Southern California Seminary

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,848
2.86% growth from 2021
2019 Default Rate
2.17%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
153
22.2% Full-Time

About

Southern California Seminary is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Southern California Seminary were Biblical Studies (9 degrees awarded), Counseling Psychology (7 degrees), and Divinity & Ministry (2 degrees).

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern California Seminary. 57.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (9 degrees), 1.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern California Seminary is $16,848, which is $1,907 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southern California Seminary is $16,848, which is $1,907 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

In 2022, 66% of undergraduate students attending Southern California Seminary received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 29% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$16,848
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southern California Seminary was $16,848. The cost of tuition at Southern California Seminary is $1,907 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

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Other Student Expenses

$15,048
Room and Board
$1,135
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern California Seminary was of $15,048 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.83% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,135. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.09% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
29%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Southern California Seminary received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 13.2% with respect to 2021, when 76% 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.
2.17%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southern California Seminary was 2.17%, which represents 1 out of the 46 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

Southern California Seminary had a total enrollment of 153 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southern California Seminary is 34 students and the part-time enrollment is 119. This means that 22.2% of students enrolled at Southern California Seminary are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern California Seminary, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.6% White, 15.7% Asian, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 11.8% Black or African American, 5.88% Two or More Races, and 1.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern California Seminary in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Female (33.3%), followed by White Male (33.3%) and White Female (33.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (25.8%), followed by Asian Female (22.6%) and White Female (12.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

22.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern California Seminary in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 153 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern California Seminary is 34 and the part-time enrollment is 119. This means that 22.2% of students enrolled at Southern California Seminary are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

100%
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 Southern California Seminary was 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Southern California Seminary had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    79 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    24 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    21 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southern California Seminary is 51.6% White, 15.7% Asian, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 11.8% Black or African American, 5.88% Two or More Races, and 1.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 5 more women than men received degrees from Southern California Seminary. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern California Seminary is white (9 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (8 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Southern California Seminary is Biblical Studies (9 degrees awarded), followed by Counseling Psychology (7 degrees) and Divinity & Ministry (2 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern California Seminary, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Psychology (16 degrees), and Health (1 degrees).

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 Southern California Seminary are Registered nurses (1,447,572 people), Medical & health services managers (192,414 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (165,631 people), Other managers (158,487 people), and Physicians (149,603 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern California Seminary in 2022 are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Psychology (16 degrees), and Health (1 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Southern California Seminary are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Southern California Seminary are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Psychology (16 degrees), and Health (1 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern California Seminary are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,654,761 people), Elementary & secondary schools (566,329 people), Outpatient care centers (385,848 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (297,017 people), and Offices of physicians (244,396 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern California Seminary are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Psychology (16 degrees), and Health (1 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southern California Seminary.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 9 degrees awarded
  2. 7 degrees awarded
  3. 2 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Southern California Seminary was Biblical Studies with 9 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

14
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
19
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Southern California Seminary, which is 0.737 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (19).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Southern California Seminary in Biblical Studies, which is 2 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 7 degrees were awarded to women at Southern California Seminary in Counseling Psychology. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2018 at Southern California Seminary is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    9 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    8 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern California Seminary is white (9 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (8 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Asian Female
    5 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    5 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern California Seminary is asian female (5 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (5 degrees).

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Operations

Southern California Seminary has an endowment valued at nearly $116k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 880 (0.76%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Southern California Seminary had a total salary expenditure of 2.81M. Southern California Seminary employs 5 Professors. Most academics at Southern California Seminary are Male Professor (5), and Female Professor (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern California Seminary are: Office and Administrative Support, with 5 employees, Management, with 4 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 1 employees.

Endowment

$116k
2022 Endowment
0.000863%
decline from 2021

Southern California Seminary has an endowment valued at about $116k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern California Seminary declined 0.000863% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.5M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.14M
2022 Salaries
11.2%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southern California Seminary paid a median of $1.14M in salaries, which represents 40.5% of their overall expenditure ($2.81M) and a 11.2% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$312k
Instructional Salaries
5
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southern California Seminary paid a total of $312k to 5 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
5 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
5 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern California Seminary was Professor with 5 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern California Seminary were Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees, Management with 4 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 1 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern California Seminary was Male Professor with 5 employees, and Female Professor with 0 employees.

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