Gonzaga University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,280
4.51% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$36,578
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.32%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
61.7%
9,311 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
7,537
76.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
85.8%
939 Graduates

About

Gonzaga University is a higher education institution located in Spokane County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Gonzaga University were General Business (318 degrees awarded), General Psychology (107 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (84 degrees).

In 2019, 2,361 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gonzaga University. 57.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,625 degrees), 7.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (228 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gonzaga University is $44,280, which is $22,254 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Gonzaga University is $44,280, which is $22,254 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 $36,578.

In 2019, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,280
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Gonzaga University was $44,280. The cost of tuition at Gonzaga University is $22,254 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$36,578
2019 Value
2.71%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Gonzaga University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,578. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Gonzaga University grew by 2.71%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,944
Room and Board
$1,124
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gonzaga University was of $11,944 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,124. The cost of room and board increased by 3.41% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.81% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
43%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Gonzaga University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.03% with respect to 2018, when 97% 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
20
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Gonzaga University was 1.32%, which represents 20 out of the 1516 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

Gonzaga University received 9,311 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 10.8% annual growth. Out of those 9,311 applicants, 5,745 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.7% acceptance rate.

There were 7,537 students enrolled at Gonzaga University in 2019, and 73% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gonzaga University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
5,745
Accepted Out of 9,311

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gonzaga University was 61.7% (5,745 admissions from 9,311 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 65.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 10.8%, while admissions grew by 4.21%.

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SAT Scores

73%
Submission Percentage
905
Scores Submitted

73% of enrolled first-time students at Gonzaga University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Gonzaga University has a total enrollment of 7,537 students. The full-time enrollment at Gonzaga University is 5,762 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,775. This means that 76.4% of students enrolled at Gonzaga University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gonzaga University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.7% White, 9.13% Hispanic or Latino, 5.96% Two or More Races, 5.02% Asian, 1.74% Black or African American, 0.77% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.425% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gonzaga University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.6%), followed by White Male (33.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.05%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44%), followed by White Male (34.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gonzaga University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,537 students. The full-time enrollment at Gonzaga University is 5,762 and the part-time enrollment is 1,775. This means that 76.4% of students enrolled at Gonzaga University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%
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 Gonzaga University was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Gonzaga University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,253
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    688
  3. Two or More Races
    449

The enrolled student population at Gonzaga University is 69.7% White, 9.13% Hispanic or Latino, 5.96% Two or More Races, 5.02% Asian, 1.74% Black or African American, 0.77% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.425% 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, 359 students (4.76%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 347 more women than men received degrees from Gonzaga University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Gonzaga University is white (1,625 degrees awarded). There were 7.13 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (228 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gonzaga University is General Business (318 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (107 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (84 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Gonzaga University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (108 degrees awarded), Communications (164 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (31 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 Gonzaga University are Physicians (394,310 people), Other managers (229,587 people), Postsecondary teachers (148,829 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (120,761 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (111,690 people).

The most specialized majors at Gonzaga University are Legal (108 degrees awarded), Communications (164 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (31 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), and Biology (146 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 Gonzaga University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Actuaries, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Gonzaga University are Legal (108 degrees awarded), Communications (164 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (31 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), and Biology (146 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gonzaga University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (472,211 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (407,011 people), Elementary & secondary schools (313,732 people), Offices of physicians (207,626 people), and Computer Systems Design (160,978 people).

The most specialized majors at Gonzaga University are Legal (108 degrees awarded), Communications (164 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (31 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), and Biology (146 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 Gonzaga University.
Most Common
  1. 318 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 107 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 84 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gonzaga University was General Business with 318 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,007
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,354
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,007 degrees were awarded to men at Gonzaga University, which is 0.744 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,354).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 221 degrees were awarded to men at Gonzaga University in General Business, which is 1.35 times more than the 164 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 207 degrees were awarded to women at Gonzaga University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.17 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

78%
100% Completion Time
87%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 78% of students graduating from Gonzaga University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 87% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 88% 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 Gonzaga 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, 2.34% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,625 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    228 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    130 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gonzaga University is white (1,625 degrees awarded). There were 7.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (228 degrees).

5.51% of degree recipients (130 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    908 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    717 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    141 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Gonzaga University is white female (908 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (717 degrees).

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Operations

Gonzaga University has an endowment valued at nearly $300M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $18.6M (6.2%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Gonzaga University had a total salary expenditure of $238M. Gonzaga University employs 165 Assistant professors, 144 Associate professors, and 120 Professors. Most academics at Gonzaga University are Male Assistant professors (87), Male Professors(79), and Female Assistant professors (78).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gonzaga University are: Management, with 266 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 224 employees, and Service with 114 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$300M
2019 Endowment
4.49%
growth from 2018

Gonzaga University has an endowment valued at about $300M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Gonzaga University grew 4.49% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $261M 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. $338k - Federal
  2. $21k - State
  3. $9k - Local

As of 2019, Gonzaga University received $338k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $21k from state grants and contracts, and $9k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$101M
2019 Salaries
0.0674%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Gonzaga University paid a median of $101M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($238M) and a 0.0674% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.239% growth from 2017 and a 6.8% 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

$40.4M
Instructional Salaries
454
Number of Employees

In 2019, Gonzaga University paid a total of $40.4M to 454 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.1% 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
165 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
266 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gonzaga University were Assistant professor with 165 employees; Associate professor with 144 employees; and Associate professor with 120 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gonzaga University were Management with 266 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 224 employees; and Service with 114 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gonzaga University was Male Assistant professor with 87 employees, Male Professor with 79 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 78 employees.

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

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