Soka University of America

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,218
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$17,928
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.22%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
56.6%
498 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
455
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
87.5%
91 Graduates

About

Soka University of America is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Soka University of America were Liberal Arts & Sciences (97 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 101 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Soka University of America. 65.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (17 degrees), 1.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Soka University of America is $33,218, which is $4,888 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Soka University of America is $33,218, which is $4,888 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,928.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Soka University of America received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 16% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$33,218
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Soka University of America was $33,218. The cost of tuition at Soka University of America is $4,888 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$17,928
2022 Value
69.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Soka University of America had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,928. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Soka University of America grew by 69.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,142
Room and Board
$1,124
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Soka University of America was of $15,142 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.27% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,124. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.07% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
16%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Soka University of America received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.22%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Soka University of America was 2.22%, which represents 1 out of the 45 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Soka University of America received 498 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.05% annual growth. Out of those 498 applicants, 282 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.6% acceptance rate.

There were 455 students enrolled at Soka University of America in 2022. 38% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Soka University of America has an overall enrollment yield of 45.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
282
Accepted Out of 498

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Soka University of America was 56.6% (282 admissions from 498 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 52.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.05%, while admissions grew by 3.68%..

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SAT Scores

38%
Submission Percentage (2022)
49
Scores Submitted (2022)

38% of enrolled first-time students at Soka University of America in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Soka University of America had a total enrollment of 455 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Soka University of America is 455 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Soka University of America are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Soka University of America, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14.7% White, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 11.9% Asian, 5.05% Two or More Races, and 1.98% Black or African American.

Students enrolled at Soka University of America in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (10.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (9.21%) and Asian Female (6.74%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (20%), followed by White Female (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Soka University of America in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 455 students. The full-time enrollment at Soka University of America is 455 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Soka University of America are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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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 Soka University of America was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Soka University of America had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    67 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    56 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    54 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Soka University of America is 14.7% White, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 11.9% Asian, 5.05% Two or More Races, and 1.98% Black or African American. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 31 more women than men received degrees from Soka University of America. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Soka University of America is hispanic or latino (17 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (16 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Soka University of America is Liberal Arts & Sciences (97 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Soka University of America, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (97 degrees awarded) and Education (4 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Soka University of America are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,555,196 people), Secondary school teachers (434,052 people), Education administrators (243,295 people), Special education teachers (185,498 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (168,800 people).

The most specialized majors at Soka University of America in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (97 degrees awarded) and Education (4 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 Soka University of America are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at Soka University of America are Liberal Arts & Humanities (97 degrees awarded) and Education (4 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Soka University of America are Elementary & secondary schools (2,683,478 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (206,717 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (109,018 people), Child day care services (98,351 people), and Construction (56,818 people).

The most specialized majors at Soka University of America are Liberal Arts & Humanities (97 degrees awarded) and Education (4 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
97 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Soka University of America was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 97 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

35
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
66
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Soka University of America, which is 0.53 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (66).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Soka University of America in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.516 times less than the 64 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 64 degrees were awarded to men at Soka University of America in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.94 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

80%
100% Completion Time
87%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 80% of students graduating from Soka University of America completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 87% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 87% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Soka University of America is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 3.3% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    17 degrees awarded
  2. White
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Soka University of America is hispanic or latino (17 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (16 degrees).

2.97% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    14 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    9 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Soka University of America is hispanic or latino female (14 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (9 degrees).

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Operations

Soka University of America has an endowment valued at nearly $1.4B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−8.91%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Soka University of America had a total salary expenditure of 65.6M. Soka University of America employs 22 Associate professors, 21 Assistant professors and 15 Professors. Most academics at Soka University of America are Female Associate professor (14), Female Assistant professor (14), and Male Professor (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Soka University of America are: Management, with 40 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 31 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 24 employees.

Endowment

$1.4B
2022 Endowment
10.5%
decline from 2021

Soka University of America has an endowment valued at about $1.4B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Soka University of America declined 10.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.35B higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$21.3M
2022 Salaries
4.91%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Soka University of America paid a median of $21.3M in salaries, which represents 32.4% of their overall expenditure ($65.6M) and a 4.91% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.12M
Instructional Salaries
63
Number of Employees

In 2022, Soka University of America paid a total of $7.12M to 63 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
22 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
40 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Soka University of America were Associate professor with 22 employees, Assistant professor with 21 employees, and Professor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Soka University of America were Management with 40 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Soka University of America was Female Associate professor with 14 employees, Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Male Professor with 12 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Soka University of America.

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