Pitzer College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$55,734
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$30,095
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.61%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
16.6%
4,260 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
922
87% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
83.2%
223 Graduates

About

Pitzer College is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pitzer College were Environmental Science (32 degrees awarded), General Psychology (29 degrees), and General Economics (27 degrees).

In 2020, 323 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pitzer College. 54.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (167 degrees), 3.88 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pitzer College is $55,734, which is $27,334 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Pitzer College is $55,734, which is $27,334 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,095.

In 2020, 42% of undergraduate students attending Pitzer College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 26% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$55,734
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Pitzer College was $55,734. The cost of tuition at Pitzer College is $27,334 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$30,095
2020 Value
17.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Pitzer College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,095. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Pitzer College grew by 17.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,432
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pitzer College was of $17,432 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 3.49% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
26%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

42% of undergraduate students at Pitzer College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 6.67% with respect to 2019, when 45% 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.
1.61%
2018 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Pitzer College was 1.61%, which represents 2 out of the 124 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Pitzer College received 4,260 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.51% annual decline. Out of those 4,260 applicants, 706 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 16.6% acceptance rate.

There were 922 students enrolled at Pitzer College in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pitzer College has an overall enrollment yield of 31.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

16.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
706
Accepted Out of 4,260

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pitzer College was 16.6% (706 admissions from 4,260 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 13.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −3.51%, while admissions grew by 16.7%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Pitzer College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Pitzer College has a total enrollment of 922 students. The full-time enrollment at Pitzer College is 802 students and the part-time enrollment is 120. This means that 87% of students enrolled at Pitzer College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pitzer College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.2% White, 15.9% Hispanic or Latino, 12.5% Asian, 8.03% Two or More Races, 6.18% Black or African American, 0.759% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.325% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pitzer College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.6%), followed by White Male (18.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.35%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pitzer College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 922 students. The full-time enrollment at Pitzer College is 802 and the part-time enrollment is 120. This means that 87% of students enrolled at Pitzer College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
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 Pitzer College was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Pitzer College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    417
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    147
  3. Asian
    115

The enrolled student population at Pitzer College is 45.2% White, 15.9% Hispanic or Latino, 12.5% Asian, 8.03% Two or More Races, 6.18% Black or African American, 0.759% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.325% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 25 students (2.71%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 27 more women than men received degrees from Pitzer College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pitzer College is white (167 degrees awarded). There were 3.88 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pitzer College is Environmental Science (32 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (29 degrees) and General Economics (27 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pitzer College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pitzer College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (332,762 people), Other managers (250,002 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (167,147 people), Postsecondary teachers (160,715 people), and Chief executives & legislators (115,908 people).

The most specialized majors at Pitzer College are Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), Social Sciences (71 degrees), and Math & Statistics (16 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pitzer College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Aerospace engineers, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Pitzer College are Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), Social Sciences (71 degrees), and Math & Statistics (16 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 Pitzer College are Elementary & secondary schools (367,128 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (319,239 people), Legal services (262,221 people), Computer Systems Design (208,064 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (172,774 people).

The most specialized majors at Pitzer College are Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), Social Sciences (71 degrees), and Math & Statistics (16 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 27 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pitzer College was Environmental Science with 32 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

148
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
175
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 148 degrees were awarded to men at Pitzer College, which is 0.846 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (175).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Pitzer College in General Economics, which is 5.75 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 22 degrees were awarded to women at Pitzer College in Environmental Science, which is 2.2 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%
100% Completion Time
84%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 77% of students graduating from Pitzer College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 84% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 85% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pitzer College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 4.04% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    167 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    43 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pitzer College is white (167 degrees awarded). There were 3.88 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

7.43% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    86 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    81 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pitzer College is white male (86 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (81 degrees).

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Pitzer College has an endowment valued at nearly $144M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.85M (5.43%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Pitzer College had a total salary expenditure of $62M. Pitzer College employs 43 Professors, 21 Assistant professors, and 20 Associate professors. Most academics at Pitzer College are Male Professors (22), Female Professors(21), and Female Assistant professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pitzer College are: Service, with 44 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 43 employees, and Management with 25 employees.

Endowment

$144M
2020 Endowment
0.0488%
growth from 2019

Pitzer College has an endowment valued at about $144M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Pitzer College grew 0.0488% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $105M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.87M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Pitzer College received $1.87M 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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Salary Expenditure

$25.7M
2020 Salaries
2.87%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Pitzer College paid a median of $25.7M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($62M) and a 2.87% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.94% growth from 2018 and a 2.56% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10M
Instructional Salaries
93
Number of Employees

In 2020, Pitzer College paid a total of $10M to 93 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
43 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
44 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pitzer College were Professor with 43 employees; Assistant professor with 21 employees; and Assistant professor with 20 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pitzer College were Service with 44 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 employees; and Management with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pitzer College was Male Professor with 22 employees, Female Professor with 21 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pitzer College.

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