Common Data Set 2020-2021

A. General Information

A1. Address Information

Name of College/University: University of Southern California
Mailing Address:
City/State/Zip/Country: Los Angeles, CA. 90089
Street Address (if different):
Main Phone Number: 213-740-2311
WWW Home Page Address:
Admissions Phone Number: 213-740-1111
Admissions Toll-Free Phone Number:
Admissions Office Mailing Address: USC Office of Admissions (University Park Campus)
City/State/Zip/Country: Los Angeles, CA. 90089
Admissions Fax Number: 213-821-0200
Admissions E-mail Address:
If there is a separate URL for your school’s online application, please specify:
If you have a mailing address other than the above to which applications should be sent, please provide:

A2. Source of institutional control (check one only)

___ Public
_X_ Private (nonprofit)
___ Proprietary

A3. Classify your undergraduate institution:

_X_ Coeducational college
___ Men’s college
___ Women’s college

A4. Academic year calendar:

If your academic year has changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, please indicate as other below.

_X_Semester   ___4-1-4
___Quarter ___Continuous
___Trimester ___Differs by program (describe): 
___Other (describe):    

A5. Degrees offered by your institution:

___Certificate   _X_Postbachelor’s certificate
___Diploma _X_Master’s
___Associate _X_Post-master’s certificate
___Transfer _X_Doctoral degree–research/scholarship
___Terminal _X_Doctoral degree–professional practice
_X_Bachelor’s _X_Doctoral degree–other

B. Enrollment and Persistence

B1. Institutional Enrollment – Men and Women

Provide numbers of students for each of the following categories as of the institution’s official fall reporting date or as of October 15, 2020.

  • Note: Report students formerly designated as “first professional” in the graduate cells.
Men                    WomenMen                       Women
Degree-seeking, first-timefreshmen 1623 1,814 15 8
Other first-year, degree-seeking2372181712
All other degree-seeking7,0497,619478431
Total degree-seeking8,9099,651510451
All other undergraduatesenrolled in credit courses 0 0 49 36
Total undergraduates8,9099,651559487
Degree-seeking, first-time27233576547828
All other degree-seeking5921736220932398
All other graduates enrolled incredit courses 229 236 306 282
Total graduate88731117429463508
Total all students17,78220,8253,5053,995

Total all undergraduates: 19,606

Total all graduate: 26501


B2.  Enrollment by Racial/Ethnic Category.

Provide numbers of undergraduate students for each of the following categories as of the institution’s official fall reporting date or as of October 15, 2020.

  Degree-SeekingFirst-TimeFirst YearDegree-SeekingUndergraduates(include first-timefirst-year)TotalUndergraduates(both degree- andnon-degree-seeking)
Nonresident aliens4182,3392,351
Black or African American, non-Hispanic204974975
White, non-Hispanic1,0556,8536,860
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic42525
Asian, non-Hispanic9314,5094,518
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 7 56 58
Two or more races, non-Hispanic1981,1881,190
Race and/or ethnicity unknown47349398


B3. Number of degrees awarded by your institution from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020.

Associate degrees 
Bachelor’s degrees5447
Postbachelor’s certificates28
Master’s degrees9757
Post-Master’s certificates1473
Doctoral degrees –944
Doctoral degrees – professional practice  898
Doctoral degrees – other

B4-B21: Graduation Rates
The items in this section correspond to data elements collected by the IPEDS Web-based Data Collection System’s Graduation Rate Survey (GRS). 

In the following section for bachelor’s or equivalent programs, please disaggregate the Fall 2013 and Fall 2014 cohorts (formerly CDS B4-B11) into four groups:

  • Students who received a Federal Pell Grant*
  • Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant
  • Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Stafford Loan
  • Total (all students, regardless of Pell Grant or subsidized loan status)

*Students who received both a Federal Pell Grant and a subsidized Stafford Loan should be reported in the “Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant” column.
For each graduation rate grid below, the numbers in the first three columns for Questions A-G should sum to the cohort total in the fourth column (formerly CDS B4-B11).

For Bachelor’s or Equivalent Programs

Please provide data for the Fall 2014 cohort if available. If Fall 2014 cohort data are not available, provide data for the Fall 2013 cohort.

Fall 2014 Cohort

   Recipients of aFederal PellGrant Recipients of aSubsidizedStafford Loan whodid not receive aPell Grant Students who didnot receive either aPell Grant or asubsidized StaffordLoan Total (sum of 3 columns tothe left)
Initial 2014 cohort of first-time, full-time, bachelor’s (or equivalent)degree-seeking undergraduatestudents 571 386 2126 3093
Of the initial 2014 cohort, how manydid not persist and did not graduatefor the following reasons:DeceasedPermanently DisabledArmed ForcesForeign Aid Service of the FederalGovernment• Official church missionsReport Total Allowable Exclusions    1    0    11    12
Final 2014 cohort, after adjusting forallowable exclusions57038621253081
Of the initial 2014 cohort, how manycompleted the program in four yearsor less (by Aug. 31, 2018) 414 319 1693 2426
Of the initial 2014 cohort, how manycompleted the program in more thanfour years but in five years or less(after Aug. 31, 2018 and by Aug. 31,2019)  96  32  228  356
Of the initial 2014 cohort, how manycompleted the program in more thanfive years but in six years or less(after Aug. 31, 2019 and by Aug. 31,2020)  7  5  33  45
Total graduating within six years (sumof lines D, E, and F) 517 356 1954 2827
 Six-year graduation rate for 2014cohort (G divided by C) 0.907017544 0.922279793 0.919529412 0.917559234

