Yale University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$51,400

3.88% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,053

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.13%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

6.93%

32,879 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

12,974

99.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

97.4%

1,312 Graduates

About

Yale University is a higher education institution located in New Haven County, CT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Yale University were General Economics (179 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (134 degrees), and General History (117 degrees).

In 2017, 4,552 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Yale University. 50.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,169 degrees), 3.99 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (543 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Yale University is $51,400, which is $24,900 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Yale University is $51,400, which is $24,900 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,053.

In 2017, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 10% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$51,400

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Yale University was $51,400. The cost of tuition at Yale University is $24,900 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$18,053

2017 Value

1.45%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Yale University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,053. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Yale University grew by 1.45%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,170

Room and Board

$3,580

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Yale University was of $15,170 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $3,580. The cost of room and board increased by 3.9% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.56% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

10%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Yale University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 52% 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.

1.13%

2016 Default Rate

13

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Yale University was 1.13%, which represents 13 out of the 1146 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

Yale University received 32,879 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.56% annual growth. Out of those 32,879 applicants, 2,277 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 6.93% acceptance rate.

There were 12,974 students enrolled at Yale University in 2017, and 61% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Yale University has an overall enrollment yield of 69.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

6.93%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,277

Accepted Out of 32,879

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Yale University was 6.93% (2,277 admissions from 32,879 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 6.32%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.56%, while admissions grew by 14.5%.

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SAT Scores

61%

Submission Percentage

967

Scores Submitted

61% of enrolled first-time students at Yale University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Yale University has a total enrollment of 12,974 students. The full-time enrollment at Yale University is 12,878 students and the part-time enrollment is 96. This means that 99.3% of students enrolled at Yale University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Yale University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.3% White, 13.9% Asian, 9.4% Hispanic or Latino, 5.67% Black or African American, 4.76% Two or More Races, 0.324% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Yale University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (24.3%), followed by White Female (20.4%) and Asian Female (9.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (22%), followed by White Male (21.8%) and Asian Female (6.28%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Yale University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,974 students. The full-time enrollment at Yale University is 12,878 and the part-time enrollment is 96. This means that 99.3% of students enrolled at Yale University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

99%

2017 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 Yale University was 99%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Yale University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,746

  2. Asian

    1,809

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,220

The enrolled student population at Yale University is 44.3% White, 13.9% Asian, 9.4% Hispanic or Latino, 5.67% Black or African American, 4.76% Two or More Races, 0.324% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.108% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 150 students (1.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 26 more women than men received degrees from Yale University. The majority of degree recipients at Yale University are white (2,169 degrees awarded). There were 3.99 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (543 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Yale University is General Economics (179 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (134 degrees) and General History (117 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Yale University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (157 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (191 degrees), and History (178 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 Yale University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (108,314 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (105,741 people), Other managers (96,873 people), Clergy (87,658 people), and Architects, except landscape and naval (86,864 people).

The most specialized majors at Yale University are Cultural & Gender Studies (157 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (191 degrees), History (178 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (79 degrees), and Theology (138 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 Yale University are Surgeons, Sales managers, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Yale University are Cultural & Gender Studies (157 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (191 degrees), History (178 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (79 degrees), and Theology (138 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 Yale University are Elementary & secondary schools (194,954 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (155,606 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (121,776 people), Religious organizations (102,831 people), and Legal services (83,305 people).

The most specialized majors at Yale University are Cultural & Gender Studies (157 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (191 degrees), History (178 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (79 degrees), and Theology (138 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 179 degrees awarded

  2. 134 degrees awarded

  3. 117 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Yale University was General Economics with 179 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,263

  2. 2,289

In 2017, 2,263 degrees were awarded to men at Yale University, which is 0.989 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,289).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 273 degrees were awarded to men at Yale University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.4 times more than the 195 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 195 degrees were awarded to women at Yale University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.714 times less than the 273 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

88%

100% Completion Time

97%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 88% of students graduating from Yale University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 97% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 97% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Yale University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.68% 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

    2,169 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    543 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    307 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Yale University is white (2,169 degrees awarded). There were 3.99 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (543 degrees).

1.47% of degree recipients (67 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,088 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,081 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    309 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Yale University is white female (1,088 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,081 degrees).

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Operations

Yale University has an endowment valued at nearly $27.2B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.09B (11.3%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Yale University had a total salary expenditure of $3.48B. Yale University employs 600 Professors, 272 Lecturers, and 202 Assistant professors. Most academics at Yale University are Male Professors (441), Female Professors(159), and Female Lecturers (158).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yale University are: Management, with 1284 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1186 employees, and Service with 1038 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$27.2B

2017 Endowment

7.1%

growth from 2016

Yale University has an endowment valued at about $27.2B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Yale University grew 7.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $26.9B 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: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $567M - Federal

  2. $37.2M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Yale University received $567M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $37.2M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.55B

2017 Salaries

1.55%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Yale University paid a median of $1.55B in salaries, which represents 44.6% of their overall expenditure ($3.48B) and a 1.55% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.63% growth from 2015 and a 3.23% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$192M

Instructional Salaries

1,200

Number of Employees

In 2017, Yale University paid a total of $192M to 1,200 employees working as instructors, which represents 12.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

600 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1284 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Yale University were Professor with 600 employees; Lecturer with 272 employees; and Lecturer with 202 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yale University were Management with 1,284 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,186 employees; and Service with 1,038 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Yale University was Male Professor with 441 employees, Female Professor with 159 employees, and Female Lecturer with 158 employees.

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

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