Delaware Valley University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$35,610

3.52% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$29,444

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.04%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

66.4%

2,405 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,422

78.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

55.9%

237 Graduates

About

Delaware Valley University is a higher education institution located in Bucks County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Delaware Valley University were General Business Administration & Management (62 degrees awarded), Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (51 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (46 degrees).

In 2017, 470 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Delaware Valley University. 67.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (374 degrees), 10.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Delaware Valley University is $35,610, which is $14,877 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Delaware Valley University is $35,610, which is $14,877 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,444.

In 2017, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,610

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Delaware Valley University was $35,610. The cost of tuition at Delaware Valley University is $14,877 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$29,444

2017 Value

0.247%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Delaware Valley University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,444. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Delaware Valley University grew by 0.247%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,328

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Delaware Valley University was of $13,328 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.4% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Delaware Valley University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.09% with respect to 2016, when 92% 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.

8.04%

2016 Default Rate

46

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Delaware Valley University was 8.04%, which represents 46 out of the 572 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

Delaware Valley University received 2,405 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.7% annual growth. Out of those 2,405 applicants, 1,597 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,422 students enrolled at Delaware Valley University in 2017, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Delaware Valley University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,597

Accepted Out of 2,405

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Delaware Valley University was 66.4% (1,597 admissions from 2,405 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 68.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 7.7%, while admissions grew by 4.58%.

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SAT Scores

82%

Submission Percentage

337

Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at Delaware Valley University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Delaware Valley University has a total enrollment of 2,422 students. The full-time enrollment at Delaware Valley University is 1,891 students and the part-time enrollment is 531. This means that 78.1% of students enrolled at Delaware Valley University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Delaware Valley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.3% White, 7.89% Black or African American, 6.69% Hispanic or Latino, 1.45% Asian, 0.95% Two or More Races, 0.454% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.124% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Delaware Valley University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Black or African American Male (7.06%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (34.1%), followed by White Male (23.7%) and Black or African American Female (1.48%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Delaware Valley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,422 students. The full-time enrollment at Delaware Valley University is 1,891 and the part-time enrollment is 531. This means that 78.1% of students enrolled at Delaware Valley University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2017 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 Delaware Valley University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Delaware Valley University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,630

  2. Black or African American

    191

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    162

The enrolled student population at Delaware Valley University is 67.3% White, 7.89% Black or African American, 6.69% Hispanic or Latino, 1.45% Asian, 0.95% Two or More Races, 0.454% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.124% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 350 students (14.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 162 more women than men received degrees from Delaware Valley University. The majority of degree recipients at Delaware Valley University are white (374 degrees awarded). There were 10.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Delaware Valley University is General Business Administration & Management (62 degrees awarded), followed by Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (51 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (46 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Delaware Valley University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (145 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (66 degrees), and Biology (64 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 Delaware Valley University are Physicians (444,228 people), Other managers (201,236 people), Postsecondary teachers (199,314 people), Other Physical Scientists (140,602 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (129,024 people).

The most specialized majors at Delaware Valley University are Agriculture (145 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (66 degrees), Biology (64 degrees), Physical Sciences (9 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (3 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 Delaware Valley University are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

The most specialized majors at Delaware Valley University are Agriculture (145 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (66 degrees), Biology (64 degrees), Physical Sciences (9 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (3 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Delaware Valley University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (506,156 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (422,246 people), Elementary & secondary schools (239,553 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (206,938 people), and Offices of physicians (204,010 people).

The most specialized majors at Delaware Valley University are Agriculture (145 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (66 degrees), Biology (64 degrees), Physical Sciences (9 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (3 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 Delaware Valley University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Delaware Valley University was General Business Administration & Management with 62 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 154

  2. 316

In 2017, 154 degrees were awarded to men at Delaware Valley University, which is 0.487 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (316).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Delaware Valley University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.38 times more than the 37 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 39 degrees were awarded to women at Delaware Valley University in Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science, which is 3.25 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%

100% Completion Time

57%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 50% of students graduating from Delaware Valley University 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Delaware Valley University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.27% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    374 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Delaware Valley University is white (374 degrees awarded). There were 10.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (35 degrees).

7.45% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    251 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    123 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Delaware Valley University is white female (251 degrees awarded). There were 2.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (123 degrees).

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Operations

Delaware Valley University has an endowment valued at nearly $32.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.7M (8.33%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Delaware Valley University had a total salary expenditure of $58M. Delaware Valley University employs 28 Assistant professors, 25 Associate professors, and 23 Professors. Most academics at Delaware Valley University are Male Associate professors (19), Male Assistant professors(14), and Female Assistant professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Delaware Valley University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 58 employees, Service, with 48 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$32.4M

2017 Endowment

10.1%

growth from 2016

Delaware Valley University has an endowment valued at about $32.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Delaware Valley University grew 10.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $732k lower 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $165k - Federal

  2. $338k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Delaware Valley University received $165k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $338k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$23.2M

2017 Salaries

2.05%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Delaware Valley University paid a median of $23.2M in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($58M) and a 2.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.16% decline from 2015 and a 1.38% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.47M

Instructional Salaries

92

Number of Employees

In 2017, Delaware Valley University paid a total of $6.47M to 92 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

28 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

58 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Delaware Valley University were Assistant professor with 28 employees; Associate professor with 25 employees; and Associate professor with 23 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Delaware Valley University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 58 employees; Service with 48 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Delaware Valley University was Male Associate professor with 19 employees, Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Delaware Valley University.

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