Fall 2013 Cohort

   Recipients of aFederal PellGrant Recipients of aSubsidizedStafford Loan whodid not receive aPell Grant Students who didnot receive either aPell Grant or asubsidized StaffordLoan Total (sum of 3 columns tothe left)
Initial 2013 cohort of first-time, full-time, bachelor’s (or equivalent)degree-seeking undergraduatestudents 535 439 1946 2920
Of the initial 2013 cohort, how manydid not persist and did not graduatefor the following reasons:DeceasedPermanently DisabledArmed ForcesForeign Aid Service of the FederalGovernment• Official church missionsReport Total Allowable Exclusions    0    0    5    5
Final 2013 cohort, after adjusting forallowable exclusions53543919412915
Of the initial 2013 cohort, how manycompleted the program in four yearsor less (by Aug. 31, 2017) 384 360 1511 2255
Of the initial 2013 cohort, how manycompleted the program in more thanfour years but in five years or less(after Aug. 31, 2017 and by Aug. 31,2018)  87  32  235  354
Of the initial 2013 cohort, how manycompleted the program in more thanfive years but in six years or less(after Aug. 31, 2018 and by Aug. 31,2019)  9  6  37  52
Total graduating within six years (sumof lines D, E, and F)48039817832661
Six-year graduation rate for 2013cohort (G divided by C) 0.897196262 0.906605923 0.91859866 0.912864494

 Note: Questions B12 – B21 have been omitted. They apply to Two-Year Institutions only.

B22. Retention Rates

Report for the cohort of all full-time, first-time bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered in Fall 2019 (or the preceding summer term).

  • The initial cohort may be adjusted for students who departed for the following reasons:
  • Death
  • Permanent Disability
  • Service in the armed forces
  • Foreign aid service of the federal government
  • Official church missions
  • No other adjustments to the initial cohort should be made.

For the cohort of all full-time bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered your institution as freshmen in Fall 2019 (or the preceding summer term), what percentage was enrolled at your institution as of the date your institution calculates its official enrollment in Fall 2020.  91.29%


C1-C2: Applications

C1.  First-time, first-year (freshman) students: Provide the number of degree-seeking, first-time, first-year students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled (full- or part-time) in Fall 2020.

  • Include early decision, early action, and students who began studies during summer in this cohort.
  • Applicants should include only those students who fulfilled the requirements for consideration for admission (i.e., who completed actionable applications) and who have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, non-admission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).
  • Admitted applicants should include wait-listed students who were subsequently offered admission.
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied27831
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied31881
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted4630
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted4988
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled1623
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled15
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled1814
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled8

C2. Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final admission was contingent on space availability)

School counselors?

Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list? ___Yes     _X_No

        If yes, please answer the questions below for Fall 2020 admissions:

Number of qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list:
Number accepting a place on the waiting list:
Number of wait-listed students admitted:

Is your waiting list ranked? __
If yes, do you release that information to students? ___
Do you release that information to school counselors? ___

C3-C5: Admission Requirements

C3. High school completion requirement
Check the appropriate box to identify your high school completion requirement for degree-seeking entering students:

___ High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
_X_ High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
___ High school diploma or equivalent is not required

C4. Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degree-seeking students?

___ Require
_X_ Recommend
___ Neither require nor recommend

C5. Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended. Specify the distribution of academic high school course units required and/or recommended of all or most degree-seeking students using Carnegie units (one unit equals one year of study or its equivalent). If you use a different system for calculating units, please convert.

Total academic units1620
Of these, units that must be23
Foreign language23
Social studies23
Academic electives33
Computer Science  
Visual/Performing Arts  
Other (specify)  

C6-C7: Basis for Selection

C6. Do you have an open admission policy, under which virtually all secondary school graduates or students with GED equivalency diplomas are admitted without regard to academic record, test scores, or other qualifications? No
If so, check which applies:

Open admission policy as described above for all students ___

Open admission policy as described above for most students, but
selective admission for out-of-state students ___
selective admission to some programs ___
other (explain) ___

C7. Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in your first-time, first-year, degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.

 Very ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of secondary school recordx   
Class rank   x
Academic GPAx   
Standardized test scoresx   
Application Essayx   
Interview   x
Extracurricular activities x  
Talent/ability x  
Character/personal qualities x  
First generation  x 
Alumni/ae relation  x 
Geographical residence   x
State residency   x
Religious affiliation/commitment   x
Racial/ethnic status  x 
Volunteer work  x 
Work experience  x 
Level of applicant’s interest   x

C8: SAT and ACT Policies

C8. Entrance exams

A. Does your institution make use of SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants? 
_X_Yes     ___No
If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution’s policies for use in admission for Fall 2022.

