Point Loma Nazarene University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$40,400
4.12% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$34,933
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.3%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
81.9%
3,149 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,319
75% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
75.9%
451 Graduates

About

Point Loma Nazarene University is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Point Loma Nazarene University were Registered Nursing (137 degrees awarded), Child Development (95 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (79 degrees).

In 2022, 1,342 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Point Loma Nazarene University. 69.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (668 degrees), 1.54 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (434 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University is $40,400, which is $16,404 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University is $40,400, which is $16,404 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,933.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Point Loma Nazarene University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$40,400
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University was $40,400. The cost of tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University is $16,404 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$34,933
2022 Value
0.235%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Point Loma Nazarene University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,933. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Point Loma Nazarene University grew by 0.235%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,277
Room and Board
$1,126
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Point Loma Nazarene University was of $14,277 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.91% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,126. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.26% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Point Loma Nazarene University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 7.53% with respect to 2021, when 93% 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.
0.3%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Point Loma Nazarene University was 0.3%, which represents 4 out of the 1332 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 3,149 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.91% annual growth. Out of those 3,149 applicants, 2,580 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.9% acceptance rate.

There were 4,319 students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2022. 15% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Point Loma Nazarene University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,580
Accepted Out of 3,149

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Point Loma Nazarene University was 81.9% (2,580 admissions from 3,149 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 83.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.91%, while admissions grew by 0.781%..

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SAT Scores

15%
Submission Percentage (2021)
98
Scores Submitted (2021)

15% of enrolled first-time students at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Point Loma Nazarene University had a total enrollment of 4,319 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Point Loma Nazarene University is 3,238 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,081. This means that 75% 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 49.6% White, 29.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.32% Two or More Races, 6.92% Asian, 2.66% Black or African American, 0.509% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.324% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (25.7%) and White Male (13.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,319 students. The full-time enrollment at Point Loma Nazarene University is 3,238 and the part-time enrollment is 1,081. This means that 75% of students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2022 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 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    2,144 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,259 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    316 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Point Loma Nazarene University is 49.6% White, 29.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.32% Two or More Races, 6.92% Asian, 2.66% Black or African American, 0.509% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.324% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 101 students (2.34%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 512 more women than men received degrees from Point Loma Nazarene University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Point Loma Nazarene University is white (668 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (434 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Point Loma Nazarene University is Registered Nursing (137 degrees awarded), followed by Child Development (95 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (79 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (98 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (80 degrees), and Education (196 degrees).

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 (1,679,124 people), Secondary school teachers (480,963 people), Education administrators (309,136 people), Special education teachers (210,484 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (203,022 people).

The most specialized majors at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2022 are Human Sciences (98 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (80 degrees), Education (196 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and Psychology (101 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Point Loma Nazarene University are Human Sciences (98 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (80 degrees), Education (196 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and Psychology (101 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (3,078,182 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (417,246 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (337,421 people), Outpatient care centers (232,147 people), and Individual & family services (186,565 people).

The most specialized majors at Point Loma Nazarene University are Human Sciences (98 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (80 degrees), Education (196 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and Psychology (101 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 137 degrees awarded
  2. 95 degrees awarded
  3. 79 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Point Loma Nazarene University was Registered Nursing with 137 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

415
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
927
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 415 degrees were awarded to men at Point Loma Nazarene University, which is 0.448 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (927).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 80 degrees were awarded to men at Point Loma Nazarene University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 77 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 137 degrees were awarded to men at Point Loma Nazarene University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.21 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 65% 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, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Point Loma Nazarene University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 2% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    668 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    434 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    92 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Point Loma Nazarene University is white (668 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (434 degrees).

2.01% of degree recipients (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    464 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    304 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    204 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Point Loma Nazarene University is white female (464 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (304 degrees).

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Operations

Point Loma Nazarene University has an endowment valued at nearly $67.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−7.01%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Point Loma Nazarene University had a total salary expenditure of 121M. Point Loma Nazarene University employs 86 Professors, 41 Associate professors and 25 Assistant professors. Most academics at Point Loma Nazarene University are Male Professor (56), Female Professor (30), and Female Associate professor (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 86 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 79 employees, and Management with 74 employees.

Endowment

$67.9M
2022 Endowment
3.28%
decline from 2021

Point Loma Nazarene University has an endowment valued at about $67.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Point Loma Nazarene University declined 3.28% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.4M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $8.38M - Federal
  2. $116k - State
  3. $342k - Local

As of 2022, Point Loma Nazarene University received $8.38M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $116k from state grants and contracts, and $342k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$54.8M
2022 Salaries
2.77%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Point Loma Nazarene University paid a median of $54.8M in salaries, which represents 45.4% of their overall expenditure ($121M) and a 2.77% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15M
Instructional Salaries
152
Number of Employees

In 2022, Point Loma Nazarene University paid a total of $15M to 152 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
86 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
86 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University were Professor with 86 employees, Associate professor with 41 employees, and Assistant professor with 25 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University were Office and Administrative Support with 86 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 79 employees, and Management with 74 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University was Male Professor with 56 employees, Female Professor with 30 employees, and Female Associate professor with 24 employees.

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

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