Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$27,084

8.16% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$29,534

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.52%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

66.6%

404 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,793

29.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

63.6%

56 Graduates

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 (94 degrees awarded), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (13 degrees), and Health Care Administration & Management (8 degrees).

In 2017, 512 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. 83.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 16.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (433 degrees), 15.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is $27,084, which is $13,084 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is $27,084, which is $13,084 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,534.

In 2017, 42% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,084

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was $27,084. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is $13,084 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$29,534

2017 Value

3.32%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,534. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences grew by 3.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,300

Room and Board

$2,497

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was of $10,300 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,497. The cost of room and board increased by 3% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

42% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 10.5% with respect to 2016, when 38% 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.

2.52%

2016 Default Rate

12

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was 2.52%, which represents 12 out of the 476 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

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences received 404 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 12.5% annual growth. Out of those 404 applicants, 269 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,793 students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has an overall enrollment yield of 68%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

269

Accepted Out of 404

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was 66.6% (269 admissions from 404 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 57.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 12.5%, while admissions grew by 31.2%.

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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 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has a total enrollment of 1,793 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is 531 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,262. This means that 29.6% 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 79% White, 7.75% Hispanic or Latino, 3.96% Black or African American, 2.84% Asian, 1.84% Two or More Races, 0.112% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (70.2%), followed by White Male (10.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (75%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (25%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,793 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is 531 and the part-time enrollment is 1,262. This means that 29.6% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%

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 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,416

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    139

  3. Black or African American

    71

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is 79% White, 7.75% Hispanic or Latino, 3.96% Black or African American, 2.84% Asian, 1.84% Two or More Races, 0.112% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 340 more women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. The majority of degree recipients at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are white (433 degrees awarded). There were 15.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is Registered Nursing (94 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (13 degrees) and Health Care Administration & Management (8 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 (512 degrees awarded).

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 (1,293,105 people), Medical & health services managers (134,634 people), Pharmacists (128,892 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (120,345 people), and Physicians (99,786 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Health (512 degrees awarded).

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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 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Health (512 degrees awarded).

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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 (1,404,787 people), Elementary & secondary schools (203,475 people), Outpatient care centers (190,696 people), Offices of physicians (183,832 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (124,020 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Health (512 degrees awarded).

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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 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was Registered Nursing with 94 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 86

  2. 426

In 2017, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, which is 0.202 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (426).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Registered Nursing, which is 0.133 times less than the 301 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 301 degrees were awarded to women at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Registered Nursing, which is 7.53 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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

    433 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    28 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is white (433 degrees awarded). There were 15.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

3.91% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    360 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    73 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is white female (360 degrees awarded). There were 4.93 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (73 degrees).

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Operations

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has an endowment valued at nearly $5.33M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $825k (15.5%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences had a total salary expenditure of $36.1M. Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences employs 50 Instructors, 15 Assistant professors, and 6 Associate professors. Most academics at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Female Instructors (44), Female Assistant professors(12), and Male Instructors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are: Management, with 37 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 13 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.33M

2017 Endowment

18.3%

growth from 2016

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has an endowment valued at about $5.33M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences grew 18.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.77M 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. $1.44M - Federal

  2. $941k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences received $1.44M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $941k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14.2M

2017 Salaries

10.6%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences paid a median of $14.2M in salaries, which represents 39.4% of their overall expenditure ($36.1M) and a 10.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.86% growth from 2015 and a 9.18% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.59M

Instructional Salaries

73

Number of Employees

In 2017, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences paid a total of $5.59M to 73 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.33M (32.3%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

50 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

37 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences were Instructor with 50 employees; Assistant professor with 15 employees; and Assistant professor with 6 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences were Management with 37 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 13 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 12 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was Female Instructor with 44 employees, Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Male Instructor with 6 employees.

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