Valparaiso University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$36,280

3.57% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$22,626

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.81%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

82.9%

7,484 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

4,412

89.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

65.7%

454 Graduates

About

Valparaiso University is a higher education institution located in Porter County, IN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Valparaiso University were Registered Nursing (115 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (44 degrees), and General Psychology (41 degrees).

In 2016, 1,455 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Valparaiso University. 51.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (882 degrees), 10.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (86 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Valparaiso University is $36,280, which is $16,120 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Valparaiso University is $36,280, which is $16,120 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 $22,626.

In 2016, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$36,280

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Valparaiso University was $36,280. The cost of tuition at Valparaiso University is $16,120 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$22,626

2016 Value

2.21%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Valparaiso University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,626. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Valparaiso University grew by 2.21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,210

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Valparaiso University was of $9,210 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.88% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Valparaiso University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.2% with respect to 2015, when 91% 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.

3.81%

2015 Default Rate

41

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Valparaiso University was 3.81%, which represents 41 out of the 1076 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

Valparaiso University received 7,484 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.4% annual growth. Out of those 7,484 applicants, 6,205 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.9% acceptance rate.

There were 4,412 students enrolled at Valparaiso University in 2016, and 42% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Valparaiso University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

6,205

Accepted Out of 7,484

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Valparaiso University was 82.9% (6,205 admissions from 7,484 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 81.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 12.4%, while admissions grew by 13.8%.

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SAT Scores

42%

Submission Percentage

360

Scores Submitted

42% of enrolled first-time students at Valparaiso University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Valparaiso University has a total enrollment of 4,412 students. The full-time enrollment at Valparaiso University is 3,937 students and the part-time enrollment is 475. This means that 89.2% of students enrolled at Valparaiso University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Valparaiso University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.1% White, 7.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.41% Black or African American, 2.31% Two or More Races, 1.99% Asian, 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.068% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Valparaiso University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.8%), followed by White Male (32.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.65%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (26.5%), followed by White Male (19.1%) and Black or African American Female (5.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Valparaiso University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,412 students. The full-time enrollment at Valparaiso University is 3,937 and the part-time enrollment is 475. This means that 89.2% of students enrolled at Valparaiso University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

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 Valparaiso University was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Valparaiso University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,826

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    344

  3. Black or African American

    283

The enrolled student population at Valparaiso University is 64.1% White, 7.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.41% Black or African American, 2.31% Two or More Races, 1.99% Asian, 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.068% 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 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, 175 students (3.97%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 51 more women than men received degrees from Valparaiso University. The majority of degree recipients at Valparaiso University are white (882 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (86 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Valparaiso University is Registered Nursing (115 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (44 degrees) and General Psychology (41 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Valparaiso University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (168 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (5 degrees), and Physical Sciences (60 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Valparaiso University are Software developers, applications & systems software (443,396 people), Miscellaneous managers (207,354 people), Computer programmers (125,218 people), Other Computer Occupations (118,491 people), and Computer & information systems managers (112,429 people).

The most specialized majors at Valparaiso University are Legal (168 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (5 degrees), Physical Sciences (60 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (173 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 Valparaiso University are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Valparaiso University are Legal (168 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (5 degrees), Physical Sciences (60 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (173 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 Valparaiso University are Computer Systems Design (523,796 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (230,295 people), Hospitals (171,367 people), Elementary & secondary schools (169,868 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (110,690 people).

The most specialized majors at Valparaiso University are Legal (168 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (5 degrees), Physical Sciences (60 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (173 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 Valparaiso University.

Most Common

  1. 115 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Valparaiso University was Registered Nursing with 115 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 702

  2. 753

In 2016, 702 degrees were awarded to men at Valparaiso University, which is 0.932 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (753).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 131 degrees were awarded to men at Valparaiso University in Information Technology, which is 4.09 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 107 degrees were awarded to women at Valparaiso University in Registered Nursing, which is 13.4 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%

100% Completion Time

67%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 60% of students graduating from Valparaiso University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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 Valparaiso University 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, 1.32% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    882 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    86 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    84 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Valparaiso University is white (882 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (86 degrees).

2.54% of degree recipients (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    493 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    389 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Valparaiso University is white female (493 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (389 degrees).

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Operations

Valparaiso University has an endowment valued at nearly $204M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.34M (3.1%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Valparaiso University had a total expenditure of $135M. Of that $135M, they spent $63.6M on salaries and $135M on benefits.

Valparaiso University employs 97 Associate professors, 82 Assistant professors, and 57 Professors. Most academics at Valparaiso University are Male Associate professors (53), Male Professors(44), and Female Associate professors (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Valparaiso University are: Service, with 159 employees, Management, with 141 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 92 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$204M

2015 Endowment

0.778%

growth from 2014

Valparaiso University has an endowment valued at about $204M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Valparaiso University grew 0.778% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $175M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.28M - Federal

  2. $887k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Valparaiso University received $3.28M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $887k 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.

$63.6M

Salary Expenditure

$135M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Valparaiso University had a total expenditure of $135M. Of that $135M, they spent $63.6M on salaries and $135M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$63.6M

2015 Salaries

4.86%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Valparaiso University paid a median of $63.6M in salaries, which represents 47.1% of their overall expenditure ($135M) and a 4.86% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.1% growth from 2013 and a 2.74% 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

$23.1M

Instructional Salaries

313

Number of Employees

In 2015, Valparaiso University paid a total of $23.1M to 313 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.3% 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

97 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

159 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Valparaiso University were Associate professor with 97 employees; Assistant professor with 82 employees; and Assistant professor with 57 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Valparaiso University were Service with 159 employees; Management with 141 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 92 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Valparaiso University was Male Associate professor with 53 employees, Male Professor with 44 employees, and Female Associate professor with 44 employees.

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

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