San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$43,700

3.07% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$37,873

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.41%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

43.8%

411 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

414

99.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

53.8%

21 Graduates

About

San Francisco Conservatory of Music is a higher education institution located in San Francisco County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at San Francisco Conservatory of Music were Stringed Instruments (13 degrees awarded), Voice & Opera (10 degrees), and Keyboard Instruments (3 degrees).

In 2017, 149 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 57.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (42 degrees), 2.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is $43,700, which is $29,700 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is $43,700, which is $29,700 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $37,873.

In 2017, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$43,700

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at San Francisco Conservatory of Music was $43,700. The cost of tuition at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is $29,700 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$37,873

2017 Value

0.558%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 San Francisco Conservatory of Music had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,873. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of San Francisco Conservatory of Music grew by 0.558%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,700

Room and Board

$950

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at San Francisco Conservatory of Music was of $15,700 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of room and board increased by 11% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 11.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at San Francisco Conservatory of Music received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 97% 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.

4.41%

2016 Default Rate

3

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at San Francisco Conservatory of Music was 4.41%, which represents 3 out of the 68 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

San Francisco Conservatory of Music received 411 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.07% annual decline. Out of those 411 applicants, 180 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 43.8% acceptance rate.

There were 414 students enrolled at San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music has an overall enrollment yield of 33.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

43.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

180

Accepted Out of 411

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of San Francisco Conservatory of Music was 43.8% (180 admissions from 411 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 41.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -3.07%, while admissions grew by 1.69%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

San Francisco Conservatory of Music has a total enrollment of 414 students. The full-time enrollment at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is 412 students and the part-time enrollment is 2. This means that 99.5% of students enrolled at San Francisco Conservatory of Music are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.8% White, 7% Asian, 6.76% Two or More Races, 4.83% Hispanic or Latino, 4.59% Black or African American, 0.725% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at San Francisco Conservatory of Music in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (19.1%), followed by White Female (15.2%) and Two or More Races Male (5.88%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (18.3%), followed by White Male (17.3%) and Asian Female (4.81%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, both undergraduate and graduate, is 414 students. The full-time enrollment at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is 412 and the part-time enrollment is 2. This means that 99.5% of students enrolled at San Francisco Conservatory of Music are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

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 San Francisco Conservatory of Music was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), San Francisco Conservatory of Music had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    144

  2. Asian

    29

  3. Two or More Races

    28

The enrolled student population at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is 34.8% White, 7% Asian, 6.76% Two or More Races, 4.83% Hispanic or Latino, 4.59% Black or African American, 0.725% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 23 more women than men received degrees from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The majority of degree recipients at San Francisco Conservatory of Music are white (42 degrees awarded). There were 2.47 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is Stringed Instruments (13 degrees awarded), followed by Voice & Opera (10 degrees) and Keyboard Instruments (3 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (149 degrees awarded).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at San Francisco Conservatory of Music are Elementary & middle school teachers (97,016 people), Graphic designers (91,073 people), Other managers (69,024 people), Other designers (57,300 people), and Postsecondary teachers (55,507 people).

The most specialized majors at San Francisco Conservatory of Music are Visual & Performing Arts (149 degrees awarded).

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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 San Francisco Conservatory of Music are Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Chief executives & legislators, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at San Francisco Conservatory of Music are Visual & Performing Arts (149 degrees awarded).

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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 San Francisco Conservatory of Music are Elementary & secondary schools (165,720 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (109,805 people), Specialized design services (62,482 people), Computer Systems Design (60,351 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (55,351 people).

The most specialized majors at San Francisco Conservatory of Music are Visual & Performing Arts (149 degrees awarded).

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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 San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Most Common

  1. 13 degrees awarded

  2. 10 degrees awarded

  3. 3 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at San Francisco Conservatory of Music was Stringed Instruments with 13 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 63

  2. 86

In 2017, 63 degrees were awarded to men at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, which is 0.733 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (86).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 18 degrees were awarded to men at San Francisco Conservatory of Music in Stringed Instruments, which is 0.6 times less than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 30 degrees were awarded to women at San Francisco Conservatory of Music in Stringed Instruments, which is 1.67 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

61%

100% Completion Time

65%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 61% of students graduating from San Francisco Conservatory of Music completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% 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.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    42 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    17 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is white (42 degrees awarded). There were 2.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (17 degrees).

7.38% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    25 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    17 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is white female (25 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (17 degrees).

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Operations

San Francisco Conservatory of Music has an endowment valued at nearly $41.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.12M (9.98%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, San Francisco Conservatory of Music had a total salary expenditure of $25.6M. San Francisco Conservatory of Music employs 29 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at San Francisco Conservatory of Music are Male No academic ranks (22), Female No academic ranks(7), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Francisco Conservatory of Music are: Management, with 13 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 12 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$41.3M

2017 Endowment

11.1%

growth from 2016

San Francisco Conservatory of Music has an endowment valued at about $41.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of San Francisco Conservatory of Music grew 11.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.2M higher 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: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $59k - Local

As of 2017, San Francisco Conservatory of Music received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $59k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.2M

2017 Salaries

3.93%

growth from 2016

In 2017, San Francisco Conservatory of Music paid a median of $12.2M in salaries, which represents 47.8% of their overall expenditure ($25.6M) and a 3.93% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11% growth from 2015 and a 3.16% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.43M

Instructional Salaries

29

Number of Employees

In 2017, San Francisco Conservatory of Music paid a total of $3.43M to 29 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.02M (18.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

29 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

13 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at San Francisco Conservatory of Music were No academic rank with 29 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Francisco Conservatory of Music were Management with 13 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 12 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male No academic rank

  2. Female No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at San Francisco Conservatory of Music was Male No academic rank with 22 employees, Female No academic rank with 7 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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