Gwynedd Mercy University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$34,531

4.99% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$23,852

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.63%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

93.8%

1,043 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,808

92.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

57.8%

48 Graduates

About

Gwynedd Mercy University is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Gwynedd Mercy University were Registered Nursing (216 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (71 degrees), and Teacher Education (36 degrees).

In 2017, 775 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gwynedd Mercy University. 75.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (496 degrees), 3.31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (150 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gwynedd Mercy University is $34,531, which is $13,798 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Gwynedd Mercy University is $34,531, which is $13,798 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 $23,852.

In 2017, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,531

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Gwynedd Mercy University was $34,531. The cost of tuition at Gwynedd Mercy University is $13,798 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$23,852

2017 Value

1.66%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Gwynedd Mercy University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,852. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Gwynedd Mercy University grew by 1.66%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,258

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gwynedd Mercy University was of $9,258 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.52% 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

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Gwynedd Mercy University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 6.41% with respect to 2016, when 78% 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.

4.63%

2016 Default Rate

38

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Gwynedd Mercy University was 4.63%, which represents 38 out of the 820 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

Gwynedd Mercy University received 1,043 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 15.4% annual growth. Out of those 1,043 applicants, 978 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,808 students enrolled at Gwynedd Mercy University in 2017, and 90% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gwynedd Mercy University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

978

Accepted Out of 1,043

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gwynedd Mercy University was 93.8% (978 admissions from 1,043 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 90.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 15.4%, while admissions grew by 19.1%.

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SAT Scores

90%

Submission Percentage

237

Scores Submitted

90% of enrolled first-time students at Gwynedd Mercy University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Gwynedd Mercy University has a total enrollment of 2,808 students. The full-time enrollment at Gwynedd Mercy University is 2,604 students and the part-time enrollment is 204. This means that 92.7% of students enrolled at Gwynedd Mercy University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gwynedd Mercy University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.8% White, 21.4% Black or African American, 5.27% Asian, 5.09% Hispanic or Latino, 0.962% Two or More Races, 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0356% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gwynedd Mercy University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (19.9%) and White Male (14.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (52.4%), followed by White Male (21%) and Black or African American Female (13.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gwynedd Mercy University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,808 students. The full-time enrollment at Gwynedd Mercy University is 2,604 and the part-time enrollment is 204. This means that 92.7% of students enrolled at Gwynedd Mercy University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

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 Gwynedd Mercy University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Gwynedd Mercy University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,763

  2. Black or African American

    601

  3. Asian

    148

The enrolled student population at Gwynedd Mercy University is 62.8% White, 21.4% Black or African American, 5.27% Asian, 5.09% Hispanic or Latino, 0.962% Two or More Races, 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0356% 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, 117 students (4.17%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 391 more women than men received degrees from Gwynedd Mercy University. The majority of degree recipients at Gwynedd Mercy University are white (496 degrees awarded). There were 3.31 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (150 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gwynedd Mercy University is Registered Nursing (216 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (71 degrees) and Teacher Education (36 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Gwynedd Mercy University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (162 degrees awarded), Health (381 degrees), and Business (160 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 Gwynedd Mercy University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,085,316 people), Registered nurses (1,427,493 people), Accountants & auditors (1,134,218 people), Other managers (734,839 people), and Financial managers (445,522 people).

The most specialized majors at Gwynedd Mercy University are Education (162 degrees awarded), Health (381 degrees), Business (160 degrees), Protective Services (26 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (11 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 Gwynedd Mercy University are Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Physicians, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Gwynedd Mercy University are Education (162 degrees awarded), Health (381 degrees), Business (160 degrees), Protective Services (26 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (11 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 Gwynedd Mercy University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,310,306 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,836,768 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (631,929 people), Banking & related activities (520,688 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (515,904 people).

The most specialized majors at Gwynedd Mercy University are Education (162 degrees awarded), Health (381 degrees), Business (160 degrees), Protective Services (26 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (11 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 Gwynedd Mercy University.

Most Common

  1. 216 degrees awarded

  2. 71 degrees awarded

  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gwynedd Mercy University was Registered Nursing with 216 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 192

  2. 583

In 2017, 192 degrees were awarded to men at Gwynedd Mercy University, which is 0.329 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (583).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Gwynedd Mercy University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.195 times less than the 236 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 236 degrees were awarded to women at Gwynedd Mercy University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.13 times more than the 46 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%

100% Completion Time

57%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 45% of students graduating from Gwynedd Mercy 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 60% 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.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Gwynedd Mercy University is Female and Black or African American (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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    496 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    150 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gwynedd Mercy University is white (496 degrees awarded). There were 3.31 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (150 degrees).

7.48% of degree recipients (58 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    378 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    118 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    114 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Gwynedd Mercy University is white female (378 degrees awarded). There were 3.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (118 degrees).

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Operations

Gwynedd Mercy University has an endowment valued at nearly $34.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.77M (11%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Gwynedd Mercy University had a total salary expenditure of $51.8M. Gwynedd Mercy University employs 36 Assistant professors, 21 Associate professors, and 16 Instructors. Most academics at Gwynedd Mercy University are Female Assistant professors (29), Female Instructors(14), and Male Associate professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gwynedd Mercy University are: Management, with 44 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 33 employees, and Service with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$34.2M

2017 Endowment

16.8%

growth from 2016

Gwynedd Mercy University has an endowment valued at about $34.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Gwynedd Mercy University grew 16.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.12M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Gwynedd Mercy University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.4M

2017 Salaries

0.938%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Gwynedd Mercy University paid a median of $19.4M in salaries, which represents 37.4% of their overall expenditure ($51.8M) and a 0.938% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.05% growth from 2015 and a 3.08% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$5.5M

Instructional Salaries

82

Number of Employees

In 2017, Gwynedd Mercy University paid a total of $5.5M to 82 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

36 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

44 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gwynedd Mercy University were Assistant professor with 36 employees; Associate professor with 21 employees; and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gwynedd Mercy University were Management with 44 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees; and Service with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gwynedd Mercy University was Female Assistant professor with 29 employees, Female Instructor with 14 employees, and Male Associate professor with 11 employees.

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