Pacific University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$47,158
4% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$32,006
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.78%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
89.3%
2,458 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,808
93.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
63.8%
293 Graduates

About

Pacific University is a higher education institution located in Washington County, OR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pacific University were General Biological Sciences (56 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (51 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (35 degrees).

In 2020, 1,230 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pacific University. 70.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (658 degrees), 4.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (156 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pacific University is $47,158, which is $24,628 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pacific University is $47,158, which is $24,628 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,006.

In 2020, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 84% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,158
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Pacific University was $47,158. The cost of tuition at Pacific University is $24,628 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$32,006
2020 Value
8.75%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Pacific University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,006. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Pacific University grew by 8.75%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,007
Room and Board
$1,050
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pacific University was of $11,007 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board decreased by 12.1% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Pacific University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 2.2% with respect to 2019, when 91% 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.
1.78%
2018 Default Rate
19
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Pacific University was 1.78%, which represents 19 out of the 1066 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Pacific University received 2,458 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.61% annual decline. Out of those 2,458 applicants, 2,195 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,808 students enrolled at Pacific University in 2020, and 65% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pacific University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,195
Accepted Out of 2,458

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pacific University was 89.3% (2,195 admissions from 2,458 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 86.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.61%, while admissions grew by 0.412%.

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SAT Scores

65%
Submission Percentage
227
Scores Submitted

65% of enrolled first-time students at Pacific University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pacific University has a total enrollment of 3,808 students. The full-time enrollment at Pacific University is 3,555 students and the part-time enrollment is 253. This means that 93.4% of students enrolled at Pacific University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.9% White, 9.48% Hispanic or Latino, 9.35% Asian, 7.8% Two or More Races, 1.34% Black or African American, 1.02% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.394% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pacific University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.2%), followed by White Male (16.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.2%), followed by White Male (8.99%) and Asian Female (5.62%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,808 students. The full-time enrollment at Pacific University is 3,555 and the part-time enrollment is 253. This means that 93.4% of students enrolled at Pacific University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2020 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 University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Pacific University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,559
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    361
  3. Asian
    356

The enrolled student population at Pacific University is 40.9% White, 9.48% Hispanic or Latino, 9.35% Asian, 7.8% Two or More Races, 1.34% Black or African American, 1.02% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.394% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 1,009 students (26.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 498 more women than men received degrees from Pacific University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pacific University is white (658 degrees awarded). There were 4.22 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (156 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pacific University is General Biological Sciences (56 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (51 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (35 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pacific University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (159 degrees awarded), English (42 degrees), and Health (505 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 University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,643,861 people), Registered nurses (1,472,704 people), Secondary school teachers (580,064 people), Education administrators (338,671 people), and Other managers (285,640 people).

The most specialized majors at Pacific University are Psychology (159 degrees awarded), English (42 degrees), Health (505 degrees), Education (159 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 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 University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Pacific University are Psychology (159 degrees awarded), English (42 degrees), Health (505 degrees), Education (159 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 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 University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,330,098 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,744,759 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (621,707 people), Outpatient care centers (430,763 people), and Offices of physicians (299,545 people).

The most specialized majors at Pacific University are Psychology (159 degrees awarded), English (42 degrees), Health (505 degrees), Education (159 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 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 University.
Most Common
  1. 56 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 35 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pacific University was General Biological Sciences with 56 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

366
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
864
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 366 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific University, which is 0.424 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (864).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific University in Pharmacy, which is 1.08 times more than the 48 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 78 degrees were awarded to women at Pacific University in Clinical Psychology, which is 4.11 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 57% of students graduating from Pacific University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (82.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pacific University is Female and Asian (82.9% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.05% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    658 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    156 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    128 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pacific University is white (658 degrees awarded). There were 4.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (156 degrees).

10.2% of degree recipients (126 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    476 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    182 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pacific University is white female (476 degrees awarded). There were 2.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (182 degrees).

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Operations

Pacific University has an endowment valued at nearly $71.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.27M (1.78%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Pacific University had a total salary expenditure of $126M. Pacific University employs 111 Assistant professors, 87 Associate professors, and 72 Professors. Most academics at Pacific University are Female Assistant professors (78), Female Associate professors(46), and Male Professors (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacific University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 138 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 67 employees, and Management with 48 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$71.4M
2020 Endowment
0.214%
growth from 2019

Pacific University has an endowment valued at about $71.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Pacific University grew 0.214% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.8M 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. $4.36M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Pacific University received $4.36M 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

$63.3M
2020 Salaries
1.59%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Pacific University paid a median of $63.3M in salaries, which represents 50.2% of their overall expenditure ($126M) and a 1.59% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.2% growth from 2018 and a 0.211% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$23.7M
Instructional Salaries
281
Number of Employees

In 2020, Pacific University paid a total of $23.7M to 281 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
111 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
138 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pacific University were Assistant professor with 111 employees; Associate professor with 87 employees; and Associate professor with 72 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacific University were Office and Administrative Support with 138 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 67 employees; and Management with 48 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pacific University was Female Assistant professor with 78 employees, Female Associate professor with 46 employees, and Male Professor with 45 employees.

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

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