University of San Francisco

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$49,740
4.61% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$38,422
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.55%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
64.4%
21,867 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
10,636
92.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
75%
1,013 Graduates

About

University of San Francisco is a higher education institution located in San Francisco County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of San Francisco were Registered Nursing (233 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (169 degrees), and General Finance (141 degrees).

In 2019, 3,392 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of San Francisco. 63.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (932 degrees), 1.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (694 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of San Francisco is $49,740, which is $21,240 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of San Francisco is $49,740, which is $21,240 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $38,422.

In 2019, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$49,740
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of San Francisco was $49,740. The cost of tuition at University of San Francisco is $21,240 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$38,422
2019 Value
11.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of San Francisco had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $38,422. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of San Francisco grew by 11.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,830
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of San Francisco was of $14,830 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 3.49% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at University of San Francisco received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 8.33% with respect to 2018, 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.
2.55%
2017 Default Rate
58
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of San Francisco was 2.55%, which represents 58 out of the 2275 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 Francisco received 21,867 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 18.8% annual growth. Out of those 21,867 applicants, 14,086 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.4% acceptance rate.

There were 10,636 students enrolled at University of San Francisco in 2019, and 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of San Francisco has an overall enrollment yield of 9.18%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
14,086
Accepted Out of 21,867

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of San Francisco was 64.4% (14,086 admissions from 21,867 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 64.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 18.8%, while admissions grew by 18.5%.

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SAT Scores

78%
Submission Percentage
1,013
Scores Submitted

78% of enrolled first-time students at University of San Francisco in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of San Francisco has a total enrollment of 10,636 students. The full-time enrollment at University of San Francisco is 9,876 students and the part-time enrollment is 760. This means that 92.9% of students enrolled at University of San Francisco are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of San Francisco, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28% White, 21.2% Hispanic or Latino, 20.8% Asian, 7.39% Two or More Races, 5.58% Black or African American, 0.658% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.15% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of San Francisco in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (16.4%), followed by Asian Female (14.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (14.6%) and White Male (11.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of San Francisco, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,636 students. The full-time enrollment at University of San Francisco is 9,876 and the part-time enrollment is 760. This means that 92.9% of students enrolled at University of San Francisco are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
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 San Francisco was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of San Francisco had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,975
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,250
  3. Asian
    2,214

The enrolled student population at University of San Francisco is 28% White, 21.2% Hispanic or Latino, 20.8% Asian, 7.39% Two or More Races, 5.58% Black or African American, 0.658% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.15% 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 Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 253 students (2.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 940 more women than men received degrees from University of San Francisco. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of San Francisco is white (932 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (694 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of San Francisco is Registered Nursing (233 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (169 degrees) and General Finance (141 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of San Francisco, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (155 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (74 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (141 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 Francisco are Other managers (141,356 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (131,348 people), Social workers, all other (104,289 people), Postsecondary teachers (78,426 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (73,804 people).

The most specialized majors at University of San Francisco are Legal (155 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (74 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (141 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees), and Psychology (250 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 San Francisco are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of San Francisco are Legal (155 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (74 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (141 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees), and Psychology (250 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 Francisco are Elementary & secondary schools (413,835 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (224,112 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (212,404 people), Outpatient care centers (169,772 people), and Individual & family services (126,812 people).

The most specialized majors at University of San Francisco are Legal (155 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (74 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (141 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees), and Psychology (250 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 Francisco.
Most Common
  1. 233 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 169 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 141 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of San Francisco was Registered Nursing with 233 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,226
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,166
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,226 degrees were awarded to men at University of San Francisco, which is 0.566 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,166).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 126 degrees were awarded to men at University of San Francisco in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.969 times less than the 130 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 206 degrees were awarded to women at University of San Francisco in Registered Nursing, which is 4.68 times more than the 44 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 67% of students graduating from University of San Francisco 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 78% 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 (87.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of San Francisco is Male and Asian (87.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 2.37% of graduates (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    932 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    694 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    647 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of San Francisco is white (932 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (694 degrees).

4.42% of degree recipients (150 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    605 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    486 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    438 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of San Francisco is white female (605 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (486 degrees).

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Operations

University of San Francisco has an endowment valued at nearly $390M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.71M (0.695%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of San Francisco had a total salary expenditure of $379M. University of San Francisco employs 158 Associate professors, 150 Professors, and 149 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of San Francisco are Female Associate professors (94), Female Assistant professors(93), and Male Professors (89).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of San Francisco are: Management, with 329 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 220 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 108 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$390M
2019 Endowment
1.93%
decline from 2018

University of San Francisco has an endowment valued at about $390M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of San Francisco declined 1.93% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $79M 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. $3.67M - Federal
  2. $481k - State
  3. $413k - Local

As of 2019, University of San Francisco received $3.67M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $481k from state grants and contracts, and $413k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$180M
2019 Salaries
0.138%
decline from 2018

In 2019, University of San Francisco paid a median of $180M in salaries, which represents 47.5% of their overall expenditure ($379M) and a 0.138% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.35% growth from 2017 and a 3.24% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$61.9M
Instructional Salaries
471
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of San Francisco paid a total of $61.9M to 471 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
158 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
329 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of San Francisco were Associate professor with 158 employees; Professor with 150 employees; and Professor with 149 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of San Francisco were Management with 329 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 220 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 108 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of San Francisco was Female Associate professor with 94 employees, Female Assistant professor with 93 employees, and Male Professor with 89 employees.

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

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