Point Loma Nazarene University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$36,350
3.56% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$33,183
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.46%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
73.7%
3,277 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,567
68.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
77.3%
464 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 (139 degrees awarded), Child Development (79 degrees), and General Psychology (56 degrees).

In 2019, 1,239 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Point Loma Nazarene University. 66.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (582 degrees), 1.54 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (378 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University is $36,350, which is $14,324 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University is $36,350, which is $14,324 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,183.

In 2019, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$36,350
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University was $36,350. The cost of tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University is $14,324 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$33,183
2019 Value
3.91%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Point Loma Nazarene University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,183. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Point Loma Nazarene University grew by 3.91%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,115
Room and Board
$1,918
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Point Loma Nazarene University was of $12,115 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,918. The cost of room and board increased by 3.36% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.45% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Point Loma Nazarene University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 83% 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.
2.46%
2017 Default Rate
26
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Point Loma Nazarene University was 2.46%, which represents 26 out of the 1058 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 3,277 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.64% annual decline. Out of those 3,277 applicants, 2,414 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.7% acceptance rate.

There were 4,567 students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2019, and 74% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Point Loma Nazarene University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,414
Accepted Out of 3,277

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Point Loma Nazarene University was 73.7% (2,414 admissions from 3,277 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 68.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −5.64%, while admissions grew by 0.835%.

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SAT Scores

74%
Submission Percentage
454
Scores Submitted

74% of enrolled first-time students at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Point Loma Nazarene University has a total enrollment of 4,567 students. The full-time enrollment at Point Loma Nazarene University is 3,122 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,445. This means that 68.4% 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 50.4% White, 28.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.14% Two or More Races, 6.5% Asian, 2.15% Black or African American, 0.635% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.372% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38%), followed by White Male (19.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (25.4%) and White Male (9.78%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Point Loma Nazarene University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,567 students. The full-time enrollment at Point Loma Nazarene University is 3,122 and the part-time enrollment is 1,445. This means that 68.4% of students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
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 Point Loma Nazarene University was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    2,303
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,310
  3. Two or More Races
    326

The enrolled student population at Point Loma Nazarene University is 50.4% White, 28.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.14% Two or More Races, 6.5% Asian, 2.15% Black or African American, 0.635% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.372% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 123 students (2.69%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 413 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 (582 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (378 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Point Loma Nazarene University is Registered Nursing (139 degrees awarded), followed by Child Development (79 degrees) and General Psychology (56 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 (83 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (52 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 (1,563,788 people), Secondary school teachers (516,746 people), Education administrators (303,965 people), Special education teachers (232,136 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (226,720 people).

The most specialized majors at Point Loma Nazarene University are Human Sciences (83 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (52 degrees), Education (208 degrees), and Psychology (75 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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Point Loma Nazarene University are Human Sciences (83 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (52 degrees), Education (208 degrees), and Psychology (75 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 (3,036,750 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (409,533 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (298,798 people), Outpatient care centers (211,980 people), and Individual & family services (175,636 people).

The most specialized majors at Point Loma Nazarene University are Human Sciences (83 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (52 degrees), Education (208 degrees), and Psychology (75 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.
Most Common
  1. 139 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 79 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 56 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Point Loma Nazarene University was Registered Nursing with 139 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

413
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
826
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 413 degrees were awarded to men at Point Loma Nazarene University, which is 0.5 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (826).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 63 degrees were awarded to men at Point Loma Nazarene University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.47 times more than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 142 degrees were awarded to women at Point Loma Nazarene University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.68 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%
100% Completion Time
74%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 64% 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 75% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Point Loma Nazarene University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 0.647% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    582 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    378 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    94 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Point Loma Nazarene University is white (582 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (378 degrees).

3.87% of degree recipients (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    373 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    270 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    209 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Point Loma Nazarene University is white female (373 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (270 degrees).

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Operations

Point Loma Nazarene University has an endowment valued at nearly $61.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.19M (1.95%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Point Loma Nazarene University had a total salary expenditure of $110M. Point Loma Nazarene University employs 78 Professors, 46 Associate professors, and 25 Assistant professors. Most academics at Point Loma Nazarene University are Male Professors (49), Female Professors(29), and Female Associate professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 110 employees, Management, with 91 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$61.1M
2019 Endowment
0.0723%
decline from 2018

Point Loma Nazarene University has an endowment valued at about $61.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Point Loma Nazarene University declined 0.0723% 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. $177k - Federal
  2. $80.9k - State
  3. $123k - Local

As of 2019, Point Loma Nazarene University received $177k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $80.9k from state grants and contracts, and $123k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$52.7M
2019 Salaries
6.55%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Point Loma Nazarene University paid a median of $52.7M in salaries, which represents 48.1% of their overall expenditure ($110M) and a 6.55% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.53% growth from 2017 and a 18.2% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14M
Instructional Salaries
149
Number of Employees

In 2019, Point Loma Nazarene University paid a total of $14M to 149 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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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
110 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University were Professor with 78 employees; Associate professor with 46 employees; and Associate professor with 25 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University were Office and Administrative Support with 110 employees; Management with 91 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 65 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University was Male Professor with 49 employees, Female Professor with 29 employees, and Female Associate professor with 28 employees.

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

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