Samuel Merritt University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$47,931
0.702% growth from 2021
2019 Default Rate
0.133%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,911
72.6% Full-Time

About

Samuel Merritt University is a higher education institution located in Alameda County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Samuel Merritt University were Registered Nursing (508 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 964 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Samuel Merritt University. 77.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 22.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (355 degrees), 1.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (265 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Samuel Merritt University is $47,931, which is $32,990 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Samuel Merritt University is $47,931, which is $32,990 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

In 2022, 57% of undergraduate students attending Samuel Merritt University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$47,931
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Samuel Merritt University was $47,931. The cost of tuition at Samuel Merritt University is $32,990 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

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Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Samuel Merritt University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 20.8% with respect to 2021, when 72% 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.
0.133%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Samuel Merritt University was 0.133%, which represents 1 out of the 754 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Samuel Merritt University had a total enrollment of 1,911 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Samuel Merritt University is 1,388 students and the part-time enrollment is 523. This means that 72.6% of students enrolled at Samuel Merritt University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Samuel Merritt University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.4% Asian, 22.9% White, 22% Hispanic or Latino, 8.84% Black or African American, 7.38% Two or More Races, 0.785% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.157% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Samuel Merritt University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (23.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (20.3%) and White Female (18.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (28.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (18.1%) and White Female (12.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Samuel Merritt University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,911 students. The full-time enrollment at Samuel Merritt University is 1,388 and the part-time enrollment is 523. This means that 72.6% of students enrolled at Samuel Merritt University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    677 enrolled students
  2. White
    437 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    421 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Samuel Merritt University is 35.4% Asian, 22.9% White, 22% Hispanic or Latino, 8.84% Black or African American, 7.38% Two or More Races, 0.785% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.157% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 530 more women than men received degrees from Samuel Merritt University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Samuel Merritt University is asian (355 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (265 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Samuel Merritt University is Registered Nursing (508 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Samuel Merritt University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (964 degrees awarded).

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 Samuel Merritt University are Registered nurses (1,394,826 people), Medical & health services managers (151,000 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,626 people), Pharmacists (134,087 people), and Physicians (107,616 people).

The most specialized majors at Samuel Merritt University in 2022 are Health (964 degrees awarded) (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 Samuel Merritt University are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Samuel Merritt University are Health (964 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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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 Samuel Merritt University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,482,206 people), Outpatient care centers (237,556 people), Elementary & secondary schools (215,578 people), Offices of physicians (201,917 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (129,843 people).

The most specialized majors at Samuel Merritt University are Health (964 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
508 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Samuel Merritt University was Registered Nursing with 508 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

217
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
747
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 217 degrees were awarded to men at Samuel Merritt University, which is 0.29 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (747).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 116 degrees were awarded to men at Samuel Merritt University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.243 times less than the 478 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 478 degrees were awarded to men at Samuel Merritt University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.12 times more than the 116 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    355 degrees awarded
  2. White
    265 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    171 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Samuel Merritt University is asian (355 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (265 degrees).

2.39% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Asian Female
    262 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    208 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    142 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Samuel Merritt University is asian female (262 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (208 degrees).

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Operations

Samuel Merritt University has an endowment valued at nearly $31.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 28.9M (91.9%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Samuel Merritt University had a total salary expenditure of 83.7M. Samuel Merritt University employs 110 Assistant professors, 36 Instructors and 19 Professors. Most academics at Samuel Merritt University are Female Assistant professor (78), Male Assistant professor (32), and Female Instructor (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Samuel Merritt University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 51 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 50 employees, and Management with 33 employees.

Endowment

$31.5M
2022 Endowment
1.74%
growth from 2021

Samuel Merritt University has an endowment valued at about $31.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Samuel Merritt University grew 1.74% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.8M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$42.3M
2022 Salaries
2.89%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Samuel Merritt University paid a median of $42.3M in salaries, which represents 50.6% of their overall expenditure ($83.7M) and a 2.89% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.5M
Instructional Salaries
182
Number of Employees

In 2022, Samuel Merritt University paid a total of $24.5M to 182 employees working as instructors, which represents 57.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
110 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
51 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Samuel Merritt University were Assistant professor with 110 employees, Instructor with 36 employees, and Professor with 19 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Samuel Merritt University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 51 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees, and Management with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Samuel Merritt University was Female Assistant professor with 78 employees, Male Assistant professor with 32 employees, and Female Instructor with 28 employees.

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

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