Palo Alto University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$17,627
0.991% growth from 2019
2018 Student Loan
1.3%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
1,163
75.2% Full-Time

About

Palo Alto University is a higher education institution located in Santa Clara County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Palo Alto University were General Psychology (24 degrees awarded) and Industrial & Organizational Psychology (12 degrees).

In 2020, 350 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Palo Alto University. 82.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 17.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (165 degrees), 2.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (57 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Palo Alto University is $17,627, which is $3,227 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Palo Alto University is $17,627, which is $3,227 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, 88% of undergraduate students attending Palo Alto University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$17,627
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Palo Alto University was $17,627. The cost of tuition at Palo Alto University is $3,227 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

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Palo Alto University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 18.9% with respect to 2019, when 74% 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.
1.3%
2018 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Palo Alto University was 1.3%, which represents 3 out of the 230 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

Palo Alto University has a total enrollment of 1,163 students. The full-time enrollment at Palo Alto University is 875 students and the part-time enrollment is 288. This means that 75.2% of students enrolled at Palo Alto University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Palo Alto University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.7% White, 28.2% Two or More Races, 6.62% Hispanic or Latino, 4.82% Asian, 4.39% Black or African American, 0.258% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.086% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Palo Alto University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (24.3%), followed by White Female (15.7%) and White Male (12.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.5%), followed by Two or More Races Female (23.4%) and White Male (11.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Palo Alto University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,163 students. The full-time enrollment at Palo Alto University is 875 and the part-time enrollment is 288. This means that 75.2% of students enrolled at Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto University was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), Palo Alto 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
    578
  2. Two or More Races
    328
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    77

The enrolled student population at Palo Alto University is 49.7% White, 28.2% Two or More Races, 6.62% Hispanic or Latino, 4.82% Asian, 4.39% Black or African American, 0.258% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.086% 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 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, 226 more women than men received degrees from Palo Alto University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Palo Alto University is white (165 degrees awarded). There were 2.89 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (57 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Palo Alto University is General Psychology (24 degrees awarded), followed by Industrial & Organizational Psychology (12 degrees) and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Palo Alto University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (250 degrees awarded) and Health (100 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 Palo Alto University are Registered nurses (1,338,539 people), Medical & health services managers (177,575 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (153,907 people), Physicians (145,832 people), and Pharmacists (136,735 people).

The most specialized majors at Palo Alto University are Psychology (250 degrees awarded) and Health (100 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 Palo Alto University are Surgeons, Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Palo Alto University are Psychology (250 degrees awarded) and Health (100 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 Palo Alto University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,573,779 people), Elementary & secondary schools (494,668 people), Outpatient care centers (328,238 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (261,774 people), and Offices of physicians (218,444 people).

The most specialized majors at Palo Alto University are Psychology (250 degrees awarded) and Health (100 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 Palo Alto University.
Most Common
  1. 24 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 12 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Palo Alto University was General Psychology with 24 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

62
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
288
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 62 degrees were awarded to men at Palo Alto University, which is 0.215 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (288).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Palo Alto University in Clinical Psychology, which is 0.244 times less than the 164 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 164 degrees were awarded to women at Palo Alto University in Clinical Psychology, which is 4.1 times more than the 40 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 Palo Alto 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
    165 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    57 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Palo Alto University is white (165 degrees awarded). There were 2.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (57 degrees).

7.43% of degree recipients (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    135 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races Female
    47 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Palo Alto University is white female (135 degrees awarded). There were 2.87 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races female (47 degrees).

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Operations

Palo Alto University has an endowment valued at nearly $601k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $443k (73.7%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Palo Alto University had a total salary expenditure of $32.8M. Palo Alto University employs 16 Assistant professors, 13 Associate professors, and 12 Professors. Most academics at Palo Alto University are Female Assistant professors (14), Female Associate professors(8), and Female No academic ranks (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palo Alto University are: Management, with 25 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 18 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$601k
2020 Endowment
1.09%
growth from 2019

Palo Alto University has an endowment valued at about $601k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Palo Alto University grew 1.09% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.83M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $642k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $196k - Local

As of 2020, Palo Alto University received $642k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $196k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.4M
2020 Salaries
6.52%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Palo Alto University paid a median of $18.4M in salaries, which represents 56% of their overall expenditure ($32.8M) and a 6.52% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.67% growth from 2018 and a 4.52% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$5.41M
Instructional Salaries
51
Number of Employees

In 2020, Palo Alto University paid a total of $5.41M to 51 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.4% 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
16 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
25 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Palo Alto University were Assistant professor with 16 employees; Associate professor with 13 employees; and Associate professor with 12 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palo Alto University were Management with 25 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Palo Alto University was Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, Female Associate professor with 8 employees, and Female No academic rank with 7 employees.

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

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