 RequireRecommendRequire for SomeConsider If SubmittedNot Used
SAT or ACT   X 
ACT only     
SAT only     
SAT and SAT Subject Tests orACT     
SAT Subject Tests    x

B. If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree -seeking applicants for Fall 2023, please indicate which ONE of the following applies (regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the admissions process):

___ACT with Writing component required
___ACT with Writing component recommended.
_X_ACT with or without Writing component accepted

If your institution will make use of the SAT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2023 please indicate which ONE of the following applies (regardless of whether the Essay score will be used in the admissions process):

___SAT with Essay component required
___SAT with Essay component recommended.
_X_SAT with or without Essay component accepted

C. Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT essay component; check all that apply.

 SAT essayACT essay
For admission______
For placement______
For advising______
In place of an application essay______
As a validity check on the application essay______
No college policy as of now______
Not using essay component_X__X_

D. In addition, does your institution use applicants’ test scores for academic advising?
_X_Yes     ___No

E. Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission: 20-Feb
Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission: 

F. If necessary, use this space to clarify your test policies (e.g., if tests are recommended for some students, or if tests are not required of some students): 

G. Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests):

SAT Subject Tests___
Institutional Exam_X_
State Exam (specify):_________

C9-C12: Freshman Profile

Provide information for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in Fall 2020, including students who began studies during summer, international students/nonresident aliens, and students admitted under special arrangements.

C9. Percent and number of first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in Fall 2020 who submitted national standardized (SAT/ACT) test scores.

  • Include information for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted test scores.
  • Do not include partial test scores (e.g., mathematics scores but not critical reading for a category of students) or combine other standardized test results (such as TOEFL) in this item.
  • Do not convert SAT scores to ACT scores and vice versa.
  • If a student submitted multiple sets of scores for a single test, report this information according to how you use the data. For example:
  • If you consider the highest scores from either submission, use the highest combination of scores (e.g., verbal from one submission, math from the other).
  • If you average the scores, use the average to report the scores.
Submitting SAT Scores69%2392
Submitting ACT Scores41%1427

For each assessment listed below, report the score that represents the 25th percentile (the score that 25 percent of the freshman population scored at or below) and the 75th percentile score (the score that 25 percent scored at or above).

Assessment25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Composite13601510
SAT Evidence-Based Reading andWriting660740
SAT Math680790
ACT Composite3034
ACT Math2834
ACT English3235
ACT Writing  

Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:

 Score RangeSAT Evidence- Based Readingand Writing SAT Math
Totals should = 100%100.00%100.00%
Score RangeSAT Composite
Totals should = 100%100.00%
Score RangeACT CompositeACT EnglishACT Math
Below 60.00%0.00%0.00%
Totals should = 100%100.00%100.00%100.00%

Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:

C10.       Percent of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who had high school class rank within each of the following ranges (report information for those students from whom you collected high school rank information)

Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class
Percent in top half of high school graduating class
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class
Percent of total first-time, first-year students who submitted high school class rank:

C11.  Percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who had high school grade-point averages within each of the following ranges (using 4.0 scale).

  • Report information only for those students from whom you collected high school GPA.
Score RangePercent
Percent who had GPA of 4.026.52%
Percent who had GPA between 3.75 and 3.9947.97%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.7418.24%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.494.59%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.241.60%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.990.96%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.490.12%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.990.00%
Percent who had GPA below 1.00.00%
Totals should = 100%100.00%


 Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA:3.83
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA:99.04%

C13-C20: Admission Policies

C13. Application fee

  • If your institution has waived its application fee for the Fall 2021 admission cycle please select no.

Does your institution have an application fee?  _X_Yes   ___No
Amount of application fee:  $85
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?  _X_Yes   ___No

If you have an application fee and an on-line application option, please indicate policy for students who apply on-line:
Same fee: _X_
Free: ___
Reduced: ___

Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial need?   _X_Yes   ___No

C14. Application closing date
Does your institution have an application closing date?  _X_Yes   ___No
Application closing date (fall): 1/15
Priority date: 12/1

C15. Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall?  _X_Yes   ___No

C16. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)
On a rolling basis beginning (date):  ___
By (date): 1-Apr
Other:  ___

C17. Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)
Must reply by (date):  1-May
No set date:  ___
Must reply by May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter
Other:  ___

Deadline for housing deposit (MMDD): __________
Amount of housing deposit: $800
Refundable if student does not enroll?
_X_ Yes, in full
___ Yes, in part
___ No

C18. Deferred admission: Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission?
  _X_Yes   ___No
If yes, maximum period of postponement:  1 year

C19. Early admission of high school students: Does your institution allow high school students to enroll as full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students one year or more before high school graduation?  ___Yes   _X_No

C20. Common application: Question removed from CDS. (Initiated during 2006-2007 cycle)

C21-C22: Early Decision and Early Action Plans

C21. Early decision: Does your institution offer an early decision plan (an admission plan that permits students to apply and be notified of an admission decision well in advance of the regular notification date and that asks students to commit to attending if accepted) for first-time, first-year (freshman) applicants for fall enrollment?   ___Yes   _X_No

