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IPEDS ID: 123961
OPE ID: 00132800
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University of Southern California
University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089
General information:  (213) 740-2311
Website:  www.usc.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Doctor's degree - other
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  45,687 (19,170 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  9 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
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
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty4,2241,856
Instructional2,4341,412
Research and public service1,790444
Total graduate assistants-2,039
Instructional-698
Research-1,341
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$48,280$50,210$52,283$54,2593.8%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,334$13,855$14,348$14,8863.7%
Other$1,580$1,580$1,880$1,864-0.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$13,334$13,855$14,348$14,8863.7%
Other$1,580$1,580$1,880$1,864-0.9%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,640$3,640$3,940$3,936-0.1%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$64,694$67,145$69,711$72,2093.6%
Off Campus$64,694$67,145$69,711$72,2093.6%
Off Campus with Family$53,420$55,350$57,423$59,3953.4%
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 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$43,200
Fees$813
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 aid11,96764%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,77558%$65,117,496$36,686
Federal grants50717%$2,740,183$5,405
Pell grants50617%$2,390,183$4,724
Other federal grants34311%$350,000$1,020
State/local government grant or scholarships29810%$2,680,849$8,996
Institutional grants or scholarships1,76558%$59,696,464$33,822
Student loan aid91830%$7,111,631$7,747
Federal student loans90029%$5,156,600$5,730
Other student loans873%$1,955,031$22,472
  • 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 aid111,17759%$402,811,075$36,039
Pell grants3,93921%$17,973,207$4,563
Federal student loans5,83531%$44,094,039$7,557
  • 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$31,384$32,932$32,892
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$15,740$16,002$14,777
$30,001 – $48,000$16,114$16,941$17,084
$48,001 – $75,000$20,609$21,751$22,445
$75,001 – $110,000$32,790$31,583$30,084
$110,001 and more$48,478$51,147$49,423
  • 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 enrollment45,687
Undergraduate enrollment19,170
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,307
Graduate enrollment26,517
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 20%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 39%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 14%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 97%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 42%
Out-of-state: 42%
Foreign countries: 15%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 78%
Part-time: 22%
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: 22%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 73%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $80
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants56,67626,51230,164
Percent admitted16%17%15%
Percent admitted who enrolled37%37%37%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
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
SAT1,85555%
ACT2,03461%
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 Writing650730
SAT Math650770
ACT Composite3034
ACT English3035
ACT Math2834
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: 96%
Part-time students: 50%
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, 69 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: 92%
(*) 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: 77%
6-year: 92%
8-year: 93%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 77%
6-year: 92%
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: 90%
Female: 93%
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: 94%
Black or African American: 91%
Hispanic/Latino: 90%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 75%
White: 92%
Two or more races: 93%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 91%
Non-resident alien: 89%
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: 92%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 93%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 5%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 92%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 67%
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: 92%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 90%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 93%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
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: 67%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 62%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 8%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • 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.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology7984-2
Architectural History and Criticism, General---0
Architecture170--
Architecture and Related Services, Other-6--
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning13251110
Environmental Design/Architecture---1
Landscape Architecture-22-1
Real Estate Development1017-17
Category total2381801121
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies2---
American/United States Studies/Civilization857-
Area Studies, Other1---
Asian-American Studies0---
East Asian Studies23-0
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other3--9
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies0---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies1---
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies0---
Category total17879
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry28---
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-220-
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other-0--
Bioinformatics-10--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-02-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General9200-
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other-16--
Biomedical Sciences, General--3-
Biophysics2---
Biostatistics-1012-
Biotechnology-1--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-00-
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other-2710
Computational Biology0-6-
Epidemiology--2-
Evolutionary Biology--3-
Genetics, Other--1-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-07-
Microbiology and Immunology-50-
Molecular Biology-013-
Molecular Genetics-517-
Molecular Medicine-01-
Molecular Pharmacology-24-
Neurobiology and Anatomy--1-
Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other8---
Neuroscience61113-
Oncology and Cancer Biology--0-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-20-
Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other0---
Physiology, General-00-
