Sofia University

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2018 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,800
NaNM% growth from N/A
2017 Student Loan
3.28%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
1,349
6.45% Full-Time

About

Sofia University is a higher education institution located in Santa Clara County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Sofia University were Other Psychology (4 degrees awarded).

In 2019, 366 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sofia University. 50% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was unknown (22 degrees), 2.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sofia University is $16,800, which is $2,300 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Sofia University is $16,800, which is $2,300 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2019, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 80% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,800
2018 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2018, the cost of tuition at Sofia University was $16,800. The cost of tuition at Sofia University is $2,300 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$N/A
2019 Value

In 2019 Sofia University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $N/A. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Sofia University grew by 0%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
80%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Sofia University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 25% with respect to 2018, when 64% 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.
3.28%
2017 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Sofia University was 3.28%, which represents 2 out of the 61 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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Enrollment

Sofia University has a total enrollment of 1,349 students. The full-time enrollment at Sofia University is 87 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,262. This means that 6.45% of students enrolled at Sofia University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sofia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5.34% White, 0.667% Hispanic or Latino, 0.593% Black or African American, 0.222% Two or More Races, 0.148% Asian, 0.148% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Sofia University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (16.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (7.41%), followed by White Male (2.47%) and Black or African American Female (1.23%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

6.45%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sofia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,349 students. The full-time enrollment at Sofia University is 87 and the part-time enrollment is 1,262. This means that 6.45% of students enrolled at Sofia University are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 Sofia University was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Sofia University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    72
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    9
  3. Black or African American
    8

The enrolled student population at Sofia University is 5.34% White, 0.667% Hispanic or Latino, 0.593% Black or African American, 0.222% Two or More Races, 0.148% Asian, 0.148% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% 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, 38 students (2.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 0 more women than men received degrees from Sofia University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Sofia University is unknown (22 degrees awarded). There were 2.75 times more unknown graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (8 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Sofia University is Other Psychology (4 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Sofia University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Business (280 degrees awarded), Psychology (52 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (34 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 Sofia University are Accountants & auditors (1,004,038 people), Other managers (815,509 people), Software developers (633,623 people), Financial managers (513,115 people), and Chief executives & legislators (409,668 people).

The most specialized majors at Sofia University are Business (280 degrees awarded), Psychology (52 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (34 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 Sofia University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Sofia University are Business (280 degrees awarded), Psychology (52 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (34 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 Sofia University are Computer Systems Design (1,006,398 people), Elementary & secondary schools (784,474 people), Banking & related activities (547,417 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (532,879 people), and Insurance carriers (484,447 people).

The most specialized majors at Sofia University are Business (280 degrees awarded), Psychology (52 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (34 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 Sofia University.
Most Common
  1. 4 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Sofia University was Other Psychology with 4 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

183
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
183
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 183 degrees were awarded to men at Sofia University, which is 1 times approximately the same the number of degrees awarded to females (183).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 145 degrees were awarded to men at Sofia University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.07 times more than the 135 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 135 degrees were awarded to women at Sofia University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.931 times less than the 145 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Sofia University is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Unknown
    22 degrees awarded
  2. White
    8 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sofia University is unknown (22 degrees awarded). There were 2.75 times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (8 degrees).

6.01% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    6 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    3 degrees awarded
  3. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Female
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Sofia University is white female (6 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (3 degrees).

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Operations

Sofia University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (NaNk%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Sofia University had a total salary expenditure of $8.54M. Sofia University employs 17 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Sofia University are Female No academic ranks (10), Male No academic ranks(7), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sofia University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 7 employees, Management, with 5 employees, and Sales and related with 5 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Sofia University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Sofia University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Sofia University received $0 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

$4.57M
2019 Salaries
22.7%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Sofia University paid a median of $4.57M in salaries, which represents 53.5% of their overall expenditure ($8.54M) and a 22.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 29.6% growth from 2017 and a 9.49% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.09M
Instructional Salaries
17
Number of Employees

In 2019, Sofia University paid a total of $1.09M to 17 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
7 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sofia University were No academic rank with 17 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sofia University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 7 employees; Management with 5 employees; and Sales and related with 5 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sofia University was Female No academic rank with 10 employees, Male No academic rank with 7 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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