Pacific University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$42,594

6.17% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$29,503

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.28%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

84.5%

2,586 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,893

95.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

58%

275 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 Business Administration & Management (50 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (46 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (43 degrees).

In 2017, 1,213 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pacific University. 66.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (720 degrees), 4.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (149 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pacific University is $42,594, which is $21,861 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pacific University is $42,594, which is $21,861 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,503.

In 2017, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 85% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$42,594

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Pacific University was $42,594. The cost of tuition at Pacific University is $21,861 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$29,503

2017 Value

2.08%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Pacific University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,503. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Pacific University grew by 2.08%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,822

Room and Board

$1,050

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pacific University was of $11,822 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board increased by 3.27% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

85%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Pacific University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.13% with respect to 2016, when 94% 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.

2.28%

2016 Default Rate

23

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Pacific University was 2.28%, which represents 23 out of the 1007 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 University received 2,586 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 9.1% annual decline. Out of those 2,586 applicants, 2,185 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.5% acceptance rate.

There were 3,893 students enrolled at Pacific University in 2017, and 71% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pacific University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,185

Accepted Out of 2,586

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pacific University was 84.5% (2,185 admissions from 2,586 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 78.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -9.1%, while admissions declined by -2.54%.

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SAT Scores

71%

Submission Percentage

302

Scores Submitted

71% of enrolled first-time students at Pacific University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pacific University has a total enrollment of 3,893 students. The full-time enrollment at Pacific University is 3,703 students and the part-time enrollment is 190. This means that 95.1% of students enrolled at Pacific University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.1% White, 13.7% Asian, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.94% Two or More Races, 2.03% Black or African American, 1.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.719% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pacific University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.3%), followed by White Male (20.4%) and Asian Female (8.03%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.5%), followed by White Male (15.4%) and Asian Female (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,893 students. The full-time enrollment at Pacific University is 3,703 and the part-time enrollment is 190. This means that 95.1% of students enrolled at Pacific University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

2017 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 79%. 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

    2,069

  2. Asian

    532

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    402

The enrolled student population at Pacific University is 53.1% White, 13.7% Asian, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.94% Two or More Races, 2.03% Black or African American, 1.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.719% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 286 students (7.35%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 395 more women than men received degrees from Pacific University. The majority of degree recipients at Pacific University are white (720 degrees awarded). There were 4.83 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (149 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pacific University is General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (46 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (43 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 English (55 degrees awarded), Psychology (154 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 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 (311,467 people), Postsecondary teachers (218,001 people), Other managers (211,754 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (155,617 people), and Physicians (132,930 people).

The most specialized majors at Pacific University are English (55 degrees awarded), Psychology (154 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), and Physical Sciences (33 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Pacific University are English (55 degrees awarded), Psychology (154 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), and Physical Sciences (33 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 (655,486 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (461,808 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (320,243 people), Outpatient care centers (174,803 people), and Computer Systems Design (155,790 people).

The most specialized majors at Pacific University are English (55 degrees awarded), Psychology (154 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), and Physical Sciences (33 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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pacific University was General Business Administration & Management with 50 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 409

  2. 804

In 2017, 409 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific University, which is 0.509 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (804).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific University in Optometry, which is 0.5 times less than the 64 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 68 degrees were awarded to women at Pacific University in Clinical Psychology, which is 2.52 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%

100% Completion Time

71%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 64% of students graduating from Pacific University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pacific University is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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.

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, 4% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    720 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    149 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    97 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pacific University is white (720 degrees awarded). There were 4.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (149 degrees).

7.67% of degree recipients (93 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    471 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    249 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    103 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pacific University is white female (471 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (249 degrees).

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Operations

Pacific University has an endowment valued at nearly $65.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.99M (10.6%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Pacific University had a total expenditure of $118M. Of that $118M, they spent $56.4M on salaries and $118M on benefits.

Pacific University employs 114 Assistant professors, 97 Associate professors, and 71 Professors. Most academics at Pacific University are Female Assistant professors (73), Female Associate professors(55), and Male Professors (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacific University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 150 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 67 employees, and Management with 56 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$65.8M

2017 Endowment

11.3%

growth from 2016

Pacific University has an endowment valued at about $65.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Pacific University grew 11.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $32.7M 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. $2.31M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Pacific University received $2.31M 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$56.4M

Salary Expenditure

$118M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Pacific University had a total expenditure of $118M. Of that $118M, they spent $56.4M on salaries and $118M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Pacific University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$56.4M

2017 Salaries

0.0469%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Pacific University paid a median of $56.4M in salaries, which represents 47.7% of their overall expenditure ($118M) and a 0.0469% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.72% growth from 2015 and a 6.24% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.4M

Instructional Salaries

300

Number of Employees

In 2017, Pacific University paid a total of $24.4M to 300 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

114 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

150 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pacific University were Assistant professor with 114 employees; Associate professor with 97 employees; and Associate professor with 71 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacific University were Office and Administrative Support with 150 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 67 employees; and Management with 56 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pacific University was Female Assistant professor with 73 employees, Female Associate professor with 55 employees, and Male Professor with 44 employees.

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

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