If “yes,” please complete the following: 

First or only early decision plan closing date:  ___
First or only early decision plan notification date:  ___

Other early decision plan closing date:  ___
Other early decision plan notification date:  ___

For the Fall 2020 entering class:

Number of early decision applications received by your institution:  ___
Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan:  ___
Please provide significant details about your early decision plan:  ___

C22. Early action: Do you have a nonbinding early action plan whereby students are notified of an admission decision well in advance of the regular notification date but do not have to commit to attending your college?  ___Yes   _X_No

If “yes,” please complete the following:

Early action closing date: 
Early action notification date: 

Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?   ___Yes   ___No


D1-D2: Fall Applicants

D1. Does your institution enroll transfer students?  _X_Yes   ___No
(If no, please skip to Section E)
If yes, may transfer students earn advanced standing credit by transferring credits earned from course work completed at other colleges/universities?
  _X_Yes   ___No

D2. Provide the number of students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled as degree-seeking transfer students in Fall 2020.


D3-D11 Application for Admission

D3. Indicate terms for which transfers may enroll:

_X_Fall   ___Winter   _X_Spring   ___Summer

D4. Must a transfer applicant have a minimum number of credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman?
__Yes   _X_No
If yes, what is the minimum number of credits and the unit of measure? __

D5. Indicate all items required of transfer students to apply for admission:

 Required of AllRecommended of AllRecommended of SomeRequired of SomeNot required
High school transcriptX    
College transcript(s)X    
Essay or personal statementX    
Interview    X
Standardized test scores     X
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)    X

D6. If a minimum high school grade point average is required of transfer applicants, specify (on a 4.0 scale):  n/a

D7. If a minimum college grade point average is required of transfer applicants, specify (on a 4.0 scale):  n/a

D8. List any other application requirements specific to transfer applicants:

D9. List application priority, closing, notification, and candidate reply dates for transfer students. If applications are reviewed on a continuous or rolling basis, place a check mark in the “Rolling admission”column.

 Priority DateClosing DateNotification DateReply DateRolling Admission
Fall 2/15/316/30 

D10. Does an open admission policy, if reported, apply to transfer students? ___Yes   _X_No

D11. Describe additional requirements for transfer admission, if applicable:

D12-D17: Transfer Credit Policies

D12. Report the lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit:  C-

D13. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year institution: n/a  
Number: 64   Unit type: semester credits

D14. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a four-year institution: n/a  
Number: 64   Unit type: semester credits

D15. Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn an associate degree:  n/a  

D16. Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn a bachelor’s degree:  64.00

D17. Describe other transfer credit policies:

D18. Does your institution accept the following military/veteran transfer credits: 

  Yes No
American Council on Education (ACE)   _X_   ___
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) ___ _X_
DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) ___ _X_

D19. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred based on military education evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE): n/ap
Number: 64   Unit type: semester credits

D20. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred based on Department of Defense supported prior learning assessments (College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)):n/ap
Number:___   Unit type:  ___

D21. Are the military/veteran credit transfer policies published on your website?: n/ap   _X_Yes   ___No
If yes, please provide the URL where the policy can be located:

D22. Describe other military/veteran transfer credit policies unique to your institution: Credit policies are for all students. Military/verteran credit transfer policies are the same.


E1. Special study options: Identify those programs available at your institution. Refer to the glossary for definitions.

___Accelerated program    _X_Honors program
_X_Cooperative education program _X_Independent study
___Cross-registration  _X_Internships
_X_Distance learning  _X_Liberal arts/career combination
_X_Double major _X_Student-designed major
___Dual enrollment _X_Study abroad
_X_English as a Second Language (ESL) ___Teacher certification program
_X_Exchange student program (domestic) ___Weekend college
___External degree program
_X_Other (specify): Learning communities, Thematic Option, Undergraduate Research, and Freshman Seminars

E2. Has been removed from the CDS.

E3. Areas in which all or most students are required to complete some course work prior to graduation:

___Arts/fine arts   _X_Humanities
___Computer literacy ___Mathematics
_X_English (including composition) ___Philosophy
_X_Foreign languages _X_Sciences (biological or physical)
_X_History _X_Social science
_X_Other (describe):
Diversity requirement; Coursework in either arts, literature or philosophy


F1. Percentages of first-time, first-year (freshman) degree-seeking students and degree-seeking undergraduates enrolled in Fall 2020 who fit the following categories:

 First-time, first- year (freshman)studentsAdmittedApplicants
Percent who are from out of state (exclude international/nonresident aliens from the numeratorand denominator) 49% 39%
Percent of men who join fraternities0%11%
Percent of women who join sororities3%14%
Percent who live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing98%98%
Percent who live off campus or commute2%2%
Percent of students age 25 and older0%3%
Average age of full-time students1820
Average age of all students (full- and part-time)1820

F2. Activities offered Identify those programs available at your institution.

