Pomona College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$50,720

3.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,427

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

8.36%

9,045 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,599

98.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

93.1%

367 Graduates

About

Pomona College is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pomona College were General Economics (50 degrees awarded), Computer Science (39 degrees), and General Mathematics (37 degrees).

In 2017, 434 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pomona College. 52.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (185 degrees), 3.08 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (60 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pomona College is $50,720, which is $25,526 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pomona College is $50,720, which is $25,526 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,427.

In 2017, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 13% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$50,720

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Pomona College was $50,720. The cost of tuition at Pomona College is $25,526 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$18,427

2017 Value

1.58%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Pomona College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,427. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Pomona College grew by 1.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,105

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pomona College was of $13,105 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 7.86% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

13%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Pomona College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.69% with respect to 2016, when 59% 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%

2016 Default Rate

0

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Pomona College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 60 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

Pomona College received 9,045 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 11.6% annual growth. Out of those 9,045 applicants, 756 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 8.36% acceptance rate.

There were 1,599 students enrolled at Pomona College in 2017, and 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pomona College has an overall enrollment yield of 54.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

8.36%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

756

Accepted Out of 9,045

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pomona College was 8.36% (756 admissions from 9,045 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 9.44%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 11.6%, while admissions declined by -1.18%.

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SAT Scores

52%

Submission Percentage

214

Scores Submitted

52% of enrolled first-time students at Pomona College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pomona College has a total enrollment of 1,599 students. The full-time enrollment at Pomona College is 1,578 students and the part-time enrollment is 21. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at Pomona College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pomona College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.5% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 14.8% Asian, 9.26% Black or African American, 6.94% Two or More Races, 0.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.313% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pomona College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (20.4%), followed by White Female (15.1%) and Asian Female (8.68%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pomona College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,599 students. The full-time enrollment at Pomona College is 1,578 and the part-time enrollment is 21. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at Pomona College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

98%

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 Pomona College was 98%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Pomona College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    568

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    256

  3. Asian

    236

The enrolled student population at Pomona College is 35.5% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 14.8% Asian, 9.26% Black or African American, 6.94% Two or More Races, 0.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.313% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 90 students (5.63%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 18 more women than men received degrees from Pomona College. The majority of degree recipients at Pomona College are white (185 degrees awarded). There were 3.08 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (60 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pomona College is General Economics (50 degrees awarded), followed by Computer Science (39 degrees) and General Mathematics (37 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pomona College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (37 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (9 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 Pomona College are Elementary & middle school teachers (110,630 people), Postsecondary teachers (104,576 people), Other managers (80,200 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (57,962 people), and Software developers (53,202 people).

The most specialized majors at Pomona College are Math & Statistics (37 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (20 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 Pomona College are Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, Sales managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Pomona College are Math & Statistics (37 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (20 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 Pomona College are Elementary & secondary schools (212,858 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (175,352 people), Computer Systems Design (89,068 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (62,345 people), and Insurance carriers (50,837 people).

The most specialized majors at Pomona College are Math & Statistics (37 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (20 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 50 degrees awarded

  2. 39 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pomona College was General Economics with 50 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 208

  2. 226

In 2017, 208 degrees were awarded to men at Pomona College, which is 0.92 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (226).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Pomona College in General Economics, which is 2.85 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 16 degrees were awarded to women at Pomona College in General Mathematics, which is 0.762 times less than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

91%

100% Completion Time

94%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 91% of students graduating from Pomona College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 94% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 95% 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 Pomona College is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 8.72% of graduates (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    185 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    60 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pomona College is white (185 degrees awarded). There were 3.08 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (60 degrees).

7.14% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    98 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    87 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pomona College is white male (98 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (87 degrees).

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Operations

Pomona College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.17B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $266M (12.3%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Pomona College had a total salary expenditure of $169M. Pomona College employs 86 Professors, 65 Associate professors, and 35 No academic ranks. Most academics at Pomona College are Male Professors (50), Male Associate professors(38), and Female Professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pomona College are: Service, with 177 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 105 employees, and Management with 67 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.17B

2017 Endowment

9.08%

growth from 2016

Pomona College has an endowment valued at about $2.17B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Pomona College grew 9.08% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.13B 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. $1.6M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Pomona College received $1.6M 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

$62.7M

2017 Salaries

3.91%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Pomona College paid a median of $62.7M in salaries, which represents 37.1% of their overall expenditure ($169M) and a 3.91% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.24% decline from 2015 and a 7.64% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$26M

Instructional Salaries

218

Number of Employees

In 2017, Pomona College paid a total of $26M to 218 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

86 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

177 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pomona College were Professor with 86 employees; Associate professor with 65 employees; and Associate professor with 35 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pomona College were Service with 177 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 105 employees; and Management with 67 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pomona College was Male Professor with 50 employees, Male Associate professor with 38 employees, and Female Professor with 36 employees.

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

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