Fresno Pacific University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,458
1.54% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,298
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.64%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
66.1%
964 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,300
69.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
66.4%
156 Graduates

About

Fresno Pacific University is a higher education institution located in Fresno County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Fresno Pacific University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (268 degrees awarded), Child Development (150 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (148 degrees).

In 2019, 1,334 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fresno Pacific University. 74.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (636 degrees), 1.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (459 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fresno Pacific University is $32,458, which is $10,432 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fresno Pacific University is $32,458, which is $10,432 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 $19,298.

In 2019, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 71% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,458
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Fresno Pacific University was $32,458. The cost of tuition at Fresno Pacific University is $10,432 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$19,298
2019 Value
3.34%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Fresno Pacific University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,298. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Fresno Pacific University grew by 3.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,367
Room and Board
$1,917
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fresno Pacific University was of $11,367 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,917. The cost of room and board increased by 4.79% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Fresno Pacific University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.53% with respect to 2018, when 79% 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.
5.64%
2017 Default Rate
71
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Fresno Pacific University was 5.64%, which represents 71 out of the 1259 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

Fresno Pacific University received 964 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 6.77% annual decline. Out of those 964 applicants, 637 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.1% acceptance rate.

There were 4,300 students enrolled at Fresno Pacific University in 2019, and 94% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fresno Pacific University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
637
Accepted Out of 964

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fresno Pacific University was 66.1% (637 admissions from 964 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 85.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -6.77%, while admissions declined by -27.6%.

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SAT Scores

94%
Submission Percentage
167
Scores Submitted

94% of enrolled first-time students at Fresno Pacific University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fresno Pacific University has a total enrollment of 4,300 students. The full-time enrollment at Fresno Pacific University is 2,987 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,313. This means that 69.5% of students enrolled at Fresno Pacific University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fresno Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.4% Hispanic or Latino, 30.2% White, 4.86% Asian, 4.77% Black or African American, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.535% Two or More Races, and 0.349% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fresno Pacific University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (43.7%), followed by White Female (18.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (36.1%), followed by White Female (25.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (9.36%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fresno Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,300 students. The full-time enrollment at Fresno Pacific University is 2,987 and the part-time enrollment is 1,313. This means that 69.5% of students enrolled at Fresno Pacific University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
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 Fresno Pacific University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Fresno Pacific University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,211
  2. White
    1,297
  3. Asian
    209

The enrolled student population at Fresno Pacific University is 51.4% Hispanic or Latino, 30.2% White, 4.86% Asian, 4.77% Black or African American, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.535% Two or More Races, and 0.349% 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 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, 237 students (5.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 650 more women than men received degrees from Fresno Pacific University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fresno Pacific University is hispanic or latino (636 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (459 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fresno Pacific University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (268 degrees awarded), followed by Child Development (150 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (148 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Fresno Pacific University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (150 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (133 degrees), and Theology (41 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 Fresno Pacific University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,514,661 people), Secondary school teachers (484,668 people), Education administrators (272,850 people), Preschool & kindergarten teachers (217,577 people), and Special education teachers (217,082 people).

The most specialized majors at Fresno Pacific University are Human Sciences (150 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (133 degrees), Theology (41 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (271 degrees), and Education (139 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 Fresno Pacific University are Dentists, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Fresno Pacific University are Human Sciences (150 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (133 degrees), Theology (41 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (271 degrees), and Education (139 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 Fresno Pacific University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,829,763 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (255,433 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (164,258 people), Individual & family services (158,870 people), and Religious organizations (145,072 people).

The most specialized majors at Fresno Pacific University are Human Sciences (150 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (133 degrees), Theology (41 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (271 degrees), and Education (139 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 Fresno Pacific University.
Most Common
  1. 268 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 150 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 148 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fresno Pacific University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 268 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

342
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
992
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 342 degrees were awarded to men at Fresno Pacific University, which is 0.345 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (992).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Fresno Pacific University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.68 times less than the 97 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 222 degrees were awarded to women at Fresno Pacific University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 4.83 times more than the 46 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 53% of students graduating from Fresno Pacific University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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 Fresno Pacific 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, 1.28% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    636 degrees awarded
  2. White
    459 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fresno Pacific University is hispanic or latino (636 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (459 degrees).

4.87% of degree recipients (65 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    488 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    331 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    148 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fresno Pacific University is hispanic or latino female (488 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (331 degrees).

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Operations

Fresno Pacific University has an endowment valued at nearly $16.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.34M (7.92%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Fresno Pacific University had a total salary expenditure of $63.3M. Fresno Pacific University employs 43 Associate professors, 41 Assistant professors, and 16 Professors. Most academics at Fresno Pacific University are Female Assistant professors (33), Male Associate professors(27), and Female Associate professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fresno Pacific University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 65 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 58 employees, and Management with 55 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$16.9M
2019 Endowment
5.1%
growth from 2018

Fresno Pacific University has an endowment valued at about $16.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Fresno Pacific University grew 5.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.6M lower 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. $879k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Fresno Pacific University received $879k 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

$36M
2019 Salaries
2.18%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Fresno Pacific University paid a median of $36M in salaries, which represents 56.9% of their overall expenditure ($63.3M) and a 2.18% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 21% growth from 2017 and a 6.61% 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

$7.81M
Instructional Salaries
106
Number of Employees

In 2019, Fresno Pacific University paid a total of $7.81M to 106 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.7% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
43 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
65 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fresno Pacific University were Associate professor with 43 employees; Assistant professor with 41 employees; and Assistant professor with 16 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fresno Pacific University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 65 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 58 employees; and Management with 55 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fresno Pacific University was Female Assistant professor with 33 employees, Male Associate professor with 27 employees, and Female Associate professor with 16 employees.

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

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