Stanford University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$47,331

3.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,695

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

0.521%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

4.81%

43,997 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

17,184

93.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

93.9%

1,570 Graduates

About

Stanford University is a higher education institution located in Santa Clara County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Stanford University were Computer Science (263 degrees awarded), Human Biology (157 degrees), and Other Engineering (119 degrees).

In 2016, 5,198 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stanford University. 42.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 57.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,953 degrees), 2.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (829 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stanford University is $47,331, which is $21,475 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Stanford University is $47,331, which is $21,475 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,695.

In 2016, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 10% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,331

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Stanford University was $47,331. The cost of tuition at Stanford University is $21,475 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$16,695

2016 Value

13.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Stanford University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,695. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Stanford University grew by 13.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,107

Room and Board

$1,425

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stanford University was of $14,107 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,425. The cost of room and board increased by 3.49% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

10%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Stanford University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.23% with respect to 2015, when 62% 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.

0.521%

2015 Default Rate

5

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Stanford University was 0.521%, which represents 5 out of the 959 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

Stanford University received 43,997 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.53% annual growth. Out of those 43,997 applicants, 2,118 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 4.81% acceptance rate.

There were 17,184 students enrolled at Stanford University in 2016, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Stanford University has an overall enrollment yield of 82.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

4.81%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,118

Accepted Out of 43,997

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Stanford University was 4.81% (2,118 admissions from 43,997 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 5.04%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 3.53%, while admissions declined by -1.03%.

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SAT Scores

77%

Submission Percentage

1,344

Scores Submitted

77% of enrolled first-time students at Stanford University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Stanford University has a total enrollment of 17,184 students. The full-time enrollment at Stanford University is 16,080 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,104. This means that 93.6% of students enrolled at Stanford University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stanford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.2% White, 16.5% Asian, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.34% Two or More Races, 3.93% Black or African American, 0.512% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.186% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Stanford University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (18.5%), followed by White Female (17.6%) and Asian Female (10.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (23.1%), followed by White Female (14.7%) and Asian Male (7.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stanford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,184 students. The full-time enrollment at Stanford University is 16,080 and the part-time enrollment is 1,104. This means that 93.6% of students enrolled at Stanford University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

98%

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 Stanford University was 98%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Stanford University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,221

  2. Asian

    2,830

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,795

The enrolled student population at Stanford University is 36.2% White, 16.5% Asian, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.34% Two or More Races, 3.93% Black or African American, 0.512% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.186% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 424 students (2.47%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 742 fewer women than men received degrees from Stanford University. The majority of degree recipients at Stanford University are white (1,953 degrees awarded). There were 2.36 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (829 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Stanford University is Computer Science (263 degrees awarded), followed by Human Biology (157 degrees) and Other Engineering (119 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Stanford University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (1,342 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (100 degrees), and Math & Statistics (236 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 Stanford University are Miscellaneous managers (449,473 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (417,115 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (320,346 people), Civil engineers (236,506 people), and Postsecondary teachers (207,213 people).

The most specialized majors at Stanford University are Engineering (1,342 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (100 degrees), Math & Statistics (236 degrees), Physical Sciences (203 degrees), and Legal (254 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 Stanford University are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Chief executives & legislators, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Stanford University are Engineering (1,342 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (100 degrees), Math & Statistics (236 degrees), Physical Sciences (203 degrees), and Legal (254 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 Stanford University are Computer Systems Design (463,516 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (433,874 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (338,051 people), Construction (250,620 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (230,032 people).

The most specialized majors at Stanford University are Engineering (1,342 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (100 degrees), Math & Statistics (236 degrees), Physical Sciences (203 degrees), and Legal (254 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 Stanford University.

Most Common

  1. 263 degrees awarded

  2. 157 degrees awarded

  3. 119 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Stanford University was Computer Science with 263 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,970

  2. 2,228

In 2016, 2,970 degrees were awarded to men at Stanford University, which is 1.33 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,228).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 365 degrees were awarded to men at Stanford University in Computer Science, which is 3.07 times more than the 119 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 180 degrees were awarded to women at Stanford University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.709 times less than the 254 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

76%

100% Completion Time

95%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 76% of students graduating from Stanford University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 95% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 96% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (98.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Stanford University is Female and Two or More Races (98.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 0.828% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,953 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    829 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    490 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Stanford University is white (1,953 degrees awarded). There were 2.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (829 degrees).

0.712% of degree recipients (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,069 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    884 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    448 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Stanford University is white male (1,069 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (884 degrees).

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Operations

Stanford University has an endowment valued at nearly $22.2B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.86B (8.38%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Stanford University had a total expenditure of $4.65B. Of that $4.65B, they spent $1.87B on salaries and $4.65B on benefits.

Stanford University employs 690 Professors, 211 Assistant professors, and 188 Associate professors. Most academics at Stanford University are Male Professors (542), Female Professors(148), and Male Assistant professors (134).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stanford University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 2013 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1033 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 965 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.2B

2015 Endowment

3.53%

growth from 2014

Stanford University has an endowment valued at about $22.2B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Stanford University grew 3.53% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.12B - Federal

  2. $34.7M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Stanford University received $1.12B in grants and contracts from the federal government, $34.7M 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.

$1.87B

Salary Expenditure

$4.65B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Stanford University had a total expenditure of $4.65B. Of that $4.65B, they spent $1.87B on salaries and $4.65B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$1.87B

2015 Salaries

6.39%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Stanford University paid a median of $1.87B in salaries, which represents 40.2% of their overall expenditure ($4.65B) and a 6.39% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.33% growth from 2013 and a 7.93% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$214M

Instructional Salaries

1,102

Number of Employees

In 2015, Stanford University paid a total of $214M to 1,102 employees working as instructors, which represents 11.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

690 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

2013 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stanford University were Professor with 690 employees; Assistant professor with 211 employees; and Assistant professor with 188 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stanford University were Business and Financial Operations with 2,013 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,033 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 965 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stanford University was Male Professor with 542 employees, Female Professor with 148 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 134 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Stanford University.

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