Pomona College (121345)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$58,818
4.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,962
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
7.02%
10,666 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,716
99.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
94.6%
388 Graduates

About

Pomona College (121345) is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Pomona College (121345) were Computer Science (50 degrees awarded), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (47 degrees), and General Mathematics (31 degrees).

In 2022, 418 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pomona College (121345). 56% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (147 degrees), 1.93 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (76 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pomona College (121345) is $58,818, which is $30,488 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pomona College (121345) is $58,818, which is $30,488 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,962.

In 2022, 56% of undergraduate students attending Pomona College (121345) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$58,818
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pomona College (121345) was $58,818. The cost of tuition at Pomona College (121345) is $30,488 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$19,962
2022 Value
17.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pomona College (121345) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,962. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Pomona College (121345) grew by 17.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,106
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pomona College (121345) was of $17,106 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 11.7% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of books and supplies increased by 10% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Pomona College (121345) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.45% with respect to 2021, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%
2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pomona College (121345) was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 100 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Pomona College (121345) received 10,666 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.21% annual growth. Out of those 10,666 applicants, 749 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 7.02% acceptance rate.

There were 1,716 students enrolled at Pomona College (121345) in 2022. 35% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pomona College (121345) has an overall enrollment yield of 55.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

7.02%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
749
Accepted Out of 10,666

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pomona College (121345) was 7.02% (749 admissions from 10,666 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 6.64%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.21%, while admissions declined by −2.85%..

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SAT Scores

35%
Submission Percentage (2022)
145
Scores Submitted (2022)

35% of enrolled first-time students at Pomona College (121345) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pomona College (121345) had a total enrollment of 1,716 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pomona College (121345) is 1,706 students and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Pomona College (121345) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pomona College (121345), both undergraduate and graduate, is 31.4% White, 17.4% Asian, 15.8% Hispanic or Latino, 9.97% Black or African American, 8.39% Two or More Races, 0.466% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.233% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pomona College (121345) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (16%), followed by White Female (15.5%) and Asian Female (9.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pomona College (121345) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,716 students. The full-time enrollment at Pomona College (121345) is 1,706 and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Pomona College (121345) are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%
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 Pomona College (121345) was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Pomona College (121345) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    539 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    299 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    271 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pomona College (121345) is 31.4% White, 17.4% Asian, 15.8% Hispanic or Latino, 9.97% Black or African American, 8.39% Two or More Races, 0.466% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.233% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 69 students (4.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 50 more women than men received degrees from Pomona College (121345). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pomona College (121345) is white (147 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (76 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pomona College (121345) is Computer Science (50 degrees awarded), followed by Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (47 degrees) and General Mathematics (31 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pomona College (121345), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (31 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (19 degrees), and Social Sciences (97 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pomona College (121345) are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (370,527 people), Other managers (316,316 people), Postsecondary teachers (249,687 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (185,250 people), and Software developers (148,637 people).

The most specialized majors at Pomona College (121345) in 2022 are Math & Statistics (31 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (19 degrees), Social Sciences (97 degrees), Physical Sciences (21 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 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 Pomona College (121345) are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Pomona College (121345) are Math & Statistics (31 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (19 degrees), Social Sciences (97 degrees), Physical Sciences (21 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 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 Pomona College (121345) are Elementary & secondary schools (476,745 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (471,120 people), Computer Systems Design (298,231 people), Legal services (294,323 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (211,798 people).

The most specialized majors at Pomona College (121345) are Math & Statistics (31 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (19 degrees), Social Sciences (97 degrees), Physical Sciences (21 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 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 Pomona College (121345).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 50 degrees awarded
  2. 47 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pomona College (121345) was Computer Science with 50 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

184
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
234
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 184 degrees were awarded to men at Pomona College (121345), which is 0.786 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (234).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Pomona College (121345) in Computer Science, which is 1.27 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Pomona College (121345) in Computer Science, which is 0.786 times less than the 28 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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

In 2022, 89% of students graduating from Pomona College (121345) 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pomona College (121345) is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 4.64% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    147 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    76 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    68 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pomona College (121345) is white (147 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (76 degrees).

2.15% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    83 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    64 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    48 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pomona College (121345) is white female (83 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (64 degrees).

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Operations

Pomona College (121345) has an endowment valued at nearly $2.76B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−7%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Pomona College (121345) had a total salary expenditure of 190M. Pomona College (121345) employs 95 Professors, 59 No academic ranks and 48 Associate professors. Most academics at Pomona College (121345) are Male Professor (53), Female Professor (42), and Female No academic rank (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pomona College (121345) are: Service, with 198 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 115 employees, and Management with 91 employees.

Endowment

$2.76B
2022 Endowment
8.79%
decline from 2021

Pomona College (121345) has an endowment valued at about $2.76B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Pomona College (121345) declined 8.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.72B higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$76.3M
2022 Salaries
12.8%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Pomona College (121345) paid a median of $76.3M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($190M) and a 12.8% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$29.8M
Instructional Salaries
233
Number of Employees

In 2022, Pomona College (121345) paid a total of $29.8M to 233 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
95 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
198 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pomona College (121345) were Professor with 95 employees, No academic rank with 59 employees, and Associate professor with 48 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pomona College (121345) were Service with 198 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 115 employees, and Management with 91 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pomona College (121345) was Male Professor with 53 employees, Female Professor with 42 employees, and Female No academic rank with 37 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pomona College (121345).

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