University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,866
Graduate Enrollment: 307
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Medium City (100k-250k)
Four-year, small, highly residential // full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 88.3%

Male/Female: 36% / 64% (2017)

First generation college students: 12.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 2.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 1.0% (2009)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,293
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1150 - 1370

2022 Median Admit ACT: 29
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 26 - 32

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 85.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 79.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 73.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 65.3% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 64.9%
Black: 2.6%
Hispanic: 12.0%
Asian: 7.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.5%
2+ races: 9.0%
Non-resident alien: 0.3%
Unknown race: 2.9%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $60,204
In-State tuition: $55,670
Out-of-State tuition: $55,670

Estimated books and supplies: $1,000 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $13,950 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,514 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $13,950 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,514 (2022)

Average Family Income: $124,502 (2017)
Median Family Income: $90,105 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 17.9%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 41.8%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $25,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $265 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $9,749
$30k-48k $12,232
$48k-75k $17,783
$75k-110k $22,753
$110k+ $32,735

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 67%
6-year graduation rate: 74%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 92.2% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $25,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $6,625 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $19,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $19,983 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 80.4% (2015)
@3 year 84.8% (2017)
@5 year 91.6% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 70.9% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 70.9% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $31,758 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $50,277 (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 Business Administration, Management and Operations. 68 $26,442 $276 $46,129 ($3,844) $70,059 ($5,838)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 9 $24,623 $261 $23,560 ($1,963)
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 6 $21,215 $225 $22,749 ($1,896)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 23 $27,000 $286 $27,614 ($2,301) $50,336 ($4,195)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 22 $25,000 $265 $74,011 ($6,168) $91,488 ($7,624)
Master's Degree Education, General. 23 $453 $66,183 ($5,515) $70,693 ($5,891)
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 2
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 15 $63,521 ($5,293)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 1
Bachelor's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 11 $27,000 $286 $39,434 ($3,286) $53,511 ($4,459)
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 9
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 18 $27,000 $286 $28,620 ($2,385) $55,125 ($4,594)
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 15 $27,000 $286 $20,951 ($1,746) $48,162 ($4,014)
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 19 $27,000 $286 $26,196 ($2,183)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 43 $24,654 $258 $29,495 ($2,458) $48,359 ($4,030)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 11
Bachelor's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 19 $30,024 ($2,502)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 19 $22,000 $233 $35,735 ($2,978) $68,484 ($5,707)
Bachelor's Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 19 $26,629 $282 $27,169 ($2,264)
Bachelor's Degree Science, Technology and Society. 9
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 1 $18,364 ($1,530)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 17 $21,646 $229 $34,697 ($2,891) $51,762 ($4,314)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 5
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 10 $18,967 ($1,581) $37,055 ($3,088)
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 6
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 10
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 13
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 65 $27,000 $286 $31,226 ($2,602) $47,457 ($3,955)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 27 $26,031 $270 $42,215 ($3,518) $61,261 ($5,105)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 89 $22,801 $242 $29,389 ($2,449) $43,408 ($3,617)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Sociology and Anthropology. 18 $24,924 $265 $20,384 ($1,699)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 11
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 20 $26,345 $276 $26,762 ($2,230)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 14 $27,000 $286 $29,141 ($2,428) $47,904 ($3,992)
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 32 $1,040 $72,889 ($6,074) $74,434 ($6,203)
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 38
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 7
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 5
Bachelor's Degree History. 19 $20,500 $212 $28,958 ($2,413)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $98,136
Full time faculty: 77%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 9.0

School's endowment start of year: $378,614,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $474,232,000 (2022)