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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
Website:  www.chapman.edu
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:  8,132 (6,281 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Admissionswww.chapman.edu/admission/index.aspx
Apply Onlinewww.chapman.edu/admission/undergraduate/applynow.aspx
Financial Aidwww.chapman.edu/students/tuition-and-aid/financial-aid/index.aspx
Net Price Calculatorwww.chapman.edu/students/tuition-and-aid/financial-aid/net-cost-calculator/index.aspx
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.chapman.edu/students/academic-resources/registrar/student-services/veterans/
Mission Statement
  To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & 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
3% or less
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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty423496
Instructional418496
Research and public service50
Total graduate assistants-39
Instructional-15
Research-24
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$42,084$43,573$45,393$47,2604.1%
Books and supplies$1,450$1,450$1,500$1,5604.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,204$12,446$12,954$13,8306.8%
Other$1,950$1,990$2,000$2,0000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,104$10,300$10,700$11,0203.0%
Other$4,050$4,090$4,100$4,1000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,050$4,090$4,100$4,1000.0%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$57,688$59,459$61,847$64,6504.5%
Off Campus$57,688$59,413$61,693$63,9403.6%
Off Campus with Family$47,584$49,113$50,993$52,9203.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$25,331
Fees$350
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid11,14489%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,08884%$25,744,917$23,663
Federal grants23618%$1,319,802$5,592
Pell grants23518%$1,025,272$4,363
Other federal grants796%$294,530$3,728
State/local government grant or scholarships12710%$1,153,668$9,084
Institutional grants or scholarships1,08684%$23,271,447$21,429
Student loan aid99677%$7,358,711$7,388
Federal student loans99477%$6,236,099$6,274
Other student loans695%$1,122,612$16,270
  • 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 aid14,72579%$106,398,748$22,518
Pell grants1,20520%$5,279,104$4,381
Federal student loans3,88065%$28,556,025$7,360
  • 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.
2011-20122012-20132013-2014
Average net price$31,400$32,932$35,258
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$23,747$24,746$25,423
$30,001 – $48,000$23,641$24,945$24,953
$48,001 – $75,000$27,400$27,776$28,354
$75,001 – $110,000$30,273$31,456$32,600
$110,001 and more$38,130$40,121$41,480
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment8,132
Undergraduate enrollment6,281
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment358
Graduate enrollment1,851
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 10%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 60%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
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: 58%
Out-of-state: 31%
Foreign countries: 11%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 71%
Part-time: 29%
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: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants12,5074,5617,946
Percent admitted47%48%46%
Percent admitted who enrolled24%25%24%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,07576%
ACT72151%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Math560650
SAT Writing560660
ACT Composite2529
ACT English2531
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: 80%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 78 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 74%
(*) 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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 53%
6-year: 72%
8-year: 74%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 58%
6-year: 74%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 78%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 0%
Asian: 74%
Black or African American: 63%
Hispanic/Latino: 81%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 74%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 77%
Non-resident alien: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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
Biochemistry15--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General47--
Category total62--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting541-
Business Administration and Management, General259106-
Business/Corporate Communications39--
Business/Managerial Economics45--
Category total397107-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism44--
Health Communication-10-
Public Relations/Image Management62--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric131--
Category total23710-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General6--
Computer Programming, Specific Applications-7-
Computer Science11--
Category total177-
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-17-
Curriculum and Instruction--5
Education, General591-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-24-
Elementary Education and Teaching-3-
Music Teacher Education3--
Secondary Education and Teaching-7-
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-0-
Special Education and Teaching, General-152
Category total62677
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing2118-
English Language and Literature, General229-
Category total4327-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature3--
Spanish Language and Literature5--
Category total8--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer19--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General-30-
Health Services Administration48--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-18-
Physical Therapy/Therapist--50
Category total674850
History
American History (United States)1--
European History1--
History, General22--
Category total24--
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-11-
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law-26-
Intellectual Property Law-2-
International Law and Legal Studies-8-
Law--132
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-1-
Legal Studies, General1--
Tax Law/Taxation-7-
Category total155132
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General20--
Category total20--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Computational Science--1
International/Global Studies-15-
Nutrition Sciences122-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution17--
Category total18371
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-4-
Natural Resources Management and Policy9--
Category total94-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science16--
Category total16--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy7--
Religion/Religious Studies2--
Category total9--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General5--
Physical Sciences, Other1--
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics3--
Category total9--
Psychology
Psychology, General121--
School Psychology-445
Category total121445
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work5--
Category total5--
Social Sciences
Economics, Other-6-
Political Science and Government, General59--
Sociology20--
Category total796-
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting16--
Art History, Criticism and Conservation9--
Art/Art Studies, General6--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production16559-
Conducting0--
Dance, General33--
Design and Applied Arts, Other1--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General35--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies139-
Game and Interactive Media Design1--
Graphic Design29--
Keyboard Instruments0--
Music Performance, General7--
Music Theory and Composition1--
Music, General4--
Playwriting and Screenwriting3116-
Voice and Opera13--
Category total36484-
Grand total1,568496195
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 34
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 16
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $21,009
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $17,394
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Baseball35
Basketball2221
Football92
Golf13
Lacrosse19
Soccer2832
Softball24
Swimming and Diving1734
Tennis78
Track and Field, Outdoor1519
Track and Field, X-Country513
Volleyball17
Water Polo3123
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission3/31/1956 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
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 (PT) - 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 (SLP) - Graduate degree programs8/1/2009 - 8/1/2013Accredited
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - 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
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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2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations351
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations041
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible25
Rape6
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary734
Motor vehicle theft002
Arson0013
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible24
Rape5
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary131
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson006
  • (!) 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate2.3%3.5%4.8%
Number in default79145184
Number in repayment3,3654,0703,795
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)