Chapman University University College

Chapman University University College

Chapman University is a private university located in Orange, California. It was established in 1861 as Hesperian College. On the U.S. News & World Report's 2008 rankings of the "Best Colleges in America," Chapman University is listed as the 12th masters-level university in the Western region. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Argyros School of Business and Economics
  • College of Performing Arts
  • Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in Knott Studios
  • Schmid College of Science
  • School of Education
  • School of Law in Kennedy Hall
  • University College
  • Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Chapman University's athletes participate in the NCAA's Division III as an independent school. Its sports teams are nicknamed the Panthers.

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Contacting Chapman

Chapman University-University College
One University Dr
Orange , CA 92866
General Phone: (714) 997-6815

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Chapman Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching513curriculum and instruction, educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, reading teaching
Business and Management421non-profit management, human resources, organizational behavior
Liberal Arts414liberal arts and sciences, general studies, social services, sociology
Therapy and Counseling332psychology, school psychology, marriage and family therapy
Security and Law Enforcement102criminology
Computer Science and Engineering52computer and info science, computer science
Medical Administration29health services administration
Family and Social Work9social work

Number of programs and degrees for Chapman in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree84711
Master's degree90914
Associate's degree211
Postbaccalaureate certificate986

Chapman Student Body

In 2007-2008, Chapman had a total enrollment of 6,328 students (5,571 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 38%
Graduate 62%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 56%
Black 7%
Hispanic 17%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 0%
20-21 2%
22-24 11%
25-29 24%
30-34 15%
35-39 15%
40-49 22%
50-64 10%
65+ 0%

Chapman Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Orange, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Chapman Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerequired

Chapman Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Chapman participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 001164A1)

Chapman Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2826

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*2*
Associate professoracademic year3$72,9525$73,868
Assistant professoracademic year23$61,12219$62,078
Instructoracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year28$63,08326$65,299

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Chapman Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Medical Administration
Health Services Administration


Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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Chapman Highlights

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What Sets Chapman Apart:

% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Chapman % students 40 years or older
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Chapman Number of students
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Chapman % of degrees in education and teaching
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Chapman Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Chapman % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Chapman Female % of student body

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