Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,706
Graduate Enrollment: 6,738
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: Churches of Christ

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, medium, highly residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 52.71%

Male/Female: 41% / 59% (2017)

First generation college students: 17.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 2.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.9% (2011)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,342
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1260 - 1440

2022 Median Admit ACT: 28
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 25 - 30

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 86.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 79.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 74.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 66.1% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 46.5%
Black: 4.5%
Hispanic: 17.5%
Asian: 13.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 7.4%
Non-resident alien: 8.6%
Unknown race: 1.7%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $77,912
In-State tuition: $59,702
Out-of-State tuition: $59,702

Estimated books and supplies: $1,250 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $16,700 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,500 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $16,700 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,500 (2022)

Average Family Income: $111,141 (2017)
Median Family Income: $69,305 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 18.6%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 35.4%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $23,510 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $249 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $28,304
$30k-48k $26,285
$48k-75k $27,667
$75k-110k $32,775
$110k+ $43,673

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 72%
6-year graduation rate: 83%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 93.0% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $23,510 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,250 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $20,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $22,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 74.6% (2015)
@3 year 77.8% (2017)
@5 year 83.4% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 58.7% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 63.1% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $49,372 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $67,867 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 13
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 18
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
First Professional Degree Law. 176
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 56 $1,223 $47,345 ($3,945)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 16 $24,027 $244
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 17
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 30 $25,379 $269
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 10
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 158
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics and Computer Science. 8
Bachelor's Degree Natural Sciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Nutrition Sciences. 10
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 38 $26,000 $273 $50,702 ($4,225)
Master's Degree Dispute Resolution. 48 $1,120 $50,420 ($4,202)
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 3
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 64 $23,336 $247 $22,552 ($1,879) $72,554 ($6,046)
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 7
Master's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 2
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 9
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 14 $89,165 ($7,430)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 6
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 71 $786 $83,601 ($6,967)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 23 $48,418 ($4,035)
Master's Degree International Business. 97
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 51
Master's Degree Real Estate. 21
Bachelor's Degree History. 5
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 3
Master's Degree Area Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 9
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 15 $19,667 $207 $53,036 ($4,420)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 20 $35,556 ($2,963) $45,717 ($3,810)
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 25 $21,375 $224 $22,229 ($1,852) $47,884 ($3,990)
Master's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 6
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 127 $26,000 $256 $47,305 ($3,942) $64,905 ($5,409)
Master's Degree Education, General. 16 $44,161 ($3,680) $67,256 ($5,605)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 10 $466 $62,212 ($5,184) $60,645 ($5,054)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 61 $1,225 $95,460 ($7,955) $105,019 ($8,752)
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 10
Doctoral Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 8 $110,524 ($9,210)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 28 $694 $56,885 ($4,740) $62,343 ($5,195)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 6
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 65 $22,580 $239 $34,564 ($2,880) $52,185 ($4,349)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 50 $713 $27,796 ($2,316) $63,701 ($5,308)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 214 $933 $49,753 ($4,146) $60,822 ($5,069)
First Professional Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 18
Master's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 24 $690 $56,402 ($4,700) $88,181 ($7,348)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 43 $24,250 $257 $61,800 ($5,150) $72,622 ($6,052)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 37 $23,625 $250 $42,249 ($3,521) $68,168 ($5,681)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 8
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 19 $19,500 $207 $19,278 ($1,607) $41,736 ($3,478)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 4
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 10
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 5
Bachelor's Degree Music. 6
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 255 $28,000 $286 $63,346 ($5,279) $82,688 ($6,891)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 537 $1,111 $104,478 ($8,707) $122,505 ($10,209)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $116,649
Full time faculty: 46%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 13.0

School's endowment start of year: $908,307,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $1,145,292,000 (2022)