Santa Clara University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$49,233

4.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$38,900

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

0.799%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

53.6%

15,061 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

8,631

85.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

89.8%

1,149 Graduates

About

Santa Clara University is a higher education institution located in Santa Clara County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Santa Clara University were General Finance (154 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (131 degrees), and General Psychology (123 degrees).

In 2017, 2,766 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Santa Clara University. 53.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,042 degrees), 2.31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (451 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Santa Clara University is $49,233, which is $28,500 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

About the photo: One of the university buildings, visible from the mission gardens.

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Santa Clara University is $49,233, which is $28,500 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 $38,900.

In 2017, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 27% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$49,233

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Santa Clara University was $49,233. The cost of tuition at Santa Clara University is $28,500 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$38,900

2017 Value

3.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Santa Clara University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $38,900. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Santa Clara University grew by 3.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,229

Room and Board

$1,791

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Santa Clara University was of $13,229 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,791. The cost of room and board increased by 4.18% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.53% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

27%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Santa Clara University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.23% with respect to 2016, when 71% 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.

0.799%

2016 Default Rate

10

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Santa Clara University was 0.799%, which represents 10 out of the 1252 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

Santa Clara University received 15,061 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.88% annual decline. Out of those 15,061 applicants, 8,067 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.6% acceptance rate.

There were 8,631 students enrolled at Santa Clara University in 2017, and 47% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Santa Clara University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

8,067

Accepted Out of 15,061

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Santa Clara University was 53.6% (8,067 admissions from 15,061 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 48.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -4.88%, while admissions grew by 5.48%.

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SAT Scores

47%

Submission Percentage

655

Scores Submitted

47% of enrolled first-time students at Santa Clara University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Santa Clara University has a total enrollment of 8,631 students. The full-time enrollment at Santa Clara University is 7,384 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,247. This means that 85.6% of students enrolled at Santa Clara University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Santa Clara University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.6% White, 16.8% Asian, 16.4% Hispanic or Latino, 5.72% Two or More Races, 2.83% Black or African American, 0.197% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Santa Clara University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (26.3%), followed by White Female (23.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (13%), followed by White Female (12.9%) and Asian Female (7.91%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Santa Clara University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,631 students. The full-time enrollment at Santa Clara University is 7,384 and the part-time enrollment is 1,247. This means that 85.6% of students enrolled at Santa Clara University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%

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 Santa Clara University was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Santa Clara University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,592

  2. Asian

    1,447

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,412

The enrolled student population at Santa Clara University is 41.6% White, 16.8% Asian, 16.4% Hispanic or Latino, 5.72% Two or More Races, 2.83% Black or African American, 0.197% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.127% 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, 303 students (3.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 170 more women than men received degrees from Santa Clara University. The majority of degree recipients at Santa Clara University are white (1,042 degrees awarded). There were 2.31 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (451 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Santa Clara University is General Finance (154 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (131 degrees) and General Psychology (123 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Santa Clara University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (518 degrees awarded), Legal (164 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Santa Clara University are Software developers (346,432 people), Other managers (322,888 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (299,429 people), Civil engineers (227,877 people), and Mechanical engineers (172,568 people).

The most specialized majors at Santa Clara University are Engineering (518 degrees awarded), Legal (164 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), Theology (61 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (48 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 Santa Clara University are Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Other financial specialists

The most specialized majors at Santa Clara University are Engineering (518 degrees awarded), Legal (164 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), Theology (61 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (48 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 Santa Clara University are Computer Systems Design (398,991 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (396,965 people), Construction (258,627 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (216,614 people), and Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. (148,099 people).

The most specialized majors at Santa Clara University are Engineering (518 degrees awarded), Legal (164 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), Theology (61 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (48 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 Santa Clara University.

Most Common

  1. 154 degrees awarded

  2. 131 degrees awarded

  3. 123 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Santa Clara University was General Finance with 154 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,298

  2. 1,468

In 2017, 1,298 degrees were awarded to men at Santa Clara University, which is 0.884 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,468).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 130 degrees were awarded to men at Santa Clara University in General Computer Engineering, which is 1.44 times more than the 90 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 99 degrees were awarded to women at Santa Clara University in General Psychology, which is 4.13 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%

100% Completion Time

84%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 77% of students graduating from Santa Clara University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 84% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Santa Clara University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 8.62% of graduates (99 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,042 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    451 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    383 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Santa Clara University is white (1,042 degrees awarded). There were 2.31 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (451 degrees).

7.23% of degree recipients (200 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    522 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    520 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    243 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Santa Clara University is white female (522 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (520 degrees).

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Operations

Santa Clara University has an endowment valued at nearly $906M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $89.3M (9.86%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Santa Clara University had a total salary expenditure of $361M. Santa Clara University employs 155 Professors, 149 Lecturers, and 144 Associate professors. Most academics at Santa Clara University are Male Professors (104), Female Lecturers(85), and Male Associate professors (85).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Santa Clara University are: Management, with 318 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 194 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 100 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$906M

2017 Endowment

7.75%

growth from 2016

Santa Clara University has an endowment valued at about $906M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Santa Clara University grew 7.75% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $873M 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. $3.5M - Federal

  2. $122k - State

  3. $794k - Local

As of 2017, Santa Clara University received $3.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $122k from state grants and contracts, and $794k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$157M

2017 Salaries

1.09%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Santa Clara University paid a median of $157M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($361M) and a 1.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.73% growth from 2015 and a 3.74% 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

$61.4M

Instructional Salaries

542

Number of Employees

In 2017, Santa Clara University paid a total of $61.4M to 542 employees working as instructors, which represents 39% 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

155 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

318 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Santa Clara University were Professor with 155 employees; Lecturer with 149 employees; and Lecturer with 144 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Santa Clara University were Management with 318 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 194 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 100 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Lecturer

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Santa Clara University was Male Professor with 104 employees, Female Lecturer with 85 employees, and Male Associate professor with 85 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Santa Clara University.

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