University of Scranton

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$45,390
2.85% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$36,235
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.96%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
76.3%
9,545 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
5,253
79.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
82.2%
790 Graduates

About

University of Scranton is a higher education institution located in Lackawanna County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Scranton were Registered Nursing (82 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (67 degrees), and Accounting (62 degrees).

In 2019, 1,590 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Scranton. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,220 degrees), 10 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (122 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Scranton is $45,390, which is $23,364 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Scranton is $45,390, which is $23,364 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,235.

In 2019, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$45,390
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Scranton was $45,390. The cost of tuition at University of Scranton is $23,364 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$36,235
2019 Value
1.33%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Scranton had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,235. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Scranton grew by 1.33%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,591
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Scranton was of $12,591 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 4.85% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at University of Scranton received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.14% with respect to 2018, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.96%
2017 Default Rate
24
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Scranton was 1.96%, which represents 24 out of the 1222 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

University of Scranton received 9,545 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.24% annual decline. Out of those 9,545 applicants, 7,285 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.3% acceptance rate.

There were 5,253 students enrolled at University of Scranton in 2019, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Scranton has an overall enrollment yield of 13.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
7,285
Accepted Out of 9,545

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Scranton was 76.3% (7,285 admissions from 9,545 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 73.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −4.24%, while admissions declined by −0.151%.

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SAT Scores

83%
Submission Percentage
835
Scores Submitted

83% of enrolled first-time students at University of Scranton in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Scranton has a total enrollment of 5,253 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Scranton is 4,153 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,100. This means that 79.1% of students enrolled at University of Scranton are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Scranton, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.2% White, 9.19% Hispanic or Latino, 3.98% Asian, 3.27% Black or African American, 1.73% Two or More Races, 0.247% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.133% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Scranton in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.7%), followed by White Male (32.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.98%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (55.2%), followed by White Male (21.1%) and Black or African American Female (3.04%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Scranton, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,253 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Scranton is 4,153 and the part-time enrollment is 1,100. This means that 79.1% of students enrolled at University of Scranton are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
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 University of Scranton was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), University of Scranton had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,897
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    483
  3. Asian
    209

The enrolled student population at University of Scranton is 74.2% White, 9.19% Hispanic or Latino, 3.98% Asian, 3.27% Black or African American, 1.73% Two or More Races, 0.247% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.133% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 277 students (5.27%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 300 more women than men received degrees from University of Scranton. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Scranton is white (1,220 degrees awarded). There were 10 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (122 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Scranton is Registered Nursing (82 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (67 degrees) and Accounting (62 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Scranton, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (42 degrees awarded), Biology (128 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (56 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 University of Scranton are Accountants & auditors (998,598 people), Other managers (810,378 people), Financial managers (506,159 people), Physicians (425,013 people), and Chief executives & legislators (409,670 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Scranton are Philosophy and Religious Studies (42 degrees awarded), Biology (128 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (56 degrees), Business (547 degrees), and History (21 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 University of Scranton are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at University of Scranton are Philosophy and Religious Studies (42 degrees awarded), Biology (128 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (56 degrees), Business (547 degrees), and History (21 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 University of Scranton are Elementary & secondary schools (783,233 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (750,182 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (673,933 people), Computer Systems Design (538,284 people), and Banking & related activities (497,043 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Scranton are Philosophy and Religious Studies (42 degrees awarded), Biology (128 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (56 degrees), Business (547 degrees), and History (21 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 University of Scranton.
Most Common
  1. 82 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 67 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 62 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Scranton was Registered Nursing with 82 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

645
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
945
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 645 degrees were awarded to men at University of Scranton, which is 0.683 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (945).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 91 degrees were awarded to men at University of Scranton in Accounting, which is 1.02 times more than the 89 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 89 degrees were awarded to women at University of Scranton in Accounting, which is 0.978 times less than the 91 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

72%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 72% of students graduating from University of Scranton completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Scranton is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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.

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, 1.9% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,220 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    122 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    67 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Scranton is white (1,220 degrees awarded). There were 10 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (122 degrees).

3.21% of degree recipients (51 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    730 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    490 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Scranton is white female (730 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (490 degrees).

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Operations

University of Scranton has an endowment valued at nearly $210M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.94M (1.88%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, University of Scranton had a total salary expenditure of $163M. University of Scranton employs 91 Professors, 84 Associate professors, and 60 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Scranton are Male Professors (60), Male Associate professors(50), and Female Associate professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Scranton are: Office and Administrative Support, with 127 employees, Service, with 110 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 79 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$210M
2019 Endowment
2.02%
growth from 2018

University of Scranton has an endowment valued at about $210M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Scranton grew 2.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $171M 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. $1.42M - Federal
  2. $712k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of Scranton received $1.42M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $712k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$69.7M
2019 Salaries
6.16%
decline from 2018

In 2019, University of Scranton paid a median of $69.7M in salaries, which represents 42.8% of their overall expenditure ($163M) and a 6.16% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.44% growth from 2017 and a 1.84% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$26.7M
Instructional Salaries
280
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Scranton paid a total of $26.7M to 280 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
91 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
127 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Scranton were Professor with 91 employees; Associate professor with 84 employees; and Associate professor with 60 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Scranton were Office and Administrative Support with 127 employees; Service with 110 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 79 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Scranton was Male Professor with 60 employees, Male Associate professor with 50 employees, and Female Associate professor with 34 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Scranton.

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