Yale University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$55,500
3.87% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,073
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
0.913%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
6.08%
36,844 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
13,609
99% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
96.6%
1,308 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 Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (179 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (141 degrees), and General History (131 degrees).

In 2019, 5,084 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 most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,209 degrees), 3.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (681 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Yale University is $55,500, which is $27,000 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Yale University is $55,500, which is $27,000 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,073.

In 2019, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 8% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$55,500
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Yale University was $55,500. The cost of tuition at Yale University is $27,000 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$18,073
2019 Value
3.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Yale University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,073. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Yale University grew by 3.6%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,000
Room and Board
$3,750
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Yale University was of $16,000 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $3,750. The cost of room and board increased by 3.23% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.18% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
8%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Yale University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.77% with respect to 2018, when 53% 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.
0.913%
2017 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Yale University was 0.913%, which represents 10 out of the 1095 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 36,844 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.37% annual growth. Out of those 36,844 applicants, 2,241 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 6.08% acceptance rate.

There were 13,609 students enrolled at Yale University in 2019, and 68% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Yale University has an overall enrollment yield of 69.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

6.08%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,241
Accepted Out of 36,844

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Yale University was 6.08% (2,241 admissions from 36,844 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 6.35%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 4.37%, while admissions grew by 0.0446%.

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SAT Scores

68%
Submission Percentage
1,061
Scores Submitted

68% of enrolled first-time students at Yale University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Yale University has a total enrollment of 13,609 students. The full-time enrollment at Yale University is 13,468 students and the part-time enrollment is 141. This means that 99% of students enrolled at Yale University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Yale University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.2% White, 15.1% Asian, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.01% Black or African American, 5.11% Two or More Races, 0.309% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0955% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Yale University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (21.3%), followed by White Female (19.1%) and Asian Female (11.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.1%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Asian Female (6.34%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Yale University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,609 students. The full-time enrollment at Yale University is 13,468 and the part-time enrollment is 141. This means that 99% of students enrolled at Yale University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

99%
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 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
    5,610
  2. Asian
    2,053
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,412

The enrolled student population at Yale University is 41.2% White, 15.1% Asian, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.01% Black or African American, 5.11% Two or More Races, 0.309% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0955% 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 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, 147 students (1.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 34 more women than men received degrees from Yale University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Yale University is white (2,209 degrees awarded). There were 3.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (681 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Yale University is Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (179 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (141 degrees) and General History (131 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 (167 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (222 degrees), and History (196 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 (132,946 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (106,415 people), Other managers (103,428 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (72,668 people), and Postsecondary teachers (66,802 people).

The most specialized majors at Yale University are Cultural & Gender Studies (167 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (222 degrees), History (196 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (90 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (96 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Yale University are Cultural & Gender Studies (167 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (222 degrees), History (196 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (90 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (96 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 (195,251 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (163,928 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (140,596 people), Legal services (97,876 people), and Construction (78,852 people).

The most specialized majors at Yale University are Cultural & Gender Studies (167 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (222 degrees), History (196 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (90 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (96 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 Yale University.
Most Common
  1. 179 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 141 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 131 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Yale University was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 179 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,525
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,559
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,525 degrees were awarded to men at Yale University, which is 0.987 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,559).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 322 degrees were awarded to men at Yale University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.48 times more than the 217 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 217 degrees were awarded to women at Yale University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.674 times less than the 322 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

86%
100% Completion Time
97%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 86% 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 98% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Yale University is Male and Two or More Races (100% 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, 1.83% 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
    2,209 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    681 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    422 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Yale University is white (2,209 degrees awarded). There were 3.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (681 degrees).

1.49% of degree recipients (76 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,113 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,096 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    381 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Yale University is white female (1,113 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,096 degrees).

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Operations

Yale University has an endowment valued at nearly $30.3B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.44B (4.75%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Yale University had a total salary expenditure of $3.83B. Yale University employs 616 Professors, 283 Lecturers, and 183 Assistant professors. Most academics at Yale University are Male Professors (447), Female Professors(169), and Female Lecturers (148).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yale University are: Management, with 1328 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1232 employees, and Service with 1066 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$30.3B
2019 Endowment
2.89%
growth from 2018

Yale University has an endowment valued at about $30.3B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Yale University grew 2.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30B 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. $612M - Federal
  2. $31.4M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Yale University received $612M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $31.4M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.69B
2019 Salaries
5.49%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Yale University paid a median of $1.69B in salaries, which represents 44.2% of their overall expenditure ($3.83B) and a 5.49% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.44% growth from 2017 and a 1.55% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$224M
Instructional Salaries
1,237
Number of Employees

In 2019, Yale University paid a total of $224M to 1,237 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.2% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
616 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1328 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Yale University were Professor with 616 employees; Lecturer with 283 employees; and Lecturer with 183 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yale University were Management with 1,328 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,232 employees; and Service with 1,066 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Yale University was Male Professor with 447 employees, Female Professor with 169 employees, and Female Lecturer with 148 employees.

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

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