Soka University of America

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,250
3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,439
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.72%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
40.1%
504 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
419
100% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
90.3%
93 Graduates

About

Soka University of America is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Soka University of America were Liberal Arts & Sciences (118 degrees awarded).

In 2019, 126 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Soka University of America. 67.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (24 degrees), 1.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Soka University of America is $32,250, which is $4,970 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Soka University of America is $32,250, which is $4,970 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,439.

In 2019, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,250
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Soka University of America was $32,250. The cost of tuition at Soka University of America is $4,970 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$14,439
2019 Value
2.04%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Soka University of America had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,439. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Soka University of America grew by 2.04%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,154
Room and Board
$1,916
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Soka University of America was of $13,154 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,916. The cost of room and board increased by 3.33% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.34% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
39%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Soka University of America received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 100% 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.
1.72%
2017 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Soka University of America was 1.72%, which represents 1 out of the 58 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

Soka University of America received 504 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 9.09% annual growth. Out of those 504 applicants, 202 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40.1% acceptance rate.

There were 419 students enrolled at Soka University of America in 2019, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Soka University of America has an overall enrollment yield of 53.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

40.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
202
Accepted Out of 504

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Soka University of America was 40.1% (202 admissions from 504 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 39%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 9.09%, while admissions grew by 12.2%.

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SAT Scores

82%
Submission Percentage
88
Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at Soka University of America in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Soka University of America has a total enrollment of 419 students. The full-time enrollment at Soka University of America is 419 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Soka University of America are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Soka University of America, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16.9% White, 14.1% Asian, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 5.97% Two or More Races, 2.86% Black or African American, 0.716% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Soka University of America in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (11.3%), followed by White Female (11.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Two or More Races Male (15.4%), followed by Two or More Races Female (7.69%) and White Female (7.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Soka University of America, both undergraduate and graduate, is 419 students. The full-time enrollment at Soka University of America is 419 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Soka University of America are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%
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 Soka University of America was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Soka University of America had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    71
  2. Asian
    59
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    47

The enrolled student population at Soka University of America is 16.9% White, 14.1% Asian, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 5.97% Two or More Races, 2.86% Black or African American, 0.716% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2019, 44 more women than men received degrees from Soka University of America. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Soka University of America is white (24 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Soka University of America is Liberal Arts & Sciences (118 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Soka University of America, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (118 degrees awarded) and Education (8 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 Soka University of America are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,457,418 people), Secondary school teachers (467,348 people), Education administrators (246,174 people), Special education teachers (204,422 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (190,799 people).

The most specialized majors at Soka University of America are Liberal Arts & Humanities (118 degrees awarded) and Education (8 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 Soka University of America are Dentists, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Soka University of America are Liberal Arts & Humanities (118 degrees awarded) and Education (8 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 Soka University of America are Elementary & secondary schools (2,669,697 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (202,271 people), Child day care services (99,389 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (94,290 people), and Construction (56,505 people).

The most specialized majors at Soka University of America are Liberal Arts & Humanities (118 degrees awarded) and Education (8 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 Soka University of America.
Most Common
  1. 118 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 Soka University of America was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 118 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

41
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
85
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Soka University of America, which is 0.482 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (85).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Soka University of America in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.494 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 Soka University of America in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.03 times more than the 39 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

87%
100% Completion Time
94%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 87% of students graduating from Soka University of America 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Soka University of America is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 8.6% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    24 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Soka University of America is white (24 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (17 degrees).

0.794% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    16 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Soka University of America is hispanic or latino female (16 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (16 degrees).

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Operations

Soka University of America has an endowment valued at nearly $1.27B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−0.497%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Soka University of America had a total salary expenditure of $58.9M. Soka University of America employs 24 Associate professors, 15 Professors, and 11 Assistant professors. Most academics at Soka University of America are Female Associate professors (13), Male Professors(12), and Male Associate professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Soka University of America are: Office and Administrative Support, with 38 employees, Management, with 35 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.27B
2019 Endowment
0.446%
decline from 2018

Soka University of America has an endowment valued at about $1.27B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Soka University of America declined 0.446% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.23B 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. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Soka University of America 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

$19.5M
2019 Salaries
1.98%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Soka University of America paid a median of $19.5M in salaries, which represents 33% of their overall expenditure ($58.9M) and a 1.98% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.46% growth from 2017 and a 9.62% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.06M
Instructional Salaries
54
Number of Employees

In 2019, Soka University of America paid a total of $6.06M to 54 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
38 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Soka University of America were Associate professor with 24 employees; Professor with 15 employees; and Professor with 11 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Soka University of America were Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees; Management with 35 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Soka University of America was Female Associate professor with 13 employees, Male Professor with 12 employees, and Male Associate professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Soka University of America.

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