Pitzer College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$55,734
3.64% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$36,552
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.51%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
13.7%
4,415 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,086
97.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
83.5%
218 Graduates

About

Pitzer College is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pitzer College were Environmental Science (31 degrees awarded), General Psychology (24 degrees), and Organizational Behavior Studies (24 degrees).

In 2019, 310 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pitzer College. 58.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (130 degrees), 2.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (48 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pitzer College is $55,734, which is $28,454 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pitzer College is $55,734, which is $28,454 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,552.

In 2019, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$55,734
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Pitzer College was $55,734. The cost of tuition at Pitzer College is $28,454 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$36,552
2019 Value
21.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Pitzer College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,552. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Pitzer College grew by 21.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,844
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pitzer College was of $16,844 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 3.57% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 10% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
29%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Pitzer College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.17% with respect to 2018, when 46% 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.
3.51%
2017 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Pitzer College was 3.51%, which represents 4 out of the 114 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

Pitzer College received 4,415 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.31% annual growth. Out of those 4,415 applicants, 605 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 13.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,086 students enrolled at Pitzer College in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pitzer College has an overall enrollment yield of 45.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

13.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
605
Accepted Out of 4,415

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pitzer College was 13.7% (605 admissions from 4,415 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 13.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.31%, while admissions grew by 4.13%.

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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 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pitzer College has a total enrollment of 1,086 students. The full-time enrollment at Pitzer College is 1,062 students and the part-time enrollment is 24. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at Pitzer College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pitzer College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49% White, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 9.58% Asian, 7.46% Two or More Races, 5.89% Black or African American, 0.46% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.184% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pitzer College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.4%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.1%). 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

97.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pitzer College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,086 students. The full-time enrollment at Pitzer College is 1,062 and the part-time enrollment is 24. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at Pitzer College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
2019 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 93%. 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
    532
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    156
  3. Asian
    104

The enrolled student population at Pitzer College is 49% White, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 9.58% Asian, 7.46% Two or More Races, 5.89% Black or African American, 0.46% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.184% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 52 students (4.79%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 50 more women than men received degrees from Pitzer College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pitzer College is white (130 degrees awarded). There were 2.71 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (48 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pitzer College is Environmental Science (31 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (24 degrees) and Organizational Behavior Studies (24 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 (31 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 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 Pitzer College are Postsecondary teachers (104,474 people), Secondary school teachers (85,669 people), Other managers (85,335 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (72,855 people), and Software developers (69,441 people).

The most specialized majors at Pitzer College are Natural Resources & Conservation (31 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 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, Other financial specialists, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Pitzer College are Natural Resources & Conservation (31 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 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 (209,123 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (175,021 people), Computer Systems Design (102,417 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (53,860 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (50,405 people).

The most specialized majors at Pitzer College are Natural Resources & Conservation (31 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), and Math & Statistics (16 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 Pitzer College.
Most Common
  1. 31 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 24 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 24 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pitzer College was Environmental Science with 31 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

130
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
180
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 130 degrees were awarded to men at Pitzer College, which is 0.722 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (180).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Pitzer College in General Economics, which is 2.67 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 27 degrees were awarded to women at Pitzer College in Environmental Science, which is 6.75 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

76%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 76% of students graduating from Pitzer College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 83% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pitzer College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 9.17% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    130 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    48 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pitzer College is white (130 degrees awarded). There were 2.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (48 degrees).

5.48% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    71 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    59 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pitzer College is white female (71 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (59 degrees).

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Operations

Pitzer College has an endowment valued at nearly $144M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.58M (6.64%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Pitzer College had a total salary expenditure of $62M. Pitzer College employs 41 Professors, 27 Assistant professors, and 26 Associate professors. Most academics at Pitzer College are Male Professors (21), Female Professors(20), and Female Assistant professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pitzer College are: Service, with 53 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 36 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$144M
2019 Endowment
2.05%
growth from 2018

Pitzer College has an endowment valued at about $144M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Pitzer College grew 2.05% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $104M 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. $733k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Pitzer College received $733k 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

$25M
2019 Salaries
3.94%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Pitzer College paid a median of $25M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($62M) and a 3.94% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.56% growth from 2017 and a 3.95% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.8M
Instructional Salaries
101
Number of Employees

In 2019, Pitzer College paid a total of $10.8M to 101 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
41 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
53 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pitzer College were Professor with 41 employees; Assistant professor with 27 employees; and Assistant professor with 26 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pitzer College were Service with 53 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 36 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pitzer College was Male Professor with 21 employees, Female Professor with 20 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 19 employees.

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

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