University of San Diego

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$45,540

3.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$38,596

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.5%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

51.4%

14,413 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

8,508

82.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

77.8%

893 Graduates

About

University of San Diego is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of San Diego were General Finance (172 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (126 degrees), and General Communication (115 degrees).

In 2016, 2,566 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of San Diego. 58.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,366 degrees), 3.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (445 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of San Diego is $45,540, which is $19,684 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of San Diego is $45,540, which is $19,684 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $38,596.

In 2016, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$45,540

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of San Diego was $45,540. The cost of tuition at University of San Diego is $19,684 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$38,596

2016 Value

7.36%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of San Diego had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $38,596. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of San Diego grew by 7.36%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,006

Room and Board

$1,764

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of San Diego was of $12,006 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,764. The cost of room and board increased by 2.6% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.685% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at University of San Diego received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.47% with respect to 2015, when 68% 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.

2.5%

2015 Default Rate

43

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of San Diego was 2.5%, which represents 43 out of the 1717 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 San Diego received 14,413 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.4% annual growth. Out of those 14,413 applicants, 7,406 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.4% acceptance rate.

There were 8,508 students enrolled at University of San Diego in 2016, and 55% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of San Diego has an overall enrollment yield of 15.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

7,406

Accepted Out of 14,413

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of San Diego was 51.4% (7,406 admissions from 14,413 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 51.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 5.4%, while admissions grew by 4.8%.

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SAT Scores

55%

Submission Percentage

620

Scores Submitted

55% of enrolled first-time students at University of San Diego in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of San Diego has a total enrollment of 8,508 students. The full-time enrollment at University of San Diego is 7,014 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,494. This means that 82.4% of students enrolled at University of San Diego are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of San Diego, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.5% White, 19.1% Hispanic or Latino, 8.17% Asian, 4.62% Two or More Races, 3.95% Black or African American, 0.447% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.411% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of San Diego in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (28.4%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (30.2%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of San Diego, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,508 students. The full-time enrollment at University of San Diego is 7,014 and the part-time enrollment is 1,494. This means that 82.4% of students enrolled at University of San Diego are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%

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 San Diego was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of San Diego had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,298

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,626

  3. Asian

    695

The enrolled student population at University of San Diego is 50.5% White, 19.1% Hispanic or Latino, 8.17% Asian, 4.62% Two or More Races, 3.95% Black or African American, 0.447% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.411% 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, 340 students (4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 432 more women than men received degrees from University of San Diego. The majority of degree recipients at University of San Diego are white (1,366 degrees awarded). There were 3.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (445 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of San Diego is General Finance (172 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (126 degrees) and General Communication (115 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of San Diego, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (425 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees), and Biology (162 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 San Diego are Accountants & auditors (1,099,016 people), Miscellaneous managers (895,556 people), Financial managers (440,776 people), Physicians & surgeons (410,946 people), and Chief executives & legislators (361,048 people).

The most specialized majors at University of San Diego are Legal (425 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees), Biology (162 degrees), Business (852 degrees), and Communications (115 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 San Diego are Physicians & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of San Diego are Legal (425 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees), Biology (162 degrees), Business (852 degrees), and Communications (115 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 San Diego are Hospitals (776,815 people), Elementary & secondary schools (675,542 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (606,313 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (588,802 people), and Banking & related activities (515,190 people).

The most specialized majors at University of San Diego are Legal (425 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees), Biology (162 degrees), Business (852 degrees), and Communications (115 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 San Diego.

Most Common

  1. 172 degrees awarded

  2. 126 degrees awarded

  3. 115 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of San Diego was General Finance with 172 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,067

  2. 1,499

In 2016, 1,067 degrees were awarded to men at University of San Diego, which is 0.712 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,499).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 138 degrees were awarded to men at University of San Diego in General Finance, which is 3.07 times more than the 45 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 118 degrees were awarded to women at University of San Diego in Paralegal, which is 4.72 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%

100% Completion Time

77%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 67% of students graduating from University of San Diego completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of San Diego is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 4.26% of graduates (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,366 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    445 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    198 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of San Diego is white (1,366 degrees awarded). There were 3.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (445 degrees).

5.81% of degree recipients (149 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    789 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    577 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    309 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of San Diego is white female (789 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (577 degrees).

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Operations

University of San Diego has an endowment valued at nearly $470M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $108k (0.023%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of San Diego had a total expenditure of $294M. Of that $294M, they spent $151M on salaries and $294M on benefits.

University of San Diego employs 185 Professors, 135 Associate professors, and 103 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of San Diego are Male Professors (118), Female Associate professors(72), and Female Professors (67).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of San Diego are: Office and Administrative Support, with 253 employees, Service, with 197 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 194 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$470M

2015 Endowment

0.26%

growth from 2014

University of San Diego has an endowment valued at about $470M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of San Diego grew 0.26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $199M 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: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $9.93M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of San Diego received $9.93M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 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.

$151M

Salary Expenditure

$294M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of San Diego had a total expenditure of $294M. Of that $294M, they spent $151M on salaries and $294M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$151M

2015 Salaries

4.06%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of San Diego paid a median of $151M in salaries, which represents 51.6% of their overall expenditure ($294M) and a 4.06% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.29% growth from 2013 and a 5.81% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$46.6M

Instructional Salaries

427

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of San Diego paid a total of $46.6M to 427 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.8% 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

185 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

253 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of San Diego were Professor with 185 employees; Associate professor with 135 employees; and Associate professor with 103 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of San Diego were Office and Administrative Support with 253 employees; Service with 197 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 194 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of San Diego was Male Professor with 118 employees, Female Associate professor with 72 employees, and Female Professor with 67 employees.

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

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