (36 degrees).

36% of degree recipients (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    32 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    11 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pacific Northwest College of Art is white female (32 degrees awarded). There were 2.91 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (11 degrees).

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Operations

Pacific Northwest College of Art has an endowment valued at nearly $14.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $847k (5.67%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Pacific Northwest College of Art had a total salary expenditure of $19.2M. Pacific Northwest College of Art employs 18 Associate professors, 4 Assistant professors, and 3 Professors. Most academics at Pacific Northwest College of Art are Female Associate professors (12), Male Associate professors(6), and Female Assistant professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacific Northwest College of Art are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 38 employees, Service, with 12 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$14.9M
2019 Endowment
4.12%
decline from 2018

Pacific Northwest College of Art has an endowment valued at about $14.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Pacific Northwest College of Art declined 4.12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.83M higher than 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: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $968k - Federal
  2. $158k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Pacific Northwest College of Art received $968k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $158k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.44M
2019 Salaries
0.101%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Pacific Northwest College of Art paid a median of $8.44M in salaries, which represents 44.1% of their overall expenditure ($19.2M) and a 0.101% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.3% growth from 2017 and a 3.87% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.27M
Instructional Salaries
25
Number of Employees

In 2019, Pacific Northwest College of Art paid a total of $1.27M to 25 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.1% 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
18 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
38 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pacific Northwest College of Art were Associate professor with 18 employees; Assistant professor with 4 employees; and Assistant professor with 3 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacific Northwest College of Art were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 38 employees; Service with 12 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pacific Northwest College of Art was Female Associate professor with 12 employees, Male Associate professor with 6 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 3 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

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