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IPEDS ID: 236577
OPE ID: 00378800
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Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119-1997
General information:  (206) 281-2000
Website:  www.spu.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  4,204 (3,231 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Free Methodist
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
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy)
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
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty204178
Instructional204178
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$32,067$33,813$35,472$37,0864.6%
Books and supplies$999$1,026$1,026$1,0411.5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,492$9,867$10,086$10,3532.6%
Other$2,889$2,968$3,020$3,0721.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,492$9,867$10,086$10,3532.6%
Other$2,889$2,968$3,020$3,0721.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,628$2,701$2,750$2,7991.8%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$45,447$47,674$49,604$51,5523.9%
Off Campus$45,447$47,674$49,604$51,5523.9%
Off Campus with Family$35,694$37,540$39,248$40,9264.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$23,712
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid167699%————
Grant or scholarship aid67399%$14,894,059$22,131
Federal grants20931%$1,274,841$6,100
Pell grants20730%$846,703$4,090
Other federal grants9814%$428,138$4,369
State/local government grant or scholarships25137%$1,329,398$5,296
Institutional grants or scholarships66998%$12,289,820$18,370
Student loan aid43063%$3,166,250$7,363
Federal student loans42963%$2,905,351$6,772
Other student loans345%$260,899$7,674
  • 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 aid13,03393%$61,743,156$20,357
Pell grants97730%$4,046,459$4,142
Federal student loans2,09564%$15,556,139$7,425
  • 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.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$25,990$26,584$27,134
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$17,532$19,004$20,567
$30,001 – $48,000$19,524$19,346$20,124
$48,001 – $75,000$23,246$23,802$24,168
$75,001 – $110,000$28,425$27,966$28,214
$110,001 and more$32,199$32,601$32,104
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment4,204
Undergraduate enrollment3,231
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment231
Graduate enrollment973
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 95%
Part-time: 5%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 32%
Female: 68%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 11%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 61%
Two or more races: 8%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 92%
25 and over: 8%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 53%
Out-of-state: 44%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 3%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 39%
Part-time: 61%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate 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%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 79%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,2271,4693,758
Percent admitted82%83%81%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%16%16%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT57083%
ACT27740%
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 Reading520630
SAT Math500620
ACT Composite2328
ACT English2229
ACT Math2227
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: 87%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 71%
(*) 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 2007]
4-year: 54%
6-year: 69%
8-year: 70%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 53%
6-year: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 67%
Female: 73%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 40%
Asian: 65%
Black or African American: 52%
Hispanic/Latino: 65%
White: 74%
Two or more races: 69%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 79%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
European Studies/Civilization1--
French Studies3--
Latin American Studies4--
Category total8--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry13--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General4--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology4--
Ecology11--
Physiology, General38--
Category total70--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting31--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-23-
Business/Commerce, General6714-
Fashion Merchandising1--
Finance, General0--
Management Information Systems, General00-
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other1--
Category total10037-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric57--
Category total57--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science9--
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst0--
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other5--
Information Technology-14-
Category total1414-
Education
Art Teacher Education0--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-181
Curriculum and Instruction-8-
Education, General3412
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-70
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision-23-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--2
Mathematics Teacher Education0--
Music Teacher Education1--
Reading Teacher Education-5-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education020-
Secondary Education and Teaching-85d-
Social Science Teacher Education0--
Special Education and Teaching, General14--
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other-0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-5-
Category total49172d5
Engineering
Computer Engineering, General1--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering21--
Engineering Science0--
Engineering, General11--
Category total33--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-11-
English Language and Literature, General32--
Category total3211-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General19--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General0--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General16--
Human Development and Family Studies, General9--
Category total44--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1--
French Language and Literature0--
German Language and Literature0--
Linguistics10--
Russian Language and Literature3--
Spanish Language and Literature0--
Category total14--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other16--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-29-
Music Therapy/Therapist5--
Nursing Administration-23-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse74--
Category total9552-
History
History, General14--
Category total14--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies2--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies7--
Category total9--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General1--
Mathematics and Statistics, Other0--
Mathematics, General3--
Category total4--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General0--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science12--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management0--
Category total12--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy6--
Religion/Religious Studies0--
Category total6--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General13--
Physical Sciences1--
Physics, General1--
Category total15--
Psychology
Clinical Psychology--10
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-333
Psychology, General68150
School Psychology--0
Category total684813
Social Sciences
Development Economics and International Development10--
Economics, General13--
Political Science and Government, General21--
Social Sciences, Other0--
Sociology19--
Urban Studies/Affairs0--
Category total63--
Theology and Religious Vocations
Divinity/Ministry-8-
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology0--
Pastoral Studies/Counseling0--
Religious Education1--
Theology/Theological Studies412-
Category total4210-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4--
Art/Art Studies, General8--
Design and Visual Communications, General19--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General6--
Interior Design12--
Music, General11--
Visual and Performing Arts, Other0--
Category total60--
Grand total80934418
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, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 96
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 27
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 1
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: $23,181
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $15,279
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
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%
Part-time students: 0%
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 II (without football) MenWomen
All Track Combined4888
Basketball1616
Gymnastics20
Rowing1727
Soccer2627
Volleyball14
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities9/1/1933 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics9/1/1991 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/17/2006 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/30/1998 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/30/1998 -  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(!)9/1/1970 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools5/22/1964 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible04
Rape3
Fondling1
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault004
Burglary629
Motor vehicle theft111
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible04
Rape3
Fondling1
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary015
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 Year201320122011
Default rate2.5%2.3%1.9%
Number in default282720
Number in repayment1,0811,1271,005
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)