California Lutheran University

Add Comparison
2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$47,500
4.4% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$30,416
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
87.2%
5,150 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,615
93% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
73.2%
467 Graduates

About

California Lutheran University is a higher education institution located in Ventura County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at California Lutheran University were General Psychology (116 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (89 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (59 degrees).

In 2022, 1,299 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California Lutheran University. 61.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (512 degrees), 1.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (463 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California Lutheran University is $47,500, which is $23,504 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at California Lutheran University is $47,500, which is $23,504 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 $30,416.

In 2022, 94% of undergraduate students attending California Lutheran University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$47,500
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at California Lutheran University was $47,500. The cost of tuition at California Lutheran University is $23,504 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

This chart compares the tuition costs of California Lutheran University (in red) with those of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price

$30,416
2022 Value
26.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 California Lutheran University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,416. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of California Lutheran University grew by 26.4%.

This chart compares the average net price of California Lutheran University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Other Student Expenses

$16,112
Room and Board
$1,125
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California Lutheran University was of $16,112 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.36% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,125. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.17% during the same period.

This chart compares the average student costs at California Lutheran University (in red) with that of similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

94% of undergraduate students at California Lutheran University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.05% with respect to 2021, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at California Lutheran University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Admissions

California Lutheran University received 5,150 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 27.4% annual growth. Out of those 5,150 applicants, 4,490 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.2% acceptance rate.

There were 3,615 students enrolled at California Lutheran University in 2022. 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California Lutheran University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,490
Accepted Out of 5,150

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California Lutheran University was 87.2% (4,490 admissions from 5,150 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 81.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 27.4%, while admissions grew by 35.6%..

This chart compares the acceptance rate of California Lutheran University (in red) with that of other similar universities, and the chart below shows the acceptance rate by gender.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage (2022)
83
Scores Submitted (2022)

14% of enrolled first-time students at California Lutheran University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The following chart shows the average SAT scores for the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentile of applicants for each section of the test that they are evaluated on.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment

California Lutheran University had a total enrollment of 3,615 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at California Lutheran University is 3,363 students and the part-time enrollment is 252. This means that 93% of students enrolled at California Lutheran University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California Lutheran University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.7% Hispanic or Latino, 37.2% White, 5.37% Two or More Races, 5.26% Asian, 3.68% Black or African American, 0.332% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.111% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at California Lutheran University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (23.9%), followed by White Male (19.5%) and White Female (18.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (26.3%), followed by White Female (23.8%) and White Male (10.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California Lutheran University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,615 students. The full-time enrollment at California Lutheran University is 3,363 and the part-time enrollment is 252. This means that 93% of students enrolled at California Lutheran University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

This chart shows the full-time vs part-time enrollment status at California Lutheran University (in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Retention Rate over Time

81%
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 California Lutheran University was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), California Lutheran University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at California Lutheran University (highlighted in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,399 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,345 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    194 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at California Lutheran University is 38.7% Hispanic or Latino, 37.2% White, 5.37% Two or More Races, 5.26% Asian, 3.68% Black or African American, 0.332% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.111% 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 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, 57 students (1.58%) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduates

In 2022, 297 more women than men received degrees from California Lutheran University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at California Lutheran University is white (512 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (463 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California Lutheran University is General Psychology (116 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (89 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (59 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at California Lutheran University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (60 degrees awarded), Psychology (145 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California Lutheran University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,673,868 people), Secondary school teachers (497,919 people), Education administrators (307,447 people), Special education teachers (207,607 people), and Other managers (206,946 people).

The most specialized majors at California Lutheran University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (60 degrees awarded), Psychology (145 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and Education (154 degrees) (as of 2022).

View Data
Save Image

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 California Lutheran 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 California Lutheran University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (60 degrees awarded), Psychology (145 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and Education (154 degrees) (as of 2022).

View Data
Save Image

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 California Lutheran University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,077,028 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (446,299 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (335,897 people), Outpatient care centers (226,029 people), and Individual & family services (176,661 people).

The most specialized majors at California Lutheran University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (60 degrees awarded), Psychology (145 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and Education (154 degrees) (as of 2022).

View Data
Save Image

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by California Lutheran University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 116 degrees awarded
  2. 89 degrees awarded
  3. 59 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California Lutheran University was General Psychology with 116 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at California Lutheran University according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

501
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
798
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 501 degrees were awarded to men at California Lutheran University, which is 0.628 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (798).

This chart displays the sex disparity between the top 5 majors at California Lutheran University by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 118 degrees were awarded to men at California Lutheran University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.79 times more than the 66 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 90 degrees were awarded to men at California Lutheran University in General Psychology, which is 3.46 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Time to Complete

66%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 66% of students graduating from California Lutheran University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at California Lutheran University is Female 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, 2.14% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    512 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    463 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California Lutheran University is white (512 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (463 degrees).

2.39% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    326 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    309 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    203 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at California Lutheran University is hispanic or latino female (326 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (309 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

California Lutheran University has an endowment valued at nearly $143M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.075%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, California Lutheran University had a total salary expenditure of 117M. California Lutheran University employs 69 Professors, 41 Associate professors and 36 Lecturers. Most academics at California Lutheran University are Male Professor (36), Female Professor (33), and Female Associate professor (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California Lutheran University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 72 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 66 employees, and Service with 66 employees.

Endowment

$143M
2022 Endowment
1.83%
decline from 2021

California Lutheran University has an endowment valued at about $143M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of California Lutheran University declined 1.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $96.5M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at California Lutheran University (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $11.4M - Federal
  2. $145k - State
  3. $10.9k - Local

As of 2022, California Lutheran University received $11.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $145k from state grants and contracts, and $10.9k from local grants and contracts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Salary Expenditure

$58.1M
2022 Salaries
6.28%
growth from 2021

In 2022, California Lutheran University paid a median of $58.1M in salaries, which represents 49.6% of their overall expenditure ($117M) and a 6.28% growth from the previous year.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructional Salaries

$17.3M
Instructional Salaries
180
Number of Employees

In 2022, California Lutheran University paid a total of $17.3M to 180 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.7% of all salaries paid.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
69 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
72 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at California Lutheran University were Professor with 69 employees, Associate professor with 41 employees, and Lecturer with 36 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California Lutheran University were Office and Administrative Support with 72 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 66 employees, and Service with 66 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California Lutheran University was Male Professor with 36 employees, Female Professor with 33 employees, and Female Associate professor with 23 employees.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart