Bastyr University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,820
0% growth from 2019
2018 Student Loan
1.64%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
904
81% Full-Time

About

Bastyr University is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bastyr University were Nutrition Sciences (20 degrees awarded), Other Psychology (9 degrees), and Herbalism (9 degrees).

In 2020, 306 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bastyr University. 85% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 15% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (202 degrees), 4.93 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (41 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bastyr University is $26,820, which is $12,420 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bastyr University is $26,820, which is $12,420 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2020, 72% of undergraduate students attending Bastyr University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,820
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Bastyr University was $26,820. The cost of tuition at Bastyr University is $12,420 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

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2020 Value

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Bastyr University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 24.1% with respect to 2019, when 58% 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.
1.64%
2018 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Bastyr University was 1.64%, which represents 5 out of the 305 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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Enrollment

Bastyr University has a total enrollment of 904 students. The full-time enrollment at Bastyr University is 732 students and the part-time enrollment is 172. This means that 81% of students enrolled at Bastyr University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bastyr University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.4% White, 12.7% Asian, 10.2% Two or More Races, 5.97% Black or African American, 2.32% Hispanic or Latino, 1.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.885% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Bastyr University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.7%), followed by White Male (14.5%) and Asian Female (8.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.4%), followed by Two or More Races Female (10.6%) and Asian Female (10.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bastyr University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 904 students. The full-time enrollment at Bastyr University is 732 and the part-time enrollment is 172. This means that 81% of students enrolled at Bastyr University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 Bastyr University was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), Bastyr University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    528
  2. Asian
    115
  3. Two or More Races
    92

The enrolled student population at Bastyr University is 58.4% White, 12.7% Asian, 10.2% Two or More Races, 5.97% Black or African American, 2.32% Hispanic or Latino, 1.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.885% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 214 more women than men received degrees from Bastyr University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bastyr University is white (202 degrees awarded). There were 4.93 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (41 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bastyr University is Nutrition Sciences (20 degrees awarded), followed by Other Psychology (9 degrees) and Herbalism (9 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bastyr University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (65 degrees awarded), Health (189 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (6 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 Bastyr University are Registered nurses (1,373,247 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (242,665 people), Medical & health services managers (192,177 people), Other managers (191,868 people), and Physicians (181,475 people).

The most specialized majors at Bastyr University are Interdisciplinary Studies (65 degrees awarded), Health (189 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), Psychology (30 degrees), and Human Sciences (9 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 Bastyr University are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Bastyr University are Interdisciplinary Studies (65 degrees awarded), Health (189 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), Psychology (30 degrees), and Human Sciences (9 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bastyr University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,678,018 people), Elementary & secondary schools (665,792 people), Outpatient care centers (360,168 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (330,373 people), and Offices of physicians (245,238 people).

The most specialized majors at Bastyr University are Interdisciplinary Studies (65 degrees awarded), Health (189 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), Psychology (30 degrees), and Human Sciences (9 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 Bastyr University.
Most Common
  1. 20 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 9 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 9 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bastyr University was Nutrition Sciences with 20 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

46
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
260
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Bastyr University, which is 0.177 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (260).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Bastyr University in Naturopathic Medicine, which is 0.264 times less than the 91 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 91 degrees were awarded to women at Bastyr University in Naturopathic Medicine, which is 3.79 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bastyr University is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    202 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    41 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bastyr University is white (202 degrees awarded). There were 4.93 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (41 degrees).

5.88% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    175 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    34 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bastyr University is white female (175 degrees awarded). There were 5.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (34 degrees).

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Operations

Bastyr University has an endowment valued at nearly $4.18M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $249k (5.96%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Bastyr University had a total salary expenditure of $38.9M. Bastyr University employs 10 Assistant professors, 9 Associate professors, and 4 Professors. Most academics at Bastyr University are Female Assistant professors (9), Female Associate professors(7), and Male Professors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bastyr University are: Management, with 31 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 29 employees, and Service with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.18M
2020 Endowment
1.58%
growth from 2019

Bastyr University has an endowment valued at about $4.18M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Bastyr University grew 1.58% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.25M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $715k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Bastyr University received $715k 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

$21.3M
2020 Salaries
10.4%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Bastyr University paid a median of $21.3M in salaries, which represents 54.7% of their overall expenditure ($38.9M) and a 10.4% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.07% growth from 2018 and a 0.00151% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.86M
Instructional Salaries
23
Number of Employees

In 2020, Bastyr University paid a total of $1.86M to 23 employees working as instructors, which represents 8.76% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
10 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
31 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bastyr University were Assistant professor with 10 employees; Associate professor with 9 employees; and Associate professor with 4 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bastyr University were Management with 31 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees; and Service with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bastyr University was Female Assistant professor with 9 employees, Female Associate professor with 7 employees, and Male Professor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Bastyr University.

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