Sierra Nevada University

Add Comparison
2021 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,319
2021 Average Net Price
$36,696
After Financial Aid
2018 Default Rate
4.95%
on Student Loans
2021 Acceptance Rate
66.7%
957 Applicants
2021 Enrolled Students
631
76.4% Full-Time

About

Sierra Nevada University is a higher education institution located in Washoe County, NV. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Sierra Nevada University were General Educational Leadership & Administration (39 degrees awarded), Secondary Education & Teaching (22 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (19 degrees).

In 2022, 204 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sierra Nevada University. 67.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (150 degrees), 21.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (7 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sierra Nevada University is $34,319, which is $10,323 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2021, the median undergraduate tuition at Sierra Nevada University is $34,319

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,696.

In 2021, 92% of undergraduate students attending Sierra Nevada University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,319
2021 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2021, the cost of tuition at Sierra Nevada University was $34,319.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price

$36,696
2021 Value
21%
1 Year Growth

In 2021 Sierra Nevada University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,696. Between 2020 and 2021, the average net price of Sierra Nevada University grew by 21%.

This chart compares the average net price of Sierra Nevada 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

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Sierra Nevada University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2021. This represents a growth of 12.2% with respect to 2020, when 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Sierra Nevada 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

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.
4.95%
2018 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Sierra Nevada University was 4.95%, which represents 15 out of the 303 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.

View Data
Save Image

Admissions

Sierra Nevada University received 957 undergraduate applications in 2021.

There were 631 students enrolled at Sierra Nevada University in 2021. 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Sierra Nevada University has an overall enrollment yield of 11.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2021
638
Accepted Out of 957

This chart compares the acceptance rate of Sierra Nevada 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

22%
Submission Percentage (2021)
17
Scores Submitted (2021)

22% of enrolled first-time students at Sierra Nevada University in 2021 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

Sierra Nevada University had a total enrollment of 631 students in 2021. The full-time enrollment at Sierra Nevada University is 482 students and the part-time enrollment is 149. This means that 76.4% of students enrolled at Sierra Nevada University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sierra Nevada University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.3% White, 5.71% Hispanic or Latino, 4.44% Black or African American, 2.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.38% Asian, and 1.27% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Sierra Nevada University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (46.7%), followed by White Female (39.5%) and Asian Female (1.92%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (56.6%), followed by White Male (21.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.24%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sierra Nevada University in 2021, both undergraduate and graduate, is 631 students. The full-time enrollment at Sierra Nevada University is 482 and the part-time enrollment is 149. This means that 76.4% of students enrolled at Sierra Nevada 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 Sierra Nevada University (in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Retention Rate over Time

78%
2021 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 Sierra Nevada University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Sierra Nevada University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at Sierra Nevada 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 (2021)
  1. White
    507 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    36 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    28 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Sierra Nevada University is 80.3% White, 5.71% Hispanic or Latino, 4.44% Black or African American, 2.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.38% Asian, and 1.27% 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduates

In 2022, 72 more women than men received degrees from Sierra Nevada University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Sierra Nevada University is white (150 degrees awarded). There were 21.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (7 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Sierra Nevada University is General Educational Leadership & Administration (39 degrees awarded), followed by Secondary Education & Teaching (22 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (19 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Sierra Nevada University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (106 degrees awarded), English (14 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (29 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sierra Nevada University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,816,870 people), Secondary school teachers (571,561 people), Education administrators (351,043 people), Other managers (319,917 people), and Postsecondary teachers (277,535 people).

The most specialized majors at Sierra Nevada University in 2022 are Education (106 degrees awarded), English (14 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (29 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (9 degrees), and Psychology (9 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 Sierra Nevada University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Financial examiners, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Sierra Nevada University are Education (106 degrees awarded), English (14 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (29 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (9 degrees), and Psychology (9 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 Sierra Nevada University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,385,811 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (624,601 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (415,444 people), Computer Systems Design (249,551 people), and Outpatient care centers (238,498 people).

The most specialized majors at Sierra Nevada University are Education (106 degrees awarded), English (14 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (29 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (9 degrees), and Psychology (9 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 Sierra Nevada University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 39 degrees awarded
  2. 22 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Sierra Nevada University was General Educational Leadership & Administration with 39 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from masters degree programs at Sierra Nevada University according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

66
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
138
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Sierra Nevada University, which is 0.478 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (138).

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Sierra Nevada University in General Interdisciplinary Studies, which is 1.1 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Sierra Nevada University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 3.33 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at Sierra Nevada University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    150 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    7 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sierra Nevada University is white (150 degrees awarded). There were 21.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (7 degrees).

15.2% 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. White Female
    100 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    50 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Sierra Nevada University is white female (100 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (50 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

Sierra Nevada University has an endowment valued at nearly $7.22M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.21M (16.7%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2021, Sierra Nevada University had a total salary expenditure of 16.2M. Sierra Nevada University employs 13 Assistant professors, 5 Professors and 3 Associate professors. Most academics at Sierra Nevada University are Male Assistant professor (8), Female Assistant professor (5), and Male Professor (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sierra Nevada University are: Management, with 10 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 10 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 7 employees.

Endowment

$7.22M
2021 Endowment
18.5%
growth from 2020

Sierra Nevada University has an endowment valued at about $7.22M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The endowment of Sierra Nevada University grew 18.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $39.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Sierra Nevada 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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

Salary Expenditure

$6.4M
2021 Salaries
8.71%
decline from 2020

In 2021, Sierra Nevada University paid a median of $6.4M in salaries, which represents 39.4% of their overall expenditure ($16.2M) and a 8.71% decline 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

$1.26M
Instructional Salaries
22
Number of Employees

In 2021, Sierra Nevada University paid a total of $1.26M to 22 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.7% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
13 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
10 Employees

In 2021, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sierra Nevada University were Assistant professor with 13 employees, Professor with 5 employees, and Associate professor with 3 employees.

In 2021, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sierra Nevada University were Management with 10 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 10 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 7 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2021)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2021, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sierra Nevada University was Male Assistant professor with 8 employees, Female Assistant professor with 5 employees, and Male Professor with 3 employees.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart