Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,540
3.17% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$31,064
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.64%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
78.2%
216 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,811
33.1% Full-Time

About

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a higher education institution located in Lancaster County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences were Registered Nursing (182 degrees awarded), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (15 degrees), and Health Care Administration & Management (6 degrees).

In 2019, 595 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. 84.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 15.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (497 degrees), 15.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (33 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is $28,540, which is $14,040 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is $28,540, which is $14,040 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,064.

In 2019, 39% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,540
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was $28,540. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is $14,040 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$31,064
2019 Value
0.933%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,064. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences grew by 0.933%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,800
Room and Board
$2,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was of $10,800 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,100. The cost of room and board increased by 1.79% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 19.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

39%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

39% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 5.41% with respect to 2018, when 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.64%
2017 Default Rate
18
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was 3.64%, which represents 18 out of the 495 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences received 216 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 27.3% annual decline. Out of those 216 applicants, 169 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,811 students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has an overall enrollment yield of 67.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
169
Accepted Out of 216

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was 78.2% (169 admissions from 216 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 74.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -27.3%, while admissions declined by -23.5%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has a total enrollment of 1,811 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is 599 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,212. This means that 33.1% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.4% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.07% Black or African American, 3.37% Asian, 2.15% Two or More Races, 0.166% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0552% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (69.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (8.03%) and White Male (8.03%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (100%), followed by Asian Male (0%) and Asian Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,811 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is 599 and the part-time enrollment is 1,212. This means that 33.1% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2019 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 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,330
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    185
  3. Black or African American
    128

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is 73.4% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.07% Black or African American, 3.37% Asian, 2.15% Two or More Races, 0.166% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0552% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 407 more women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is white (497 degrees awarded). There were 15.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (33 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is Registered Nursing (182 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (15 degrees) and Health Care Administration & Management (6 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (595 degrees awarded) and Biology (0 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 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Registered nurses (1,438,611 people), Physicians (481,212 people), Pharmacists (183,457 people), Medical & health services managers (179,021 people), and Other managers (148,212 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Health (595 degrees awarded) and Biology (0 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 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Surgeons, Actuaries, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Health (595 degrees awarded) and Biology (0 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 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,844,281 people), Offices of physicians (404,938 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (365,016 people), Elementary & secondary schools (326,565 people), and Outpatient care centers (300,883 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Health (595 degrees awarded) and Biology (0 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 182 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 6 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was Registered Nursing with 182 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

94
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
501
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 94 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, which is 0.188 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (501).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Registered Nursing, which is 0.135 times less than the 355 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 355 degrees were awarded to women at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Registered Nursing, which is 7.4 times more than the 48 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    497 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    33 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is white (497 degrees awarded). There were 15.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (33 degrees).

3.7% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    419 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    78 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is white female (419 degrees awarded). There were 5.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (78 degrees).

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Operations

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has an endowment valued at nearly $7.34M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $590k (8.04%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences had a total salary expenditure of $37.4M. Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences employs 36 Instructors, 17 Assistant professors, and 5 Associate professors. Most academics at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Female Instructors (30), Female Assistant professors(15), and Male Instructors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are: Management, with 39 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 16 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.34M
2019 Endowment
23.5%
growth from 2018

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has an endowment valued at about $7.34M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences grew 23.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.76M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $140k - Federal
  2. $822k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences received $140k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $822k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.9M
2019 Salaries
2.65%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences paid a median of $15.9M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($37.4M) and a 2.65% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.2% growth from 2017 and a 10.6% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.99M
Instructional Salaries
63
Number of Employees

In 2019, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences paid a total of $4.99M to 63 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
36 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
39 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences were Instructor with 36 employees; Assistant professor with 17 employees; and Assistant professor with 5 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences were Management with 39 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was Female Instructor with 30 employees, Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, and Male Instructor with 6 employees.

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