Gonzaga University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$49,800
4.71% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$38,727
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.271%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
69.7%
9,887 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
7,253
91.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
88.1%
1,117 Graduates

About

Gonzaga University is a higher education institution located in Spokane County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Gonzaga University were General Business (260 degrees awarded), General Psychology (108 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (96 degrees).

In 2022, 2,174 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gonzaga University. 59.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,516 degrees), 8.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (187 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gonzaga University is $49,800, which is $25,804 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Gonzaga University is $49,800, which is $25,804 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $38,727.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Gonzaga University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$49,800
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Gonzaga University was $49,800. The cost of tuition at Gonzaga University is $25,804 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$38,727
2022 Value
9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Gonzaga University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $38,727. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Gonzaga University grew by 9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,040
Room and Board
$1,212
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gonzaga University was of $12,040 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 7.04% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,212. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.34% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Gonzaga University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.271%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Gonzaga University was 0.271%, which represents 4 out of the 1474 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Gonzaga University received 9,887 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 11.7% annual growth. Out of those 9,887 applicants, 6,895 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.7% acceptance rate.

There were 7,253 students enrolled at Gonzaga University in 2022. 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gonzaga University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
6,895
Accepted Out of 9,887

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gonzaga University was 69.7% (6,895 admissions from 9,887 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 76.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 11.7%, while admissions grew by 2.27%..

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage (2022)
342
Scores Submitted (2022)

28% of enrolled first-time students at Gonzaga University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Gonzaga University had a total enrollment of 7,253 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Gonzaga University is 6,637 students and the part-time enrollment is 616. This means that 91.5% of students enrolled at Gonzaga University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gonzaga University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.4% White, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.34% Two or More Races, 5.79% Asian, 1.68% Black or African American, 0.745% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.345% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gonzaga University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.6%), followed by White Male (29.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.3%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.65%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gonzaga University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,253 students. The full-time enrollment at Gonzaga University is 6,637 and the part-time enrollment is 616. This means that 91.5% of students enrolled at Gonzaga University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
2022 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 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Gonzaga University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,598 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    859 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    460 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Gonzaga University is 63.4% White, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.34% Two or More Races, 5.79% Asian, 1.68% Black or African American, 0.745% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.345% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 398 students (5.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 418 more women than men received degrees from Gonzaga University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Gonzaga University is white (1,516 degrees awarded). There were 8.11 times more white recipients 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 (260 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (108 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (96 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (128 degrees awarded), Biology (165 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees).

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 Gonzaga University are Physicians (426,633 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (374,301 people), Other managers (334,485 people), Postsecondary teachers (215,540 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (194,683 people).

The most specialized majors at Gonzaga University in 2022 are Legal (128 degrees awarded), Biology (165 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees), Social Sciences (170 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (61 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Gonzaga University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Gonzaga University are Legal (128 degrees awarded), Biology (165 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees), Social Sciences (170 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (61 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gonzaga University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (599,493 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (514,474 people), Elementary & secondary schools (478,307 people), Legal services (306,316 people), and Computer Systems Design (235,049 people).

The most specialized majors at Gonzaga University are Legal (128 degrees awarded), Biology (165 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees), Social Sciences (170 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (61 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 260 degrees awarded
  2. 108 degrees awarded
  3. 96 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gonzaga University was General Business with 260 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

878
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,296
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 878 degrees were awarded to men at Gonzaga University, which is 0.677 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,296).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 213 degrees were awarded to men at Gonzaga University in General Business, which is 1.72 times more than the 124 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 186 degrees were awarded to men at Gonzaga University in Registered Nursing, which is 9.3 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%
100% Completion Time
88%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 77% of students graduating from Gonzaga University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 88% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 89% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Gonzaga University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.7% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,516 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    187 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    126 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gonzaga University is white (1,516 degrees awarded). There were 8.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (187 degrees).

4.74% of degree recipients (103 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    909 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    607 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    109 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Gonzaga University is white female (909 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (607 degrees).

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Operations

Gonzaga University has an endowment valued at nearly $439M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.81M (0.411%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Gonzaga University had a total salary expenditure of 259M. Gonzaga University employs 149 Associate professors, 142 Assistant professors and 131 Professors. Most academics at Gonzaga University are Male Associate professor (84), Male Professor (82), and Male Assistant professor (75).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gonzaga University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 259 employees, Management, with 247 employees, and Service with 110 employees.

Endowment

$439M
2022 Endowment
2.4%
growth from 2021

Gonzaga University has an endowment valued at about $439M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Gonzaga University grew 2.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $393M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$113M
2022 Salaries
7.84%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Gonzaga University paid a median of $113M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($259M) and a 7.84% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$43M
Instructional Salaries
459
Number of Employees

In 2022, Gonzaga University paid a total of $43M to 459 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
149 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
259 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gonzaga University were Associate professor with 149 employees, Assistant professor with 142 employees, and Professor with 131 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gonzaga University were Office and Administrative Support with 259 employees, Management with 247 employees, and Service with 110 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gonzaga University was Male Associate professor with 84 employees, Male Professor with 82 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 75 employees.

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

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