Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,716
2022 Average Net Price
$17,873
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.55%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
74.3%
5,591 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
8,221
84.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
66.5%
1,029 Graduates

About

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is a higher education institution located in Butler County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania were Occupational Safety & Health Technology (157 degrees awarded), General Health & Wellness (113 degrees), and General Special Education & Teaching (100 degrees).

In 2022, 2,338 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. 63.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,043 degrees), 26.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (76 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is $7,716, which is $−16,280 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is $7,716, which is $−16,280 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,873.

In 2022, 88% of undergraduate students attending Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,716
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was $7,716. The cost of tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is $−16,280 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$17,873
2022 Value
44.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,873. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania grew by 44.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,760
Room and Board
$1,696
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was of $9,760 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.194% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,696. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.43% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 17.3% with respect to 2021, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.55%
2019 Default Rate
38
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was 1.55%, which represents 38 out of the 2451 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

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania received 5,591 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 13.3% annual growth. Out of those 5,591 applicants, 4,156 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.3% acceptance rate.

There were 8,221 students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2022. 34% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has an overall enrollment yield of 35.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,156
Accepted Out of 5,591

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was 74.3% (4,156 admissions from 5,591 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 79.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 13.3%, while admissions grew by 5.91%..

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SAT Scores

34%
Submission Percentage (2022)
494
Scores Submitted (2022)

34% of enrolled first-time students at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania had a total enrollment of 8,221 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 6,935 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,286. This means that 84.4% of students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.5% White, 4.16% Black or African American, 3.44% Two or More Races, 2.82% Hispanic or Latino, 0.997% Asian, 0.207% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0487% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.2%), followed by White Male (36.9%) and Black or African American Male (2.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (60.8%), followed by White Male (23%) and Two or More Races Female (2.79%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,221 students. The full-time enrollment at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 6,935 and the part-time enrollment is 1,286. This means that 84.4% of students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2022 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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    6,947 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    342 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    283 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 84.5% White, 4.16% Black or African American, 3.44% Two or More Races, 2.82% Hispanic or Latino, 0.997% Asian, 0.207% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0487% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 146 students (1.78%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 648 more women than men received degrees from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is white (2,043 degrees awarded). There were 26.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (76 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is Occupational Safety & Health Technology (157 degrees awarded), followed by General Health & Wellness (113 degrees) and General Special Education & Teaching (100 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (157 degrees awarded), History (54 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (112 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,618,786 people), Secondary school teachers (534,104 people), Education administrators (277,343 people), Other managers (192,023 people), and Special education teachers (188,781 people).

The most specialized majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (157 degrees awarded), History (54 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (112 degrees), Education (389 degrees), and Math & Statistics (45 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Engineering Technologies (157 degrees awarded), History (54 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (112 degrees), Education (389 degrees), and Math & Statistics (45 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & secondary schools (2,889,635 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (364,176 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (191,757 people), Computer Systems Design (186,799 people), and Construction (116,197 people).

The most specialized majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Engineering Technologies (157 degrees awarded), History (54 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (112 degrees), Education (389 degrees), and Math & Statistics (45 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 157 degrees awarded
  2. 113 degrees awarded
  3. 100 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was Occupational Safety & Health Technology with 157 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

845
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,493
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 845 degrees were awarded to men at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, which is 0.566 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,493).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 127 degrees were awarded to men at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in Occupational Safety & Health Technology, which is 4.23 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 188 degrees were awarded to men at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in General Special Education & Teaching, which is 7.52 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 55% of students graduating from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.777% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,043 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    76 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is white (2,043 degrees awarded). There were 26.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (76 degrees).

1.92% of degree recipients (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,335 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    708 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is white female (1,335 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (708 degrees).

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Operations

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at nearly $43.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 722k (1.65%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania had a total salary expenditure of 174M. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania employs 136 Associate professors, 112 Assistant professors and 87 Professors. Most academics at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Female Associate professor (71), Male Associate professor (65), and Female Assistant professor (60).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are: Business and Financial Operations, with 129 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 112 employees, and Service with 77 employees.

Endowment

$43.8M
2022 Endowment
5.17%
decline from 2021

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at about $43.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania declined 5.17% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.74M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $801k - Federal
  2. $7.35M - State
  3. $4.75M - Local

As of 2022, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania received $801k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.35M from state grants and contracts, and $4.75M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$72.4M
2022 Salaries
0.535%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania paid a median of $72.4M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($174M) and a 0.535% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$33.9M
Instructional Salaries
364
Number of Employees

In 2022, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania paid a total of $33.9M to 364 employees working as instructors, which represents 46.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
136 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
129 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania were Associate professor with 136 employees, Assistant professor with 112 employees, and Professor with 87 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania were Business and Financial Operations with 129 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 112 employees, and Service with 77 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was Female Associate professor with 71 employees, Male Associate professor with 65 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 60 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

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