Soka University of America

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$29,372

1.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$12,686

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

38.4%

500 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

430

100% Full-Time

2016 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 (96 degrees awarded).

In 2016, 102 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Soka University of America. 64.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (22 degrees), 1.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Soka University of America is $29,372, which is $4,957 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Soka University of America is $29,372, which is $4,957 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,686.

In 2016, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 23% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,372

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Soka University of America was $29,372. The cost of tuition at Soka University of America is $4,957 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$12,686

2016 Value

3.18%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Soka University of America had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,686. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Soka University of America grew by 3.18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,054

Room and Board

$1,570

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Soka University of America was of $11,054 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,570. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.3% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 10.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

23%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Soka University of America received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%

2015 Default Rate

0

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Soka University of America was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 49 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 500 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10.9% annual growth. Out of those 500 applicants, 192 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 38.4% acceptance rate.

There were 430 students enrolled at Soka University of America in 2016, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Soka University of America has an overall enrollment yield of 54.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

38.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

192

Accepted Out of 500

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Soka University of America was 38.4% (192 admissions from 500 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 46.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 10.9%, while admissions declined by -7.69%.

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SAT Scores

82%

Submission Percentage

85

Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at Soka University of America in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Soka University of America has a total enrollment of 430 students. The full-time enrollment at Soka University of America is 430 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 19.1% White, 14.7% Asian, 9.53% Hispanic or Latino, 5.12% Two or More Races, 3.72% Black or African American, 0.465% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.465% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Soka University of America in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (12.5%), followed by Asian Female (10.8%) and White Male (7.19%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Asian Male (7.69%), followed by Black or African American Female (7.69%) and Hispanic or Latino 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 430 students. The full-time enrollment at Soka University of America is 430 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% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%

2016 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 (74%), 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

    82

  2. Asian

    63

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    41

The enrolled student population at Soka University of America is 19.1% White, 14.7% Asian, 9.53% Hispanic or Latino, 5.12% Two or More Races, 3.72% Black or African American, 0.465% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.465% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 14 students (3.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 30 more women than men received degrees from Soka University of America. The majority of degree recipients at Soka University of America are white (22 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 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 (96 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 (96 degrees awarded) and Education (6 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 (1,864,917 people), Secondary school teachers (293,571 people), Education administrators (240,172 people), Special education teachers (118,024 people), and Postsecondary teachers (97,322 people).

The most specialized majors at Soka University of America are Liberal Arts & Humanities (96 degrees awarded) and Education (6 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 Soka University of America are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, and Other Sales Workers

The most specialized majors at Soka University of America are Liberal Arts & Humanities (96 degrees awarded) and Education (6 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 (2,707,637 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (194,859 people), Hospitals (114,754 people), Child day care services (89,358 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (69,451 people).

The most specialized majors at Soka University of America are Liberal Arts & Humanities (96 degrees awarded) and Education (6 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. 96 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Soka University of America was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 96 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 36

  2. 66

In 2016, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Soka University of America, which is 0.545 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (66).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Soka University of America in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.548 times less than the 62 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 62 degrees were awarded to women at Soka University of America in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.82 times more than the 34 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

70%

100% Completion Time

79%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 70% 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, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Soka University of America is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 2.15% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    22 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    17 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Soka University of America is white (22 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (17 degrees).

7.84% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    13 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Female

    11 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Soka University of America is white female (13 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (11 degrees).

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Operations

Soka University of America has an endowment valued at nearly $1.22B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-1k (-0.0000819%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Soka University of America had a total expenditure of $52.6M. Of that $52.6M, they spent $16M on salaries and $52.6M on benefits.

Soka University of America employs 22 Associate professors, 16 Professors, and 9 Assistant professors. Most academics at Soka University of America are Male Professors (12), Female Associate professors(11), and Male Associate professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Soka University of America are: Management, with 34 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 29 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.22B

2015 Endowment

2.27%

decline from 2014

Soka University of America has an endowment valued at about $1.22B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Soka University of America declined 2.27% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.19B 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 2015, 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$16M

Salary Expenditure

$52.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Soka University of America had a total expenditure of $52.6M. Of that $52.6M, they spent $16M on salaries and $52.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Soka University of America as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$16M

2015 Salaries

7%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Soka University of America paid a median of $16M in salaries, which represents 30.4% of their overall expenditure ($52.6M) and a 7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 13.9% growth from 2013 and a 7.1% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.15M

Instructional Salaries

52

Number of Employees

In 2015, Soka University of America paid a total of $5.15M to 52 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

22 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

34 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Soka University of America were Associate professor with 22 employees; Professor with 16 employees; and Professor with 9 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Soka University of America were Management with 34 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Soka University of America was Male Professor with 12 employees, Female Associate professor with 11 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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