University of San Diego

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$47,100
3.43% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$38,592
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
1.84%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
49.8%
14,739 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
8,905
82.2% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
81.8%
933 Graduates

About

University of San Diego is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of San Diego were General Finance (193 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (143 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (124 degrees).

In 2017, 2,670 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of San Diego. 58.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,407 degrees), 2.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (525 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of San Diego is $47,100, which is $20,600 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of San Diego is $47,100, which is $20,600 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $38,592.

In 2017, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,100
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of San Diego was $47,100. The cost of tuition at University of San Diego is $20,600 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$38,592
2017 Value
0.0104%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of San Diego had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $38,592. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of San Diego grew by 0.0104%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,397
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of San Diego was of $12,397 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.26% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.04% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
39%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at University of San Diego received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.45% with respect to 2016, when 69% 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.
1.84%
2016 Default Rate
30
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of San Diego was 1.84%, which represents 30 out of the 1628 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

University of San Diego received 14,739 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.26% annual growth. Out of those 14,739 applicants, 7,339 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49.8% acceptance rate.

There were 8,905 students enrolled at University of San Diego in 2017, and 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of San Diego has an overall enrollment yield of 16.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
7,339
Accepted Out of 14,739

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of San Diego was 49.8% (7,339 admissions from 14,739 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 51.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.26%, while admissions declined by -0.905%.

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SAT Scores

49%
Submission Percentage
598
Scores Submitted

49% of enrolled first-time students at University of San Diego in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of San Diego has a total enrollment of 8,905 students. The full-time enrollment at University of San Diego is 7,319 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,586. This means that 82.2% of students enrolled at University of San Diego are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of San Diego, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.5% White, 19.4% Hispanic or Latino, 8.58% Asian, 4.76% Two or More Races, 4.09% Black or African American, 0.393% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.337% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of San Diego in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (28.9%), followed by White Male (22.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (29.4%), followed by White Male (17.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of San Diego, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,905 students. The full-time enrollment at University of San Diego is 7,319 and the part-time enrollment is 1,586. This means that 82.2% of students enrolled at University of San Diego are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
2017 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 University of San Diego was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of San Diego had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,410
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,726
  3. Asian
    764

The enrolled student population at University of San Diego is 49.5% White, 19.4% Hispanic or Latino, 8.58% Asian, 4.76% Two or More Races, 4.09% Black or African American, 0.393% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.337% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 395 students (4.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 464 more women than men received degrees from University of San Diego. The majority of degree recipients at University of San Diego are white (1,407 degrees awarded). There were 2.68 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (525 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of San Diego is General Finance (193 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (143 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (124 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of San Diego, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (382 degrees awarded), Biology (177 degrees), and Business (889 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 University of San Diego are Accountants & auditors (1,180,590 people), Other managers (925,876 people), Financial managers (513,363 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (491,634 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (462,710 people).

The most specialized majors at University of San Diego are Legal (382 degrees awarded), Biology (177 degrees), Business (889 degrees), Social Sciences (193 degrees), and Communications (117 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of San Diego are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of San Diego are Legal (382 degrees awarded), Biology (177 degrees), Business (889 degrees), Social Sciences (193 degrees), and Communications (117 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 University of San Diego are Elementary & secondary schools (918,055 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (855,157 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (814,689 people), Banking & related activities (624,682 people), and Computer Systems Design (616,764 people).

The most specialized majors at University of San Diego are Legal (382 degrees awarded), Biology (177 degrees), Business (889 degrees), Social Sciences (193 degrees), and Communications (117 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 University of San Diego.
Most Common
  1. 193 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 143 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 124 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of San Diego was General Finance with 193 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,103
  2. 1,567

In 2017, 1,103 degrees were awarded to men at University of San Diego, which is 0.704 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,567).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at University of San Diego by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 161 degrees were awarded to men at University of San Diego in General Finance, which is 2.64 times more than the 61 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 101 degrees were awarded to women at University of San Diego in Law, which is 0.962 times less than the 105 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

66%
100% Completion Time
79%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 66% of students graduating from University of San Diego completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of San Diego is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 5.57% of graduates (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,407 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    525 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    186 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of San Diego is white (1,407 degrees awarded). There were 2.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (525 degrees).

4.31% of degree recipients (115 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    848 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    559 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    325 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of San Diego is white female (848 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (559 degrees).

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Operations

University of San Diego has an endowment valued at nearly $504M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $81.2M (16.1%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of San Diego had a total salary expenditure of $321M. University of San Diego employs 191 Professors, 126 Associate professors, and 113 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of San Diego are Male Professors (122), Female Associate professors(71), and Female Professors (69).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of San Diego are: Office and Administrative Support, with 253 employees, Service, with 197 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 186 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$504M
2017 Endowment
12%
growth from 2016

University of San Diego has an endowment valued at about $504M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of San Diego grew 12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $217M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $10.9M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of San Diego received $10.9M 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

Salary Expenditure

$163M
2017 Salaries
2.52%
growth from 2016

In 2017, University of San Diego paid a median of $163M in salaries, which represents 50.9% of their overall expenditure ($321M) and a 2.52% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.31% growth from 2015 and a 4.06% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$50.7M
Instructional Salaries
458
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of San Diego paid a total of $50.7M to 458 employees working as instructors, which represents 31% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
191 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
253 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of San Diego were Professor with 191 employees; Associate professor with 126 employees; and Associate professor with 113 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of San Diego were Office and Administrative Support with 253 employees; Service with 197 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 186 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of San Diego was Male Professor with 122 employees, Female Associate professor with 71 employees, and Female Professor with 69 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of San Diego.

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