University of San Francisco

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$51,930
4.4% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$42,801
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.59%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
70.3%
21,477 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
10,068
73.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
71.5%
1,071 Graduates

About

University of San Francisco is a higher education institution located in San Francisco County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of San Francisco were Registered Nursing (260 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (137 degrees), and General Psychology (134 degrees).

In 2020, 3,438 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of San Francisco. 65.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,035 degrees), 1.48 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (698 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of San Francisco is $51,930, which is $23,301 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of San Francisco is $51,930, which is $23,301 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $42,801.

In 2020, 82% of undergraduate students attending University of San Francisco received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$51,930
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of San Francisco was $51,930. The cost of tuition at University of San Francisco is $23,301 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$42,801
2020 Value
11.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of San Francisco had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $42,801. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of San Francisco grew by 11.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,410
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of San Francisco was of $15,410 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 3.91% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

82% of undergraduate students at University of San Francisco received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5.13% with respect to 2019, when 78% 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.
1.59%
2018 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of San Francisco was 1.59%, which represents 37 out of the 2325 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

University of San Francisco received 21,477 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.78% annual decline. Out of those 21,477 applicants, 15,099 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.3% acceptance rate.

There were 10,068 students enrolled at University of San Francisco in 2020, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of San Francisco has an overall enrollment yield of 7.56%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
15,099
Accepted Out of 21,477

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of San Francisco was 70.3% (15,099 admissions from 21,477 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 64.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −1.78%, while admissions grew by 7.19%.

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SAT Scores

57%
Submission Percentage
650
Scores Submitted

57% of enrolled first-time students at University of San Francisco in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of San Francisco has a total enrollment of 10,068 students. The full-time enrollment at University of San Francisco is 7,441 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,627. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at University of San Francisco are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of San Francisco, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27.2% White, 22.1% Asian, 21% Hispanic or Latino, 7.95% Two or More Races, 6.38% Black or African American, 0.467% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.139% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of San Francisco in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (16.8%), followed by White Female (15.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (19.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (16%) and Asian Female (12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of San Francisco, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,068 students. The full-time enrollment at University of San Francisco is 7,441 and the part-time enrollment is 2,627. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at University of San Francisco are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2020 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 University of San Francisco was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of San Francisco had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,738
  2. Asian
    2,222
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,114

The enrolled student population at University of San Francisco is 27.2% White, 22.1% Asian, 21% Hispanic or Latino, 7.95% Two or More Races, 6.38% Black or African American, 0.467% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.139% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 214 students (2.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1082 more women than men received degrees from University of San Francisco. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of San Francisco is white (1,035 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (698 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of San Francisco is Registered Nursing (260 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (137 degrees) and General Psychology (134 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of San Francisco, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (165 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (77 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (34 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 University of San Francisco are Elementary & middle school teachers (154,420 people), Other managers (128,031 people), Social workers, all other (95,792 people), Postsecondary teachers (76,085 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (74,607 people).

The most specialized majors at University of San Francisco are Legal (165 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (77 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (34 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (150 degrees), and Psychology (277 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 University of San Francisco are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at University of San Francisco are Legal (165 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (77 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (34 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (150 degrees), and Psychology (277 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 University of San Francisco are Elementary & secondary schools (404,414 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (225,988 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (209,443 people), Outpatient care centers (159,760 people), and Individual & family services (126,518 people).

The most specialized majors at University of San Francisco are Legal (165 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (77 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (34 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (150 degrees), and Psychology (277 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 University of San Francisco.
Most Common
  1. 260 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 137 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 134 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of San Francisco was Registered Nursing with 260 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,178
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,260
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,178 degrees were awarded to men at University of San Francisco, which is 0.521 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,260).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 116 degrees were awarded to men at University of San Francisco in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.14 times more than the 102 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 242 degrees were awarded to women at University of San Francisco in Registered Nursing, which is 4.84 times more than the 50 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

66%
100% Completion Time
75%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 66% of students graduating from University of San Francisco 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 75% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (81.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of San Francisco is Female and Asian (81.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 1.12% 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
    1,035 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    698 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    693 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of San Francisco is white (1,035 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (698 degrees).

2.44% of degree recipients (84 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    703 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    495 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    476 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of San Francisco is white female (703 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (495 degrees).

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Operations

University of San Francisco has an endowment valued at nearly $420M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $29.3M (6.98%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of San Francisco had a total salary expenditure of $379M. University of San Francisco employs 156 Associate professors, 148 Professors, and 137 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of San Francisco are Female Associate professors (91), Female Assistant professors(89), and Male Professors (84).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of San Francisco are: Management, with 304 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 190 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 106 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$420M
2020 Endowment
7.66%
growth from 2019

University of San Francisco has an endowment valued at about $420M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of San Francisco grew 7.66% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $118M higher 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. $11.6M - Federal
  2. $434k - State
  3. $439k - Local

As of 2020, University of San Francisco received $11.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $434k from state grants and contracts, and $439k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$179M
2020 Salaries
0.905%
decline from 2019

In 2020, University of San Francisco paid a median of $179M in salaries, which represents 47.2% of their overall expenditure ($379M) and a 0.905% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.138% decline from 2018 and a 2.35% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$54.7M
Instructional Salaries
453
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of San Francisco paid a total of $54.7M to 453 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
156 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
304 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of San Francisco were Associate professor with 156 employees; Professor with 148 employees; and Professor with 137 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of San Francisco were Management with 304 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 190 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 106 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of San Francisco was Female Associate professor with 91 employees, Female Assistant professor with 89 employees, and Male Professor with 84 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of San Francisco.

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