Pacific Northwest College of Art

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$45,000
7.74% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$44,616
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.94%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
94.5%
471 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
487
95.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
40.5%
32 Graduates

About

Pacific Northwest College of Art is a higher education institution located in Multnomah County, OR. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Pacific Northwest College of Art were Illustration (23 degrees awarded), Digital Arts (14 degrees), and Painting (13 degrees).

In 2022, 139 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pacific Northwest College of Art. 65.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (71 degrees), 5.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (14 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pacific Northwest College of Art is $45,000, which is $30,059 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pacific Northwest College of Art is $45,000, which is $30,059 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $44,616.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Pacific Northwest College of Art received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$45,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pacific Northwest College of Art was $45,000. The cost of tuition at Pacific Northwest College of Art is $30,059 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$44,616
2022 Value
22.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pacific Northwest College of Art had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $44,616. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Pacific Northwest College of Art grew by 22.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,156
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pacific Northwest College of Art was of $17,156 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 11.7% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Pacific Northwest College of Art received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, 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.
4.94%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pacific Northwest College of Art was 4.94%, which represents 8 out of the 162 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Pacific Northwest College of Art received 471 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 29.4% annual growth. Out of those 471 applicants, 445 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.5% acceptance rate.

There were 487 students enrolled at Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2022.

Pacific Northwest College of Art has an overall enrollment yield of 20.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
445
Accepted Out of 471

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pacific Northwest College of Art was 94.5% (445 admissions from 471 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 97.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 29.4%, while admissions grew by 25.4%..

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Enrollment

Pacific Northwest College of Art had a total enrollment of 487 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pacific Northwest College of Art is 464 students and the part-time enrollment is 23. This means that 95.3% of students enrolled at Pacific Northwest College of Art are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pacific Northwest College of Art, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.8% White, 8.62% Two or More Races, 8.21% Hispanic or Latino, 5.13% Black or African American, 3.08% Asian, 1.03% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.411% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pacific Northwest College of Art in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.7%), followed by White Male (13.9%) and Two or More Races Female (7.52%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.9%), followed by White Male (14.3%) and Black or African American Female (4.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 487 students. The full-time enrollment at Pacific Northwest College of Art is 464 and the part-time enrollment is 23. This means that 95.3% of students enrolled at Pacific Northwest College of Art are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
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 Pacific Northwest College of Art was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Pacific Northwest College of Art had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    296 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    42 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    40 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pacific Northwest College of Art is 60.8% White, 8.62% Two or More Races, 8.21% Hispanic or Latino, 5.13% Black or African American, 3.08% Asian, 1.03% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.411% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 49 students (10.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 43 more women than men received degrees from Pacific Northwest College of Art. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pacific Northwest College of Art is white (71 degrees awarded). There were 5.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (14 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pacific Northwest College of Art is Illustration (23 degrees awarded), followed by Digital Arts (14 degrees) and Painting (13 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pacific Northwest College of Art, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (119 degrees awarded), English (14 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (6 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pacific Northwest College of Art are Elementary & middle school teachers (211,773 people), Other managers (166,022 people), Postsecondary teachers (135,887 people), Secondary school teachers (123,409 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (101,636 people).

The most specialized majors at Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2022 are Visual & Performing Arts (119 degrees awarded), English (14 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (6 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 Pacific Northwest College of Art are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Financial examiners, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Pacific Northwest College of Art are Visual & Performing Arts (119 degrees awarded), English (14 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (6 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 Pacific Northwest College of Art are Elementary & secondary schools (478,709 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (290,905 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (165,571 people), Computer Systems Design (155,901 people), and Legal services (97,568 people).

The most specialized majors at Pacific Northwest College of Art are Visual & Performing Arts (119 degrees awarded), English (14 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (6 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 Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 23 degrees awarded
  2. 14 degrees awarded
  3. 13 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pacific Northwest College of Art was Illustration with 23 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

48
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
91
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific Northwest College of Art, which is 0.527 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (91).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Other Fine Arts & Art Studies, which is 0.636 times less than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Illustration, which is 2.83 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 27% of students graduating from Pacific Northwest College of Art completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pacific Northwest College of Art is Female and Asian (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 9.38% 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. White
    71 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pacific Northwest College of Art is white (71 degrees awarded). There were 5.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (14 degrees).

18.7% of degree recipients (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    45 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    26 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pacific Northwest College of Art is white female (45 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (26 degrees).

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Operations

Pacific Northwest College of Art employs 17 Associate professors, 5 Assistant professors and 2 Instructors. Most academics at Pacific Northwest College of Art are Female Associate professor (11), Male Associate professor (6), and Female Assistant professor (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacific Northwest College of Art are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 32 employees, Service, with 12 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 8 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$7.98M
2021 Salaries
2.86%
decline from 2020

In 2021, Pacific Northwest College of Art paid a median of $7.98M in salaries, a 2.86% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.46M
Instructional Salaries
24
Number of Employees

In 2021, Pacific Northwest College of Art paid a total of $1.46M to 24 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
32 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pacific Northwest College of Art were Associate professor with 17 employees, Assistant professor with 5 employees, and Instructor with 2 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacific Northwest College of Art were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 32 employees, Service with 12 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pacific Northwest College of Art was Female Associate professor with 11 employees, Male Associate professor with 6 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 4 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

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