2022 Pricing: Gonzaga University

CTAS cost forecasts for Gonzaga’s 22/23 academic year and full 4-year program

CTAS is sharing its projections for 2022/23 academic year costs with information on individual colleges as a recurring feature.  Similar information for over 3,000 2- and 4-year schools is available at the CTAS site.

This post projects average net costs for Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

Enrolling roughly 5,000 undergrads and close to 2,500 graduate students, Gonzaga is generally doing well.  While it’s not difficult to be admitted there, the school has gradually been tightening admissions standards, with a 2019 acceptance rate of 62% decreasing from 73% a few years before.  Entering class sizes were ticking down slightly pre-COVID despite a rapidly escalating financial aid budget, but the school appears to have seen success recruiting the 2021 entering class and admitted a somewhat larger cohort than in prior years.  Virtually all students receive discounts, so the Cost of Attendance, which for some reason has been rising at a higher rate than the rest of industry, is not indicative of true pricing.  As we remarked about DePaul, Gonzaga seems to be an ideal candidate for a tuition reset.  In geographic terms, Gonzaga is focussed on recruiting from its home state – about half of its undergrads reside in Washington – and nearby states like California, Oregon, Hawaii and Idaho. It prices accordingly, offering slightly better deals for students from the region.

These projections represent informational projections that will change over time and are not a commitment either by CTAS or the applicable colleges.  Figures are rounded to the $500 avoid false specificity. Final net cost numbers will differ from these estimates for many reasons: changes to economic trends, decisions by the colleges both about their own policy and enrollment, as well as decisions about individual students.  Estimates of full program costs assume graduation in 4-years (for Bachelor’s) or 2-years (Associate) without any gaps, delays or added semesters/quarters.  We take pride in our numbers so, if you believe any should be corrected, please reach out to us at support@collegetuitionadvisoryservices.com and we will work with you to resolve the issue.

Gonzaga’s men’s basketball team punches above its weight, competing with much larger schools. A photo from the team’s 2021 Final Four win over UCLA. While questions continuously arise about the recruiting value of major college football programs, it’s hard to argue with how a smaller and cheaper basketball program like Gonzaga’s promotes its name widely to potential students and represents a real marketing value-add.

Average Net Cost is a consumer-centric metric which shows costs as they are presented in commercial transactions outside of higher education.  It represents a full-time student’s cost of attending college including: tuition, room & board, fees and estimates of supplies less institutional aid of all kinds (including need-based and merit), and less federal and state/local aid.  Loans and other repayable amounts, along with work study earnings, are excluded and do not reduce the cost.  Room and board charges are on-campus costs for residential colleges; for students attending non-residential institutions, the college’s own estimate of such off-campus costs is mostly used.  CTAS’ Net Cost differs from the Net Price figure self-reported by colleges because it is comprehensive and covers all entering students, including the approximately 40% not included in Net Price calculations.

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