Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,718
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$14,732
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
4.93%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
76.8%
555 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
595
81.3% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
45.4%
69 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington is a higher education institution located in Westmoreland County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington were Registered Nursing (19 degrees awarded), Information Science (15 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (13 degrees).

In 2017, 122 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington. 50.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (111 degrees), 37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington is $12,718, which is $-12,476 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington is $12,718, which is $-12,476 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,732.

In 2017, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,718
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington was $12,718. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington is $-12,476 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$14,732
2017 Value
8.96%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,732. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington grew by 8.96%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,230
Room and Board
$1,840
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington was of $11,230 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,840. The cost of room and board increased by 2.78% 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

82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 82% 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.
4.93%
2016 Default Rate
919
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington was 4.93%, which represents 919 out of the 18631 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 State University-Penn State New Kensington received 555 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 11.2% annual growth. Out of those 555 applicants, 426 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.8% acceptance rate.

There were 595 students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington in 2017, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington has an overall enrollment yield of 31%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
426
Accepted Out of 555

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington was 76.8% (426 admissions from 555 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 82.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 11.2%, while admissions grew by 3.4%.

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SAT Scores

89%
Submission Percentage
117
Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington has a total enrollment of 595 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington is 484 students and the part-time enrollment is 111. This means that 81.3% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86.1% White, 3.53% Two or More Races, 3.19% Black or African American, 2.86% Hispanic or Latino, 1.01% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (57.9%), followed by White Female (29.1%) and Black or African American Male (2.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington, both undergraduate and graduate, is 595 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington is 484 and the part-time enrollment is 111. This means that 81.3% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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 State University-Penn State New Kensington was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    512
  2. Two or More Races
    21
  3. Black or African American
    19

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington is 86.1% White, 3.53% Two or More Races, 3.19% Black or African American, 2.86% Hispanic or Latino, 1.01% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 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 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, 18 students (3.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 2 more women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington. The majority of degree recipients at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington are white (111 degrees awarded). There were 37 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington is Registered Nursing (19 degrees awarded), followed by Information Science (15 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (13 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (11 degrees awarded), Protective Services (13 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (15 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 State University-Penn State New Kensington are Software developers (460,283 people), Other managers (323,712 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (239,797 people), Computer occupations, all other (152,285 people), and Police officers (140,989 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington are Engineering Technologies (11 degrees awarded), Protective Services (13 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (15 degrees), Communications (7 degrees), and Psychology (10 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 State University-Penn State New Kensington are Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Dentists, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington are Engineering Technologies (11 degrees awarded), Protective Services (13 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (15 degrees), Communications (7 degrees), and Psychology (10 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington are Computer Systems Design (624,909 people), Elementary & secondary schools (563,968 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (394,927 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (355,901 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (293,099 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington are Engineering Technologies (11 degrees awarded), Protective Services (13 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (15 degrees), Communications (7 degrees), and Psychology (10 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington.
Most Common
  1. 19 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington was Registered Nursing with 19 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 60
  2. 62

In 2017, 60 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington, which is 0.968 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (62).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington in Information Science, which is 6.5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 15 degrees were awarded to women at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington in Registered Nursing, which is 3.75 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 28% of students graduating from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% 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, 2.9% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    111 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington is white (111 degrees awarded). There were 37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

0.82% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    58 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    53 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington is white female (58 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (53 degrees).

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