Fresno Pacific University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$29,998

4.23% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,235

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.38%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

72.4%

623 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

4,105

69.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

65.4%

153 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 Elementary Education & Teaching (199 degrees awarded), Child Development (139 degrees), and Organizational Behavior Studies (139 degrees).

In 2017, 1,228 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fresno Pacific University. 73% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (513 degrees), 1.08 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (473 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fresno Pacific University is $29,998, which is $9,265 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fresno Pacific University is $29,998, which is $9,265 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,235.

In 2017, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,998

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Fresno Pacific University was $29,998. The cost of tuition at Fresno Pacific University is $9,265 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$14,235

2017 Value

22%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Fresno Pacific University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,235. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Fresno Pacific University grew by 22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,677

Room and Board

$1,854

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fresno Pacific University was of $10,677 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,854. The cost of room and board increased by 8.61% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Fresno Pacific University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 7.89% with respect to 2016, when 76% 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.

5.38%

2016 Default Rate

63

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Fresno Pacific University was 5.38%, which represents 63 out of the 1171 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 623 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.26% annual decline. Out of those 623 applicants, 451 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,105 students enrolled at Fresno Pacific University in 2017, and 75% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fresno Pacific University has an overall enrollment yield of 45%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

451

Accepted Out of 623

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fresno Pacific University was 72.4% (451 admissions from 623 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 68.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -3.26%, while admissions grew by 2.27%.

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SAT Scores

75%

Submission Percentage

149

Scores Submitted

75% of enrolled first-time students at Fresno Pacific University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fresno Pacific University has a total enrollment of 4,105 students. The full-time enrollment at Fresno Pacific University is 2,852 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,253. 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 44.7% Hispanic or Latino, 34.3% White, 4.73% Asian, 4.26% Black or African American, 0.999% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.974% Two or More Races, and 0.438% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fresno Pacific University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (35.6%), followed by White Female (20.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (30.6%), followed by White Female (27.5%) and White Male (11.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fresno Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,105 students. The full-time enrollment at Fresno Pacific University is 2,852 and the part-time enrollment is 1,253. This means that 69.5% of students enrolled at Fresno Pacific University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

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 Fresno Pacific University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Fresno Pacific University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1,836

  2. White

    1,410

  3. Asian

    194

The enrolled student population at Fresno Pacific University is 44.7% Hispanic or Latino, 34.3% White, 4.73% Asian, 4.26% Black or African American, 0.999% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.974% Two or More Races, and 0.438% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 332 students (8.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 566 more women than men received degrees from Fresno Pacific University. The majority of degree recipients at Fresno Pacific University are hispanic or latino (513 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (473 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fresno Pacific University is Elementary Education & Teaching (199 degrees awarded), followed by Child Development (139 degrees) and Organizational Behavior Studies (139 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 (139 degrees awarded), Education (380 degrees), and Theology (30 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 (2,060,240 people), Accountants & auditors (1,111,411 people), Other managers (660,523 people), Financial managers (434,598 people), and Education administrators (338,666 people).

The most specialized majors at Fresno Pacific University are Human Sciences (139 degrees awarded), Education (380 degrees), Theology (30 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees), and Business (290 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 Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Physicians, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Fresno Pacific University are Human Sciences (139 degrees awarded), Education (380 degrees), Theology (30 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees), and Business (290 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 (3,149,690 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (507,058 people), Banking & related activities (506,481 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (435,572 people), and Computer Systems Design (427,024 people).

The most specialized majors at Fresno Pacific University are Human Sciences (139 degrees awarded), Education (380 degrees), Theology (30 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees), and Business (290 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. 199 degrees awarded

  2. 139 degrees awarded

  3. 139 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fresno Pacific University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 199 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 331

  2. 897

In 2017, 331 degrees were awarded to men at Fresno Pacific University, which is 0.369 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (897).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Fresno Pacific University in Organizational Behavior Studies, which is 0.562 times less than the 89 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 162 degrees were awarded to women at Fresno Pacific University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 4.38 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%

100% Completion Time

54%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 47% of students graduating from Fresno Pacific University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (78.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fresno Pacific University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (78.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 10.5% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    513 degrees awarded

  2. White

    473 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    75 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fresno Pacific University is hispanic or latino (513 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (473 degrees).

6.11% of degree recipients (75 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    407 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    334 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    139 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fresno Pacific University is hispanic or latino female (407 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (334 degrees).

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Operations

Fresno Pacific University has an endowment valued at nearly $13.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.11M (8.06%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Fresno Pacific University had a total salary expenditure of $59.9M. Fresno Pacific University employs 46 Assistant professors, 40 Associate professors, and 18 Professors. Most academics at Fresno Pacific University are Female Assistant professors (29), Male Associate professors(24), and Male Assistant professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fresno Pacific University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 87 employees, Management, with 59 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13.8M

2017 Endowment

10%

growth from 2016

Fresno Pacific University has an endowment valued at about $13.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Fresno Pacific University grew 10% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.4M 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. $722k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Fresno Pacific University received $722k 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

$30.4M

2017 Salaries

6.61%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Fresno Pacific University paid a median of $30.4M in salaries, which represents 50.8% of their overall expenditure ($59.9M) and a 6.61% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.8% growth from 2015 and a 2.15% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.79M

Instructional Salaries

112

Number of Employees

In 2017, Fresno Pacific University paid a total of $7.79M to 112 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

46 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

87 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fresno Pacific University were Assistant professor with 46 employees; Associate professor with 40 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fresno Pacific University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 87 employees; Management with 59 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fresno Pacific University was Female Assistant professor with 29 employees, Male Associate professor with 24 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 17 employees.

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

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