Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,716
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,075
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.49%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
84.2%
8,165 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
8,574
88.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
59.6%
1,138 Graduates

About

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is a higher education institution located in Columbia County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania were General Business Administration & Management (366 degrees awarded), General Organizational Communication (122 degrees), and General Psychology (117 degrees).

In 2019, 2,298 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. 61.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,929 degrees), 15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (129 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is $7,716, which is $−14,310 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is $7,716, which is $−14,310 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,075.

In 2019, 57% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,716
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania was $7,716. The cost of tuition at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is $−14,310 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$18,075
2019 Value
5.47%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,075. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania grew by 5.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,686
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania was of $9,686 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.71% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
70%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.79% with respect to 2018, when 56% 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.
7.49%
2017 Default Rate
197
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania was 7.49%, which represents 197 out of the 2631 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania received 8,165 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 6.66% annual decline. Out of those 8,165 applicants, 6,876 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.2% acceptance rate.

There were 8,574 students enrolled at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2019, and 95% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has an overall enrollment yield of 29%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
6,876
Accepted Out of 8,165

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania was 84.2% (6,876 admissions from 8,165 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 76.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −6.66%, while admissions grew by 2.37%.

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SAT Scores

95%
Submission Percentage
1,896
Scores Submitted

95% of enrolled first-time students at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has a total enrollment of 8,574 students. The full-time enrollment at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is 7,613 students and the part-time enrollment is 961. This means that 88.8% of students enrolled at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.9% White, 7.11% Hispanic or Latino, 6.36% Black or African American, 1.77% Two or More Races, 1.15% Asian, 0.303% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0467% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.3%), followed by White Male (31.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.31%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (60%), followed by White Male (24%) and Black or African American Female (3.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,574 students. The full-time enrollment at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is 7,613 and the part-time enrollment is 961. This means that 88.8% of students enrolled at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2019 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 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,675
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    610
  3. Black or African American
    545

The enrolled student population at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is 77.9% White, 7.11% Hispanic or Latino, 6.36% Black or African American, 1.77% Two or More Races, 1.15% Asian, 0.303% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0467% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 412 students (4.81%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 544 more women than men received degrees from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is white (1,929 degrees awarded). There were 15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (129 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is General Business Administration & Management (366 degrees awarded), followed by General Organizational Communication (122 degrees) and General Psychology (117 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communications (199 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (54 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (80 degrees).

Workforce

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 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania are Other managers (234,708 people), Postsecondary teachers (147,289 people), Police officers (145,944 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (143,855 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (104,065 people).

The most specialized majors at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania are Communications (199 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (54 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (80 degrees), Physical Sciences (59 degrees), and Protective Services (151 degrees).

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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 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania are Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Advertising sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania are Communications (199 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (54 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (80 degrees), Physical Sciences (59 degrees), and Protective Services (151 degrees).

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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 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & secondary schools (382,524 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (376,180 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (347,889 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (199,051 people), and Computer Systems Design (176,851 people).

The most specialized majors at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania are Communications (199 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (54 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (80 degrees), Physical Sciences (59 degrees), and Protective Services (151 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Most Common
  1. 366 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 122 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 117 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania was General Business Administration & Management with 366 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

877
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,421
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 877 degrees were awarded to men at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, which is 0.617 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,421).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 261 degrees were awarded to men at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.67 times more than the 156 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 156 degrees were awarded to women at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.598 times less than the 261 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 37% of students graduating from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 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 59% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.527% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,929 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    129 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    113 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is white (1,929 degrees awarded). There were 15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (129 degrees).

1.26% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,188 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    741 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is white female (1,188 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (741 degrees).

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Operations

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at nearly $51.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.84M (5.48%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania had a total salary expenditure of $200M. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania employs 122 Professors, 108 Assistant professors, and 106 Associate professors. Most academics at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania are Male Professors (87), Female Assistant professors(64), and Male Associate professors (53).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania are: Business and Financial Operations, with 154 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 134 employees, and Service with 123 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$51.8M
2019 Endowment
10.1%
growth from 2018

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at about $51.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania grew 10.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.4M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.93M - Federal
  2. $8.86M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania received $1.93M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.86M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$78.1M
2019 Salaries
0.838%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania paid a median of $78.1M in salaries, which represents 39% of their overall expenditure ($200M) and a 0.838% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.77% growth from 2017 and a 3.76% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$33.5M
Instructional Salaries
380
Number of Employees

In 2019, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania paid a total of $33.5M to 380 employees working as instructors, which represents 43% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
122 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
154 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania were Professor with 122 employees; Assistant professor with 108 employees; and Assistant professor with 106 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania were Business and Financial Operations with 154 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 134 employees; and Service with 123 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania was Male Professor with 87 employees, Female Assistant professor with 64 employees, and Male Associate professor with 53 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

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