San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$47,800
3.13% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$41,918
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.11%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
45.6%
502 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
410
99.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
69.2%
27 Graduates

About

San Francisco Conservatory of Music is a higher education institution located in San Francisco County, CA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at San Francisco Conservatory of Music were Stringed Instruments (11 degrees awarded), Music Technology (8 degrees), and Voice & Opera (5 degrees).

In 2020, 142 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 55.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (49 degrees), 2.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (21 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is $47,800, which is $33,400 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is $47,800, which is $33,400 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $41,918.

In 2020, 100% of undergraduate students attending San Francisco Conservatory of Music received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$47,800
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at San Francisco Conservatory of Music was $47,800. The cost of tuition at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is $33,400 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$41,918
2020 Value
4.58%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 San Francisco Conservatory of Music had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $41,918. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of San Francisco Conservatory of Music grew by 4.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$18,100
Room and Board
$975
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at San Francisco Conservatory of Music was of $18,100 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $975. The cost of room and board increased by 9.6% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at San Francisco Conservatory of Music received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.04% with respect to 2019, when 98% 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.
4.11%
2018 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at San Francisco Conservatory of Music was 4.11%, which represents 3 out of the 73 total borrowers.

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San Francisco Conservatory of Music received 502 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.68% annual growth. Out of those 502 applicants, 229 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.6% acceptance rate.

There were 410 students enrolled at San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music has an overall enrollment yield of 24.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
229
Accepted Out of 502

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of San Francisco Conservatory of Music was 45.6% (229 admissions from 502 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 47.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 5.68%, while admissions grew by 1.33%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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San Francisco Conservatory of Music has a total enrollment of 410 students. The full-time enrollment at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is 409 students and the part-time enrollment is 1. This means that 99.8% of students enrolled at San Francisco Conservatory of Music are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.1% White, 8.78% Asian, 7.32% Hispanic or Latino, 3.66% Two or More Races, 2.93% Black or African American, 0.244% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at San Francisco Conservatory of Music in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (22.2%), followed by White Female (12.3%) and Asian Male (6.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (17.5%), followed by White Male (16.3%) and Asian Male (5.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, both undergraduate and graduate, is 410 students. The full-time enrollment at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is 409 and the part-time enrollment is 1. This means that 99.8% of students enrolled at San Francisco Conservatory of Music are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2020 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 San Francisco Conservatory of Music was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), San Francisco Conservatory of Music had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    140
  2. Asian
    36
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    30

The enrolled student population at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is 34.1% White, 8.78% Asian, 7.32% Hispanic or Latino, 3.66% Two or More Races, 2.93% Black or African American, 0.244% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% Black or African American.

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In 2020, 16 more women than men received degrees from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is white (49 degrees awarded). There were 2.33 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (21 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is Stringed Instruments (11 degrees awarded), followed by Music Technology (8 degrees) and Voice & Opera (5 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (142 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 San Francisco Conservatory of Music are Graphic designers (84,155 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (80,043 people), Other managers (67,929 people), Other designers (64,319 people), and Postsecondary teachers (53,367 people).

The most specialized majors at San Francisco Conservatory of Music are Visual & Performing Arts (142 degrees awarded).

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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 San Francisco Conservatory of Music are Physicians, Surgeons, Credit analysts, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at San Francisco Conservatory of Music are Visual & Performing Arts (142 degrees awarded).

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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 San Francisco Conservatory of Music are Elementary & secondary schools (162,203 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (113,609 people), Specialized design services (60,617 people), Computer Systems Design (58,045 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (48,772 people).

The most specialized majors at San Francisco Conservatory of Music are Visual & Performing Arts (142 degrees awarded).

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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 San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Most Common
  1. 11 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 8 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 5 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at San Francisco Conservatory of Music was Stringed Instruments with 11 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

63
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
79
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 63 degrees were awarded to men at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, which is 0.797 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (79).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 12 degrees were awarded to men at San Francisco Conservatory of Music in Stringed Instruments, which is 0.522 times less than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 29 degrees were awarded to women at San Francisco Conservatory of Music in Voice & Opera, which is 2.9 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 50% of students graduating from San Francisco Conservatory of Music completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    49 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is white (49 degrees awarded). There were 2.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (21 degrees).

3.52% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    27 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    22 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is white female (27 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (22 degrees).

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San Francisco Conservatory of Music has an endowment valued at nearly $43.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $510k (1.17%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, San Francisco Conservatory of Music had a total salary expenditure of $30M. San Francisco Conservatory of Music employs 29 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at San Francisco Conservatory of Music are Male No academic ranks (23), Female No academic ranks(6), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Francisco Conservatory of Music are: Business and Financial Operations, with 16 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 13 employees, and Management with 11 employees.

Endowment

$43.5M
2020 Endowment
0.511%
growth from 2019

San Francisco Conservatory of Music has an endowment valued at about $43.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of San Francisco Conservatory of Music grew 0.511% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.1M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $50k - Local

As of 2020, San Francisco Conservatory of Music received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $50k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$16.5M
2020 Salaries
16.5%
growth from 2019

In 2020, San Francisco Conservatory of Music paid a median of $16.5M in salaries, which represents 54.9% of their overall expenditure ($30M) and a 16.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.85% growth from 2018 and a 11.4% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.74M
Instructional Salaries
29
Number of Employees

In 2020, San Francisco Conservatory of Music paid a total of $3.74M to 29 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
29 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
16 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at San Francisco Conservatory of Music were No academic rank with 29 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Francisco Conservatory of Music were Business and Financial Operations with 16 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees; and Management with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at San Francisco Conservatory of Music was Male No academic rank with 23 employees, and Female No academic rank with 6 employees.

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