Pomona College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$54,380
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$30,392
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
8.62%
10,388 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,475
99.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
94%
422 Graduates

About

Pomona College is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pomona College were Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (60 degrees awarded), General Mathematics (44 degrees), and Computer Science (34 degrees).

In 2020, 466 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pomona College. 48.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (180 degrees), 2.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (76 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pomona College is $54,380, which is $25,980 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pomona College is $54,380, which is $25,980 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,392.

In 2020, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 12% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$54,380
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Pomona College was $54,380. The cost of tuition at Pomona College is $25,980 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$30,392
2020 Value
64.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Pomona College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,392. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Pomona College grew by 64.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,718
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pomona College was of $14,718 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.53% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
12%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Pomona College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 9.52% with respect to 2019, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0%
2018 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Pomona College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 84 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Pomona College received 10,388 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.125% annual decline. Out of those 10,388 applicants, 895 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 8.62% acceptance rate.

There were 1,475 students enrolled at Pomona College in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pomona College has an overall enrollment yield of 44.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

8.62%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
895
Accepted Out of 10,388

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pomona College was 8.62% (895 admissions from 10,388 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 7.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −0.125%, while admissions grew by 16.2%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Pomona College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pomona College has a total enrollment of 1,475 students. The full-time enrollment at Pomona College is 1,465 students and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 99.3% of students enrolled at Pomona College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pomona College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.1% White, 18.4% Hispanic or Latino, 18.2% Asian, 10.7% Black or African American, 6.98% Two or More Races, 0.339% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.136% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pomona College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (15.5%), followed by White Female (14.5%) and Asian Female (10.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pomona College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,475 students. The full-time enrollment at Pomona College is 1,465 and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 99.3% of students enrolled at Pomona College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Pomona College was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Pomona College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    444
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    271
  3. Asian
    269

The enrolled student population at Pomona College is 30.1% White, 18.4% Hispanic or Latino, 18.2% Asian, 10.7% Black or African American, 6.98% Two or More Races, 0.339% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.136% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 60 students (4.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 14 fewer women than men received degrees from Pomona College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pomona College is white (180 degrees awarded). There were 2.37 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (76 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pomona College is Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (60 degrees awarded), followed by General Mathematics (44 degrees) and Computer Science (34 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pomona College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (26 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (44 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (26 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pomona College are Postsecondary teachers (173,532 people), Other managers (115,650 people), Secondary school teachers (108,312 people), Software developers (108,064 people), and Physicians (87,646 people).

The most specialized majors at Pomona College are Cultural & Gender Studies (26 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (44 degrees), Language & Linguistics (26 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and Physical Sciences (31 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pomona College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Pomona College are Cultural & Gender Studies (26 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (44 degrees), Language & Linguistics (26 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and Physical Sciences (31 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pomona College are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (289,281 people), Elementary & secondary schools (245,496 people), Computer Systems Design (140,901 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (104,110 people), and Scientific research & development services (73,726 people).

The most specialized majors at Pomona College are Cultural & Gender Studies (26 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (44 degrees), Language & Linguistics (26 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and Physical Sciences (31 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Pomona College.
Most Common
  1. 60 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 44 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 34 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pomona College was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 60 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

240
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
226
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 240 degrees were awarded to men at Pomona College, which is 1.06 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (226).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Pomona College in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 1.73 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 22 degrees were awarded to women at Pomona College in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 0.579 times less than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

89%
100% Completion Time
94%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 89% of students graduating from Pomona College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 94% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 94% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pomona College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.21% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    180 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    76 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pomona College is white (180 degrees awarded). There were 2.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (76 degrees).

3.65% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    106 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    74 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pomona College is white male (106 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (74 degrees).

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Operations

Pomona College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.25B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $20.6M (0.914%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Pomona College had a total salary expenditure of $179M. Pomona College employs 91 Professors, 51 Associate professors, and 40 No academic ranks. Most academics at Pomona College are Male Professors (50), Female Professors(41), and Male Associate professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pomona College are: Service, with 169 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 101 employees, and Management with 80 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.25B
2020 Endowment
2.87%
decline from 2019

Pomona College has an endowment valued at about $2.25B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Pomona College declined 2.87% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.21B higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.92M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Pomona College received $1.92M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$71.6M
2020 Salaries
3.85%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Pomona College paid a median of $71.6M in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($179M) and a 3.85% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.16% growth from 2018 and a 5.52% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$26.5M
Instructional Salaries
215
Number of Employees

In 2020, Pomona College paid a total of $26.5M to 215 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
91 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
169 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pomona College were Professor with 91 employees; Associate professor with 51 employees; and Associate professor with 40 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pomona College were Service with 169 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 101 employees; and Management with 80 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pomona College was Male Professor with 50 employees, Female Professor with 41 employees, and Male Associate professor with 28 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pomona College.

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