Seattle Pacific University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$40,464

5.05% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$31,078

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.91%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

90.9%

3,692 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,783

82.9% 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 General Business (76 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (74 degrees), and General Psychology (61 degrees).

In 2017, 1,524 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Seattle Pacific University. 73.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (991 degrees), 7.99 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (124 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Seattle Pacific University is $40,464, which is $13,964 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Seattle Pacific University is $40,464, which is $13,964 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,078.

In 2017, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$40,464

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Seattle Pacific University was $40,464. The cost of tuition at Seattle Pacific University is $13,964 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$31,078

2017 Value

6.53%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Seattle Pacific University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,078. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Seattle Pacific University grew by 6.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,781

Room and Board

$1,041

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Seattle Pacific University was of $11,781 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,041. The cost of room and board increased by 13.8% 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

95%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Seattle Pacific University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.06% with respect to 2016, when 94% 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.

1.91%

2016 Default Rate

22

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Seattle Pacific University was 1.91%, which represents 22 out of the 1152 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 3,692 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 8.48% annual decline. Out of those 3,692 applicants, 3,355 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.9% acceptance rate.

There were 3,783 students enrolled at Seattle Pacific University in 2017, and 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Seattle Pacific University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,355

Accepted Out of 3,692

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Seattle Pacific University was 90.9% (3,355 admissions from 3,692 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 87.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -8.48%, while admissions declined by -4.71%.

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SAT Scores

78%

Submission Percentage

507

Scores Submitted

78% of enrolled first-time students at Seattle Pacific University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Seattle Pacific University has a total enrollment of 3,783 students. The full-time enrollment at Seattle Pacific University is 3,135 students and the part-time enrollment is 648. This means that 82.9% of students enrolled at Seattle Pacific University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Seattle Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.1% White, 10.3% Asian, 9.49% Hispanic or Latino, 7.19% Two or More Races, 3.78% Black or African American, 0.74% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.37% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Seattle Pacific University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.3%), followed by White Male (16.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.91%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (32.4%), followed by White Male (10.5%) and Asian Female (3.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Seattle Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,783 students. The full-time enrollment at Seattle Pacific University is 3,135 and the part-time enrollment is 648. This means that 82.9% of students enrolled at Seattle Pacific University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

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 Seattle Pacific University was 79%. 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

    2,048

  2. Asian

    389

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    359

The enrolled student population at Seattle Pacific University is 54.1% White, 10.3% Asian, 9.49% Hispanic or Latino, 7.19% Two or More Races, 3.78% Black or African American, 0.74% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.37% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 712 more women than men received degrees from Seattle Pacific University. The majority of degree recipients at Seattle Pacific University are white (991 degrees awarded). There were 7.99 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (124 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Seattle Pacific University is General Business (76 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (74 degrees) and General Psychology (61 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 (537 degrees awarded), Theology (27 degrees), and English (46 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 (2,083,230 people), Secondary school teachers (348,485 people), Education administrators (326,520 people), Postsecondary teachers (213,745 people), and Other managers (202,852 people).

The most specialized majors at Seattle Pacific University are Education (537 degrees awarded), Theology (27 degrees), English (46 degrees), Psychology (128 degrees), and Human Sciences (39 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 Seattle Pacific University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Seattle Pacific University are Education (537 degrees awarded), Theology (27 degrees), English (46 degrees), Psychology (128 degrees), and Human Sciences (39 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 (3,188,808 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (459,405 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (306,193 people), Individual & family services (182,289 people), and Outpatient care centers (178,038 people).

The most specialized majors at Seattle Pacific University are Education (537 degrees awarded), Theology (27 degrees), English (46 degrees), Psychology (128 degrees), and Human Sciences (39 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. 76 degrees awarded

  2. 74 degrees awarded

  3. 61 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Seattle Pacific University was General Business with 76 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 406

  2. 1,118

In 2017, 406 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle Pacific University, which is 0.363 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,118).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle Pacific University in General Business, which is 0.88 times less than the 50 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 198 degrees were awarded to women at Seattle Pacific University in Teacher Education & Professional Development, which is 6.39 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%

100% Completion Time

71%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 53% of students graduating from Seattle Pacific University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% 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

    991 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    124 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    114 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Seattle Pacific University is white (991 degrees awarded). There were 7.99 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (124 degrees).

7.48% of degree recipients (114 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    719 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    272 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Seattle Pacific University is white female (719 degrees awarded). There were 2.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (272 degrees).

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Operations

Seattle Pacific University has an endowment valued at nearly $99.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.8M (12.8%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Seattle Pacific University had a total expenditure of $107M. Of that $107M, they spent $49.1M on salaries and $107M on benefits.

Seattle Pacific University employs 68 Associate professors, 65 Assistant professors, and 64 Professors. Most academics at Seattle Pacific University are Male Professors (41), Female Assistant professors(41), and Male Associate professors (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seattle Pacific University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 239 employees, Management, with 53 employees, and Service with 42 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$99.7M

2017 Endowment

23.1%

growth from 2016

Seattle Pacific University has an endowment valued at about $99.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Seattle Pacific University grew 23.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $187M 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. $46k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Seattle Pacific University received $2.32M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $46k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$49.1M

Salary Expenditure

$107M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Seattle Pacific University had a total expenditure of $107M. Of that $107M, they spent $49.1M on salaries and $107M 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

$49.1M

2017 Salaries

2.69%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Seattle Pacific University paid a median of $49.1M in salaries, which represents 45.7% of their overall expenditure ($107M) and a 2.69% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.6% decline from 2015 and a 2.89% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17M

Instructional Salaries

212

Number of Employees

In 2017, Seattle Pacific University paid a total of $17M to 212 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

68 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

239 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Seattle Pacific University were Associate professor with 68 employees; Assistant professor with 65 employees; and Assistant professor with 64 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seattle Pacific University were Office and Administrative Support with 239 employees; Management with 53 employees; and Service with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Seattle Pacific University was Male Professor with 41 employees, Female Assistant professor with 41 employees, and Male Associate professor with 37 employees.

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

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