Azusa Pacific University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$39,640
3.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$27,707
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.32%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
67.5%
8,192 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
9,297
69.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
62.6%
781 Graduates

About

Azusa Pacific University is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Azusa Pacific University were Registered Nursing (495 degrees awarded), General Psychology (191 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (123 degrees).

In 2019, 3,305 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Azusa Pacific University. 70.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,205 degrees), 1.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (885 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Azusa Pacific University is $39,640, which is $11,140 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Azusa Pacific University is $39,640, which is $11,140 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,707.

In 2019, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$39,640
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Azusa Pacific University was $39,640. The cost of tuition at Azusa Pacific University is $11,140 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$27,707
2019 Value
4.96%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Azusa Pacific University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,707. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Azusa Pacific University grew by 4.96%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,928
Room and Board
$1,918
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Azusa Pacific University was of $11,928 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,918. The cost of room and board increased by 3.33% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.45% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
44%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Azusa Pacific University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.22% with respect to 2018, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.32%
2017 Default Rate
125
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Azusa Pacific University was 3.32%, which represents 125 out of the 3770 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

Azusa Pacific University received 8,192 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 16.7% annual decline. Out of those 8,192 applicants, 5,528 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.5% acceptance rate.

There were 9,297 students enrolled at Azusa Pacific University in 2019, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Azusa Pacific University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
5,528
Accepted Out of 8,192

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Azusa Pacific University was 67.5% (5,528 admissions from 8,192 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 68.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -16.7%, while admissions declined by -17.9%.

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SAT Scores

86%
Submission Percentage
595
Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at Azusa Pacific University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Azusa Pacific University has a total enrollment of 9,297 students. The full-time enrollment at Azusa Pacific University is 6,474 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,823. This means that 69.6% of students enrolled at Azusa Pacific University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Azusa Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.4% White, 32.4% Hispanic or Latino, 11.8% Asian, 6.63% Black or African American, 4.7% Two or More Races, 1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.312% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Azusa Pacific University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (21.7%) and White Male (12.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (25.4%), followed by White Female (19.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (9.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Azusa Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,297 students. The full-time enrollment at Azusa Pacific University is 6,474 and the part-time enrollment is 2,823. This means that 69.6% of students enrolled at Azusa Pacific University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2019 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 Azusa Pacific University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Azusa Pacific University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,015
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,013
  3. Asian
    1,093

The enrolled student population at Azusa Pacific University is 32.4% White, 32.4% Hispanic or Latino, 11.8% Asian, 6.63% Black or African American, 4.7% Two or More Races, 1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.312% 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 Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 673 students (7.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1345 more women than men received degrees from Azusa Pacific University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Azusa Pacific University is white (1,205 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (885 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Azusa Pacific University is Registered Nursing (495 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (191 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (123 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Azusa Pacific University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (111 degrees awarded), Education (864 degrees), and Psychology (362 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 Azusa Pacific University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,596,926 people), Secondary school teachers (538,325 people), Education administrators (312,842 people), Social workers, all other (280,634 people), and Other managers (250,536 people).

The most specialized majors at Azusa Pacific University are Theology (111 degrees awarded), Education (864 degrees), Psychology (362 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (119 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (163 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 Azusa Pacific University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Azusa Pacific University are Theology (111 degrees awarded), Education (864 degrees), Psychology (362 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (119 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (163 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 Azusa Pacific University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,129,169 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (492,030 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (312,960 people), Individual & family services (267,297 people), and Outpatient care centers (231,119 people).

The most specialized majors at Azusa Pacific University are Theology (111 degrees awarded), Education (864 degrees), Psychology (362 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (119 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (163 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 Azusa Pacific University.
Most Common
  1. 495 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 191 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 123 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Azusa Pacific University was Registered Nursing with 495 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

980
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,325
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 980 degrees were awarded to men at Azusa Pacific University, which is 0.422 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,325).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 158 degrees were awarded to men at Azusa Pacific University in General Education, which is 0.338 times less than the 467 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 561 degrees were awarded to women at Azusa Pacific University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.13 times more than the 136 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 52% of students graduating from Azusa Pacific University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% within 200%.

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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 (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Azusa Pacific University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (75% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.15% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,205 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    885 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    389 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Azusa Pacific University is white (1,205 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (885 degrees).

11.8% of degree recipients (389 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    825 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    667 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    380 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Azusa Pacific University is white female (825 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (667 degrees).

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Operations

Azusa Pacific University has an endowment valued at nearly $79.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.26M (11.7%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Azusa Pacific University had a total salary expenditure of $241M. Azusa Pacific University employs 175 Assistant professors, 135 Professors, and 117 Associate professors. Most academics at Azusa Pacific University are Female Assistant professors (121), Male Professors(78), and Male Associate professors (60).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Azusa Pacific University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 226 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 203 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 71 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$79.1M
2019 Endowment
9.03%
decline from 2018

Azusa Pacific University has an endowment valued at about $79.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Azusa Pacific University declined 9.03% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $232M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.25M - Federal
  2. $6.09k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Azusa Pacific University received $2.25M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.09k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$127M
2019 Salaries
3.81%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Azusa Pacific University paid a median of $127M in salaries, which represents 52.8% of their overall expenditure ($241M) and a 3.81% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.99% growth from 2017 and a 5.03% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42.8M
Instructional Salaries
449
Number of Employees

In 2019, Azusa Pacific University paid a total of $42.8M to 449 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
175 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
226 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Azusa Pacific University were Assistant professor with 175 employees; Professor with 135 employees; and Professor with 117 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Azusa Pacific University were Office and Administrative Support with 226 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 203 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 71 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Azusa Pacific University was Female Assistant professor with 121 employees, Male Professor with 78 employees, and Male Associate professor with 60 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Azusa Pacific University.

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