Point Loma Nazarene University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$34,000

3.34% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$31,349

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.75%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

76.3%

3,007 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

4,417

69.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

74.4%

396 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 (142 degrees awarded), General Psychology (54 degrees), and Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions (41 degrees).

In 2017, 1,060 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Point Loma Nazarene University. 64.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (599 degrees), 2.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (251 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University is $34,000, which is $13,267 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University is $34,000, which is $13,267 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,349.

In 2017, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,000

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University was $34,000. The cost of tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University is $13,267 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$31,349

2017 Value

4.66%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Point Loma Nazarene University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,349. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Point Loma Nazarene University grew by 4.66%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,221

Room and Board

$1,790

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Point Loma Nazarene University was of $11,221 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,790. The cost of room and board increased by 3.09% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.47% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Point Loma Nazarene University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.23% with respect to 2016, when 81% 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.

2.75%

2016 Default Rate

24

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Point Loma Nazarene University was 2.75%, which represents 24 out of the 872 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 3,007 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.9% annual decline. Out of those 3,007 applicants, 2,294 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.3% acceptance rate.

There were 4,417 students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2017, and 68% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Point Loma Nazarene University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,294

Accepted Out of 3,007

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Point Loma Nazarene University was 76.3% (2,294 admissions from 3,007 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 69.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -4.9%, while admissions grew by 4.51%.

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SAT Scores

68%

Submission Percentage

419

Scores Submitted

68% of enrolled first-time students at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Point Loma Nazarene University has a total enrollment of 4,417 students. The full-time enrollment at Point Loma Nazarene University is 3,055 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,362. This means that 69.2% 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 51.3% White, 27.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.72% Two or More Races, 6.04% Asian, 2.76% Black or African American, 0.974% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.34% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.9%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (33.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (23.8%) and White Male (14.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Point Loma Nazarene University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,417 students. The full-time enrollment at Point Loma Nazarene University is 3,055 and the part-time enrollment is 1,362. This means that 69.2% of students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%

2017 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 89%. 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

    2,268

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,229

  3. Two or More Races

    297

The enrolled student population at Point Loma Nazarene University is 51.3% White, 27.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.72% Two or More Races, 6.04% Asian, 2.76% Black or African American, 0.974% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.34% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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 (2.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 314 more women than men received degrees from Point Loma Nazarene University. The majority of degree recipients at Point Loma Nazarene University are white (599 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (251 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Point Loma Nazarene University is Registered Nursing (142 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (54 degrees) and Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions (41 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 Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees awarded), Education (176 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 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 (1,895,893 people), Secondary school teachers (304,760 people), Education administrators (259,959 people), Clergy (129,075 people), and Postsecondary teachers (120,299 people).

The most specialized majors at Point Loma Nazarene University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees awarded), Education (176 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), Human Sciences (30 degrees), and Theology (12 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 Point Loma Nazarene University are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Point Loma Nazarene University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees awarded), Education (176 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), Human Sciences (30 degrees), and Theology (12 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 (2,762,381 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (262,810 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (171,977 people), Religious organizations (167,481 people), and Child day care services (115,107 people).

The most specialized majors at Point Loma Nazarene University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees awarded), Education (176 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), Human Sciences (30 degrees), and Theology (12 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 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Point Loma Nazarene University was Registered Nursing with 142 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 373

  2. 687

In 2017, 373 degrees were awarded to men at Point Loma Nazarene University, which is 0.543 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (687).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Point Loma Nazarene University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.5 times more than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 141 degrees were awarded to women at Point Loma Nazarene University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.41 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%

100% Completion Time

75%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 63% 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, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% 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.

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 (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, 0.253% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    599 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    251 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Point Loma Nazarene University is white (599 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (251 degrees).

3.02% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    387 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    212 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    162 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Point Loma Nazarene University is white female (387 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (212 degrees).

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Operations

Point Loma Nazarene University has an endowment valued at nearly $55.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.66M (11.9%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Point Loma Nazarene University had a total salary expenditure of $97.7M. Point Loma Nazarene University employs 78 Professors, 48 Associate professors, and 17 Assistant professors. Most academics at Point Loma Nazarene University are Male Professors (54), Female Associate professors(26), and Female Professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 100 employees, Management, with 81 employees, and Service with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$55.7M

2017 Endowment

7.96%

growth from 2016

Point Loma Nazarene University has an endowment valued at about $55.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Point Loma Nazarene University grew 7.96% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22.6M 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. $735k - Federal

  2. $209k - State

  3. $117k - Local

As of 2017, Point Loma Nazarene University received $735k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $209k from state grants and contracts, and $117k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$47.3M

2017 Salaries

18.2%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Point Loma Nazarene University paid a median of $47.3M in salaries, which represents 48.4% of their overall expenditure ($97.7M) and a 18.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.133% growth from 2015 and a 2.32% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.1M

Instructional Salaries

143

Number of Employees

In 2017, Point Loma Nazarene University paid a total of $13.1M to 143 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

78 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

100 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University were Professor with 78 employees; Associate professor with 48 employees; and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University were Office and Administrative Support with 100 employees; Management with 81 employees; and Service with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University was Male Professor with 54 employees, Female Associate professor with 26 employees, and Female Professor with 24 employees.

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