University of Portland

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$47,478
4.2% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$36,051
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
0.771%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
76.7%
11,641 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,254
90.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
82.2%
715 Graduates

About

University of Portland is a higher education institution located in Multnomah County, OR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Portland were Registered Nursing (208 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (103 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (71 degrees).

In 2019, 1,216 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Portland. 62.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (726 degrees), 5.46 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (133 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Portland is $47,478, which is $25,452 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Portland is $47,478, which is $25,452 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,051.

In 2019, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,478
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Portland was $47,478. The cost of tuition at University of Portland is $25,452 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$36,051
2019 Value
7.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Portland had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,051. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Portland grew by 7.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,092
Room and Board
$750
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Portland was of $11,092 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $750. The cost of room and board increased by 5.66% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 19.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
44%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at University of Portland received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 98% 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.
0.771%
2017 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Portland was 0.771%, which represents 6 out of the 778 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

University of Portland received 11,641 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 9.14% annual growth. Out of those 11,641 applicants, 8,923 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.7% acceptance rate.

There were 4,254 students enrolled at University of Portland in 2019, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Portland has an overall enrollment yield of 11.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
8,923
Accepted Out of 11,641

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Portland was 76.7% (8,923 admissions from 11,641 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 75.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 9.14%, while admissions grew by 11.1%.

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SAT Scores

77%
Submission Percentage
775
Scores Submitted

77% of enrolled first-time students at University of Portland in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Portland has a total enrollment of 4,254 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Portland is 3,850 students and the part-time enrollment is 404. This means that 90.5% of students enrolled at University of Portland are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Portland, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.1% White, 14.9% Asian, 12.9% Hispanic or Latino, 8.49% Two or More Races, 1.41% Black or African American, 1.36% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.306% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Portland in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.6%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and Asian Female (9.43%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.8%), followed by White Male (23.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.61%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Portland, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,254 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Portland is 3,850 and the part-time enrollment is 404. This means that 90.5% of students enrolled at University of Portland are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
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 University of Portland was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), University of Portland had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,301
  2. Asian
    632
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    550

The enrolled student population at University of Portland is 54.1% White, 14.9% Asian, 12.9% Hispanic or Latino, 8.49% Two or More Races, 1.41% Black or African American, 1.36% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.306% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 115 students (2.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 298 more women than men received degrees from University of Portland. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Portland is white (726 degrees awarded). There were 5.46 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (133 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Portland is Registered Nursing (208 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (103 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (71 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Portland, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (58 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (39 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (14 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 University of Portland are Software developers (461,271 people), Other managers (339,180 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (333,117 people), Civil engineers (270,564 people), and Mechanical engineers (201,434 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Portland are Math & Statistics (58 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (39 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (14 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (20 degrees), and Engineering (129 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 University of Portland are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Dentists, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at University of Portland are Math & Statistics (58 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (39 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (14 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (20 degrees), and Engineering (129 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 Portland are Computer Systems Design (484,073 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (430,396 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (293,097 people), Construction (286,055 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (255,237 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Portland are Math & Statistics (58 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (39 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (14 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (20 degrees), and Engineering (129 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 Portland.
Most Common
  1. 208 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 103 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 71 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Portland was Registered Nursing with 208 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

459
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
757
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 459 degrees were awarded to men at University of Portland, which is 0.606 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (757).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 51 degrees were awarded to men at University of Portland in Mechanical Engineering, which is 2.55 times more than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 185 degrees were awarded to women at University of Portland in Registered Nursing, which is 8.04 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

74%
100% Completion Time
82%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 74% of students graduating from University of Portland completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (95.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Portland is Male and Asian (95.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.52% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    726 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    133 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Portland is white (726 degrees awarded). There were 5.46 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (133 degrees).

5.43% of degree recipients (66 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    466 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    260 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    84 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Portland is white female (466 degrees awarded). There were 1.79 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (260 degrees).

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Operations

University of Portland has an endowment valued at nearly $209M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $17.5M (8.39%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, University of Portland had a total salary expenditure of $142M. University of Portland employs 83 Associate professors, 64 Assistant professors, and 53 Instructors. Most academics at University of Portland are Male Associate professors (42), Female Associate professors(41), and Female Instructors (40).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Portland are: Office and Administrative Support, with 98 employees, Service, with 96 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 90 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$209M
2019 Endowment
7.58%
growth from 2018

University of Portland has an endowment valued at about $209M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Portland grew 7.58% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $171M higher 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. $1.38M - Federal
  2. $292k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of Portland received $1.38M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $292k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$57.5M
2019 Salaries
7.41%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Portland paid a median of $57.5M in salaries, which represents 40.4% of their overall expenditure ($142M) and a 7.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.07% growth from 2017 and a 2.52% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.4M
Instructional Salaries
276
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Portland paid a total of $22.4M to 276 employees working as instructors, which represents 39% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
83 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
98 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Portland were Associate professor with 83 employees; Assistant professor with 64 employees; and Assistant professor with 53 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Portland were Office and Administrative Support with 98 employees; Service with 96 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 90 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Portland was Male Associate professor with 42 employees, Female Associate professor with 41 employees, and Female Instructor with 40 employees.

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

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