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IPEDS ID: 115728
OPE ID: 00118300
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Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, California 94619-1699
General information:  (510) 436-1000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,191 (753 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  9 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
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)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty48158
Research and public service10
Total graduate assistants-0
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$30,390$31,640$33,020$34,4884.4%
Books and supplies$1,656$1,665$1,710$1,7462.1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,260$10,680$11,134$11,6084.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,863$10,962$11,268$11,4922.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$45,402$47,153$49,041$51,1244.2%
Off Campus$46,968$48,425$50,165$51,9983.7%
Off Campus with Family$36,231$37,580$39,005$40,6244.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
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 aid18499%————
Grant or scholarship aid8499%$1,873,358$22,302
Federal grants4047%$179,659$4,491
Pell grants4047%$172,159$4,304
Other federal grants89%$7,500$938
State/local government grant or scholarships2934%$186,590$6,434
Institutional grants or scholarships8499%$1,507,109$17,942
Student loan aid7689%$602,507$7,928
Federal student loans7689%$478,214$6,292
Other student loans67%$124,293$20,716
  • 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 aid171080%$13,579,360$19,126
Pell grants41347%$1,715,085$4,153
Federal student loans74083%$7,120,573$9,622
  • 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$21,931$24,220$26,502
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$16,350$18,554$22,602
$30,001 – $48,000$18,365$21,455$22,264
$48,001 – $75,000$23,940$22,214$23,865
$75,001 – $110,000$25,754$26,453$31,941
$110,001 and more$25,776$29,794$31,195
  • 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 enrollment1,191
Undergraduate enrollment753
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment51
Graduate enrollment438
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 82%
Part-time: 18%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 35%
Female: 65%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 16%
Black or African American: 19%
Hispanic/Latino: 31%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 4%
White: 20%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 66%
25 and over: 33%
Age unknown: 1%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 89%
Out-of-state: 8%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 1%
  • 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: 24%
Part-time: 76%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 97%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 96%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $20
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants489199290
Percent admitted57%58%56%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%39%27%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
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
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 Reading390480
SAT Math395500
ACT Composite1621
ACT English1420
ACT Math1623
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: 72%
Part-time students: 50%
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, 54 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: 50%
Transfer-out rate: 6%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
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: 29%
6-year: 39%
8-year: 42%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 28%
6-year: 50%
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: 38%
Female: 55%
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:
Asian: 60%
Black or African American: 74%
Hispanic/Latino: 48%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 50%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 13%
Non-resident alien: 20%
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) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Latin American Studies2--
Category total2--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General8--
Category total8--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General169-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-3-
Business/Corporate Communications8--
Finance, General-9-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General0--
International Business/Trade/Commerce3--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General84-
Category total3525-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General1--
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia9--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0--
Category total10--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other0--
Category total0--
Education, General-0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities-05
Elementary Education and Teaching--7
Music Teacher Education-100
Secondary Education and Teaching--8
Special Education and Teaching, General-11
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-0-
Urban Education and Leadership-16-
Category total-2721
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-6-
English Language and Literature, General5--
Category total56-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development0--
Category total0--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature1--
Category total1--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-463
Nursing Administration-8-
Nursing Education-1-
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other-00
Pre-Nursing Studies0--
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing-0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse72--
Category total72553
History, General1--
Category total1--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0--
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies8--
Category total8--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General100
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0--
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution0--
Category total100
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science4--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management3--
Category total7--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other063
Religion/Religious Studies0--
Category total263
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other--3
Counseling Psychology-22-
Forensic Psychology-19-
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology0--
Psychology, General28--
Category total28413
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General0--
Category total0--
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs5--
Political Science and Government, General0--
Category total21--
Theology and Religious Vocations
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other-03
Pastoral Studies/Counseling000
Category total003
Visual and Performing Arts
Music Pedagogy-2-
Music Performance, General000
Music, General0--
Category total020
Grand total20116233
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
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 17
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1
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: $16,131
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (without football) MenWomen
Track and Field, X-Country712
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission1/1/1949 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/12/1999 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/28/2002 -  Accredited
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
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 Year201220112010
Default rate3.9%5.9%9.4%
Number in default152326
Number in repayment381384276
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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