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IPEDS ID: 111948
OPE ID: 00116400
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Chapman University
One University Dr., Orange, California 92866
General information:  (714) 997-6815
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  7,892 (6,005 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  The mission of Chapman University is to provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical, and productive lives as global citizens.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty405449
Research and public service130
Total graduate assistants-32
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$38,524$40,234$42,084$43,5733.5%
Books and supplies$1,300$1,200$1,450$1,4500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,957$12,957$12,204$12,4462.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,843$11,059$10,104$10,3001.9%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$54,681$56,341$57,688$59,4593.1%
Off Campus$54,055$56,057$57,688$59,4133.0%
Off Campus with Family$43,262$44,998$47,584$49,1133.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,10787%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,02781%$24,741,280$24,091
Federal grants23619%$1,258,968$5,335
Pell grants23518%$977,918$4,161
Other federal grants776%$281,050$3,650
State/local government grant or scholarships18214%$1,647,586$9,053
Institutional grants or scholarships1,02781%$21,834,726$21,261
Student loan aid96175%$6,574,207$6,841
Federal student loans95975%$5,594,349$5,834
Other student loans605%$979,858$16,331
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,43078%$99,048,246$22,359
Pell grants1,15620%$4,908,029$4,246
Federal student loans3,71365%$26,561,346$7,154
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$30,337$31,400$32,932
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$21,757$23,747$24,746
$30,001 – $48,000$24,117$23,641$24,945
$48,001 – $75,000$25,680$27,400$27,776
$75,001 – $110,000$29,907$30,273$31,456
$110,001 and more$37,048$38,130$40,121
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment7,892
Undergraduate enrollment6,005
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment394
Graduate enrollment1,887
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 10%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 59%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 97%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 64%
Out-of-state: 30%
Foreign countries: 6%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 70%
Part-time: 30%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 98%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants11,7504,3987,352
Percent admitted45%45%45%
Percent admitted who enrolled25%25%25%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading550640
SAT Math570660
SAT Writing560650
ACT Composite2429
ACT English2431
ACT Math2429
ACT Writing89
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 91%
Part-time students: 40%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 74 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 76%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 53%
6-year: 72%
8-year: 74%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 70%
Female: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 85%
Black or African American: 70%
Hispanic/Latino: 76%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 76%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 67%
Non-resident alien: 72%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General25--
Exercise Physiology3--
Category total32--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General197127-
Business/Managerial Economics38--
Category total279127-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism42--
Health Communication-7-
Public Relations/Image Management74--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric119--
Category total2367-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General5--
Computer Programming, Specific Applications-4-
Computer Science10--
Category total154-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-10-
Curriculum and Instruction--5
Education, General411-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-2-
Elementary Education and Teaching-17-
Music Teacher Education7--
Secondary Education and Teaching-2-
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-3-
Special Education and Teaching, General-294
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-1-
Category total48659
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing2919-
English Language and Literature, General3116-
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other1--
Category total6135-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature5--
German Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature0--
Category total5--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer30--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General-27-
Health Services Administration13--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-22-
Music Therapy/Therapist3--
Physical Therapy/Therapist--45
Category total464945
American History (United States)3--
European History1--
History, General22--
Category total26--
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-3-
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law-11-
Intellectual Property Law-4-
International Law and Legal Studies-4-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-3-
Legal Studies, General2--
Tax Law/Taxation-11-
Category total236187
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General15--
Category total15--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Dispute Resolution1--
International/Global Studies-9-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1--
Nutrition Sciences-14-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution15--
Category total1723-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-3-
Natural Resources Management and Policy7--
Category total73-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies1--
Category total9--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General0--
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics1--
Category total1--
Psychology, General74--
School Psychology-481
Category total74481
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work6--
Category total6--
Social Sciences
Anthropology, Other1--
Economics, Other-7-
Political Science and Government, General41--
Category total617-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3--
Art/Art Studies, General10--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production17977-
Dance, General21--
Dance, Other1--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General31--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies134-
Fine/Studio Arts, General4--
Graphic Design16--
Keyboard Instruments2--
Music Performance, General10--
Music Theory and Composition2--
Music, General13--
Playwriting and Screenwriting3916-
Voice and Opera9--
Category total36097-
Grand total1,300501242
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Swimming and Diving1141
Track and Field, Outdoor29
Track and Field, X-Country108
Water Polo2720
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities 3/31/1956 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels(!)4/1/2008 - 4/15/2013No Longer Recognized
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1998 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist2/28/1928 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs8/1/2009 - 8/1/2013Accredited
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs8/1/2013 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)7/1/2008 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1996 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)1/1/2010 -  Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs6/13/2011 -  Accredited
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs6/13/2011 -  Accredited
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2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations25103
Liquor law violations200
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations1390
Liquor law violations100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible332
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible332
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate4.8%3.5%
Number in default184127
Number in repayment3,7953,549
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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