Palo Alto University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$17,112

4.51% growth from 2015

2015 Student Loan

1.86%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

1,130

78.5% Full-Time

About

Palo Alto University is a higher education institution located in Santa Clara County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Palo Alto University were Social Psychology (44 degrees awarded) and Industrial & Organizational Psychology (33 degrees).

In 2016, 393 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Palo Alto University. 80.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 19.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (191 degrees), 3.08 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (62 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Palo Alto University is $17,112, which is $3,141 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Palo Alto University is $17,112, which is $3,141 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2016, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$17,112

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Palo Alto University was $17,112. The cost of tuition at Palo Alto University is $3,141 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

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Average Net Price

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2016 Value

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1 Year Growth

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Other Student Expenses

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Room and Board

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Books and Supplies

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Palo Alto University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 13.7% with respect to 2015, when 73% 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.

1.86%

2015 Default Rate

4

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Palo Alto University was 1.86%, which represents 4 out of the 215 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Palo Alto University received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 1,130 students enrolled at Palo Alto University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Palo Alto University has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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SAT Scores

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Submission Percentage

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Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Palo Alto University has a total enrollment of 1,130 students. The full-time enrollment at Palo Alto University is 887 students and the part-time enrollment is 243. This means that 78.5% of students enrolled at Palo Alto University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Palo Alto University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.3% White, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11.6% Asian, 3.98% Black or African American, 3.54% Two or More Races, 0.442% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.354% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Palo Alto University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (6.8%), followed by Asian Male (4.08%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (41.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (10.5%) and White Male (10.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Palo Alto University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,130 students. The full-time enrollment at Palo Alto University is 887 and the part-time enrollment is 243. This means that 78.5% of students enrolled at Palo Alto University are enrolled full-time compared with 70.8% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 Palo Alto University was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Palo Alto University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    489

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    153

  3. Asian

    131

The enrolled student population at Palo Alto University is 43.3% White, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11.6% Asian, 3.98% Black or African American, 3.54% Two or More Races, 0.442% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.354% 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 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, and 15.3% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 223 students (19.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 243 more women than men received degrees from Palo Alto University. The majority of degree recipients at Palo Alto University are white (191 degrees awarded). There were 3.08 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (62 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Palo Alto University is Social Psychology (44 degrees awarded), followed by Industrial & Organizational Psychology (33 degrees) and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Palo Alto University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (302 degrees awarded) and Health (91 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 Palo Alto University are Registered nurses (1,279,234 people), Counselors (180,310 people), Medical & health services managers (168,351 people), Social workers (162,240 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (156,875 people).

The most specialized majors at Palo Alto University are Psychology (302 degrees awarded) and Health (91 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 Palo Alto University are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nurse anesthetists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Palo Alto University are Psychology (302 degrees awarded) and Health (91 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 Palo Alto University are Hospitals (1,553,121 people), Elementary & secondary schools (471,386 people), Outpatient care centers (302,062 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (242,201 people), and Offices of physicians (198,547 people).

The most specialized majors at Palo Alto University are Psychology (302 degrees awarded) and Health (91 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 Palo Alto University.

Most Common

  1. 44 degrees awarded

  2. 33 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Palo Alto University was Social Psychology with 44 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 75

  2. 318

In 2016, 75 degrees were awarded to men at Palo Alto University, which is 0.236 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (318).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Palo Alto University in Clinical Psychology, which is 0.203 times less than the 177 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 177 degrees were awarded to women at Palo Alto University in Clinical Psychology, which is 4.92 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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100% Completion Time

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150% Completion Time

In N/A, N/A% of students graduating from Palo Alto University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, N/A% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and N/A% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Palo Alto University is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    191 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    62 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Palo Alto University is white (191 degrees awarded). There were 3.08 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (62 degrees).

14.5% of degree recipients (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    148 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Female

    47 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Palo Alto University is white female (148 degrees awarded). There were 3.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (47 degrees).

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Operations

Palo Alto University has an endowment valued at nearly $683k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $40.7k (5.96%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, Palo Alto University had a total expenditure of $28.2M. Of that $28.2M, they spent $15M on salaries and $28.2M on benefits.

Palo Alto University employs 12 Assistant professors, 11 Professors, and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at Palo Alto University are Female Assistant professors (9), Male Professors(6), and Female Professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palo Alto University are: Management, with 17 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 16 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$683k

2015 Endowment

0.117%

growth from 2014

Palo Alto University has an endowment valued at about $683k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Palo Alto University grew 0.117% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.9M lower 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: Other Health Professions Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $411k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $210k - Local

As of 2015, Palo Alto University received $411k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $210k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$15M

Salary Expenditure

$28.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Palo Alto University had a total expenditure of $28.2M. Of that $28.2M, they spent $15M on salaries and $28.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$15M

2015 Salaries

9.22%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Palo Alto University paid a median of $15M in salaries, which represents 53.2% of their overall expenditure ($28.2M) and a 9.22% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.6% growth from 2013 and a 25.1% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.52M (38.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.83M

Instructional Salaries

35

Number of Employees

In 2015, Palo Alto University paid a total of $3.83M to 35 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $639k (25.3%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

12 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

17 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Palo Alto University were Assistant professor with 12 employees; Professor with 11 employees; and Professor with 10 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palo Alto University were Management with 17 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Palo Alto University was Female Assistant professor with 9 employees, Male Professor with 6 employees, and Female Professor with 5 employees.

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

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