Pittsburg State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,548

2.82% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,841

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.78%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

87.2%

2,486 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

6,907

78.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

46.6%

520 Graduates

About

Pittsburg State University is a higher education institution located in Crawford County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pittsburg State University were Registered Nursing (94 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (83 degrees), and General Psychology (62 degrees).

In 2017, 1,739 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pittsburg State University. 50.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,330 degrees), 17.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (78 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pittsburg State University is $5,548, which is $-15,185 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pittsburg State University is $5,548, which is $-15,185 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,841.

In 2017, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,548

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Pittsburg State University was $5,548. The cost of tuition at Pittsburg State University is $-15,185 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$13,841

2017 Value

6.74%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Pittsburg State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,841. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Pittsburg State University grew by 6.74%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,299

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pittsburg State University was of $7,299 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.74% 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

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Pittsburg State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 67% 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.

9.78%

2016 Default Rate

175

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Pittsburg State University was 9.78%, which represents 175 out of the 1789 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

Pittsburg State University received 2,486 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.679% annual decline. Out of those 2,486 applicants, 2,168 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.2% acceptance rate.

There were 6,907 students enrolled at Pittsburg State University in 2017, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pittsburg State University has an overall enrollment yield of 45.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,168

Accepted Out of 2,486

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pittsburg State University was 87.2% (2,168 admissions from 2,486 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 87.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -0.679%, while admissions declined by -0.823%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Pittsburg State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pittsburg State University has a total enrollment of 6,907 students. The full-time enrollment at Pittsburg State University is 5,418 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,489. This means that 78.4% of students enrolled at Pittsburg State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pittsburg State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.5% White, 5.68% Two or More Races, 5.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.43% Black or African American, 1.39% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.869% Asian, and 0.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pittsburg State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (40%), followed by White Female (37.3%) and Two or More Races Male (3.39%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (33.7%), followed by White Male (25.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.27%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pittsburg State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,907 students. The full-time enrollment at Pittsburg State University is 5,418 and the part-time enrollment is 1,489. This means that 78.4% of students enrolled at Pittsburg State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

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 Pittsburg State University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Pittsburg State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,356

  2. Two or More Races

    392

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    366

The enrolled student population at Pittsburg State University is 77.5% White, 5.68% Two or More Races, 5.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.43% Black or African American, 1.39% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.869% Asian, and 0.13% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 26 students (0.376%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 31 more women than men received degrees from Pittsburg State University. The majority of degree recipients at Pittsburg State University are white (1,330 degrees awarded). There were 17.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (78 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pittsburg State University is Registered Nursing (94 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (83 degrees) and General Psychology (62 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pittsburg State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (51 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (273 degrees), and Education (415 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pittsburg State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,860,656 people), Secondary school teachers (312,056 people), Education administrators (251,647 people), Other managers (170,154 people), and Postsecondary teachers (168,350 people).

The most specialized majors at Pittsburg State University are Communication Technologies (51 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (273 degrees), Education (415 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (49 degrees), and Physical Sciences (35 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 Pittsburg State University are Physicians, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Pittsburg State University are Communication Technologies (51 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (273 degrees), Education (415 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (49 degrees), and Physical Sciences (35 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 Pittsburg State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,711,186 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (350,095 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (201,495 people), Computer Systems Design (130,836 people), and Construction (94,548 people).

The most specialized majors at Pittsburg State University are Communication Technologies (51 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (273 degrees), Education (415 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (49 degrees), and Physical Sciences (35 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 Pittsburg State University.

Most Common

  1. 94 degrees awarded

  2. 83 degrees awarded

  3. 62 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pittsburg State University was Registered Nursing with 94 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 854

  2. 885

In 2017, 854 degrees were awarded to men at Pittsburg State University, which is 0.965 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (885).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 63 degrees were awarded to men at Pittsburg State University in Industrial Technology, which is 4.2 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 125 degrees were awarded to women at Pittsburg State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 6.94 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 23% of students graduating from Pittsburg State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pittsburg State University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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

    1,330 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    78 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pittsburg State University is white (1,330 degrees awarded). There were 17.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (78 degrees).

0.115% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    711 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    619 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pittsburg State University is white female (711 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (619 degrees).

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Operations

Pittsburg State University has an endowment valued at nearly $79.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $24.1k (0.0303%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Pittsburg State University had a total salary expenditure of $105M. Pittsburg State University employs 105 Professors, 80 Assistant professors, and 75 Associate professors. Most academics at Pittsburg State University are Male Professors (70), Male Associate professors(48), and Male Assistant professors (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pittsburg State University are: Management, with 117 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 80 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 80 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$79.5M

2017 Endowment

7.79%

growth from 2016

Pittsburg State University has an endowment valued at about $79.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Pittsburg State University grew 7.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $46.4M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.74M - Federal

  2. $431k - State

  3. $736k - Local

As of 2017, Pittsburg State University received $1.74M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $431k from state grants and contracts, and $736k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$52.7M

2017 Salaries

1.74%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Pittsburg State University paid a median of $52.7M in salaries, which represents 50% of their overall expenditure ($105M) and a 1.74% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.77% growth from 2015 and a 1.5% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21M

Instructional Salaries

317

Number of Employees

In 2017, Pittsburg State University paid a total of $21M to 317 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

105 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

117 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pittsburg State University were Professor with 105 employees; Assistant professor with 80 employees; and Assistant professor with 75 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pittsburg State University were Management with 117 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 80 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 80 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pittsburg State University was Male Professor with 70 employees, Male Associate professor with 48 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 44 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Pittsburg State University.

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