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other-2--
Zoology/Animal Biology0---
Category total191103860
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting21782--
Accounting and Related Services, Other-0--
Business Administration and Management, General1,023559d80
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-75-27
Business Statistics-51-24
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-1-5
Business/Commerce, General---0
Construction Management-5d--
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other-74--
Finance, General-62-15
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-0d--
International Business/Trade/Commerce2656--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-0-46
Management Science-74d--
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other-41--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-36-30
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-6-21
Real Estate17---
Restaurant/Food Services Management---34
Taxation-86d--
Category total1,2831,208d8202
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism46---
Communication and Media Studies, Other0229d-0d
Communication, General---3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other---0
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-11--
International and Intercultural Communication-43-0
Journalism2856-0
Public Relations/Image Management8845--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric2611215-
Category total423396d153d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Artificial Intelligence-9--
Computer and Information Sciences, Other---0
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-35d--
Computer Science174874d24-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-1--
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration-24d--
Informatics044--
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation4318--
Category total2171,005d240
Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-24--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-0d-0
Education, General0---
Education, Other--11d-
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented---23d
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-6d--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-0d175d-
Elementary Education and Teaching---0d
Foreign Language Teacher Education---0
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-45--
Learning Sciences-14d--
Music Teacher Education-0--
Secondary Education and Teaching---0d
Special Education and Teaching, General---15d
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-2d--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-257d--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-103d--
Urban Education and Leadership--12-
Category total0451d198d38d
Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering3190d41d
Architectural Engineering--3-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering5964d13-
Chemical Engineering4453d9-
Civil Engineering, General2067-
Civil Engineering, Other0---
Computer Engineering, General4026d3-
Computer Software Engineering---1d
Electrical and Electronics Engineering65446d47-
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Other-0--
Engineering, Other-122d-2d
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering6233-
Industrial Engineering7953d11-
Manufacturing Engineering-2--
Materials Engineering-57d--
Mechanical Engineering112117d8-
Operations Research-10--
Petroleum Engineering-80d10d
Structural Engineering1772d--
Systems Engineering-21d-3d
Telecommunications Engineering-0--
Transportation and Highway Engineering-12-3
Water Resources Engineering-3--
Category total4731,257d10910d
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing350--
English Language and Literature, General30014-
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other-0--
Category total65014-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General-0--
Category total-0--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General823-
Comparative Literature362-
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1415-
French Language and Literature1-1-
German Language and Literature000-
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-00-
Italian Language and Literature5---
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other4---
Linguistics745-
Russian Language and Literature0---
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General--1-
Spanish Language and Literature18---
Category total601317-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Advanced General Dentistry---0
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other-12d54
Behavioral Aspects of Health91-5-
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development-13--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist682--
Dentistry--376-
Endodontics/Endodontology---17
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-0d--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-11d00
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General4---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-135d-28
Health/Medical Physics-0--
Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences-2--
International Public Health/International Health20106-0
Long Term Care Administration/Management-0d-1
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-370-
Medical Scientist-7-0
Medicine--197-
Nurse Anesthetist-15--
Occupational Therapy/Therapist10162d540
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology-12d-16
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery---6
Orthodontics/Orthodontology---12
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics---19
Periodontics/Periodontology-0-8
Pharmaceutical Sciences-86-
Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics-316-
Pharmacy--181-
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs-0218
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other--211
Physical Therapy/Therapist-4980
Physician Assistant-56--
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology---15
Public Health, General-154d--
Public Health, Other--0-
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other---0
Category total193767d932155
History
History, General16107-
History, Other25---
Category total41107-
Legal Professions and Studies
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence-0-30
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law---10d
Comparative Law-1--
Intellectual Property Law---0
Law--210-
Legal Professions and Studies, Other---293
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other---0
Programs for Foreign Lawyers-281--
Tax Law/Taxation-0--
Category total-282210333d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-1--
Category total-1--
Library Science
Library and Information Science-26d-0d
Category total-26d-0d
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-113-
Computational and Applied Mathematics39---
Financial Mathematics4933--
Mathematics, General1713-
Statistics, General-12--
Category total105576-
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences, Other---0
Signal/Geospatial Intelligence---7d
