Golden Gate University-San Francisco

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,456
21.4% growth from 2019
2018 Student Loan
1.95%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
2,472
48.7% Full-Time

About

Golden Gate University-San Francisco is a higher education institution located in San Francisco County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Golden Gate University-San Francisco were General Business Administration & Management (116 degrees awarded), Business Statistics (2 degrees), and Information Science (0 degrees).

In 2020, 849 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Golden Gate University-San Francisco. 51% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (234 degrees), 1.87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (125 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Golden Gate University-San Francisco is $12,456, which is $−10,074 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Golden Gate University-San Francisco is $12,456, which is $−10,074 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2020, 74% of undergraduate students attending Golden Gate University-San Francisco received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 24% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,456
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Golden Gate University-San Francisco was $12,456. The cost of tuition at Golden Gate University-San Francisco is $−10,074 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

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2020 Value

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
24%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Golden Gate University-San Francisco received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.33% with respect to 2019, when 75% 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.
1.95%
2018 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Golden Gate University-San Francisco was 1.95%, which represents 10 out of the 512 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

Golden Gate University-San Francisco has a total enrollment of 2,472 students. The full-time enrollment at Golden Gate University-San Francisco is 1,203 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,269. This means that 48.7% of students enrolled at Golden Gate University-San Francisco are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Golden Gate University-San Francisco, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31.9% White, 17.5% Asian, 16.9% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Black or African American, 1.25% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.607% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Golden Gate University-San Francisco in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (24.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (18.4%) and Black or African American Male (14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (18.5%), followed by White Female (12.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Golden Gate University-San Francisco, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,472 students. The full-time enrollment at Golden Gate University-San Francisco is 1,203 and the part-time enrollment is 1,269. This means that 48.7% of students enrolled at Golden Gate University-San Francisco are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    789
  2. Asian
    433
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    419

The enrolled student population at Golden Gate University-San Francisco is 31.9% White, 17.5% Asian, 16.9% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Black or African American, 1.25% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.607% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 335 students (13.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 17 more women than men received degrees from Golden Gate University-San Francisco. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Golden Gate University-San Francisco is white (234 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (125 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Golden Gate University-San Francisco is General Business Administration & Management (116 degrees awarded), followed by Business Statistics (2 degrees) and Information Science (0 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Golden Gate University-San Francisco, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (175 degrees awarded), Business (575 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (42 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 Golden Gate University-San Francisco are Accountants & auditors (1,058,848 people), Other managers (769,075 people), Software developers (546,195 people), Financial managers (470,255 people), and Chief executives & legislators (382,828 people).

The most specialized majors at Golden Gate University-San Francisco are Legal (175 degrees awarded), Business (575 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (42 degrees), Psychology (33 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (20 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 Golden Gate University-San Francisco are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Golden Gate University-San Francisco are Legal (175 degrees awarded), Business (575 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (42 degrees), Psychology (33 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (20 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 Golden Gate University-San Francisco are Computer Systems Design (928,211 people), Elementary & secondary schools (825,715 people), Banking & related activities (544,226 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (530,980 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (530,340 people).

The most specialized majors at Golden Gate University-San Francisco are Legal (175 degrees awarded), Business (575 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (42 degrees), Psychology (33 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (20 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 Golden Gate University-San Francisco.
Most Common
  1. 116 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 2 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 0 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Golden Gate University-San Francisco was General Business Administration & Management with 116 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

416
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
433
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 416 degrees were awarded to men at Golden Gate University-San Francisco, which is 0.961 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (433).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 123 degrees were awarded to men at Golden Gate University-San Francisco in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.48 times more than the 83 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 83 degrees were awarded to women at Golden Gate University-San Francisco in Law, which is 1.73 times more than the 48 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 Golden Gate University-San Francisco is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 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
    234 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    125 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    123 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Golden Gate University-San Francisco is white (234 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (125 degrees).

14.3% of degree recipients (121 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    131 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    103 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Golden Gate University-San Francisco is white male (131 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (103 degrees).

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Operations

Golden Gate University-San Francisco has an endowment valued at nearly $41.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $644k (1.56%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Golden Gate University-San Francisco had a total salary expenditure of $55.4M. Golden Gate University-San Francisco employs 30 Professors, 17 Associate professors, and 8 Lecturers. Most academics at Golden Gate University-San Francisco are Male Professors (15), Female Professors(15), and Female Associate professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Golden Gate University-San Francisco are: Management, with 48 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 37 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$41.4M
2020 Endowment
13.2%
decline from 2019

Golden Gate University-San Francisco has an endowment valued at about $41.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Golden Gate University-San Francisco declined 13.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.77M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $439k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Golden Gate University-San Francisco received $439k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$32.4M
2020 Salaries
1.83%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Golden Gate University-San Francisco paid a median of $32.4M in salaries, which represents 58.5% of their overall expenditure ($55.4M) and a 1.83% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.96% growth from 2018 and a 2.03% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.49M
Instructional Salaries
56
Number of Employees

In 2020, Golden Gate University-San Francisco paid a total of $6.49M to 56 employees working as instructors, which represents 20% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
30 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
48 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Golden Gate University-San Francisco were Professor with 30 employees; Associate professor with 17 employees; and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Golden Gate University-San Francisco were Management with 48 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 37 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Golden Gate University-San Francisco was Male Professor with 15 employees, Female Professor with 15 employees, and Female Associate professor with 9 employees.

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

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