Yale University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$62,250
3.84% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,647
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.265%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
4.57%
50,060 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
14,776
98.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
97.8%
1,337 Graduates

About

Yale University is a higher education institution located in null. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Yale University were General Business Administration & Management (602 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (126 degrees), and Physician Assistant (102 degrees).

In 2022, 5,297 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Yale University. 52.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,083 degrees), 2.85 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (730 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Yale University is $62,250, which is $32,100 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Yale University is $62,250, which is $32,100 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,647.

In 2022, 57% of undergraduate students attending Yale University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 6% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$62,250
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Yale University was $62,250. The cost of tuition at Yale University is $32,100 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$18,647
2022 Value
9.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Yale University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,647. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Yale University grew by 9.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,800
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Yale University was of $17,800 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.49% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
6%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Yale University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 5% with respect to 2021, when 60% 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.
0.265%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Yale University was 0.265%, which represents 3 out of the 1134 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

Yale University received 50,060 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 5.97% annual growth. Out of those 50,060 applicants, 2,289 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 4.57% acceptance rate.

There were 14,776 students enrolled at Yale University in 2022. 59% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Yale University has an overall enrollment yield of 67.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

4.57%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,289
Accepted Out of 50,060

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Yale University was 4.57% (2,289 admissions from 50,060 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 5.31%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 5.97%, while admissions declined by −8.77%..

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SAT Scores

59%
Submission Percentage (2022)
913
Scores Submitted (2022)

59% of enrolled first-time students at Yale University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Yale University had a total enrollment of 14,776 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Yale University is 14,538 students and the part-time enrollment is 238. This means that 98.4% of students enrolled at Yale University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Yale University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.6% White, 16.8% Asian, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.88% Black or African American, 5.38% Two or More Races, 0.284% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.142% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Yale University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (18.1%), followed by White Female (17%) and Asian Female (11.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (19.9%), followed by White Male (15.9%) and Asian Female (7.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Yale University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,776 students. The full-time enrollment at Yale University is 14,538 and the part-time enrollment is 238. This means that 98.4% of students enrolled at Yale 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 Yale University was 98%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Yale 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
    5,265 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    2,482 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,694 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Yale University is 35.6% White, 16.8% Asian, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.88% Black or African American, 5.38% Two or More Races, 0.284% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.142% 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, 181 students (1.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 291 more women than men received degrees from Yale University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Yale University is white (2,083 degrees awarded). There were 2.85 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (730 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Yale University is General Business Administration & Management (602 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (126 degrees) and Physician Assistant (102 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Yale University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (170 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (99 degrees), and Math & Statistics (236 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 Yale University are Postsecondary teachers (174,906 people), Other managers (148,640 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (146,271 people), Secondary school teachers (122,764 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (122,486 people).

The most specialized majors at Yale University in 2022 are History (170 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (99 degrees), Math & Statistics (236 degrees), Theology (122 degrees), and Physical Sciences (218 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Yale University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Yale University are History (170 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (99 degrees), Math & Statistics (236 degrees), Theology (122 degrees), and Physical Sciences (218 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 Yale University are Elementary & secondary schools (325,555 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (310,138 people), Computer Systems Design (167,666 people), Religious organizations (136,547 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (127,003 people).

The most specialized majors at Yale University are History (170 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (99 degrees), Math & Statistics (236 degrees), Theology (122 degrees), and Physical Sciences (218 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 Yale University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 602 degrees awarded
  2. 126 degrees awarded
  3. 102 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Yale University was General Business Administration & Management with 602 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,503
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,794
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,503 degrees were awarded to men at Yale University, which is 0.896 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,794).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 360 degrees were awarded to men at Yale University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.43 times more than the 251 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 251 degrees were awarded to men at Yale University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.697 times less than the 360 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

84%
100% Completion Time
96%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 84% of students graduating from Yale University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 96% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Yale University is Male 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, 1.27% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,083 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    730 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    476 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Yale University is white (2,083 degrees awarded). There were 2.85 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (730 degrees).

0.982% of degree recipients (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,113 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    970 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    388 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Yale University is white female (1,113 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (970 degrees).

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Operations

Yale University has an endowment valued at nearly $41.4B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 917M (2.22%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Yale University had a total salary expenditure of 4.56B. Yale University employs 616 Professors, 311 Lecturers and 193 Assistant professors. Most academics at Yale University are Male Professor (431), Female Professor (185), and Female Lecturer (171).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yale University are: Management, with 1,242 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1,201 employees, and Service with 1,164 employees.

Endowment

$41.4B
2022 Endowment
2.13%
decline from 2021

Yale University has an endowment valued at about $41.4B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Yale University declined 2.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $41B 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

$2B
2022 Salaries
7.41%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Yale University paid a median of $2B in salaries, which represents 43.8% of their overall expenditure ($4.56B) and a 7.41% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$250M
Instructional Salaries
1,289
Number of Employees

In 2022, Yale University paid a total of $250M to 1,289 employees working as instructors, which represents 12.5% 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
616 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1,242 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Yale University were Professor with 616 employees, Lecturer with 311 employees, and Assistant professor with 193 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yale University were Management with 1,242 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 1,201 employees, and Service with 1,164 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Yale University was Male Professor with 431 employees, Female Professor with 185 employees, and Female Lecturer with 171 employees.

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

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