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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
5% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
4,034 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
83.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
515 Graduates

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The median tuition at Seattle Pacific University is $38,520, which is $6,310 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,174.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Seattle Pacific University received 4,034 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 22.8% annual decline. Out of those 4,034 applicants, 3,521 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.3% acceptance rate.

There were 4,061 students enrolled at Seattle Pacific University in 2016, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Seattle Pacific University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Seattle Pacific University has a total enrollment of 4,061 students. The full-time enrollment at Seattle Pacific University is 3,380 students and the part-time enrollment is 681. This means that 83.2% of students enrolled at Seattle Pacific University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Seattle Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.6% White, 9.9% Asian, 8.37% Hispanic or Latino, 7.31% Two or More Races, 3.4% Black or African American, 0.47% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.44% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Seattle Pacific University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.3%), followed by White Male (13.2%) and Asian Female (5.52%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (2.68%), followed by White Male (0.79%) and Asian Female (0.3%).

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In 2016, 655 more women than men graduated from Seattle Pacific University. The majority of students graduating from Seattle Pacific University are White. These 1,019 graduates mean that there were 7.84 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 130 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Seattle Pacific University is Registered Nursing with 96 graduates, followed by General Business with 81 graduates and General Psychology with 74 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Seattle Pacific University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Education, with 528 graduates, followed by Theology with 32 graduates and Human Sciences with 45 graduates.


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Seattle Pacific University has an endowment valued at nearly $78.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.3M (11.9%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Seattle Pacific University had a total expenditure of $103M. Of that $103M, they spent $46.9M on salaries and $15.4M on benefits.

Seattle Pacific University employs 71 Professors, 64 Assistant professors, and 58 Associate professors. Most academics at Seattle Pacific University are Male Professors (46), Female Assistant professors (38), and Male Associate professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seattle Pacific University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 227 employees, Management, with 53 employees, and Service with 40 employees.



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