Penn Commercial Business/Technical School

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$21,500

10.3% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$27,816

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.75%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

87.8%

254 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

254

100% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

94.8%

109 Graduates

About

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is a higher education institution located in Washington County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School were .

In 2016, 125 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School. 47.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (104 degrees), 9.45 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is $21,500, which is $14,180 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is $21,500, which is $14,180 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,816.

In 2016, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 81% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,500

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School was $21,500. The cost of tuition at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is $14,180 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$27,816

2016 Value

4.64%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Penn Commercial Business/Technical School had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,816. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Penn Commercial Business/Technical School grew by 4.64%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,800

Room and Board

$3,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School was of $6,800 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $3,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 7.14% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 5.33% with respect to 2015, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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6.75%

2015 Default Rate

16

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School was 6.75%, which represents 16 out of the 237 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

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School received 254 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 16% annual growth. Out of those 254 applicants, 223 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.8% acceptance rate.

There were 254 students enrolled at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School has an overall enrollment yield of 55.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

223

Accepted Out of 254

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Penn Commercial Business/Technical School was 87.8% (223 admissions from 254 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 90.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 16%, while admissions grew by 12.6%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School has a total enrollment of 254 students. The full-time enrollment at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is 254 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90.2% White, 6.3% Black or African American, 3.15% Two or More Races, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Hispanic or Latino, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (63.8%), followed by White Male (26.4%) and Black or African American Male (4.33%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School, both undergraduate and graduate, is 254 students. The full-time enrollment at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is 254 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

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 Penn Commercial Business/Technical School was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Penn Commercial Business/Technical School had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    229

  2. Black or African American

    16

  3. Two or More Races

    8

The enrolled student population at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is 90.2% White, 6.3% Black or African American, 3.15% Two or More Races, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Hispanic or Latino, and 0% 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 Associates Colleges is 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 1 students (0.394%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 7 fewer women than men received degrees from Penn Commercial Business/Technical School. The majority of degree recipients at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are white (104 degrees awarded). There were 9.45 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (13 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (31 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (11 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 Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are Registered nurses (1,242,301 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (438,072 people), Miscellaneous managers (219,402 people), Medical & health services managers (141,260 people), and Other Computer Occupations (125,192 people).

The most specialized majors at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are Construction (13 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (31 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (11 degrees), Health (54 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (5 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 Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Personal financial advisors, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are Construction (13 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (31 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (11 degrees), Health (54 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (5 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 Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are Hospitals (1,445,183 people), Computer Systems Design (534,399 people), Elementary & secondary schools (237,765 people), Outpatient care centers (195,388 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (187,322 people).

The most specialized majors at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are Construction (13 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (31 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (11 degrees), Health (54 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (5 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 Penn Commercial Business/Technical School.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 66

  2. 59

In 2016, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School, which is 1.12 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (59).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in Welding Engineering Technology, which is N/A times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 16 degrees were awarded to women at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants, which is 16 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%

100% Completion Time

94%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 65% of students graduating from Penn Commercial Business/Technical School completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 94% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 94% within 200%.

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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 Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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, 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

    104 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    11 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is white (104 degrees awarded). There were 9.45 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    55 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    49 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is white male (55 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (49 degrees).

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Operations

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Penn Commercial Business/Technical School had a total expenditure of $4.77M. Of that $4.77M, they spent $2.21M on salaries and $4.77M on benefits.

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are: Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 3 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 3 employees, and Sales and related with 2 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Penn Commercial Business/Technical School stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Penn Commercial Business/Technical School 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

Primary Expenses

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$2.21M

Salary Expenditure

$4.77M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Penn Commercial Business/Technical School had a total expenditure of $4.77M. Of that $4.77M, they spent $2.21M on salaries and $4.77M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$2.21M

2015 Salaries

19.7%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Penn Commercial Business/Technical School paid a median of $2.21M in salaries, which represents 46.4% of their overall expenditure ($4.77M) and a 19.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from 2013 and a 0% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$621k

Instructional Salaries

23

Number of Employees

In 2015, Penn Commercial Business/Technical School paid a total of $621k to 23 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

3 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School were Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 3 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 3 employees; and Sales and related with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

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