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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
Website:  www.pitzer.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,074 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
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
13%
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 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty917
Instructional917
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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$47,020$48,670$50,430$52,2363.6%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,730$15,210$15,762$16,2643.2%
Other$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$14,730$15,210$15,762$16,2643.2%
Other$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$5,734$2,300$2,326$2,3260.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$63,750$65,880$68,192$70,5003.4%
Off Campus$63,750$65,880$68,192$70,5003.4%
Off Campus with Family$53,754$51,970$53,756$55,5623.4%
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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, 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 aid112145%————
Grant or scholarship aid11342%$4,662,007$41,257
Federal grants3513%$274,975$7,856
Pell grants3513%$163,475$4,671
Other federal grants187%$111,500$6,194
State/local government grant or scholarships176%$154,428$9,084
Institutional grants or scholarships11141%$4,232,604$38,132
Student loan aid8030%$379,953$4,749
Federal student loans7628%$302,653$3,982
Other student loans73%$77,300$11,043
  • 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 aid145343%$16,719,901$36,909
Pell grants16616%$747,416$4,503
Federal student loans38036%$1,528,862$4,023
  • 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$26,288$25,521$26,935
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$17,784$11,553$9,203
$30,001 – $48,000$13,072$11,849$15,010
$48,001 – $75,000$11,232$14,904$20,673
$75,001 – $110,000$30,142$26,027$22,345
$110,001 and more$44,116$41,949$44,335
  • 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 enrollment (all undergraduate)1,074
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment26
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 10%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 47%
Two or more races: 7%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 9%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 98%
25 and over: 2%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 38%
Out-of-state: 50%
Foreign countries: 12%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
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 (2017-2018): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,7531,2602,493
Percent admitted16%21%14%
Percent admitted who enrolled43%44%42%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
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: 95%
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, 91 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: 83%
(*) 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: 83%
6-year: 90%
8-year: 91%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 76%
6-year: 83%
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: 82%
Female: 84%
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: 100%
Asian: 79%
Black or African American: 100%
Hispanic/Latino: 88%
White: 80%
Two or more races: 84%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 89%
Non-resident alien: 90%
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: 91%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 97%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 89%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
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: 90%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 88%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
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: 54%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 60%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
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.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies0
African-American/Black Studies0
American/United States Studies/Civilization1
Asian Studies/Civilization1
Asian-American Studies1
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies1
Latin American Studies0
Near and Middle Eastern Studies0
Russian Studies1
Women's Studies2
Category total7
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General6
Biophysics1
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other3
Molecular Biology3
Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other1
Neuroscience11
Category total25
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting2
Organizational Behavior Studies6
Category total8
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies24
Category total24
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other1
Computer Science2
Category total3
Education
Urban Education and Leadership1
Category total1
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General14
Category total14
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature0
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General0
French Language and Literature0
German Language and Literature0
Italian Language and Literature0
Linguistics1
Russian Language and Literature0
Spanish Language and Literature0
Category total2
Health Professions and Related Programs
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Other1
Dance Therapy/Therapist1
Public Health Education and Promotion0
Public Health, Other1
Category total3
History
History, General4
Category total4
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other1
Category total1
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General5
Mathematics, Other7
Category total12
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences4
Human Biology12
International/Global Studies3
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1
Science, Technology and Society0
Sustainability Studies1
Systems Science and Theory3
Category total24
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science21
Category total21
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy3
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other1
Religion/Religious Studies0
Category total4
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General2
Geology/Earth Science, General1
Physical Sciences, Other1
Physics, General1
Category total5
Psychology
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics1
Psychology, General23
Category total24
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
International Policy Analysis0
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other1
Public Policy Analysis, General4
Category total5
Social Sciences
Anthropology4
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics1
Economics, General15
International Relations and Affairs1
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other1
Political Economy0
Political Science and Government, General11
Political Science and Government, Other7
Sociology17
Category total57
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation0
Dance, General1
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1
Fine/Studio Arts, General6
Music, General0
Category total8
Grand total252
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
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: 4
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 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: $34,564
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
WASC Senior College and University Commission 1/31/1965 -  Accredited
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape296
Fondling244
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault003
Burglary342
Motor vehicle theft210
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape276
Fondling222
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault002
Burglary222
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.
  • 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 rate3.9%1.4%1.5%
Number in default522
Number in repayment127136131
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)