Chapman University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$54,540
4.2% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$43,767
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.32%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
55.7%
14,273 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
9,850
89.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
78.8%
1,002 Graduates

About

Chapman University is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Chapman University were General Business Administration & Management (376 degrees awarded), Cinematography & Film Production (174 degrees), and General Psychology (99 degrees).

In 2019, 2,686 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Chapman University. 61% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,357 degrees), 3.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (430 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Chapman University is $54,540, which is $32,514 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Chapman University is $54,540, which is $32,514 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $43,767.

In 2019, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$54,540
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Chapman University was $54,540. The cost of tuition at Chapman University is $32,514 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$43,767
2019 Value
5.56%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Chapman University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $43,767. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Chapman University grew by 5.56%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,356
Room and Board
$1,560
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Chapman University was of $13,356 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,560. The cost of room and board increased by 9.68% 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
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Chapman University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.3% with respect to 2018, when 77% 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.
1.32%
2017 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Chapman University was 1.32%, which represents 21 out of the 1596 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

Chapman University received 14,273 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.528% annual growth. Out of those 14,273 applicants, 7,943 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.7% acceptance rate.

There were 9,850 students enrolled at Chapman University in 2019, and 69% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Chapman University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
7,943
Accepted Out of 14,273

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Chapman University was 55.7% (7,943 admissions from 14,273 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 53.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 0.528%, while admissions grew by 4.44%.

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SAT Scores

69%
Submission Percentage
1,225
Scores Submitted

69% of enrolled first-time students at Chapman University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Chapman University has a total enrollment of 9,850 students. The full-time enrollment at Chapman University is 8,860 students and the part-time enrollment is 990. This means that 89.9% of students enrolled at Chapman University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Chapman University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47% White, 16.3% Hispanic or Latino, 16% Asian, 7.13% Two or More Races, 1.9% Black or African American, 0.244% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.132% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Chapman University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.8%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Asian Female (9.54%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.5%), followed by Asian Female (13.4%) and White Male (13.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Chapman University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,850 students. The full-time enrollment at Chapman University is 8,860 and the part-time enrollment is 990. This means that 89.9% of students enrolled at Chapman University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
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 Chapman University was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Chapman University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,628
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,602
  3. Asian
    1,575

The enrolled student population at Chapman University is 47% White, 16.3% Hispanic or Latino, 16% Asian, 7.13% Two or More Races, 1.9% Black or African American, 0.244% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.132% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 565 students (5.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 592 more women than men received degrees from Chapman University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Chapman University is white (1,357 degrees awarded). There were 3.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (430 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Chapman University is General Business Administration & Management (376 degrees awarded), followed by Cinematography & Film Production (174 degrees) and General Psychology (99 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Chapman University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (188 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (471 degrees), and Communications (170 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 Chapman University are Other managers (247,971 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (215,331 people), Postsecondary teachers (174,112 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (161,538 people), and Secondary school teachers (135,669 people).

The most specialized majors at Chapman University are Legal (188 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (471 degrees), Communications (170 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), and English (80 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 Chapman University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

The most specialized majors at Chapman University are Legal (188 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (471 degrees), Communications (170 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), and English (80 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 Chapman University are Elementary & secondary schools (526,144 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (400,534 people), Computer Systems Design (205,920 people), Legal services (160,904 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (137,278 people).

The most specialized majors at Chapman University are Legal (188 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (471 degrees), Communications (170 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), and English (80 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 Chapman University.
Most Common
  1. 376 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 174 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 99 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Chapman University was General Business Administration & Management with 376 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,047
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,639
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,047 degrees were awarded to men at Chapman University, which is 0.639 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,639).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 258 degrees were awarded to men at Chapman University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.12 times more than the 231 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 231 degrees were awarded to women at Chapman University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.895 times less than the 258 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

69%
100% Completion Time
79%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 69% of students graduating from Chapman University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% 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 Chapman University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 3.89% of graduates (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,357 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    430 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    360 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Chapman University is white (1,357 degrees awarded). There were 3.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (430 degrees).

4.62% of degree recipients (124 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    810 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    547 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    282 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Chapman University is white female (810 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (547 degrees).

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Operations

Chapman University has an endowment valued at nearly $406M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $14M (3.44%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Chapman University had a total salary expenditure of $356M. Chapman University employs 191 Assistant professors, 159 Professors, and 149 Associate professors. Most academics at Chapman University are Male Professors (112), Female Assistant professors(103), and Male Assistant professors (88).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chapman University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 203 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 163 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 147 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$406M
2019 Endowment
3.1%
growth from 2018

Chapman University has an endowment valued at about $406M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Chapman University grew 3.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $368M 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. $8.2M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Chapman University received $8.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$164M
2019 Salaries
10.4%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Chapman University paid a median of $164M in salaries, which represents 46.1% of their overall expenditure ($356M) and a 10.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.42% growth from 2017 and a 10.1% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$63.3M
Instructional Salaries
530
Number of Employees

In 2019, Chapman University paid a total of $63.3M to 530 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
191 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
203 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Chapman University were Assistant professor with 191 employees; Professor with 159 employees; and Professor with 149 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chapman University were Office and Administrative Support with 203 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 163 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 147 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Chapman University was Male Professor with 112 employees, Female Assistant professor with 103 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 88 employees.

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

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