Yale University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$49,480

3.95% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,319

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

0.859%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

6.32%

31,445 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

12,458

99.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

97.8%

1,313 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 (233 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (138 degrees), and General History (109 degrees).

In 2016, 4,609 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Yale University. 49.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,075 degrees), 3.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (588 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Yale University is $49,480, which is $23,624 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Yale University is $49,480, which is $23,624 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,319.

In 2016, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 11% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$49,480

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Yale University was $49,480. The cost of tuition at Yale University is $23,624 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$18,319

2016 Value

0.853%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Yale University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,319. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Yale University grew by 0.853%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,600

Room and Board

$3,525

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Yale University was of $14,600 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $3,525. The cost of room and board increased by 4.29% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

11%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Yale University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, 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.

0.859%

2015 Default Rate

10

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Yale University was 0.859%, which represents 10 out of the 1164 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 31,445 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4% annual growth. Out of those 31,445 applicants, 1,988 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 6.32% acceptance rate.

There were 12,458 students enrolled at Yale University in 2016, and 69% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Yale University has an overall enrollment yield of 68.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

6.32%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,988

Accepted Out of 31,445

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Yale University was 6.32% (1,988 admissions from 31,445 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 6.73%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 4%, while admissions declined by -2.26%.

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SAT Scores

69%

Submission Percentage

944

Scores Submitted

69% of enrolled first-time students at Yale University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Yale University has a total enrollment of 12,458 students. The full-time enrollment at Yale University is 12,345 students and the part-time enrollment is 113. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Yale University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Yale University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.2% White, 13.4% Asian, 8.81% Hispanic or Latino, 5.72% Black or African American, 4.36% Two or More Races, 0.329% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Yale University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (25.2%), followed by White Female (21%) and Asian Female (9.73%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (23.1%), followed by White Male (22.9%) and Asian Female (5.73%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Yale University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,458 students. The full-time enrollment at Yale University is 12,345 and the part-time enrollment is 113. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Yale University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

99%

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 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

    5,755

  2. Asian

    1,664

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,097

The enrolled student population at Yale University is 46.2% White, 13.4% Asian, 8.81% Hispanic or Latino, 5.72% Black or African American, 4.36% Two or More Races, 0.329% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.112% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 155 students (1.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 67 fewer women than men received degrees from Yale University. The majority of degree recipients at Yale University are white (2,075 degrees awarded). There were 3.53 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (588 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Yale University is General Economics (233 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (138 degrees) and General History (109 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 (137 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (203 degrees), and History (187 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 Yale University are Miscellaneous managers (120,306 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (102,712 people), Architects, except naval (99,538 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (98,772 people), and Clergy (87,031 people).

The most specialized majors at Yale University are Cultural & Gender Studies (137 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (203 degrees), History (187 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (94 degrees), and Theology (151 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 Yale University are Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Yale University are Cultural & Gender Studies (137 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (203 degrees), History (187 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (94 degrees), and Theology (151 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 (187,582 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (150,935 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (129,385 people), Religious organizations (100,314 people), and Legal services (79,236 people).

The most specialized majors at Yale University are Cultural & Gender Studies (137 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (203 degrees), History (187 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (94 degrees), and Theology (151 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 233 degrees awarded

  2. 138 degrees awarded

  3. 109 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Yale University was General Economics with 233 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,338

  2. 2,271

In 2016, 2,338 degrees were awarded to men at Yale University, which is 1.03 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,271).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 286 degrees were awarded to men at Yale University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.83 times more than the 156 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 156 degrees were awarded to women at Yale University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.545 times less than the 286 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

87%

100% Completion Time

96%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 87% of students graduating from Yale University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 96% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Yale University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 1.07% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,075 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    588 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    319 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Yale University is white (2,075 degrees awarded). There were 3.53 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (588 degrees).

2.47% of degree recipients (114 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,106 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    969 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    305 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Yale University is white male (1,106 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (969 degrees).

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Operations

Yale University has an endowment valued at nearly $25.5B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.55B (10%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Yale University had a total expenditure of $3.19B. Of that $3.19B, they spent $1.51B on salaries and $3.19B on benefits.

Yale University employs 605 Professors, 217 Lecturers, and 195 Assistant professors. Most academics at Yale University are Male Professors (446), Female Professors(159), and Female Lecturers (123).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yale University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1229 employees, Management, with 1154 employees, and Service with 988 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.5B

2015 Endowment

7.06%

growth from 2014

Yale University has an endowment valued at about $25.5B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Yale University grew 7.06% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.3B 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. $507M - Federal

  2. $32.3M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Yale University received $507M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $32.3M 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.

$1.51B

Salary Expenditure

$3.19B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Yale University had a total expenditure of $3.19B. Of that $3.19B, they spent $1.51B on salaries and $3.19B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Yale University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.51B

2015 Salaries

3.23%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Yale University paid a median of $1.51B in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($3.19B) and a 3.23% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.98% growth from 2013 and a 6.37% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$174M

Instructional Salaries

1,114

Number of Employees

In 2015, Yale University paid a total of $174M to 1,114 employees working as instructors, which represents 11.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

605 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1229 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Yale University were Professor with 605 employees; Lecturer with 217 employees; and Lecturer with 195 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yale University were Office and Administrative Support with 1,229 employees; Management with 1,154 employees; and Service with 988 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Yale University was Male Professor with 446 employees, Female Professor with 159 employees, and Female Lecturer with 123 employees.

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

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