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IPEDS ID: 121257
OPE ID: 00117200
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Pitzer College
1050 North Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-6101
General information:  (909) 621-8000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,081 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
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
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty8323
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-1
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$41,130$42,550$43,402$45,0183.7%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,950$12,438$13,864$14,3983.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,950$12,438$13,864$15,0008.2%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$55,080$56,988$59,266$61,4163.6%
Off Campus$55,080$56,988$59,266$63,0186.3%
Off Campus with Family$42,130$47,897$48,803$48,018-1.6%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
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 aid110641%————
Grant or scholarship aid8633%$3,106,884$36,127
Federal grants3714%$224,510$6,068
Pell grants3714%$145,875$3,943
Other federal grants218%$78,635$3,745
State/local government grant or scholarships135%$115,288$8,868
Institutional grants or scholarships8533%$2,767,086$32,554
Student loan aid7328%$383,776$5,257
Federal student loans6324%$235,776$3,742
Other student loans114%$148,000$13,455
  • 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 aid143240%$14,223,132$32,924
Pell grants17516%$710,243$4,059
Federal student loans39336%$1,679,242$4,273
  • 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$21,637$26,393$23,139
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$7,977$18,613$11,907
$30,001 – $48,000$16,022$18,104$14,214
$48,001 – $75,000$11,635$23,984$17,248
$75,001 – $110,000$21,956$25,075$20,059
$110,001 and more$39,406$40,933$41,196
  • 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 enrollment (all undergraduate)1,081
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment26
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 49%
Two or more races: 8%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 11%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 95%
25 and over: 5%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 42%
Out-of-state: 51%
Foreign countries: 7%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate 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 (2013-2014): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants4,1151,4742,641
Percent admitted15%18%13%
Percent admitted who enrolled44%44%43%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
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%
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, 91 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: 82%
(*) 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 2005]
4-year: 75%
6-year: 81%
8-year: 81%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 73%
6-year: 82%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
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: 81%
Female: 83%
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:
Asian: 85%
Black or African American: 92%
Hispanic/Latino: 86%
White: 82%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 80%
Non-resident alien: 64%
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 byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning0
Category total0
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies1
African-American/Black Studies1
American/United States Studies/Civilization1
Asian Studies/Civilization1
Asian-American Studies0
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other0
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies2
Italian Studies0
Latin American Studies1
Near and Middle Eastern Studies0
Women's Studies2
Category total9
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other1
Molecular Biology2
Category total12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Managerial Economics0
Organizational Behavior Studies11
Category total11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other1
Mass Communication/Media Studies11
Category total12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science0
Category total0
International and Comparative Education0
Urban Education and Leadership2
Category total2
Engineering, Other0
Category total0
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing0
English Language and Literature, General15
Category total15
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development0
Consumer Economics0
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other0
Category total0
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature0
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1
French Language and Literature0
German Language and Literature0
Italian Language and Literature0
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other1
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0
Russian Language and Literature0
Spanish Language and Literature1
Category total6
Health Professions and Related Programs
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Other2
Community Health and Preventive Medicine1
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling0
Environmental Health0
Holistic Health1
Public Health, General0
Public Health, Other2
Category total6
History, General7
Category total7
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other2
Category total2
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General6
Category total6
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences1
Human Biology14
International/Global Studies8
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General0
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other4
Science, Technology and Society0
Systems Science and Theory1
Category total28
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science20
Environmental Studies3
Land Use Planning and Management/Development0
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other1
Category total24
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies0
Category total9
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1
Geology/Earth Science, General0
Hydrology and Water Resources Science0
Physics, General1
Category total2
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other0
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics1
Psychology, General34
Category total35
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Health Policy Analysis0
Public Policy Analysis, General0
Category total0
Social Sciences
Cultural Anthropology0
Economics, General11
Economics, Other1
International Relations and Affairs1
Political Economy0
Political Science and Government, General16
Political Science and Government, Other1
Social Sciences, Other5
Category total54
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other0
Category total0
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5
Dance, General0
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1
Fine/Studio Arts, General5
Music, General1
Visual and Performing Arts, General0
Visual and Performing Arts, Other3
Category total15
Grand total255
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission1/31/1965 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft112
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
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 Year201120102009
Default rate3.1%5.5%5.0%
Number in default466
Number in repayment129108118
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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