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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:  9,392 (7,020 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/tuition-and-aid/financial-aid/veterans/index.aspx
Disability Serviceswww.chapman.edu/students/health-and-safety/disability-services/
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 – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate courses offered, programs not offered
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 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty495605
Instructional489600
Research and public service65
Total graduate assistants-74
Instructional-32
Research-42
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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$45,393$47,260$48,710$50,5943.9%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,560$1,500$1,5604.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,954$13,830$14,368$14,9103.8%
Other$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,40020.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,700$11,020$12,268$9,444-23.0%
Other$4,100$4,100$4,100$4,1000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,100$4,100$4,100$4,1000.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$61,847$64,650$66,578$69,4644.3%
Off Campus$61,693$63,940$66,578$65,698-1.3%
Off Campus with Family$50,993$52,920$54,310$56,2543.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$28,719
Fees$244
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
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 aid11,33388%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,27684%$33,658,535$26,378
Federal grants23616%$1,220,713$5,173
Pell grants23415%$1,058,714$4,524
Other federal grants443%$161,999$3,682
State/local government grant or scholarships20614%$1,826,419$8,866
Institutional grants or scholarships1,27484%$30,611,403$24,028
Student loan aid1,01267%$7,096,996$7,013
Federal student loans1,00867%$5,751,175$5,706
Other student loans574%$1,345,821$23,611
  • 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 aid14,99678%$115,389,420$23,096
Pell grants1,04016%$4,547,647$4,373
Federal student loans3,49655%$23,823,410$6,814
  • 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.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$36,602$40,709$40,053
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$25,781$34,310$33,083
$30,001 – $48,000$26,119$33,899$33,141
$48,001 – $75,000$29,974$34,143$34,265
$75,001 – $110,000$32,736$47,058$36,709
$110,001 and more$43,546$44,447$44,757
  • 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 2017
Total enrollment9,392
Undergraduate enrollment7,020
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment391
Graduate enrollment2,372
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 11%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 53%
Two or more races: 7%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 9%
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: 61%
Out-of-state: 34%
Foreign countries: 5%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 75%
Part-time: 25%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%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 (2017-2018): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants13,1705,1068,064
Percent admitted57%55%58%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%24%22%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
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 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT95957%
ACT1,07263%
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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing600680
SAT Math590680
ACT Composite2530
ACT English2532
ACT Math2429
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: 60%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
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, 72 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 79%
(*) 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 2009]
4-year: 65%
6-year: 79%
8-year: 81%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 69%
6-year: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
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: 75%
Female: 82%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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: 88%
Black or African American: 61%
Hispanic/Latino: 80%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 79%
Two or more races: 77%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 67%
Non-resident alien: 76%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 81%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 81%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 81%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 77%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 71%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 80%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 52%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 38%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 75%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 59%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
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
Biochemistry21--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General40--
Category total61--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting5513-
Business Administration and Management, General338101-
Business/Corporate Communications116--
Business/Managerial Economics48--
Organizational Behavior Studies1--
Category total558114-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism38--
Health Communication-6-
Public Relations/Image Management56--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric91--
Category total1856-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General5--
Computer Science23--
Category total28--
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-7-
Curriculum and Instruction--9
Education, General45--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-152
Elementary Education and Teaching-20-
Music Teacher Education7--
Secondary Education and Teaching-18-
Special Education and Teaching, General-245
Category total528416
Engineering
Computer Software Engineering4--
Category total4--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing3117-
English Language and Literature, General307-
Category total6124-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature11--
Italian Language and Literature2--
Japanese Language and Literature2--
Spanish Language and Literature3--
Category total18--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-7-
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General-31-
Health Services Administration46--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-25-
Music Therapy/Therapist1--
Pharmaceutical Sciences-50
Physical Therapy/Therapist--57
Category total476857
History
History, General22--
Category total22--
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-2-
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law-2-
Intellectual Property Law-2-
International Law and Legal Studies-5-
Law--149
Tax Law/Taxation-6-
Category total-17149
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General16--
Category total16--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Computational Science-82
International/Global Studies-3-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-3-
Nutrition Sciences114-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution14--
Category total15282
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-1-
Natural Resources Management and Policy13--
Category total131-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science53--
Category total53--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy13--
Religion/Religious Studies3--
Category total16--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General4--
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics3--
Category total7--
Psychology
Psychology, General88--
School Psychology-422
Category total88422
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work2--
Category total2--
Social Sciences
Cultural Anthropology1--
Economics, Other-5-
Political Science and Government, General51--
Sociology25--
Category total775-
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting6--
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5--
Art/Art Studies, General9--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production16257-
Conducting0--
Dance, General28--
Documentary Production-5-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General29--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies142-
Game and Interactive Media Design1--
Graphic Design24--
Keyboard Instruments1--
Music Performance, General7--
Music Theory and Composition2--
Music, General2--
Playwriting and Screenwriting3118-
Voice and Opera13--
Category total33482-
Grand total1,657471226
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
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 47
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 5
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: $11,661
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,520
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
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
Baseball32
Basketball1916
Football90
Golf108
Lacrosse24
Soccer3225
Softball21
Swimming18
Swimming and Diving35
Tennis129
Track and Field, Outdoor2414
Track and Field, X-Country1011
Volleyball17
Water Polo2917
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
WASC Senior College and University Commission 3/31/1956 -  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 - 7/21/2018Accredited
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 - 9/1/2017Accredited
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 - 11/1/2017Accredited
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 - 3/4/2018Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations195
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations143
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape666
Fondling001
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault010
Burglary453
Motor vehicle theft224
Arson1301
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape565
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault010
Burglary110
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson601
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate2.2%3.3%2.7%
Number in default396261
Number in repayment1,7361,8732,242
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)