Gonzaga University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$46,060
4.02% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$36,880
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.02%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
72.9%
8,409 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
7,295
74.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
88%
921 Graduates

About

Gonzaga University is a higher education institution located in Spokane County, WA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Gonzaga University were General Business (326 degrees awarded), General Psychology (95 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (91 degrees).

In 2020, 2,252 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gonzaga University. 57.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,596 degrees), 8.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (187 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gonzaga University is $46,060, which is $23,530 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Gonzaga University is $46,060, which is $23,530 more 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 $36,880.

In 2020, 98% of undergraduate students attending Gonzaga University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$46,060
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Gonzaga University was $46,060. The cost of tuition at Gonzaga University is $23,530 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$36,880
2020 Value
0.826%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Gonzaga University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,880. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Gonzaga University grew by 0.826%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,330
Room and Board
$1,158
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gonzaga University was of $12,330 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,158. The cost of room and board increased by 3.23% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.02% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Gonzaga University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 98% 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.
1.02%
2018 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Gonzaga University was 1.02%, which represents 15 out of the 1475 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Gonzaga University received 8,409 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 9.69% annual decline. Out of those 8,409 applicants, 6,129 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.9% acceptance rate.

There were 7,295 students enrolled at Gonzaga University in 2020, and 71% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gonzaga University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,129
Accepted Out of 8,409

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gonzaga University was 72.9% (6,129 admissions from 8,409 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 61.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −9.69%, while admissions grew by 6.68%.

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SAT Scores

71%
Submission Percentage
747
Scores Submitted

71% of enrolled first-time students at Gonzaga University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Gonzaga University has a total enrollment of 7,295 students. The full-time enrollment at Gonzaga University is 5,431 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,864. This means that 74.4% of students enrolled at Gonzaga University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gonzaga University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69% White, 9.91% Hispanic or Latino, 6.44% Two or More Races, 5.09% Asian, 2.14% Black or African American, 0.672% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.288% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gonzaga University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.7%), followed by White Male (33.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.5%), followed by White Male (32.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.66%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gonzaga University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,295 students. The full-time enrollment at Gonzaga University is 5,431 and the part-time enrollment is 1,864. This means that 74.4% of students enrolled at Gonzaga University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
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 Gonzaga University was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Gonzaga University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,036
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    723
  3. Two or More Races
    470

The enrolled student population at Gonzaga University is 69% White, 9.91% Hispanic or Latino, 6.44% Two or More Races, 5.09% Asian, 2.14% Black or African American, 0.672% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.288% 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 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, 298 students (4.08%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 336 more women than men received degrees from Gonzaga University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Gonzaga University is white (1,596 degrees awarded). There were 8.53 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (187 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gonzaga University is General Business (326 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (95 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (91 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Gonzaga University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (102 degrees awarded), Communications (167 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (37 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gonzaga University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (365,168 people), Other managers (318,457 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (187,509 people), Chief executives & legislators (140,502 people), and Postsecondary teachers (138,272 people).

The most specialized majors at Gonzaga University are Legal (102 degrees awarded), Communications (167 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (37 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), and Social Sciences (191 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 Gonzaga University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Aerospace engineers, Surgeons, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Gonzaga University are Legal (102 degrees awarded), Communications (167 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (37 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), and Social Sciences (191 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 Gonzaga University are Elementary & secondary schools (406,851 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (348,477 people), Legal services (305,906 people), Computer Systems Design (221,426 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (203,471 people).

The most specialized majors at Gonzaga University are Legal (102 degrees awarded), Communications (167 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (37 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), and Social Sciences (191 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Gonzaga University.
Most Common
  1. 326 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 95 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 91 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gonzaga University was General Business with 326 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

958
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,294
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 958 degrees were awarded to men at Gonzaga University, which is 0.74 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,294).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 232 degrees were awarded to men at Gonzaga University in General Business, which is 1.55 times more than the 150 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 176 degrees were awarded to women at Gonzaga University in Registered Nursing, which is 8 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

73%
100% Completion Time
86%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 73% of students graduating from Gonzaga University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 86% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Gonzaga University is Male and Black or African American (100% 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, 2.93% of graduates (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,596 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    187 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    117 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gonzaga University is white (1,596 degrees awarded). There were 8.53 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (187 degrees).

4.4% of degree recipients (99 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    908 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    688 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    114 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Gonzaga University is white female (908 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (688 degrees).

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Gonzaga University has an endowment valued at nearly $314M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.2M (3.88%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Gonzaga University had a total salary expenditure of $238M. Gonzaga University employs 148 Assistant professors, 142 Associate professors, and 133 Professors. Most academics at Gonzaga University are Male Professors (85), Male Assistant professors(79), and Male Associate professors (77).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gonzaga University are: Management, with 257 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 200 employees, and Service with 120 employees.

Endowment

$314M
2020 Endowment
4.68%
growth from 2019

Gonzaga University has an endowment valued at about $314M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Gonzaga University grew 4.68% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $274M 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. $3.24M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Gonzaga University received $3.24M 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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Salary Expenditure

$105M
2020 Salaries
3.75%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Gonzaga University paid a median of $105M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($238M) and a 3.75% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0674% decline from 2018 and a 0.239% 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

$40.5M
Instructional Salaries
445
Number of Employees

In 2020, Gonzaga University paid a total of $40.5M to 445 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.7% of all salaries paid.

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

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
148 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
257 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gonzaga University were Assistant professor with 148 employees; Associate professor with 142 employees; and Associate professor with 133 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gonzaga University were Management with 257 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 200 employees; and Service with 120 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gonzaga University was Male Professor with 85 employees, Male Assistant professor with 79 employees, and Male Associate professor with 77 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Gonzaga University.

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