University of Portland

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$41,844

4.4% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$31,736

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

0.591%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

61.3%

11,911 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

4,383

87.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

81.8%

726 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 (213 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (94 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (54 degrees).

In 2016, 1,275 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Portland. 62.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (840 degrees), 6.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (124 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Portland is $41,844, which is $21,684 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Portland is $41,844, which is $21,684 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,736.

In 2016, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,844

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Portland was $41,844. The cost of tuition at University of Portland is $21,684 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$31,736

2016 Value

0.452%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Portland had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,736. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Portland grew by 0.452%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,686

Room and Board

$960

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Portland was of $9,686 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $960. The cost of room and board decreased by 14.3% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 11.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at University of Portland received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.04% with respect to 2015, when 96% 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.

0.591%

2015 Default Rate

5

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Portland was 0.591%, which represents 5 out of the 846 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 11,911 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.35% annual growth. Out of those 11,911 applicants, 7,304 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.3% acceptance rate.

There were 4,383 students enrolled at University of Portland in 2016, and 100% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Portland has an overall enrollment yield of 13.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

7,304

Accepted Out of 11,911

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Portland was 61.3% (7,304 admissions from 11,911 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 62%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 6.35%, while admissions grew by 5.26%.

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SAT Scores

100%

Submission Percentage

961

Scores Submitted

100% of enrolled first-time students at University of Portland in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Portland has a total enrollment of 4,383 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Portland is 3,818 students and the part-time enrollment is 565. This means that 87.1% of students enrolled at University of Portland are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Portland, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.6% White, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11.1% Asian, 7.92% Two or More Races, 1.64% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.3% Black or African American, and 0.251% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Portland in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.9%), followed by White Male (23.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.63%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (28.2%), followed by White Male (24.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.27%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Portland, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,383 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Portland is 3,818 and the part-time enrollment is 565. This means that 87.1% of students enrolled at University of Portland are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%

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 University of Portland was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    2,614

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    506

  3. Asian

    485

The enrolled student population at University of Portland is 59.6% White, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11.1% Asian, 7.92% Two or More Races, 1.64% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.3% Black or African American, and 0.251% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 126 students (2.87%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 309 more women than men received degrees from University of Portland. The majority of degree recipients at University of Portland are white (840 degrees awarded). There were 6.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (124 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Portland is Registered Nursing (213 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (94 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (54 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 Cultural & Gender Studies (21 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (39 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (18 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 Miscellaneous managers (402,369 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (345,127 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (298,507 people), Civil engineers (230,674 people), and Mechanical engineers (150,819 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Portland are Cultural & Gender Studies (21 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (39 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (18 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), and Engineering (117 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 Portland are Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at University of Portland are Cultural & Gender Studies (21 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (39 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (18 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), and Engineering (117 degrees).

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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 University of Portland are Architectural, engineering & related services (407,354 people), Computer Systems Design (393,435 people), Construction (249,579 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (248,535 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (190,961 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Portland are Cultural & Gender Studies (21 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (39 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (18 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), and Engineering (117 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. 213 degrees awarded

  2. 94 degrees awarded

  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Portland was Registered Nursing with 213 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 483

  2. 792

In 2016, 483 degrees were awarded to men at University of Portland, which is 0.61 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (792).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 40 degrees were awarded to men at University of Portland in General Education, which is 0.465 times less than the 86 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 189 degrees were awarded to women at University of Portland in Registered Nursing, which is 7.88 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

73%

100% Completion Time

80%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 73% of students graduating from University of Portland completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Portland is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 3.03% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    840 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    124 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    121 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Portland is white (840 degrees awarded). There were 6.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (124 degrees).

3.06% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    533 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    307 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    90 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Portland is white female (533 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (307 degrees).

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Operations

University of Portland has an endowment valued at nearly $151M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.3M (8.14%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of Portland had a total expenditure of $123M. Of that $123M, they spent $49.8M on salaries and $123M on benefits.

University of Portland employs 87 Associate professors, 55 Assistant professors, and 44 Professors. Most academics at University of Portland are Male Associate professors (50), Female Associate professors(37), and Female Assistant professors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Portland are: Service, with 103 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 88 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 76 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$151M

2015 Endowment

7.5%

growth from 2014

University of Portland has an endowment valued at about $151M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Portland grew 7.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $122M 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. $1.16M - Federal

  2. $121k - State

  3. $16k - Local

As of 2015, University of Portland received $1.16M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $121k from state grants and contracts, and $16k 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.

$49.8M

Salary Expenditure

$123M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Portland had a total expenditure of $123M. Of that $123M, they spent $49.8M on salaries and $123M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$49.8M

2015 Salaries

4.19%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Portland paid a median of $49.8M in salaries, which represents 40.6% of their overall expenditure ($123M) and a 4.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.27% growth from 2013 and a 2.54% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17M

Instructional Salaries

242

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Portland paid a total of $17M to 242 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

87 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

103 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Portland were Associate professor with 87 employees; Assistant professor with 55 employees; and Assistant professor with 44 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Portland were Service with 103 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 88 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 76 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Portland was Male Associate professor with 50 employees, Female Associate professor with 37 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 33 employees.

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

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