_X_Campus Ministries _X_Literary magazine _X_Radio station
_X_Choral groups   _X_Marching band   _X_Student government
_X_Concert band _X_Model UN _X_Student newspaper
_X_Dance _X_Music ensembles _X_Student-run film society
_X_Drama/theater _X_Musical theater _X_Symphony orchestra
_X_International Student Organization _X_Opera _X_Television station
_X_Jazz band _X_Pep band _X_Yearbook

F3. ROTC (program offered in cooperation with Reserve Officers’ Training Corps)

 Marine Option (for Naval ROTC)On CampusAt Cooperating InstitutionName of Cooperating
Army ROTC is offered:x   
Naval ROTC is offered:x   
Air Force ROTC is offered:x   

F4. Housing: Check all types of college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing available for undergraduates at your institution.

_X_Coed dorms   _X_Special housing for disabled students
___Men’s dorms _X_Special housing for international students
___Women’s dorms _X_Fraternity/sorority housing
_X_Apartments for married students _X_Cooperative housing
_X_Apartments for single students_X_Theme housing
_X_Living Learning Communities_X_Wellness housing
_X_Other housing options (specify): 


G0. Please provide the URL of your institution’s net price calculator: 

Provide 2021-2022 academic year costs of attendance for the following categories that are applicable to your institution.


Check here if your institution’s 2021-2022 academic year costs of attendance are not available at this time and provide an approximate date (i.e., month/day) when your institution’s final 2021-2022 academic year costs of attendance will be available:

G1. Undergraduate full-time tuition, required fees, room and board
List the typical tuition, required fees, and room and board for a full-time undergraduate student for the FULL 2021-2022 academic year. (30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours for institutions that derive annual tuition by multiplying credit hour cost by number of credits).

  • A full academic year refers to the period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to two semesters, two trimesters, three quarters, or the period covered by a four-one-four plan.
  • Room and board is defined as double occupancy and 19 meals per week or the maximum meal plan.
  • Required fees include only charges that all full-time students must pay that are not included in tuition (e.g., registration, health, or activity fees.)
  • Do not include optional fees (e.g., parking, laboratory use).
Tuition: In-district  
Tuition: In-state (out-of-district):  
Tuition: Out-of-state:  
Tuition: Non-resident alien  
Required Fees$1,465$1,015
Room and Board (on-campus):$15,437$15,437
Room Only (on-campus):$9,327$9,327
Board Only (on-campus meal plan):$6,110$6,110

Comprehensive tuition and room and board fee (if your college cannot provide separate tuition and room and board fees): ___


G2. Number of credits per term a student can take for the stated full-time tuition:

G3. Do tuition and fees vary by year of study (e.g., sophomore, junior, senior)? No

G4. Do tuition and fees vary by undergraduate instructional program? No
If yes, what percentage of full-time undergraduates pay more than the tuition and fees reported in G1? ___

G5. Provide the estimated expenses for a typical full-time undergraduate student:

 ResidentsCommuters(living at home)Commuters(not living at home)
Books and supplies:$1,200$1,200$1,200
Room only:  $9,327
Board only: $1,812$6,110
Room and board total*  $15,437
Other expenses:$1,598$1,598$1,598

G6. Undergraduate per-credit-hour charges (tuition only):

In-state (out-of-district): 


Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates

H1. Enter total dollar amounts awarded to enrolled full-time and less than full-time degree-seeking undergraduates (using the same cohort reported in CDS Question B1, “total degree-seeking” undergraduates) in the following categories.

  • If the data being reported are final figures for the 2019-2020 academic year (see the next item below), use the 2019-2020 academic year’s CDS Question B1 cohort.
  • Include aid awarded to international students (i.e., those not qualifying for federal aid).
  • Aid that isnon-need-based but that was used to meet need should be reported in the need-based aid column.
  • For a suggested order of precedence in assigning categories of aid to cover need, see the entry for “non-need-based scholarship or grant aid” on the last page of the definitions section.
  • Do NOT include any aid related to the CARES Act or unique to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indicate the academic year for which data are reported for items H1H2H2A, and H6 below:
___2020-2021 estimated or  _X_2019-2020 final

Which needs-analysis methodology does your institution use in awarding institutional aid?

___Federal methodology (FM)
___Institutional methodology (IM)
_X_Both FM and IM
 Need-based(Include non- need-based aid use to meet need.)Non-need-based(Exclude non- need-based aid use to meetneed.)
State all states, not only the state in which your institution islocated $22,144,835 $0
Institutional: Endowed scholarships, annual gifts and tuition funded grants, awarded by the college, excluding athletic aid and tuition waivers (which are reported below).  $290,100,753  $79,594,667
Scholarships/grants from external sources (e.g. Kiwanis,National Merit) not awarded by the college $12,283,828 $19,229,063
Total Scholarships/Grants$348,396,899$98,823,730
Student loans from all sources (excluding parent loans)$38,187,704$25,904,429
Federal Work-Study$21,279,959 
State and other (e.g., institutional) work-study/employment (Note:Excludes Federal Work-Study captured above.) $0 $0
Total Self-Help$59,467,663$25,904,429
Parent Loans$0$71,319,989
Tuition WaiversNote: Reporting is optional. Report tuition waivers in this row if you choose to report them. Do not report tuition waivers elsewhere.  $13,923,124  $30,765,866
Athletic Awards$7,214,955$15,741,624

H2. Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Aid: List the number of degree-seeking full-time and less-than-full-time undergraduates who applied for and were awarded financial aid from any source.

