Point Loma Nazarene University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,600
3.44% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$34,644
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.04%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
83.6%
2,949 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,616
68.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
72.1%
423 Graduates

About

Point Loma Nazarene University is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Point Loma Nazarene University were Registered Nursing (164 degrees awarded), Child Development (67 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (64 degrees).

In 2020, 1,450 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Point Loma Nazarene University. 69.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (685 degrees), 1.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (453 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University is $37,600, which is $15,070 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University is $37,600, which is $15,070 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,644.

In 2020, 85% of undergraduate students attending Point Loma Nazarene University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,600
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University was $37,600. The cost of tuition at Point Loma Nazarene University is $15,070 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$34,644
2020 Value
4.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Point Loma Nazarene University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,644. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Point Loma Nazarene University grew by 4.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,867
Room and Board
$1,972
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Point Loma Nazarene University was of $12,867 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,972. The cost of room and board increased by 6.21% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.82% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Point Loma Nazarene University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.41% with respect to 2019, when 83% 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.
2.04%
2018 Default Rate
26
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Point Loma Nazarene University was 2.04%, which represents 26 out of the 1276 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

Point Loma Nazarene University received 2,949 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 10% annual decline. Out of those 2,949 applicants, 2,464 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.6% acceptance rate.

There were 4,616 students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2020, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Point Loma Nazarene University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,464
Accepted Out of 2,949

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Point Loma Nazarene University was 83.6% (2,464 admissions from 2,949 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 73.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −10%, while admissions grew by 2.07%.

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SAT Scores

72%
Submission Percentage
400
Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Point Loma Nazarene University has a total enrollment of 4,616 students. The full-time enrollment at Point Loma Nazarene University is 3,181 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,435. This means that 68.9% of students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Point Loma Nazarene University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.2% White, 30.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.21% Two or More Races, 6.54% Asian, 2.19% Black or African American, 0.477% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.303% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.5%), followed by White Male (18.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (25.5%) and White Male (11.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Point Loma Nazarene University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,616 students. The full-time enrollment at Point Loma Nazarene University is 3,181 and the part-time enrollment is 1,435. This means that 68.9% of students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2020 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 Point Loma Nazarene University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Point Loma Nazarene University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,319
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,391
  3. Two or More Races
    333

The enrolled student population at Point Loma Nazarene University is 50.2% White, 30.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.21% Two or More Races, 6.54% Asian, 2.19% Black or African American, 0.477% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.303% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 93 students (2.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 554 more women than men received degrees from Point Loma Nazarene University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Point Loma Nazarene University is white (685 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (453 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Point Loma Nazarene University is Registered Nursing (164 degrees awarded), followed by Child Development (67 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (64 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Point Loma Nazarene University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (71 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), and Education (257 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 Point Loma Nazarene University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,775,678 people), Secondary school teachers (412,709 people), Physicians (393,929 people), Education administrators (276,101 people), and Postsecondary teachers (217,181 people).

The most specialized majors at Point Loma Nazarene University are Human Sciences (71 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), Education (257 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), and Biology (79 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 Point Loma Nazarene University are Surgeons, Aerospace engineers, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Point Loma Nazarene University are Human Sciences (71 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), Education (257 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), and Biology (79 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 Point Loma Nazarene University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,863,999 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (576,134 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (478,478 people), Offices of physicians (206,940 people), and Outpatient care centers (146,938 people).

The most specialized majors at Point Loma Nazarene University are Human Sciences (71 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), Education (257 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), and Biology (79 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 Point Loma Nazarene University.
Most Common
  1. 164 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 67 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 64 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Point Loma Nazarene University was Registered Nursing with 164 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

448
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,002
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 448 degrees were awarded to men at Point Loma Nazarene University, which is 0.447 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,002).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Point Loma Nazarene University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.833 times less than the 78 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 153 degrees were awarded to women at Point Loma Nazarene University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.37 times more than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 71% of students graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Point Loma Nazarene University is Female and White (80.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    685 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    453 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    102 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Point Loma Nazarene University is white (685 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (453 degrees).

3.59% of degree recipients (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    461 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    333 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    224 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Point Loma Nazarene University is white female (461 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (333 degrees).

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Operations

Point Loma Nazarene University has an endowment valued at nearly $61.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.45M (3.97%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Point Loma Nazarene University had a total salary expenditure of $110M. Point Loma Nazarene University employs 83 Professors, 41 Associate professors, and 25 Assistant professors. Most academics at Point Loma Nazarene University are Male Professors (53), Female Professors(30), and Female Associate professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 96 employees, Management, with 84 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 68 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$61.7M
2020 Endowment
0.945%
growth from 2019

Point Loma Nazarene University has an endowment valued at about $61.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Point Loma Nazarene University grew 0.945% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.11M - Federal
  2. $84.7k - State
  3. $202k - Local

As of 2020, Point Loma Nazarene University received $2.11M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $84.7k from state grants and contracts, and $202k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$54.3M
2020 Salaries
3.19%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Point Loma Nazarene University paid a median of $54.3M in salaries, which represents 49.2% of their overall expenditure ($110M) and a 3.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.55% growth from 2018 and a 4.53% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.9M
Instructional Salaries
149
Number of Employees

In 2020, Point Loma Nazarene University paid a total of $13.9M to 149 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
83 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
96 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University were Professor with 83 employees; Associate professor with 41 employees; and Associate professor with 25 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University were Office and Administrative Support with 96 employees; Management with 84 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 68 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Point Loma Nazarene University was Male Professor with 53 employees, Female Professor with 30 employees, and Female Associate professor with 29 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Point Loma Nazarene University.

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