Seattle Pacific University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,604
5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$27,947
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.04%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
90.6%
4,387 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,529
85.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
67.9%
532 Graduates

About

Seattle Pacific University is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Seattle Pacific University were Registered Nursing (68 degrees awarded), General Psychology (56 degrees), and General Business (54 degrees).

In 2019, 1,164 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Seattle Pacific University. 72.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (758 degrees), 6.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (112 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Seattle Pacific University is $44,604, which is $16,104 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Seattle Pacific University is $44,604, which is $16,104 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,947.

In 2019, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,604
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Seattle Pacific University was $44,604. The cost of tuition at Seattle Pacific University is $16,104 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$27,947
2019 Value
5.41%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Seattle Pacific University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,947. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Seattle Pacific University grew by 5.41%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,796
Room and Board
$870
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Seattle Pacific University was of $11,796 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $870. The cost of room and board increased by 5.02% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.57% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Seattle Pacific University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 94% 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.
2.04%
2017 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Seattle Pacific University was 2.04%, which represents 22 out of the 1077 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

Seattle Pacific University received 4,387 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.15% annual growth. Out of those 4,387 applicants, 3,975 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,529 students enrolled at Seattle Pacific University in 2019, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Seattle Pacific University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,975
Accepted Out of 4,387

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Seattle Pacific University was 90.6% (3,975 admissions from 4,387 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 90.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 5.15%, while admissions grew by 5.77%.

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SAT Scores

86%
Submission Percentage
546
Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at Seattle Pacific University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Seattle Pacific University has a total enrollment of 3,529 students. The full-time enrollment at Seattle Pacific University is 3,019 students and the part-time enrollment is 510. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Seattle Pacific University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Seattle Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.3% White, 12.5% Asian, 12.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.99% Two or More Races, 5.1% Black or African American, 0.708% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.368% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Seattle Pacific University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34%), followed by White Male (14.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.8%), followed by White Male (14.4%) and Asian Female (8.62%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Seattle Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,529 students. The full-time enrollment at Seattle Pacific University is 3,019 and the part-time enrollment is 510. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Seattle Pacific University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
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 Seattle Pacific University was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Seattle Pacific University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,811
  2. Asian
    441
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    437

The enrolled student population at Seattle Pacific University is 51.3% White, 12.5% Asian, 12.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.99% Two or More Races, 5.1% Black or African American, 0.708% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.368% 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 Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 127 students (3.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 522 more women than men received degrees from Seattle Pacific University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Seattle Pacific University is white (758 degrees awarded). There were 6.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (112 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Seattle Pacific University is Registered Nursing (68 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (56 degrees) and General Business (54 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Seattle Pacific University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (337 degrees awarded), Theology (30 degrees), and Psychology (106 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 Seattle Pacific University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,630,854 people), Secondary school teachers (592,530 people), Education administrators (338,991 people), Other managers (248,712 people), and Postsecondary teachers (242,495 people).

The most specialized majors at Seattle Pacific University are Education (337 degrees awarded), Theology (30 degrees), Psychology (106 degrees), English (33 degrees), and History (18 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 Seattle Pacific University are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Seattle Pacific University are Education (337 degrees awarded), Theology (30 degrees), Psychology (106 degrees), English (33 degrees), and History (18 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 Seattle Pacific University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,219,627 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (546,289 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (283,777 people), Legal services (193,350 people), and Outpatient care centers (186,535 people).

The most specialized majors at Seattle Pacific University are Education (337 degrees awarded), Theology (30 degrees), Psychology (106 degrees), English (33 degrees), and History (18 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 Seattle Pacific University.
Most Common
  1. 68 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 56 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 54 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Seattle Pacific University was Registered Nursing with 68 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

321
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
843
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 321 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle Pacific University, which is 0.381 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (843).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle Pacific University in Teacher Education & Professional Development, which is 0.342 times less than the 79 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 79 degrees were awarded to women at Seattle Pacific University in Teacher Education & Professional Development, which is 2.93 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 54% of students graduating from Seattle Pacific University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Seattle Pacific University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.752% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    758 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    112 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    90 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Seattle Pacific University is white (758 degrees awarded). There were 6.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (112 degrees).

3.01% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    565 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    193 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Seattle Pacific University is white female (565 degrees awarded). There were 2.93 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (193 degrees).

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Operations

Seattle Pacific University has an endowment valued at nearly $121M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13.7M (11.4%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Seattle Pacific University had a total salary expenditure of $108M. Seattle Pacific University employs 65 Assistant professors, 64 Professors, and 61 Associate professors. Most academics at Seattle Pacific University are Male Professors (40), Female Assistant professors(34), and Male Associate professors (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seattle Pacific University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 238 employees, Management, with 46 employees, and Service with 41 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$121M
2019 Endowment
9.68%
growth from 2018

Seattle Pacific University has an endowment valued at about $121M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Seattle Pacific University grew 9.68% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $190M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.91M - Federal
  2. $61k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Seattle Pacific University received $1.91M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $61k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$49.4M
2019 Salaries
1.95%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Seattle Pacific University paid a median of $49.4M in salaries, which represents 45.5% of their overall expenditure ($108M) and a 1.95% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.68% growth from 2017 and a 2.69% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.2M
Instructional Salaries
202
Number of Employees

In 2019, Seattle Pacific University paid a total of $16.2M to 202 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
65 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
238 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Seattle Pacific University were Assistant professor with 65 employees; Professor with 64 employees; and Professor with 61 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seattle Pacific University were Office and Administrative Support with 238 employees; Management with 46 employees; and Service with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Seattle Pacific University was Male Professor with 40 employees, Female Assistant professor with 34 employees, and Male Associate professor with 31 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Seattle Pacific University.

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