Category total---7d
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science30---
Dispute Resolution-0-15
Gerontology7102d48
Historic Preservation and Conservation-3-1
Human Biology162---
International/Global Studies426--
Marine Sciences-01-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General-0--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3819d-0
Sustainability Studies---2
Category total241150d526
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science32---
Environmental Studies170--
Category total490--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science5---
Category total5---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Ethics0---
Jewish/Judaic Studies0---
Philosophy906-
Philosophy, Other281--
Religion/Religious Studies3-00
Category total40160
Physical Sciences
Astronomy0---
Chemical Physics--0-
Chemistry, General15328-
Geology/Earth Science, General619-
Materials Science-66-
Physical Sciences0---
Physics, General12310-
Category total331353-
Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis-0--
Applied Psychology-67d--
Psychology, General161130-
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other--11-
Category total16180d11-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
International Policy Analysis---4
Public Administration-192d--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-28-0
Public Policy Analysis, General856229d
Public Policy Analysis, Other-39-14
Social Work-1,472d6-
Social Work, Other---0
Category total81,787d847d
Social Sciences
Anthropology10300
Archeology1---
Development Economics and International Development-2--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics-0--
Economics, General1718515-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-37d-34d
Geography300-
International Relations and Affairs193512-
Political Economy13-0-
Political Science and Government, General90---
Social Sciences, General49---
Sociology6112-
Urban Studies/Affairs0-6-
Category total591133d3534d
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious/Sacred Music-12-
Category total-12-
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting418--
Art History, Criticism and Conservation16438
Art/Art Studies, General66---
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other0---
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General-0-32
Brass Instruments2143-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production94117--
Conducting-0--
Dance, General0---
Design and Applied Arts, Other-0--
Design and Visual Communications, General00--
Digital Arts2212--
Directing and Theatrical Production-0--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General62---
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other30--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies118237-
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-5--
Fine/Studio Arts, General170--
Game and Interactive Media Design3020--
Jazz/Jazz Studies1350-
Keyboard Instruments3122-
Music History, Literature, and Theory-0--
Music Management590--
Music Pedagogy-02-
Music Performance, General253336
Music Technology---0
Music Theory and Composition323-
Music, General14---
Music, Other0180-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology--2-
Percussion Instruments030-
Playwriting and Screenwriting2536-0
Stringed Instruments12156-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology60--
Visual and Performing Arts, General4---
Voice and Opera855-
Woodwind Instruments333-
Category total6463053976
Grand total5,0808,2341,803961
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
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
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: 158
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 595
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 44
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: $26,223
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $22,149
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,348
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 I-FBSMenWomen
Baseball35
Basketball1414
Beach Volleyball18
Football107
Golf118
Lacrosse30
Rowing45
Soccer31
Swimming and Diving2931
Tennis1313
Track and Field, Indoor2130
Track and Field, Outdoor2836
Track and Field, X-Country17
Volleyball2321
Water Polo3330
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
WASC Senior College and University Commission 2/28/1949 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics(!)9/8/2014 - 7/27/2018Accredited
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics(!)7/27/2018 -  Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs7/24/1939 - 1/20/2018Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1924 - 9/15/2016Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)5/29/1954 -  Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Pediatric Dentistry12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics5/26/1967 -  Accredited
Endodontics12/12/1969 -  Accredited
Periodontics12/12/1969 -  Accredited
Oral Medicine8/5/2010 - 8/3/2017Resigned
Orofacial Pain2/2/2012 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree1/1/1944 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs2/20/1948 - 4/15/2018Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/19/1993 - 12/31/2008Resigned
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels11/6/2017 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language8/9/2009 - 12/31/2014Expired
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels(!)7/1/1974 - 5/15/2009Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health6/10/2000 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1949 - 2/12/2018Accredited
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(!)9/1/1928 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Los Angeles County Dietetic Internship
12/1/1980 - 4/20/2007Resigned
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Predoctoral
University of Southern California School of Dentistry Predoctoral Internship
2/1/1945 -  Accredited
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency)
University of Southern California School of Dentistry Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months
2/1/2002 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs4/24/1989 -  Accredited
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2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession111
Drug law violations284
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations120
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter001
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape7510
Fondling6117
Incest000
Statutory rape020
Robbery202
Aggravated assault542
Burglary171026
Motor vehicle theft144
Arson110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape358
Fondling121
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault101
Burglary462
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson100
  • (!) 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 rate1.8%2.0%1.7%
Number in default140149133
Number in repayment7,7297,3517,440
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)