University of San Diego

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$52,120
3.31% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$37,547
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.99%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
58.7%
13,171 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
8,861
79.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
80.5%
907 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 (231 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (137 degrees), and General Communication (113 degrees).

In 2020, 3,090 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of San Diego. 56.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,530 degrees), 2.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (651 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of San Diego is $52,120, which is $23,491 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of San Diego is $52,120, which is $23,491 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $37,547.

In 2020, 71% of undergraduate students attending University of San Diego received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$52,120
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of San Diego was $52,120. The cost of tuition at University of San Diego is $23,491 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$37,547
2020 Value
4.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of San Diego had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,547. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of San Diego grew by 4.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,605
Room and Board
$1,970
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of San Diego was of $14,605 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,970. The cost of room and board increased by 9.16% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
36%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

71% of undergraduate students at University of San Diego received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.43% with respect to 2019, when 70% 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.
1.99%
2018 Default Rate
33
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of San Diego was 1.99%, which represents 33 out of the 1662 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 13,171 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.25% annual decline. Out of those 13,171 applicants, 7,731 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.7% acceptance rate.

There were 8,861 students enrolled at University of San Diego in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of San Diego has an overall enrollment yield of 12.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
7,731
Accepted Out of 13,171

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of San Diego was 58.7% (7,731 admissions from 13,171 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 48.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −4.25%, while admissions grew by 15.4%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at University of San Diego in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of San Diego has a total enrollment of 8,861 students. The full-time enrollment at University of San Diego is 7,022 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,839. This means that 79.2% 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 48.7% White, 22.1% Hispanic or Latino, 8.4% Asian, 6.23% Two or More Races, 4.22% Black or African American, 0.305% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.26% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of San Diego in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.8%), followed by White Male (20.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.8%), followed by White Male (17.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of San Diego, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,861 students. The full-time enrollment at University of San Diego is 7,022 and the part-time enrollment is 1,839. This means that 79.2% of students enrolled at University of San Diego are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
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 San Diego was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of San Diego had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,318
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,961
  3. Asian
    744

The enrolled student population at University of San Diego is 48.7% White, 22.1% Hispanic or Latino, 8.4% Asian, 6.23% Two or More Races, 4.22% Black or African American, 0.305% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.26% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 361 students (4.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 402 more women than men received degrees from University of San Diego. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of San Diego is white (1,530 degrees awarded). There were 2.35 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (651 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of San Diego is General Finance (231 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (137 degrees) and General Communication (113 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 (398 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (38 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 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 Physicians (376,596 people), Other managers (140,616 people), Postsecondary teachers (132,374 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (94,156 people), and Other Physical Scientists (86,113 people).

The most specialized majors at University of San Diego are Legal (398 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (38 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (19 degrees), and Biology (183 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 Surgeons, Aerospace engineers, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of San Diego are Legal (398 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (38 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (19 degrees), and Biology (183 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 San Diego are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (436,999 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (290,331 people), Elementary & secondary schools (182,325 people), Offices of physicians (175,638 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (173,588 people).

The most specialized majors at University of San Diego are Legal (398 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (38 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (19 degrees), and Biology (183 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. 231 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 137 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 113 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of San Diego was General Finance with 231 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,344
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,746
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,344 degrees were awarded to men at University of San Diego, which is 0.77 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,746).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 167 degrees were awarded to men at University of San Diego in General Finance, which is 2.61 times more than the 64 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 137 degrees were awarded to women at University of San Diego in Law, which is 1.32 times more than the 104 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

68%
100% Completion Time
80%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 68% 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, 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 Sex

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 (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, 1.21% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,530 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    651 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    245 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of San Diego is white (1,530 degrees awarded). There were 2.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (651 degrees).

3.82% of degree recipients (118 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    840 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    690 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    378 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of San Diego is white female (840 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (690 degrees).

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Operations

University of San Diego has an endowment valued at nearly $532M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−3.32%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of San Diego had a total salary expenditure of $346M. University of San Diego employs 206 Professors, 147 Associate professors, and 113 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of San Diego are Male Professors (124), Female Professors(82), and Female Associate professors (81).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of San Diego are: Office and Administrative Support, with 249 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 195 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 169 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$532M
2020 Endowment
2.44%
decline from 2019

University of San Diego has an endowment valued at about $532M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of San Diego declined 2.44% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $230M 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. $14.7M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of San Diego received $14.7M 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

Salary Expenditure

$181M
2020 Salaries
2.81%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of San Diego paid a median of $181M in salaries, which represents 52.2% of their overall expenditure ($346M) and a 2.81% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.62% growth from 2018 and a 3.89% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$55M
Instructional Salaries
486
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of San Diego paid a total of $55M to 486 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
206 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
249 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of San Diego were Professor with 206 employees; Associate professor with 147 employees; and Associate professor with 113 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of San Diego were Office and Administrative Support with 249 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 195 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 169 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of San Diego was Male Professor with 124 employees, Female Professor with 82 employees, and Female Associate professor with 81 employees.

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

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