Pennsylvania Western University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,716
2022 Average Net Price
$18,527
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.17%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
93.6%
8,463 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
12,778
71.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
50.3%
1,230 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania Western University is a higher education institution located in Washington County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania Western University were Registered Nursing (273 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (220 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (162 degrees).

In 2022, 4,773 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania Western University. 68.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,899 degrees), 11.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (335 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania Western University is $7,716, which is $−16,280 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania Western University is $7,716, which is $−16,280 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,527.

In 2022, 83% of undergraduate students attending Pennsylvania Western University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,716
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania Western University was $7,716. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania Western University is $−16,280 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$18,527
2022 Value

In 2022 Pennsylvania Western University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,527. Between N/A and 2022, the average net price of Pennsylvania Western University grew by 0%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania Western University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022.

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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.
2.17%
2019 Default Rate
129
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania Western University was 2.17%, which represents 129 out of the 5933 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Pennsylvania Western University received 8,463 undergraduate applications in 2022.

There were 12,778 students enrolled at Pennsylvania Western University in 2022. 15% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania Western University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
7,923
Accepted Out of 8,463

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SAT Scores

15%
Submission Percentage (2022)
300
Scores Submitted (2022)

15% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania Western University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania Western University had a total enrollment of 12,778 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania Western University is 9,188 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,590. This means that 71.9% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania Western University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania Western University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.2% White, 8.18% Black or African American, 4.3% Hispanic or Latino, 2.99% Two or More Races, 1.17% Asian, 0.172% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0626% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania Western University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (49%), followed by White Male (29.7%) and Black or African American Female (4.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (63.4%), followed by White Male (15.3%) and Black or African American Female (4.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania Western University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,778 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania Western University is 9,188 and the part-time enrollment is 3,590. This means that 71.9% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania Western University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
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 Pennsylvania Western University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Pennsylvania Western University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    9,993 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,045 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    549 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania Western University is 78.2% White, 8.18% Black or African American, 4.3% Hispanic or Latino, 2.99% Two or More Races, 1.17% Asian, 0.172% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0626% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 479 students (3.75%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,751 more women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania Western University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pennsylvania Western University is white (3,899 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (335 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pennsylvania Western University is Registered Nursing (273 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (220 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (162 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania Western University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (161 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (407 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (264 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pennsylvania Western University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,578,552 people), Secondary school teachers (470,628 people), Education administrators (264,664 people), Special education teachers (188,207 people), and Social workers, all other (175,157 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania Western University in 2022 are Library Science (161 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (407 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (264 degrees), Language & Linguistics (80 degrees), and Education (816 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Pennsylvania Western University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania Western University are Library Science (161 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (407 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (264 degrees), Language & Linguistics (80 degrees), and Education (816 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 Pennsylvania Western University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,802,385 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (290,058 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (211,260 people), Individual & family services (146,331 people), and Outpatient care centers (123,064 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania Western University are Library Science (161 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (407 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (264 degrees), Language & Linguistics (80 degrees), and Education (816 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 Pennsylvania Western University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 273 degrees awarded
  2. 220 degrees awarded
  3. 162 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pennsylvania Western University was Registered Nursing with 273 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,511
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,262
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,511 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania Western University, which is 0.463 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,262).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 151 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania Western University in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 145 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 401 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania Western University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.57 times more than the 61 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 38% of students graduating from Pennsylvania Western University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (84.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pennsylvania Western University is Female and Asian (84.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 1.63% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,899 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    335 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    191 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania Western University is white (3,899 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (335 degrees).

3.52% of degree recipients (168 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,708 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,191 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    187 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pennsylvania Western University is white female (2,708 degrees awarded). There were 2.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1191 degrees).

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Operations

Pennsylvania Western University has an endowment valued at nearly $105M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−3.79%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Pennsylvania Western University had a total salary expenditure of 293M. Pennsylvania Western University employs 201 Professors, 145 Associate professors and 128 Assistant professors. Most academics at Pennsylvania Western University are Male Professor (113), Female Professor (88), and Male Associate professor (73).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania Western University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 238 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 168 employees, and Service with 146 employees.

Endowment

$105M
2022 Endowment

Pennsylvania Western University has an endowment valued at about $105M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Pennsylvania Western University grew 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $58.5M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $7.39M - Federal
  2. $20.4M - State
  3. $4.97k - Local

As of 2022, Pennsylvania Western University received $7.39M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $20.4M from state grants and contracts, and $4.97k from local grants and contracts.

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Instructional Salaries

$51.4M
Instructional Salaries
534
Number of Employees

In 2022, Pennsylvania Western University paid a total of $51.4M to 534 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
201 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
238 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pennsylvania Western University were Professor with 201 employees, Associate professor with 145 employees, and Assistant professor with 128 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania Western University were Business and Financial Operations with 238 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 168 employees, and Service with 146 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pennsylvania Western University was Male Professor with 113 employees, Female Professor with 88 employees, and Male Associate professor with 73 employees.

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