Peirce College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$14,400

3.81% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,932

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.1%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,478

21.5% Full-Time

About

Peirce College is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Peirce College were General Business Administration & Management (62 degrees awarded), Paralegal (24 degrees), and Information Technology (20 degrees).

In 2017, 308 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Peirce College. 69.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (184 degrees), 2.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (89 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Peirce College is $14,400, which is $-10,794 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Peirce College is $14,400, which is $-10,794 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,932.

In 2017, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 76% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,400

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Peirce College was $14,400. The cost of tuition at Peirce College is $-10,794 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$8,932

2017 Value

7.29%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Peirce College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,932. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Peirce College grew by 7.29%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,376

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Peirce College was of $6,376 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 3% 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

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Peirce College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 9.52% with respect to 2016, when 84% 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.

13.1%

2016 Default Rate

115

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Peirce College was 13.1%, which represents 115 out of the 879 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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Enrollment

Peirce College has a total enrollment of 1,478 students. The full-time enrollment at Peirce College is 318 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,160. This means that 21.5% of students enrolled at Peirce College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Peirce College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.4% Black or African American, 17.7% White, 7.37% Hispanic or Latino, 2.1% Asian, 0.947% Two or More Races, 0.135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Peirce College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (39.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (24.1%) and White Male (8.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Male (45.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (27.3%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

21.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Peirce College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,478 students. The full-time enrollment at Peirce College is 318 and the part-time enrollment is 1,160. This means that 21.5% of students enrolled at Peirce College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

100%

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 Peirce College was 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Peirce College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    952

  2. White

    262

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    109

The enrolled student population at Peirce College is 64.4% Black or African American, 17.7% White, 7.37% Hispanic or Latino, 2.1% Asian, 0.947% Two or More Races, 0.135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 101 students (6.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 118 more women than men received degrees from Peirce College. The majority of degree recipients at Peirce College are black or african american (184 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (89 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Peirce College is General Business Administration & Management (62 degrees awarded), followed by Paralegal (24 degrees) and Information Technology (20 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Peirce College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (41 degrees awarded), Business (160 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (32 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 Peirce College are Registered nurses (1,389,856 people), Accountants & auditors (1,119,339 people), Other managers (744,440 people), Software developers (514,554 people), and Financial managers (442,953 people).

The most specialized majors at Peirce College are Legal (41 degrees awarded), Business (160 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (32 degrees), Protective Services (15 degrees), and Health (46 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 Peirce College are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Physicians, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Peirce College are Legal (41 degrees awarded), Business (160 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (32 degrees), Protective Services (15 degrees), and Health (46 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 Peirce College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,758,644 people), Computer Systems Design (875,467 people), Elementary & secondary schools (722,209 people), Banking & related activities (555,211 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (510,090 people).

The most specialized majors at Peirce College are Legal (41 degrees awarded), Business (160 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (32 degrees), Protective Services (15 degrees), and Health (46 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 Peirce College.

Most Common

  1. 62 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

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

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 95

  2. 213

In 2017, 95 degrees were awarded to men at Peirce College, which is 0.446 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (213).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Peirce College in Information Technology, which is 5.4 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 73 degrees were awarded to women at Peirce College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.7 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

N/A

Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Peirce College is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    184 degrees awarded

  2. White

    89 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Peirce College is black or african american (184 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (89 degrees).

1.95% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    139 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    50 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Peirce College is black or african american female (139 degrees awarded). There were 2.78 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (50 degrees).

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Operations

Peirce College has an endowment valued at nearly $996k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.77M (278%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Peirce College had a total salary expenditure of $18.8M. Peirce College employs 12 Professors, 10 Associate professors, and 5 Assistant professors. Most academics at Peirce College are Female Professors (7), Female Associate professors(6), and Male Professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Peirce College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 24 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 19 employees, and Management with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$996k

2017 Endowment

323%

growth from 2016

Peirce College has an endowment valued at about $996k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Peirce College grew 323% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.1M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $539k - Federal

  2. $149k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Peirce College received $539k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $149k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.13M

2017 Salaries

6.68%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Peirce College paid a median of $9.13M in salaries, which represents 48.5% of their overall expenditure ($18.8M) and a 6.68% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.37% growth from 2015 and a 8.96% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2M

Instructional Salaries

27

Number of Employees

In 2017, Peirce College paid a total of $2M to 27 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

12 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

24 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Peirce College were Professor with 12 employees; Associate professor with 10 employees; and Associate professor with 5 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Peirce College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 19 employees; and Management with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Peirce College was Female Professor with 7 employees, Female Associate professor with 6 employees, and Male Professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Peirce College.

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