Seattle Pacific University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$38,520

5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$29,174

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.03%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

87.3%

4,034 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

4,061

83.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

70.9%

515 Graduates

About

Seattle Pacific University is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Seattle Pacific University were Registered Nursing (96 degrees awarded), General Business (81 degrees), and General Psychology (74 degrees).

In 2016, 1,523 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Seattle Pacific University. 71.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,019 degrees), 7.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (130 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Seattle Pacific University is $38,520, which is $12,664 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Seattle Pacific University is $38,520, which is $12,664 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,174.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,520

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Seattle Pacific University was $38,520. The cost of tuition at Seattle Pacific University is $12,664 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$29,174

2016 Value

7.52%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Seattle Pacific University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,174. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Seattle Pacific University grew by 7.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,353

Room and Board

$1,041

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Seattle Pacific University was of $10,353 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,041. The cost of room and board increased by 2.65% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.46% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Seattle Pacific University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.08% with respect to 2015, when 93% 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.

2.03%

2015 Default Rate

22

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Seattle Pacific University was 2.03%, which represents 22 out of the 1084 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

Seattle Pacific University received 4,034 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 22.8% annual decline. Out of those 4,034 applicants, 3,521 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.3% acceptance rate.

There were 4,061 students enrolled at Seattle Pacific University in 2016, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Seattle Pacific University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,521

Accepted Out of 4,034

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Seattle Pacific University was 87.3% (3,521 admissions from 4,034 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 81.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -228%, while admissions declined by -175%.

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SAT Scores

79%

Submission Percentage

543

Scores Submitted

79% of enrolled first-time students at Seattle Pacific University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Seattle Pacific University has a total enrollment of 4,061 students. The full-time enrollment at Seattle Pacific University is 3,380 students and the part-time enrollment is 681. This means that 83.2% of students enrolled at Seattle Pacific University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Seattle Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.6% White, 9.87% Asian, 8.37% Hispanic or Latino, 7.31% Two or More Races, 3.4% Black or African American, 0.468% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.443% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Seattle Pacific University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41%), followed by White Male (17.9%) and Asian Female (7.47%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (28.5%), followed by White Male (8.38%) and Asian Female (3.14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Seattle Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,061 students. The full-time enrollment at Seattle Pacific University is 3,380 and the part-time enrollment is 681. This means that 83.2% of students enrolled at Seattle Pacific University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

2016 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 Seattle Pacific University was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Seattle 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

    2,219

  2. Asian

    401

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    340

The enrolled student population at Seattle Pacific University is 54.6% White, 9.87% Asian, 8.37% Hispanic or Latino, 7.31% Two or More Races, 3.4% Black or African American, 0.468% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.443% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 655 more women than men received degrees from Seattle Pacific University. The majority of degree recipients at Seattle Pacific University are white (1,019 degrees awarded). There were 7.84 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (130 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Seattle Pacific University is Registered Nursing (96 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (81 degrees) and General Psychology (74 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Seattle Pacific University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (528 degrees awarded), Theology (32 degrees), and Human Sciences (45 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 Seattle Pacific University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,074,071 people), Secondary school teachers (344,046 people), Education administrators (319,119 people), Counselors (259,912 people), and Miscellaneous managers (223,334 people).

The most specialized majors at Seattle Pacific University are Education (528 degrees awarded), Theology (32 degrees), Human Sciences (45 degrees), Psychology (128 degrees), and English (43 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Seattle Pacific University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Seattle Pacific University are Education (528 degrees awarded), Theology (32 degrees), Human Sciences (45 degrees), Psychology (128 degrees), and English (43 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 Seattle Pacific University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,180,459 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (462,934 people), Hospitals (319,867 people), Individual & family services (196,805 people), and Outpatient care centers (163,251 people).

The most specialized majors at Seattle Pacific University are Education (528 degrees awarded), Theology (32 degrees), Human Sciences (45 degrees), Psychology (128 degrees), and English (43 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 Seattle Pacific University.

Most Common

  1. 96 degrees awarded

  2. 81 degrees awarded

  3. 74 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Seattle Pacific University was Registered Nursing with 96 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 434

  2. 1,089

In 2016, 434 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle Pacific University, which is 0.399 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,089).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle Pacific University in General Business, which is 0.945 times less than the 55 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 201 degrees were awarded to women at Seattle Pacific University in Teacher Education & Professional Development, which is 4.79 times more than the 42 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

61%

100% Completion Time

75%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 61% of students graduating from Seattle Pacific University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% 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 Seattle Pacific University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.17% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,019 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    130 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Seattle Pacific University is white (1,019 degrees awarded). There were 7.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (130 degrees).

6.89% of degree recipients (105 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    727 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    292 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    90 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Seattle Pacific University is white female (727 degrees awarded). There were 2.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (292 degrees).

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Operations

Seattle Pacific University has an endowment valued at nearly $78.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.35M (11.9%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Seattle Pacific University had a total expenditure of $104M. Of that $104M, they spent $49M on salaries and $104M on benefits.

Seattle Pacific University employs 74 Assistant professors, 70 Professors, and 60 Associate professors. Most academics at Seattle Pacific University are Female Assistant professors (49), Male Professors(46), and Male Associate professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seattle Pacific University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 242 employees, Management, with 55 employees, and Service with 38 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$78.5M

2015 Endowment

12.8%

growth from 2014

Seattle Pacific University has an endowment valued at about $78.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Seattle Pacific University grew 12.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $192M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.32M - Federal

  2. $8k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Seattle Pacific University received $2.32M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$49M

Salary Expenditure

$104M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Seattle Pacific University had a total expenditure of $104M. Of that $104M, they spent $49M on salaries and $104M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Seattle Pacific University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$49M

2015 Salaries

2.89%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Seattle Pacific University paid a median of $49M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($104M) and a 2.89% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.77% growth from 2013 and a 3.14% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.4M

Instructional Salaries

204

Number of Employees

In 2015, Seattle Pacific University paid a total of $16.4M to 204 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

74 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

242 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Seattle Pacific University were Assistant professor with 74 employees; Professor with 70 employees; and Professor with 60 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seattle Pacific University were Office and Administrative Support with 242 employees; Management with 55 employees; and Service with 38 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Seattle Pacific University was Female Assistant professor with 49 employees, Male Professor with 46 employees, and Male Associate professor with 36 employees.

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

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