Pacific University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$40,120

3% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$30,130

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.38%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

78.8%

2,845 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,909

93.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

58%

275 Graduates

About

Pacific University is a higher education institution located in Washington County, OR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pacific University were General Business Administration & Management (49 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (43 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (41 degrees).

In 2016, 1,009 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pacific University. 65.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (633 degrees), 5.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (120 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pacific University is $40,120, which is $19,960 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pacific University is $40,120, which is $19,960 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,130.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 83% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$40,120

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Pacific University was $40,120. The cost of tuition at Pacific University is $19,960 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$30,130

2016 Value

2.96%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Pacific University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,130. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Pacific University grew by 2.96%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,448

Room and Board

$1,050

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pacific University was of $11,448 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board increased by 2.99% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Pacific University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.08% with respect to 2015, when 93% 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.

2.38%

2015 Default Rate

25

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Pacific University was 2.38%, which represents 25 out of the 1051 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

Pacific University received 2,845 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.29% annual decline. Out of those 2,845 applicants, 2,242 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.8% acceptance rate.

There were 3,909 students enrolled at Pacific University in 2016, and 74% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pacific University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,242

Accepted Out of 2,845

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pacific University was 78.8% (2,242 admissions from 2,845 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 79%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -5.29%, while admissions declined by -5.56%.

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SAT Scores

74%

Submission Percentage

321

Scores Submitted

74% of enrolled first-time students at Pacific University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pacific University has a total enrollment of 3,909 students. The full-time enrollment at Pacific University is 3,664 students and the part-time enrollment is 245. This means that 93.7% of students enrolled at Pacific University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.6% White, 13.5% Asian, 9.95% Hispanic or Latino, 6.98% Two or More Races, 1.87% Black or African American, 1.48% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.793% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pacific University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.3%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Asian Female (7.97%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (38.3%), followed by White Male (16.2%) and Asian Female (11.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,909 students. The full-time enrollment at Pacific University is 3,664 and the part-time enrollment is 245. This means that 93.7% of students enrolled at Pacific University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

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 Pacific University was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Pacific University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,095

  2. Asian

    527

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    389

The enrolled student population at Pacific University is 53.6% White, 13.5% Asian, 9.95% Hispanic or Latino, 6.98% Two or More Races, 1.87% Black or African American, 1.48% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.793% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 310 students (7.93%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 309 more women than men received degrees from Pacific University. The majority of degree recipients at Pacific University are white (633 degrees awarded). There were 5.28 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (120 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pacific University is General Business Administration & Management (49 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (43 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (41 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pacific University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (64 degrees awarded), Psychology (149 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 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 Pacific University are Registered nurses (1,309,006 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (322,449 people), Miscellaneous managers (293,262 people), Postsecondary teachers (263,898 people), and Physicians & surgeons (237,460 people).

The most specialized majors at Pacific University are English (64 degrees awarded), Psychology (149 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), and Health (409 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 Pacific University are Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Pacific University are English (64 degrees awarded), Psychology (149 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), and Health (409 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 Pacific University are Hospitals (1,705,442 people), Elementary & secondary schools (774,862 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (514,123 people), Outpatient care centers (350,414 people), and Offices of physicians (243,960 people).

The most specialized majors at Pacific University are English (64 degrees awarded), Psychology (149 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), and Health (409 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 Pacific University.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pacific University was General Business Administration & Management with 49 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 350

  2. 659

In 2016, 350 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific University, which is 0.531 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (659).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific University in Optometry, which is 0.909 times less than the 44 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 76 degrees were awarded to women at Pacific University in Clinical Psychology, which is 4.75 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%

100% Completion Time

59%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 50% of students graduating from Pacific University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pacific University is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 4% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    633 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    120 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pacific University is white (633 degrees awarded). There were 5.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (120 degrees).

6.84% of degree recipients (69 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    417 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    216 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    82 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pacific University is white female (417 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (216 degrees).

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Operations

Pacific University has an endowment valued at nearly $62.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.11M (1.77%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Pacific University had a total expenditure of $107M. Of that $107M, they spent $52.8M on salaries and $107M on benefits.

Pacific University employs 119 Assistant professors, 86 Associate professors, and 60 Professors. Most academics at Pacific University are Female Assistant professors (74), Female Associate professors(47), and Male Assistant professors (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacific University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 141 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 73 employees, and Management with 53 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$62.7M

2015 Endowment

0.357%

decline from 2014

Pacific University has an endowment valued at about $62.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Pacific University declined 0.357% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.9M 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. $1.8M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Pacific University received $1.8M 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$52.8M

Salary Expenditure

$107M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Pacific University had a total expenditure of $107M. Of that $107M, they spent $52.8M on salaries and $107M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$52.8M

2015 Salaries

6.24%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Pacific University paid a median of $52.8M in salaries, which represents 49.1% of their overall expenditure ($107M) and a 6.24% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.69% growth from 2013 and a 9.11% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.6M

Instructional Salaries

286

Number of Employees

In 2015, Pacific University paid a total of $22.6M to 286 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

119 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

141 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pacific University were Assistant professor with 119 employees; Associate professor with 86 employees; and Associate professor with 60 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacific University were Office and Administrative Support with 141 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 73 employees; and Management with 53 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pacific University was Female Assistant professor with 74 employees, Female Associate professor with 47 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 45 employees.

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

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