Southern California University SOMA

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,000
2015 Default Rate
12.7%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
32
87.5% Full-Time

About

Southern California University SOMA is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2018, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Southern California University SOMA were Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (11 degrees awarded).

In 2018, 11 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern California University SOMA. 45.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (9 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern California University SOMA is $9,000, which is $−5,941 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2016, the median undergraduate tuition at Southern California University SOMA is $9,000

In 2014, 4% of undergraduate students attending Southern California University SOMA received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,000
2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Southern California University SOMA was $9,000.

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Average Net Price

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Financial Aid by Income Level

4%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

4% of undergraduate students at Southern California University SOMA received financial aid through grants or loans in 2014. This represents a decline of 91.3% with respect to 2013, when 46% 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.
12.7%
2015 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Southern California University SOMA was 12.7%, which represents 7 out of the 55 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Southern California University SOMA had a total enrollment of 32 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Southern California University SOMA is 28 students and the part-time enrollment is 4. This means that 87.5% of students enrolled at Southern California University SOMA are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern California University SOMA, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.9% Asian.

Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (35.7%), followed by Asian Female (3.57%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern California University SOMA in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern California University SOMA is 28 and the part-time enrollment is 4. This means that 87.5% of students enrolled at Southern California University SOMA are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Asian
Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
15 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southern California University SOMA is 46.9% Asian. 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.

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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2018, 1 fewer women than men received degrees from Southern California University SOMA. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern California University SOMA is asian (9 degrees awarded).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Southern California University SOMA is Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (11 degrees awarded).

In 2018,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern California University SOMA, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (11 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern California University SOMA are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern California University SOMA in 2018 are Health (11 degrees awarded) (as of 2018).

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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 University SOMA are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Southern California University SOMA are Health (11 degrees awarded) (as of 2018).

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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 Southern California University SOMA are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern California University SOMA are Health (11 degrees awarded) (as of 2018).

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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 University SOMA.
Most Common (2018)
11 degrees awarded

In 2018, the most common masters degree concentration at Southern California University SOMA was Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine with 11 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

6
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
5
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Southern California University SOMA, which is 1.2 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (5).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Southern California University SOMA in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, which is 1.2 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Southern California University SOMA in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, which is 0.833 times less than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Asian
Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2018)
9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern California University SOMA is asian (9 degrees awarded).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2018)
  1. Asian Male
    6 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern California University SOMA is asian male (6 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more asian male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (3 degrees).

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Operations

Southern California University SOMA employs 2 Professors. Most academics at Southern California University SOMA are Male Professor (1), and Female Professor (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern California University SOMA are: Office and Administrative Support, with 2 employees, Management, with 1 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$503k
2017 Salaries
45.8%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Southern California University SOMA paid a median of $503k in salaries, a 45.8% decline 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

$81.6k
Instructional Salaries
2
Number of Employees

In 2017, Southern California University SOMA paid a total of $81.6k to 2 employees working as instructors, which represents 16.2% 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
2 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern California University SOMA was Professor with 2 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern California University SOMA were Office and Administrative Support with 2 employees, Management with 1 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2017)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern California University SOMA was Male Professor with 1 employees, and Female Professor with 1 employees.

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