California University of Pennsylvania

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,238

2.52% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$17,819

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.02%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

96.5%

3,104 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

7,553

72% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

53.8%

478 Graduates

About

California University of Pennsylvania is a higher education institution located in Washington County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at California University of Pennsylvania were Registered Nursing (176 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (159 degrees), and Sport & Fitness Management (150 degrees).

In 2016, 2,490 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California University of Pennsylvania. 59.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,018 degrees), 9.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (212 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California University of Pennsylvania is $7,238, which is $-12,922 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California University of Pennsylvania is $7,238, which is $-12,922 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,819.

In 2016, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,238

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at California University of Pennsylvania was $7,238. The cost of tuition at California University of Pennsylvania is $-12,922 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$17,819

2016 Value

3.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 California University of Pennsylvania had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,819. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of California University of Pennsylvania grew by 3.4%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,375

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California University of Pennsylvania was of $10,375 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.679% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at California University of Pennsylvania received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.61% with respect to 2015, when 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.

7.02%

2015 Default Rate

210

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at California University of Pennsylvania was 7.02%, which represents 210 out of the 2993 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

California University of Pennsylvania received 3,104 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 13.5% annual decline. Out of those 3,104 applicants, 2,994 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.5% acceptance rate.

There were 7,553 students enrolled at California University of Pennsylvania in 2016, and 92% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California University of Pennsylvania has an overall enrollment yield of 29.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,994

Accepted Out of 3,104

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California University of Pennsylvania was 96.5% (2,994 admissions from 3,104 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 84.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -13.5%, while admissions declined by -1.8%.

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SAT Scores

92%

Submission Percentage

820

Scores Submitted

92% of enrolled first-time students at California University of Pennsylvania in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California University of Pennsylvania has a total enrollment of 7,553 students. The full-time enrollment at California University of Pennsylvania is 5,439 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,114. This means that 72% of students enrolled at California University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.4% White, 11.6% Black or African American, 3.22% Two or More Races, 3.07% Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% Asian, 0.199% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0927% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at California University of Pennsylvania in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.8%), followed by White Male (35.6%) and Black or African American Male (6.86%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (51.6%), followed by White Male (25.9%) and Black or African American Female (5.28%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,553 students. The full-time enrollment at California University of Pennsylvania is 5,439 and the part-time enrollment is 2,114. This means that 72% of students enrolled at California University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

2016 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 California University of Pennsylvania was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), California University of Pennsylvania had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,848

  2. Black or African American

    877

  3. Two or More Races

    243

The enrolled student population at California University of Pennsylvania is 77.4% White, 11.6% Black or African American, 3.22% Two or More Races, 3.07% Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% Asian, 0.199% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0927% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 186 students (2.46%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 480 more women than men received degrees from California University of Pennsylvania. The majority of degree recipients at California University of Pennsylvania are white (2,018 degrees awarded). There were 9.52 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (212 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California University of Pennsylvania is Registered Nursing (176 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (159 degrees) and Sport & Fitness Management (150 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at California University of Pennsylvania, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (658 degrees awarded), Education (341 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,847,965 people), Secondary school teachers (303,852 people), Education administrators (241,663 people), Miscellaneous managers (159,342 people), and Special education teachers (116,630 people).

The most specialized majors at California University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (658 degrees awarded), Education (341 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), Legal (55 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (71 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California University of Pennsylvania are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at California University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (658 degrees awarded), Education (341 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), Legal (55 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (71 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 California University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & secondary schools (2,698,125 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (226,025 people), Hospitals (163,962 people), Construction (90,515 people), and Child day care services (87,764 people).

The most specialized majors at California University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (658 degrees awarded), Education (341 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), Legal (55 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (71 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 California University of Pennsylvania.

Most Common

  1. 176 degrees awarded

  2. 159 degrees awarded

  3. 150 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California University of Pennsylvania was Registered Nursing with 176 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,005

  2. 1,485

In 2016, 1,005 degrees were awarded to men at California University of Pennsylvania, which is 0.677 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,485).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 332 degrees were awarded to men at California University of Pennsylvania in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 1.07 times more than the 310 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 310 degrees were awarded to women at California University of Pennsylvania in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 0.934 times less than the 332 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%

100% Completion Time

57%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 38% of students graduating from California University of Pennsylvania completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California University of Pennsylvania is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.56% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,018 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    212 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    95 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California University of Pennsylvania is white (2,018 degrees awarded). There were 9.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (212 degrees).

3.82% of degree recipients (95 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,212 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    806 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    128 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California University of Pennsylvania is white female (1,212 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (806 degrees).

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Operations

California University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at nearly $21.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $531k (2.46%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, California University of Pennsylvania had a total expenditure of $141M. Of that $141M, they spent $62.3M on salaries and $141M on benefits.

California University of Pennsylvania employs 94 Professors, 76 Associate professors, and 71 Assistant professors. Most academics at California University of Pennsylvania are Male Professors (52), Female Professors(42), and Female Assistant professors (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California University of Pennsylvania are: Business and Financial Operations, with 113 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 97 employees, and Service with 74 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21.6M

2015 Endowment

1.9%

growth from 2014

California University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at about $21.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of California University of Pennsylvania grew 1.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.28M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at California University of Pennsylvania (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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. $2.34M - Federal

  2. $6.27M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, California University of Pennsylvania received $2.34M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.27M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$62.3M

Salary Expenditure

$141M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, California University of Pennsylvania had a total expenditure of $141M. Of that $141M, they spent $62.3M on salaries and $141M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at California University of Pennsylvania as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$62.3M

2015 Salaries

2.22%

growth from 2014

In 2015, California University of Pennsylvania paid a median of $62.3M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($141M) and a 2.22% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.37% growth from 2013 and a 4.37% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.6M

Instructional Salaries

262

Number of Employees

In 2015, California University of Pennsylvania paid a total of $22.6M to 262 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

94 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

113 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at California University of Pennsylvania were Professor with 94 employees; Associate professor with 76 employees; and Associate professor with 71 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California University of Pennsylvania were Business and Financial Operations with 113 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees; and Service with 74 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California University of Pennsylvania was Male Professor with 52 employees, Female Professor with 42 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 39 employees.

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

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