  • Aid that isnon-need-based but that was used to meet need should be counted as need-based aid.
  • Numbers should reflect the cohort awarded the dollars reported in H1.
  • In the chart below, students may be counted in more than one row, and full-time freshmen should also be counted as full-time undergraduates.
  • Do NOT include any aid related to the CARES Act or unique to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  First-time Full-time FreshmenFull-timeUndergrad(Incl. Fresh)Less ThanFull-timeUndergrad
ANumber of degree-seeking undergraduate students(CDS Item B1 if reporting on Fall 2020 cohort)3,16719,449459
BNumber of students in line who applied for need-basedfinancial aid1,9969,814147
CNumber of students in line who were determined tohave financial need1,2177,47785
DNumber of students in line who were awarded anyfinancial aid1,2177,47184
ENumber of students in line who were awarded anyneed-based scholarship or grant aid1,0366,56964
FNumber of students in line who were awarded anyneed-based self-help aid1,0736,93873
GNumber of students in line who were awarded any non-need-based scholarship or grant aid8964,34229
HNumber of students in line whose need was fully met(exclude PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and privatealternative loans) 1,124 6,795 48
IOn average, the percentage of need that was met ofstudents who were awarded any need-based aid.Exclude any aid that was awarded in excess of need aswell as any resources that were awarded to replace EFC(PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative  102.3%  99.2%  80.0%
JThe average financial aid package of those in line d.Exclude any resources that were awarded to replaceEFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and privatealternative loans) $ 58,709 $ 56,626 $ 21,422
KAverage need-based scholarship and grant award ofthose in line e$ 44,175$ 42,474$ 16,287
LAverage need-based self-help award (excluding PLUSloans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans)of those in line f $ 7,146 $ 8,522 $ 5,695
MAverage need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans,unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) ofthose in line who were awarded a need-based loan $ 4,444 $ 5,499 $ 3,688

H2A. Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Non-need-based Scholarships and Grants: List the number of degree-seeking full-time and less-than-full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and who were awarded institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid.

  • Numbers should reflect the cohort awarded the dollars reported in H1.
  • In the chart below, students may be counted in more than one row, and full-time freshmen should also be counted as full-time undergraduates.
  • Do NOT include any aid related to the CARES Act or unique to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  First-timeFull-timeFreshmenFull-timeUndergrad(Incl. Fresh.)Less ThanFull-timeUndergrad
NNumber of students in line who had no financial needand who were awarded institutional non-need-basedscholarship or grant aid (exclude those who wereawarded athletic awards and tuition benefits) 790 4,359 52
OAverage dollar amount of institutional non-need-basedscholarship and grant aid awarded to students in line n $ 19,267 $ 18,243 $ 7,192
PNumber of students in line who were awarded aninstitutional non-need-based athletic scholarship or grant 80 366 16
QAverage dollar amount of institutional non-need-basedathletic scholarships and grants awarded to students inline p $ 60,605 $ 62,723 $ 23,452

Note: These are the graduates and loan types to include and exclude in order to fill out CDS H4 and H5. 


  • 2020 undergraduate class: all students who started at your institution as first-time students and received a bachelor’s degree between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
  • only loans made to students who borrowed while enrolled at your institution.
  • co-signed loans.


  • students who transferred in.
  • money borrowed at other institutions.
  • parent loans
  • students who did not graduate or who graduated with another degree or certificate (but no bachelor’s degree.
  • Any aid related to the CARE Act or unique the COVID-19 pandemic.

H4. Provide the number of students in the 2020 undergraduate class who started at your institution as first-time students and received a bachelor’s degree between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Exclude students who transferred into your institution. 3365

H5. Number and percent of students in class (defined in H4 above) borrowing from federal, nonfederal, and any loan sources, and the average (or mean) amount borrowed. NOTE: The “Average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed,” is designed to provide better information about student borrowing from federal and nonfederal (institutional, state, commercial) sources. The numbers, percentages, and averages for each row should be based only on the loan source specified for the particular row. For example, the federal loans average (row b) should only be the cumulative average of federal loans and the private loans average (row e) should only be the cumulative average of private loans.

     Source/Type of Loan Number in the class (defined in H4 above) who borrowed from the types of loans specified in the first column Percent of the class (defined above) who borrowed from the types of loans specified in the first column(nearest 1%)Average per- undergraduate-borrowercumulativeprincipalborrowed from the types of loans specified in the first column(nearest $1)
  AAny loan program: Federal Perkins, Federal StaffordSubsidized and Unsubsidized, institutional, state, privateloans that your institution is aware of, etc. Include bothFederal Direct Student Loans and Federal FamilyEducation Loans.  1,094  33%  $26,850
 BFederal loan programs: Federal Perkins, FederalStafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Include bothFederal Direct Student Loans and Federal FamilyEducation Loans. 1,060 32% $19,640
CInstitutional loan programs.00%$0
DState loan programs.00%$0
 E Private student loans made by a bank or lender. 176 5% $48,065

Aid to Undergraduate Degree-seeking Nonresident Aliens (Note: Report numbers and dollar amounts for the same academic year checked in item H1.)

