Concordia University-Irvine

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$33,400

3.95% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$25,094

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.44%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

58.4%

4,979 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

4,229

79.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

64.6%

190 Graduates

About

Concordia University-Irvine is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Concordia University-Irvine were Registered Nursing (101 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (97 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (40 degrees).

In 2017, 1,807 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Concordia University-Irvine. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (980 degrees), 2.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (330 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Concordia University-Irvine is $33,400, which is $12,667 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Concordia University-Irvine is $33,400, which is $12,667 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,094.

In 2017, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,400

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Concordia University-Irvine was $33,400. The cost of tuition at Concordia University-Irvine is $12,667 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$25,094

2017 Value

4.15%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Concordia University-Irvine had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,094. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Concordia University-Irvine grew by 4.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,115

Room and Board

$1,700

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Concordia University-Irvine was of $11,115 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,700. The cost of room and board increased by 3.59% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Concordia University-Irvine received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.53% with respect to 2016, when 79% 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.

3.44%

2016 Default Rate

55

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Concordia University-Irvine was 3.44%, which represents 55 out of the 1601 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

Concordia University-Irvine received 4,979 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 29.7% annual growth. Out of those 4,979 applicants, 2,910 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,229 students enrolled at Concordia University-Irvine in 2017, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Concordia University-Irvine has an overall enrollment yield of 11.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,910

Accepted Out of 4,979

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Concordia University-Irvine was 58.4% (2,910 admissions from 4,979 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 65%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 29.7%, while admissions grew by 16.5%.

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SAT Scores

70%

Submission Percentage

229

Scores Submitted

70% of enrolled first-time students at Concordia University-Irvine in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Concordia University-Irvine has a total enrollment of 4,229 students. The full-time enrollment at Concordia University-Irvine is 3,361 students and the part-time enrollment is 868. This means that 79.5% of students enrolled at Concordia University-Irvine are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Concordia University-Irvine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.1% White, 20.5% Hispanic or Latino, 7.24% Asian, 6.29% Black or African American, 4.97% Two or More Races, 0.449% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.26% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Concordia University-Irvine in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.4%), followed by White Male (18.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (34.1%), followed by White Male (15.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Concordia University-Irvine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,229 students. The full-time enrollment at Concordia University-Irvine is 3,361 and the part-time enrollment is 868. This means that 79.5% of students enrolled at Concordia University-Irvine are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

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 Concordia University-Irvine was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Concordia University-Irvine 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

    2,204

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    868

  3. Asian

    306

The enrolled student population at Concordia University-Irvine is 52.1% White, 20.5% Hispanic or Latino, 7.24% Asian, 6.29% Black or African American, 4.97% Two or More Races, 0.449% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.26% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 207 students (4.89%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 341 more women than men received degrees from Concordia University-Irvine. The majority of degree recipients at Concordia University-Irvine are white (980 degrees awarded). There were 2.97 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (330 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Concordia University-Irvine is Registered Nursing (101 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (97 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (40 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Concordia University-Irvine, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (562 degrees awarded), Education (668 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (58 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 Concordia University-Irvine are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,955,722 people), Secondary school teachers (337,114 people), Education administrators (272,679 people), Other managers (157,113 people), and Postsecondary teachers (138,278 people).

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Irvine are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (562 degrees awarded), Education (668 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (58 degrees), Theology (17 degrees), and History (14 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 Concordia University-Irvine are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Irvine are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (562 degrees awarded), Education (668 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (58 degrees), Theology (17 degrees), and History (14 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 Concordia University-Irvine are Elementary & secondary schools (2,879,381 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (321,042 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (236,370 people), Religious organizations (152,447 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (105,764 people).

The most specialized majors at Concordia University-Irvine are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (562 degrees awarded), Education (668 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (58 degrees), Theology (17 degrees), and History (14 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 Concordia University-Irvine.

Most Common

  1. 101 degrees awarded

  2. 97 degrees awarded

  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Concordia University-Irvine was Registered Nursing with 101 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 733

  2. 1,074

In 2017, 733 degrees were awarded to men at Concordia University-Irvine, which is 0.682 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,074).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 381 degrees were awarded to men at Concordia University-Irvine in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 2.59 times more than the 147 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 244 degrees were awarded to women at Concordia University-Irvine in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 2.49 times more than the 98 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%

100% Completion Time

61%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 52% of students graduating from Concordia University-Irvine completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Concordia University-Irvine is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 6.32% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    980 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    330 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    205 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Concordia University-Irvine is white (980 degrees awarded). There were 2.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (330 degrees).

11.3% of degree recipients (205 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    542 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    438 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    224 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Concordia University-Irvine is white female (542 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (438 degrees).

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Operations

Concordia University-Irvine has an endowment valued at nearly $20.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.5M (16.9%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Concordia University-Irvine had a total salary expenditure of $69.9M. Concordia University-Irvine employs 35 Assistant professors, 33 Professors, and 22 Associate professors. Most academics at Concordia University-Irvine are Male Professors (24), Female Assistant professors(22), and Male Assistant professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Concordia University-Irvine are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 55 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 55 employees, and Management with 48 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$20.7M

2017 Endowment

4.78%

growth from 2016

Concordia University-Irvine has an endowment valued at about $20.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Concordia University-Irvine grew 4.78% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Concordia University-Irvine received $0 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

$33.1M

2017 Salaries

0.153%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Concordia University-Irvine paid a median of $33.1M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($69.9M) and a 0.153% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.48% growth from 2015 and a 10.1% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.25M

Instructional Salaries

109

Number of Employees

In 2017, Concordia University-Irvine paid a total of $8.25M to 109 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

35 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

55 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Concordia University-Irvine were Assistant professor with 35 employees; Professor with 33 employees; and Professor with 22 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Concordia University-Irvine were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 55 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 55 employees; and Management with 48 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Concordia University-Irvine was Male Professor with 24 employees, Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Concordia University-Irvine.

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