University of Guam

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,040
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,051
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
10.1%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
3,449
73.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
37.6%
198 Graduates

About

University of Guam is a higher education institution located in Guam, GU. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Guam were General Business Administration & Management (102 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (35 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (35 degrees).

In 2020, 647 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Guam. 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was native hawaiian or other pacific islanders (314 degrees), 1.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (297 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Guam is $5,040, which is $−17,490 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Guam is $5,040, which is $−17,490 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,051.

In 2020, 67% of undergraduate students attending University of Guam received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 20% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,040
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Guam was $5,040. The cost of tuition at University of Guam is $−17,490 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$8,051
2020 Value
8.18%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Guam had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,051. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Guam grew by 8.18%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,510
Room and Board
$2,050
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Guam was of $7,510 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,050. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
20%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

67% of undergraduate students at University of Guam received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 6.94% with respect to 2019, when 72% 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.
10.1%
2018 Default Rate
71
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Guam was 10.1%, which represents 71 out of the 702 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

University of Guam has a total enrollment of 3,449 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Guam is 2,523 students and the part-time enrollment is 926. This means that 73.2% of students enrolled at University of Guam are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Guam, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.4% Asian, 46.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 2.73% White, 0.725% Hispanic or Latino, 0.464% Black or African American, 0.116% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at University of Guam in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Female (28%), followed by Asian Female (28%) and Asian Male (20.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Female (39.2%), followed by Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (18.3%) and Asian Female (16.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Guam, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,449 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Guam is 2,523 and the part-time enrollment is 926. This means that 73.2% of students enrolled at University of Guam are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2020 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 University of Guam was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Guam had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    1,601
  2. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders
    1,589
  3. White
    94

The enrolled student population at University of Guam is 46.4% Asian, 46.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 2.73% White, 0.725% Hispanic or Latino, 0.464% Black or African American, 0.116% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 100 students (2.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 137 more women than men received degrees from University of Guam. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Guam is native hawaiian or other pacific islanders (314 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more native hawaiian or other pacific islanders graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (297 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Guam is General Business Administration & Management (102 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (35 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (35 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Guam, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (84 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), and English (25 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 University of Guam are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,801,223 people), Secondary school teachers (442,102 people), Education administrators (285,410 people), Postsecondary teachers (208,064 people), and Social workers, all other (167,906 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Guam are Public Administration and Social Service (84 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), English (25 degrees), Education (122 degrees), and Math & Statistics (20 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 University of Guam are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Guam are Public Administration and Social Service (84 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), English (25 degrees), Education (122 degrees), and Math & Statistics (20 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 University of Guam are Elementary & secondary schools (2,951,444 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (406,415 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (190,163 people), Individual & family services (152,495 people), and Computer Systems Design (144,096 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Guam are Public Administration and Social Service (84 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), English (25 degrees), Education (122 degrees), and Math & Statistics (20 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 University of Guam.
Most Common
  1. 102 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 35 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 35 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Guam was General Business Administration & Management with 102 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

255
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
392
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 255 degrees were awarded to men at University of Guam, which is 0.651 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (392).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 45 degrees were awarded to men at University of Guam in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.672 times less than the 67 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 67 degrees were awarded to women at University of Guam in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.49 times more than the 45 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 9% of students graduating from University of Guam completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Guam is Female and White (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.52% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders
    314 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    297 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Guam is native hawaiian or other pacific islanders (314 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more native hawaiian or other pacific islanders recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (297 degrees).

2.32% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Female
    192 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    178 degrees awarded
  3. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male
    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Guam is native hawaiian or other pacific islanders female (192 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more native hawaiian or other pacific islanders female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (178 degrees).

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Operations

University of Guam has an endowment valued at nearly $28.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $562k (1.98%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, University of Guam had a total salary expenditure of $113M. University of Guam employs 42 Professors, 37 Associate professors, and 33 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Guam are Male Professors (25), Female Associate professors(21), and Male Assistant professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Guam are: Office and Administrative Support, with 85 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 54 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 45 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$28.4M
2020 Endowment
6.09%
growth from 2019

University of Guam has an endowment valued at about $28.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Guam grew 6.09% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.2M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $33.7M - Federal
  2. $2.54M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Guam received $33.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.54M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$41.6M
2020 Salaries
4.27%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Guam paid a median of $41.6M in salaries, which represents 36.8% of their overall expenditure ($113M) and a 4.27% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.682% growth from 2018 and a 5.55% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.54M
Instructional Salaries
130
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Guam paid a total of $9.54M to 130 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Guam were Professor with 42 employees; Associate professor with 37 employees; and Associate professor with 33 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Guam were Office and Administrative Support with 85 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 54 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Guam was Male Professor with 25 employees, Female Associate professor with 21 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 20 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Guam.

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