H6. Indicate your institution’s policy regarding institutional scholarship or grant aid for undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens:

___Institutional need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
___Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
___Institutional scholarship and grant aid is not available

If institutional financial aid is available for undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens, provide the number of undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens who were awarded need-based or non-need-based aid: 740

Average dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens: $16,380    

Total dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens: $12,121,505

H7. Check off all financial aid forms nonresident alien first-year financial aid applicants must submit:

___Institution’s own financial aid form
___CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
___International Student’s Financial Aid Application
___International Student’s Certification of Finances
___Other:  Equivalent of parents’ complete federal income tax returns from two years ago (or wage statements). CSS Business/Farm Supplement when requested by Financial Aid Office.

Process for First-Year/Freshman Students

H8. Check off all financial aid forms domestic first-year (freshman) financial aid applicants must submit:

___Institution’s own financial aid form
_X_CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
___State aid form
_X_Noncustodial PROFILE
_X_Business/Farm Supplement
_X_Other: Student/parent tax information; supplemental documents as requested.

H9. Indicate filing dates for first-year (freshman) students:

Priority date for filing required financial aid forms: 17-Feb
Deadline for filing required financial aid forms: 
No deadline for filing required forms (applications processed on a rolling basis): ___

H10. Indicate notification dates for first-year (freshman) students (answer a or b):
a) Students notified on or about (date):  1-Apr
b) Students notified on a rolling basis:  ___Yes   ___No     If yes, starting date: ___

H11. Indicate reply dates:
Students must reply by (date): 5/1
or within ___ weeks of notification.

Types of Aid Available

Please check off all types of aid available to undergraduates at your institution:

H12. Loans


_X_Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
_X_Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
_X_Direct PLUS Loans
_X_Federal Perkins Loans
___Federal Nursing Loans
___State Loans
_X_College/university loans from institutional funds
___Other (specify):  ___

H13. Scholarships and Grants

_X_Federal Pell
_X_State scholarships/grants
_X_Private scholarships
_X_College/university scholarship or grant aid from institutional funds
___United Negro College Fund
___Federal Nursing Scholarship
___Other (specify):  ___

H14. Check off criteria used in awarding institutional aid. Check all that apply.

 Non-Need BasedNeed-Based
Alumni affiliationx 
Job skills  
Minority status  
Religious affiliation  
State/district residency  

H15. If your institution has recently implemented any major financial aid policy, program, or initiative to make your institution more affordable to incoming students such as replacing loans with grants, or waiving costs for families below a certain income level please provide details below:

For students entering USC in Fall 2020: Students from U.S. families with an annual
income of $80,000 or less with typical assets will attend USC tuition free. Owning a home will not be counted in the calculation used to determine a student’s financial need.
Ensures total university need-based grant funding will continue to outpace annual tuitio

Are these policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic?



I-1. Please report the number of instructional faculty members in each category for Fall 2020. Include faculty who are on your institution’s payroll on the census date your institution uses for IPEDS/AAUP.

The following definition of full-time instructional faculty is used by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in its annual Faculty Compensation Survey (the part time definitions are not used by AAUP). Instructional Faculty is defined as those members of the instructional-research staff whose major regular assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research. Use the chart below to determine inclusions and exclusions:

    AInstructional faculty in preclinical and clinical medicine, faculty who are not paid (e.g., those who donate their services or are in the military), or research-only faculty, post- doctoral fellows, or pre-doctoral fellows      ExcludeInclude only if they teach one or more non- clinical credit courses
  BAdministrative officers with titles such as dean of students, librarian, registrar, coach, and the like, even though they may devote part of their time to classroom instruction and may have faculty status    ExcludeInclude if they teach one or more non- clinical credit courses
COther administrators/staff who teach one or more non-clinical credit courses even though they do not have faculty status  Exclude  Include
DUndergraduate or graduate students who assist in the instruction of courses, but have titles such as teaching assistant, teaching fellow, and the like  Exclude  Exclude
EFaculty on sabbatical or leave with payIncludeExclude
FFaculty on leave without payExcludeExclude
GReplacement faculty for faculty on sabbatical leave or leave with payExcludeInclude

Full-time instructional faculty: faculty employed on a full-time basis for instruction (including those with released time for research)

Part-time instructional faculty: Adjuncts and other instructors being paid solely for part-time classroom instruction. Also includes full-time faculty teaching less than two semesters, three quarters, two trimesters, or two four-month sessions. Employees who are not considered full-time instructional faculty but who teach one or more non-clinical credit courses may be counted as part-time faculty.

Minority faculty: includes faculty who designate themselves as Black, non-Hispanic; American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, or Hispanic.

