Palo Alto University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$17,455

2% growth from 2016

2016 Student Loan

4.55%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,074

81.5% 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 General Psychology (50 degrees awarded) and Industrial & Organizational Psychology (28 degrees).

In 2017, 391 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Palo Alto University. 78% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 22% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (175 degrees), 2.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (67 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Palo Alto University is $17,455, which is $3,455 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Palo Alto University is $17,455, which is $3,455 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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

In 2017, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$17,455

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Palo Alto University was $17,455. The cost of tuition at Palo Alto University is $3,455 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

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2017 Value

0%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Palo Alto University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $N/A. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Palo Alto University grew by 0%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Palo Alto University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 13.3% with respect to 2016, when 83% 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.

4.55%

2016 Default Rate

11

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Palo Alto University was 4.55%, which represents 11 out of the 242 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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Enrollment

Palo Alto University has a total enrollment of 1,074 students. The full-time enrollment at Palo Alto University is 875 students and the part-time enrollment is 199. This means that 81.5% of students enrolled at Palo Alto University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Palo Alto University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.4% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 11% Two or More Races, 10.8% Asian, 4.1% Black or African American, 0.466% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.279% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Palo Alto University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (9.73%), followed by White Female (8.85%) and Asian Female (5.31%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (41.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (11.3%) and White Male (9.45%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Palo Alto University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,074 students. The full-time enrollment at Palo Alto University is 875 and the part-time enrollment is 199. This means that 81.5% of students enrolled at Palo Alto University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%

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

    498

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    138

  3. Two or More Races

    118

The enrolled student population at Palo Alto University is 46.4% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 11% Two or More Races, 10.8% Asian, 4.1% Black or African American, 0.466% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.279% 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 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% 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, 116 students (10.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 219 more women than men received degrees from Palo Alto University. The majority of degree recipients at Palo Alto University are white (175 degrees awarded). There were 2.61 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (67 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Palo Alto University is General Psychology (50 degrees awarded), followed by Industrial & Organizational Psychology (28 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 (281 degrees awarded) and Health (110 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 (1,342,198 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (177,537 people), Medical & health services managers (169,572 people), Physicians (142,402 people), and Pharmacists (134,319 people).

The most specialized majors at Palo Alto University are Psychology (281 degrees awarded) and Health (110 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 Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Podiatrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Palo Alto University are Psychology (281 degrees awarded) and Health (110 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Palo Alto University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,563,793 people), Elementary & secondary schools (507,888 people), Outpatient care centers (313,188 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (268,755 people), and Offices of physicians (221,443 people).

The most specialized majors at Palo Alto University are Psychology (281 degrees awarded) and Health (110 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. 50 degrees awarded

  2. 28 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Palo Alto University was General Psychology with 50 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 86

  2. 305

In 2017, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Palo Alto University, which is 0.282 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (305).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 42 degrees were awarded to men at Palo Alto University in Clinical Psychology, which is 0.284 times less than the 148 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 148 degrees were awarded to women at Palo Alto University in Clinical Psychology, which is 3.52 times more than the 42 male recipients with that same degree.

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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 (68.1%).

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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    175 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    67 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Palo Alto University is white (175 degrees awarded). There were 2.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (67 degrees).

10.2% of degree recipients (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    139 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Female

    55 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Palo Alto University is white female (139 degrees awarded). There were 2.53 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (55 degrees).

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Operations

Palo Alto University has an endowment valued at nearly $685k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $33.4k (4.87%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Palo Alto University had a total salary expenditure of $28.2M. Palo Alto University employs 13 Associate professors, 13 Assistant professors, and 11 Professors. Most academics at Palo Alto University are Female Assistant professors (10), Female Associate professors(8), and Male Professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palo Alto University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 21 employees, Management, with 16 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$685k

2017 Endowment

0.322%

growth from 2016

Palo Alto University has an endowment valued at about $685k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Palo Alto University grew 0.322% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.42M 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. $775k - Federal

  2. $161k - State

  3. $53.2k - Local

As of 2017, Palo Alto University received $775k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $161k from state grants and contracts, and $53.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.9M

2017 Salaries

0.921%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Palo Alto University paid a median of $15.9M in salaries, which represents 56.5% of their overall expenditure ($28.2M) and a 0.921% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.1% growth from 2015 and a 9.22% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.56M

Instructional Salaries

42

Number of Employees

In 2017, Palo Alto University paid a total of $4.56M to 42 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.33M (32.3%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

13 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

21 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Palo Alto University were Associate professor with 13 employees; Assistant professor with 13 employees; and Assistant professor with 11 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palo Alto University were Business and Financial Operations with 21 employees; Management with 16 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 11 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 Palo Alto University was Female Assistant professor with 10 employees, Female Associate professor with 8 employees, and Male Professor with 6 employees.

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

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