Pitzer College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$60,282
4.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$39,809
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.885%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
18.4%
3,500 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,212
97.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
85.4%
229 Graduates

About

Pitzer College is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Pitzer College were Other Research & Experimental Psychology (24 degrees awarded), Organizational Behavior Studies (22 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (21 degrees).

In 2022, 292 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pitzer College. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (134 degrees), 2.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (45 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pitzer College is $60,282, which is $31,952 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pitzer College is $60,282, which is $31,952 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $39,809.

In 2022, 40% of undergraduate students attending Pitzer College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 23% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$60,282
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pitzer College was $60,282. The cost of tuition at Pitzer College is $31,952 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$39,809
2022 Value
108%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pitzer College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $39,809. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Pitzer College grew by 108%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,876
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pitzer College was of $16,876 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.17% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
23%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

40% of undergraduate students at Pitzer College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.76% with respect to 2021, when 42% 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.
0.885%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pitzer College was 0.885%, which represents 1 out of the 113 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Pitzer College received 3,500 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.79% annual growth. Out of those 3,500 applicants, 644 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 18.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,212 students enrolled at Pitzer College in 2022.

Pitzer College has an overall enrollment yield of 48%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

18.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
644
Accepted Out of 3,500

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pitzer College was 18.4% (644 admissions from 3,500 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 18.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.79%, while admissions declined by −4.31%..

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Enrollment

Pitzer College had a total enrollment of 1,212 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pitzer College is 1,179 students and the part-time enrollment is 33. This means that 97.3% of students enrolled at Pitzer College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pitzer College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.7% White, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, 12% Asian, 9.57% Two or More Races, 4.62% Black or African American, 0.495% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.495% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pitzer College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.2%), followed by White Male (20.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.48%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pitzer College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,212 students. The full-time enrollment at Pitzer College is 1,179 and the part-time enrollment is 33. This means that 97.3% of students enrolled at Pitzer College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2022 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 Pitzer College was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Pitzer College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    590 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    160 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    146 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pitzer College is 48.7% White, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, 12% Asian, 9.57% Two or More Races, 4.62% Black or African American, 0.495% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.495% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 45 students (3.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 46 more women than men received degrees from Pitzer College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pitzer College is white (134 degrees awarded). There were 2.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (45 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pitzer College is Other Research & Experimental Psychology (24 degrees awarded), followed by Organizational Behavior Studies (22 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (21 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pitzer College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (21 degrees), and Social Sciences (64 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pitzer College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (424,878 people), Other managers (333,098 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (269,919 people), Postsecondary teachers (231,732 people), and Secondary school teachers (171,584 people).

The most specialized majors at Pitzer College in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (21 degrees), Social Sciences (64 degrees), English (16 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (34 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Pitzer College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Pitzer College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (21 degrees), Social Sciences (64 degrees), English (16 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (34 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Pitzer College are Elementary & secondary schools (654,071 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (469,056 people), Legal services (343,371 people), Computer Systems Design (315,152 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (248,948 people).

The most specialized majors at Pitzer College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (21 degrees), Social Sciences (64 degrees), English (16 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (34 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Pitzer College.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pitzer College was Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 24 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

123
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
169
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 123 degrees were awarded to men at Pitzer College, which is 0.728 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (169).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Pitzer College in Other Mathematics, which is 4.33 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Pitzer College in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is 3 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

75%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 75% of students graduating from Pitzer College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 85% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pitzer College is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 7.86% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    134 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    45 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pitzer College is white (134 degrees awarded). There were 2.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (45 degrees).

4.11% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    70 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    64 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pitzer College is white female (70 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (64 degrees).

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Operations

Pitzer College has an endowment valued at nearly $168M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−3.93%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Pitzer College had a total salary expenditure of 70.9M. Pitzer College employs 38 Professors, 35 Assistant professors and 13 Associate professors. Most academics at Pitzer College are Female Assistant professor (24), Male Professor (21), and Female Professor (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pitzer College are: Service, with 55 employees, Management, with 41 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees.

Endowment

$168M
2022 Endowment
6.21%
decline from 2021

Pitzer College has an endowment valued at about $168M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Pitzer College declined 6.21% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $119M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$27.1M
2022 Salaries
14.7%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Pitzer College paid a median of $27.1M in salaries, which represents 38.2% of their overall expenditure ($70.9M) and a 14.7% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.3M
Instructional Salaries
95
Number of Employees

In 2022, Pitzer College paid a total of $10.3M to 95 employees working as instructors, which represents 38% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
38 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
55 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pitzer College were Professor with 38 employees, Assistant professor with 35 employees, and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pitzer College were Service with 55 employees, Management with 41 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pitzer College was Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, Male Professor with 21 employees, and Female Professor with 17 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pitzer College.

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