Stanford University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$57,693
4% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,279
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.238%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
3.68%
56,378 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
18,283
92.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
95.1%
1,653 Graduates

About

Stanford University is a higher education institution located in Santa Clara County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Stanford University were Management Science (583 degrees awarded), Computer Science (334 degrees), and General Civil Engineering (137 degrees).

In 2022, 5,232 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stanford University. 46.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,717 degrees), 1.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1,023 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stanford University is $57,693, which is $27,543 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Stanford University is $57,693, which is $27,543 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,279.

In 2022, 63% of undergraduate students attending Stanford University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 6% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$57,693
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Stanford University was $57,693. The cost of tuition at Stanford University is $27,543 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$18,279
2022 Value
26.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Stanford University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,279. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Stanford University grew by 26.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,860
Room and Board
$1,305
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stanford University was of $17,860 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 7.27% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,305. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.16% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
6%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Stanford University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.08% with respect to 2021, when 65% 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.
0.238%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Stanford University was 0.238%, which represents 2 out of the 841 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Stanford University received 56,378 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.64% annual growth. Out of those 56,378 applicants, 2,075 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 3.68% acceptance rate.

There were 18,283 students enrolled at Stanford University in 2022. 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Stanford University has an overall enrollment yield of 83.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

3.68%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,075
Accepted Out of 56,378

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Stanford University was 3.68% (2,075 admissions from 56,378 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 3.95%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.64%, while admissions declined by −5.25%..

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SAT Scores

49%
Submission Percentage (2022)
855
Scores Submitted (2022)

49% of enrolled first-time students at Stanford University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Stanford University had a total enrollment of 18,283 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Stanford University is 16,992 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,291. This means that 92.9% of students enrolled at Stanford University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stanford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26.5% White, 20.5% Asian, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.95% Two or More Races, 5.65% Black or African American, 0.459% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Stanford University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (13.5%), followed by White Female (13.1%) and Asian Male (12.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (15.7%), followed by White Female (12.8%) and Asian Male (8.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stanford University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,283 students. The full-time enrollment at Stanford University is 16,992 and the part-time enrollment is 1,291. This means that 92.9% of students enrolled at Stanford University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

98%
2022 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 Stanford University was 98%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Stanford University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,838 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    3,748 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,342 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Stanford University is 26.5% White, 20.5% Asian, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.95% Two or More Races, 5.65% Black or African American, 0.459% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

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, 359 students (1.96%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 332 fewer women than men received degrees from Stanford University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Stanford University is white (1,717 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1023 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Stanford University is Management Science (583 degrees awarded), followed by Computer Science (334 degrees) and General Civil Engineering (137 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Stanford University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (1,075 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (268 degrees), and Physical Sciences (243 degrees).

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 Stanford University are Software developers (1,035,304 people), Other managers (466,799 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (398,414 people), Civil engineers (290,959 people), and Postsecondary teachers (221,791 people).

The most specialized majors at Stanford University in 2022 are Engineering (1,075 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (268 degrees), Physical Sciences (243 degrees), Legal (287 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (656 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stanford University are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Stanford University are Engineering (1,075 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (268 degrees), Physical Sciences (243 degrees), Legal (287 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (656 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stanford University are Computer Systems Design (1,080,699 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (498,577 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (433,119 people), Construction (332,881 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (276,893 people).

The most specialized majors at Stanford University are Engineering (1,075 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (268 degrees), Physical Sciences (243 degrees), Legal (287 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (656 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Stanford University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 583 degrees awarded
  2. 334 degrees awarded
  3. 137 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Stanford University was Management Science with 583 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,782
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,450
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,782 degrees were awarded to men at Stanford University, which is 1.14 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,450).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 434 degrees were awarded to men at Stanford University in Computer Science, which is 1.95 times more than the 222 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 268 degrees were awarded to men at Stanford University in Management Science, which is 0.788 times less than the 340 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

74%
100% Completion Time
95%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 74% of students graduating from Stanford University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 95% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 97% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Stanford University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.968% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,717 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,023 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    591 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Stanford University is white (1,717 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1023 degrees).

0.631% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    904 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    813 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    521 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Stanford University is white male (904 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (813 degrees).

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Operations

Stanford University has an endowment valued at nearly $36.3B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−0.131%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Stanford University had a total salary expenditure of 6.84B. Stanford University employs 604 Professors, 319 Lecturers and 215 Assistant professors. Most academics at Stanford University are Male Professor (478), Female Lecturer (192), and Male Associate professor (135).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stanford University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 2,894 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1,255 employees, and Management with 1,097 employees.

Endowment

$36.3B
2022 Endowment
3.84%
decline from 2021

Stanford University has an endowment valued at about $36.3B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Stanford University declined 3.84% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$3.11B
2022 Salaries
9.45%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Stanford University paid a median of $3.11B in salaries, which represents 45.5% of their overall expenditure ($6.84B) and a 9.45% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$289M
Instructional Salaries
1,416
Number of Employees

In 2022, Stanford University paid a total of $289M to 1,416 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.28% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
604 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2,894 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stanford University were Professor with 604 employees, Lecturer with 319 employees, and Assistant professor with 215 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stanford University were Business and Financial Operations with 2,894 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,255 employees, and Management with 1,097 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Lecturer
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stanford University was Male Professor with 478 employees, Female Lecturer with 192 employees, and Male Associate professor with 135 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Stanford University.

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