Point Loma Nazarene University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$32,900

3.46% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$29,954

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.33%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

69.4%

3,162 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

4,098

71.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

70.9%

417 Graduates

About

Point Loma Nazarene University is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Point Loma Nazarene University were Registered Nursing (69 degrees awarded), General Psychology (62 degrees), and Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions (58 degrees).

In 2016, 915 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Point Loma Nazarene University. 67.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (558 degrees), 2.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (193 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University is $32,900, which is $12,740 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University is $32,900, which is $12,740 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,954.

In 2016, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,900

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University was $32,900. The cost of tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University is $12,740 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$29,954

2016 Value

1.34%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Point Loma Nazarene University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,954. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Point Loma Nazarene University grew by 1.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,885

Room and Board

$1,764

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Point Loma Nazarene University was of $10,885 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,764. The cost of room and board increased by 3.21% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.03% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Point Loma Nazarene University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.22% with respect to 2015, when 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.33%

2015 Default Rate

32

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Point Loma Nazarene University was 3.33%, which represents 32 out of the 962 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

Point Loma Nazarene University received 3,162 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.6% annual growth. Out of those 3,162 applicants, 2,195 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,098 students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2016, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Point Loma Nazarene University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,195

Accepted Out of 3,162

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Point Loma Nazarene University was 69.4% (2,195 admissions from 3,162 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 71.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 12.6%, while admissions grew by 9.53%.

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SAT Scores

70%

Submission Percentage

418

Scores Submitted

70% of enrolled first-time students at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Point Loma Nazarene University has a total enrollment of 4,098 students. The full-time enrollment at Point Loma Nazarene University is 2,932 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,166. This means that 71.5% of students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Point Loma Nazarene University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.5% White, 25.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.61% Two or More Races, 5.95% Asian, 2.9% Black or African American, 0.976% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.366% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.5%), followed by White Male (21.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (36.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (18.6%) and White Male (14.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Point Loma Nazarene University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,098 students. The full-time enrollment at Point Loma Nazarene University is 2,932 and the part-time enrollment is 1,166. This means that 71.5% of students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

2016 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 Point Loma Nazarene University was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Point Loma Nazarene University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,194

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,042

  3. Two or More Races

    271

The enrolled student population at Point Loma Nazarene University is 53.5% White, 25.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.61% Two or More Races, 5.95% Asian, 2.9% Black or African American, 0.976% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.366% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 121 students (2.95%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 321 more women than men received degrees from Point Loma Nazarene University. The majority of degree recipients at Point Loma Nazarene University are white (558 degrees awarded). There were 2.89 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (193 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Point Loma Nazarene University is Registered Nursing (69 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (62 degrees) and Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions (58 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Point Loma Nazarene University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (38 degrees awarded), Education (178 degrees), and Theology (13 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 Point Loma Nazarene University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,972,452 people), Secondary school teachers (310,337 people), Education administrators (291,435 people), Counselors (248,093 people), and Miscellaneous managers (181,776 people).

The most specialized majors at Point Loma Nazarene University are Human Sciences (38 degrees awarded), Education (178 degrees), Theology (13 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and Psychology (62 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 Point Loma Nazarene University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Point Loma Nazarene University are Human Sciences (38 degrees awarded), Education (178 degrees), Theology (13 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and Psychology (62 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 Point Loma Nazarene University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,002,942 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (369,085 people), Hospitals (294,966 people), Individual & family services (188,581 people), and Religious organizations (176,222 people).

The most specialized majors at Point Loma Nazarene University are Human Sciences (38 degrees awarded), Education (178 degrees), Theology (13 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and Psychology (62 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 Point Loma Nazarene University.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Point Loma Nazarene University was Registered Nursing with 69 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 297

  2. 618

In 2016, 297 degrees were awarded to men at Point Loma Nazarene University, which is 0.481 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (618).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Point Loma Nazarene University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.14 times more than the 35 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 110 degrees were awarded to women at Point Loma Nazarene University in General Education, which is 5.5 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%

100% Completion Time

74%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 59% of students graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Point Loma Nazarene University is Female and Two or More Races (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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    558 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    193 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Point Loma Nazarene University is white (558 degrees awarded). There were 2.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (193 degrees).

1.75% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    366 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    192 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    131 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Point Loma Nazarene University is white female (366 degrees awarded). There were 1.91 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (192 degrees).

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Operations

Point Loma Nazarene University has an endowment valued at nearly $52M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-120k (-0.23%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Point Loma Nazarene University had a total expenditure of $85.8M. Of that $85.8M, they spent $40M on salaries and $85.8M on benefits.

Point Loma Nazarene University employs 75 Professors, 42 Associate professors, and 17 Assistant professors. Most academics at Point Loma Nazarene University are Male Professors (50), Female Professors(25), and Female Associate professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 99 employees, Management, with 81 employees, and Service with 62 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$52M

2015 Endowment

9.83%

growth from 2014

Point Loma Nazarene University has an endowment valued at about $52M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Point Loma Nazarene University grew 9.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.1M 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. $542k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Point Loma Nazarene University received $542k 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

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$40M

Salary Expenditure

$85.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Point Loma Nazarene University had a total expenditure of $85.8M. Of that $85.8M, they spent $40M on salaries and $85.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$40M

2015 Salaries

2.32%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Point Loma Nazarene University paid a median of $40M in salaries, which represents 46.6% of their overall expenditure ($85.8M) and a 2.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.22% decline from 2013 and a 7.75% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.9M

Instructional Salaries

136

Number of Employees

In 2015, Point Loma Nazarene University paid a total of $11.9M to 136 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

75 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

99 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University were Professor with 75 employees; Associate professor with 42 employees; and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University were Office and Administrative Support with 99 employees; Management with 81 employees; and Service with 62 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University was Male Professor with 50 employees, Female Professor with 25 employees, and Female Associate professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Point Loma Nazarene University.

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