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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
4.51% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
78.5% full-time

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The median tuition at Palo Alto University is $17,112, which is $15,098 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is N/A.

In 2016, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Palo Alto University has a total enrollment of 1,130 students. The full-time enrollment at Palo Alto University is 887 students and the part-time enrollment is 243. This means that 78.5% of students enrolled at Palo Alto University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Palo Alto University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.3% White, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11.6% Asian, 3.98% Black or African American, 3.54% Two or More Races, 0.44% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.35% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Palo Alto University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (0.88%), followed by Asian Male (0.53%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (27.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (6.9%) and White Male (6.81%).

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In 2016, 243 more women than men graduated from Palo Alto University. The majority of students graduating from Palo Alto University are White. These 191 graduates mean that there were 3.08 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 62 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Palo Alto University is Social Psychology with 44 graduates, followed by Industrial & Organizational Psychology with 33 graduates and N/A with N/A graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Palo Alto University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Psychology, with 302 graduates, followed by Health with 91 graduates and N/A with N/A graduates.


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Palo Alto University has an endowment valued at nearly $682,795, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $40,668 (5.96%), compared to the N/A average return ($0 on $9.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, Palo Alto University had a total expenditure of $28.2M. Of that $28.2M, they spent $14.9M on salaries and $2.4M on benefits.

Palo Alto University employs 13 Assistant professors, 12 Professors, and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at Palo Alto University are Female Assistant professors (10), Male Professors (7), and Female Professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palo Alto University are: Management, with 18 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 16 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 11 employees.



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