Doctorate: includes such degrees as Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Juridical Science, and Doctor of Public Health in any field such as arts, sciences, education, engineering, business, and public administration. Also includes terminal degrees formerly designated as “first professional,” including dentistry (DDS or DMD), medicine (MD), optometry (OD), osteopathic medicine (DO), pharmacy (DPharm or BPharm), podiatric medicine (DPM), veterinary medicine (DVM), chiropractic (DC or DCM), or law (JD).

Terminal master’s degree: a master’s degree that is considered the highest degree in a field: example, M. Arch (in architecture) and MFA (master of fine arts in art or theater).

ATotal number of instructional faculty211312773390
BTotal number who are members of minority groups7595491308
CTotal number who are women8725531425
DTotal number who are men12417241965
ETotal number who are nonresident aliens (international)67471
FTotal number with doctorate, or other terminal degree19358252760
GTotal number whose highest degree is a master’s but not a terminalmaster’s93151244
HTotal number whose highest degree is a bachelor’s79202281
ITotal number whose highest degree is unknown or other (Note:Items fgh, and must sum up to item a.)699105
JTotal number in stand-alone graduate/professional programs inwhich faculty teach virtually only graduate-level students234181415

I-2. Student to Faculty Ratio

Report the Fall 2020 ratio of full-time equivalent students (full-time plus 1/3 part time) to full-time equivalent instructional faculty (full time plus 1/3 part time). In the ratio calculations, exclude both faculty and students in stand-alone graduate or professional programs such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work, business, or public health in which faculty teach virtually only graduate level students.

  • Do not count undergraduate or graduate student teaching assistants as faculty.

Fall 2020 Student to Faculty ratio: 9 to 1 (based on 18,908 students and 2,244 faculty).

I-3. Undergraduate Class Size

In the table below, please use the following definitions to report information about the size of classes and class sections offered in the Fall 2020 term.

  • Please include classes that have been moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Class Sections:  A class section is an organized course offered for credit, identified by discipline and number, meeting at a stated time or times in a classroom or similar setting, and not a subsection such as a laboratory or discussion session. Undergraduate class sections are defined as any sections in which at least one degree-seeking undergraduate student is enrolled for credit. Exclude distance learning classes and noncredit classes and individual instruction such as dissertation or thesis research, music instruction, or one-to-one readings. Exclude students in independent study, co-operative programs, internships, foreign language taped tutor sessions, practicums, and all students in one-on-one classes. Each class section should be counted only once and should not be duplicated because of course catalog cross-listings.

Class Subsections:  A class subsection includes any subsection of a course, such as laboratory, recitation, and discussion subsections that are supplementary in nature and are scheduled to meet separately from the lecture portion of the course. Undergraduate subsections are defined as any subsections of courses in which degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled for credit. As above, exclude noncredit classes and individual instruction such as dissertation or thesis research, music instruction, or one-to-one readings. Each class subsection should be counted only once and should not be duplicated because of cross-listings.

Using the above definitions, please report for each of the following class-size intervals the number of class sections and class subsections offered in Fall 2020. For example, a lecture class with 800 students who met at another time in 40 separate labs with 20 students should be counted once in the “100+” column in the class section column and 40 times under the “20-29” column of the class subsections table.

Number of Class Sections with Undergraduates Enrolled

Undergraduate Class Size (provide numbers)]

CLASS SUB-SECTIONS221637684744162261745

J. Disciplinary areas of DEGREES CONFERRED

Degrees conferred between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020

For each of the following discipline areas, provide the percentage of diplomas/certificates, associate, and bachelor’s degrees awarded. To determine the percentage, use majors, not headcount (e.g., students with one degree but a double major will be represented twice). Calculate the percentage from your institution’s IPEDS Completions by using the sum of 1st and 2nd majors for each CIP code as the numerator and the sum of the Grand Total by 1st Majors and the Grand Total by 2nd major as the denominator. If you prefer, you can compute the percentages using 1st majors only.

 Category Diploma/Certificates Associate Bachelor’sCIP 2020 Categories to Include
Agriculture  0%01
Natural resources and conservation  1%03
Architecture  4%04
Area, ethnic, and gender studies  1%05
Communication/journalism  9%09
Communication technologies  0%10
Computer and information sciences  5%11
Personal and culinary services  0%12
Education  0%13
Engineering  8%14
Engineering technologies  1%15
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics  1%16
Family and consumer sciences  0%19
Law/legal studies  0%22
English  1%23
Liberal arts/general studies  0%24
Library science  0%25
Biological/life sciences  4%26
Mathematics and statistics  2%27
Military science and military technologies  0%28 & 29
Interdisciplinary studies  6%30
Parks and recreation  0%31
Philosophy and religious studies  1%38
Theology and religious vocations  0%39
Physical sciences  1%40
Science technologies  0%41
Psychology  3%42
Homeland Security, law enforcement, firefighting,and protective services  0%43
Public administration and social services  1%44
Social sciences  12%45
Construction trades  0%46
Mechanic and repair technologies  0%47
Precision production  0%48
Transportation and materials moving  0%49
Visual and performing arts  12%50
Health professions and related programs  3%51
Business/marketing  24%52
History  1%54
TOTAL (should = 100%)0.00%0.00%100.00%